Does religion give meaning to life phil 108: philosophy of religion choose one of the following topics/questions and write a critical reflection essay of at least a 2000 words (that is about 6-7 pages. How can the answer be improved. Summary – religion posits that there is a meaning to life and there are good reasons to think that the religious posit is true huston smith, “the meaning of life in the world’s religions,” in the meaning of life in the world religions, eds joseph runzo and nancy martin (oxford: oneworld publications, 2000), 255.
Heather buck religion gives meaning to life pojman’s conclusion is that religion gives life meaning, whereas a secular life is not significant to the way we view. Religion gives meaning to life pojman’s conclusion is that religion gives life meaning, whereas a secular life is not significant to the way we view our world he argues that autonomy is freedom with no restrictions and religion gives meaning and purpose to life, even though there are some sacrifices to our freedom.
Religion offers an understanding of a world that is complex and often uncertain it shapes people’s understanding of life and offers a path that can bring meaning and coherence to followers one way religion can reinforce this meaning is.
(1) it is more important to be free or autonomous than to have a grand meaning or purpose to life (2) religion provides a grand meaning or purpose to life, but it does not allow humans to be free or autonomous.