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Zaborav i eliminacija religioznog u osobnom i javnom životu
Forgetting and eliminating the religious in personal and public life

Author(s): Ivan Šestak
Subject(s): Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«
Keywords: Religion; religiosity; absence and forgetting of religion; consequences of the disappearance of religiousness in private and public life;

Summary/Abstract: According to classical philosophy, religiosity is man’s own dominion (proprium), which is given with man’s nature as such. When a man lives it in its wholeness, then it becomes the central reality of his life. Religious practice, as a litmus paper of religiosity, records in modern times, both in the West and with us, the forgetting or the absence of the “religious” in the broadest sense of the word. What are the consequences in private and public life? The author seeks to answer the question in questioning the role religion plays by its nature in human life and society. By disappearance of religion, the frame is lost for answering the question of value or the meaning of life. Burdens of life without religion are more difficult to bear, more difficult it is to maintain marriage, mental health, and generally optimism about life. At the social level, the disappearance of religion weakens the awareness of belonging to the community, the culture remains without understanding and inspiration, system of values weakens, and the chances for overcoming conflicts, reconciliation and strengthening of peace are reduced. The forgetting of the religious in private and public life can therefore have serious consequences.

  • Issue Year: XXI/2018
  • Issue No: 82
  • Page Range: 135-152
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bosnian
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