Why Axiology Needs To Become A Religion
How Free Thought Can Be Invoked By Introducing Philosophy As A Religious Practice
Within humanity, corruption and unethical actions have spiraled out of control; each and every day we are in observance of countless wrongdoings. Despite the political impediments put in their way, they are able to overcome those bounds and perform the action anyways. So, one truly has to ask, how can we prevent the omnipotence of wrongdoing?
Religion is the answer; around the world, billions of individuals practice any given religion and we observe religious festivals or holidays occurring daily.
Ignoring the political conflicts that occur between these groups, it truly is a marvel of sight when you are able to understand that people have unified and come to a common conclusion based on their geography and development; these similarities are precisely what make our emotional connections so strong.
This talk regarding religion might lead you to inquire about how it can help address the problem of widespread violence and crime-for many, it seems as though the religious beliefs or conflicts themselves incite the majority of them. However, religion has a weapon that the government doesn’t: the power of self-restraint.
When society dictates you against taking a candid decision, you might disregard the premise altogether. However, I want you to look inward as to what religion truly is; it is a system of beliefs that is set for the purpose of unification. It was truly meant to promote a collective society wherein there would be justice and ethics.
For this very reason, I state that Axiology should become a religion, but a secondary one. Axiology, the study of natural ethics and judgment in philosophy, promotes free thought and invokes lots of self-realization within an individual. For this reason, if individuals opt to adopt it as a “secondary religion”, one could make use of the benefits that come with it.
Of course, dissimilar to many religions, it won’t have a central figure of worship, but rather be of the nature of Confucianism or Buddhism. Axiology would act in a manner of self-improvement, bringing about the cultivation of morals rather than wrongdoings.
When one gets too invested in the concept of religion, one begins to shun the ideals of others. For this reason, Axiology should be implemented, to prevent the individual from crossing the line into obsession and allowing them to peacefully remain under their own beliefs and not incite violence against other groups.