If I want to analyze the word religion itself, I would say that the word derived from the Europe and it has a root in Latin which means” good faith”. However, if I want to explain what’s religion? I have to say religion is your belief.
A belief that needed to be worshiped. Worshiping who is better than humans and is controlling everything. The meaning of the religious depends on people of the culture, how they define the meaning.
For instance, for some cultures a religion might mean believing in God and divinity or for some other a religion might be believing in the cosmology and ecology. Personally, I think the religion might be a power. Whenever you feel you are in trouble, this power can help you to solve it.
Therefore, this belief becomes part of your existence. I was a very religious person. I believed in God and its existences. It’s very hard to change your beliefs to the other belief.
However, if I had more study on the religion that I was born in that, I never choose to be a religious person. Mostly, you have to allot your time for the religion’s rituals such as fasting, praying, and having hijab. If you have a religion, you are never going to find your real identity because you always have to make the God content. I don’t know this is foolishness or not, but I consider believing in myself as my religion and I defined it like that. I think that we humans have a superpower that we can control the universe with our energies. We human are the source of the power and energy.
We and nature make the past, the present, and the future. We cause the air to be polluted. We make war in the world. We are the source of everything. Therefore, based on my belief of the religion, I couldn’t include the magic as religion phenomena.
First, there isn’t any scientifically existence for magic and the magic term most likely used by the people in 18 and 19 centuries due to their superstitious and lack of knowledge. They believed that the magic is “the power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.” Also, if we think deeply, people start to use this term to bring some explanation for their actions. However, if I had still my religion, Islam forbids using the magic.
I think magic is your power that brings every good events and luck for you. In addition, since I don’t believe in magic of course I’m not going to include the witchcraft as religion phenomena, too. Since, we have already learned that witchcraft means” the practice of magic.” In the modern society, if you relate some actions to the witchcraft people probably would think you are a loony.
These phenomenas are like a chain. If I don’t believe in religion, I can’t believe in magic and witchcraft. About aliens I have a totally different idea.
Since, the belief in aliens depends on the people of the culture. For example, in Islam, we don’t believe in those things very much and the aliens sounds spooky and terrifying. Also, based on my knowledge there isn’t any broad religion that worship the aliens.
However, I knew a group that calls “heaven gates”, they believe in the aliens and the life in the other planets. For me aliens mean the creatures that not from the earth and I seriously really want to see one of them one day and ask all my questions. However, depend on the experience, knowledge and personality the definition of religion, magic, witchcraft, and aliens would be different.