- Posted March 25, 2009 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Let's try something different when it comes to talking about religion.
I came across this phrase in an article I was reading (Various courses offer new way of looking at the world) about teaching religion to students:
"To be a well educated person in business, political science, academics, and whatever other career path, one must understand religion because all people are different," said William Graf, chair of the religious studies department.
"We live in a multicultural, pluralistic world and we must appreciate other people's religions."
Students agreed that an understanding of religion would aid them in their future jobs and lives.
"I think it is important for students to take religion classes when it comes to anything they are majoring in," senior Ines Herovic said. "Because in the States today, we have people from all over the world that are doing business with us, and it is important to understand their religion because it will help us understand why they do the things they do in any work environment."
Katie Kreutter agreed.
While how we get there might vary, spiritual satisfaction is something we all want in one way or another.
So this is what I would like to try.
For those who practice a religion:
Tell me what is so wonderful about your religion. Even if your religion does not try to convert, pretend it does. Why do you practice? How does it nourish your soul.
Does it help you get through hard times?
For those who don't practice religion:
How do you fill your spiritual needs? What is so wonderful about being atheist or agnostic? How do you nourish your soul? What gets you through hard times?
We tend to focus around mostly atheists, agnostics and Christians when we have this topic, but I would be curious to hear from people of other religions as well.
Please don't put anyone or their religion or lack thereof down! If possible make your points in support of your view not against another.
In short sell me your position, try to convert me!
At the end of the discussion (if there is one, lol) I will select the answer that would convince me to join that particular way of looking at the spiritual world.