The main function of religion In human life
What is the function of religion?
The life of any organism can be represented as a kind of system with a certain number of elements. The task is to ensure that all these elements are tied to themselves as far as possible. Either they are equally mixed together, or tied to some key element. It does not matter. The main thing is to have as few free ends as possible.
All the lack of happiness, existential depression and spiritual quests begin when these open ends remain in the human system. As a result of improper upbringing, and even just a “hard life”, a person still has some imperfections, that is, loose ends. The function of religion is precisely to close all free ends to this irrational element.
It may be that a person is completely unbeliever, and yet he does not have absolutes, i.e. maximalist beliefs a la “we are all for love!”, or “everything is in God’s hands!”, or “the main thing is justice!”, “the main thing is to be honest!”
What is absolute?
This is a key element from which links to other elements come out, but which DOES NOT include any other links. Those. a person may not have such absolutes! But if everything is smooth and there are no open ends, then he lives for himself and does not soar. All its elements are ordinary and do not contradict each other. One flows smoothly from the other and flows into the third, which in turn cycles to the first. And no matter what this “tangle” is. It can be generally flat as a pancake, or it can be a huge ball, but if all the elements are looped there, then everything is fine, then such a person does not suffer from existential questions “is there a god on Mars” and “what is the meaning of life”.
And if there are these free ends, then a person regularly suffers from self-reflection with metamodeling. Those. he begins to ask himself the questions “why what is this?”, “and what follows from this”, “why so?”, etc. If, as a result of his searches, he runs into some kind of loose loop, and then he does not know what to do, then here complete obstruction of the personality begins. And if this tape, like the Mobius strip, is closed on itself, although there are 233 subparagraphs there, then a person may not even reach the end, he just looks visually, and there is no end or edge visible, then everything is fine.
The main function of religion is simple to the hoof – to cycle the free ends. And just the same is that these processes of metamodeling were cut off by such postulates as “for all the will of God”, “this is the sacrament of God”, “mortals are not allowed to comprehend God’s providence”, “a person assumes, but God disposes”, well, the classic “delving into this is a sin!” Any attempts to construct both positive and negative variants of one’s future are blocked at the root and are “left to the unconscious.”
Speaking of non-looped neural logic chains
I mean the sequence of certain beliefs that arise from the metamodeling of each individual taken.
We take some person, whether he is a believer or not, and if he is a believer, then we don’t believe what religion, we begin to model him on the subject of why he lives, what is the meaning of his life, how he sees his future, what he he thinks on the issue of there is life after death, is there a god on Mars or not, what is the main thing in this world, is there a conscience for the Jewish nation, etc.
When we begin to listen to the answers of this particular person, these answers are looped, i.e. a person through a certain number of iterations “question-answer” comes to some kind of absolute, on which he obsesses.