Probing and Philosophizing about Religion

  • Weiwei Zhao
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 208)


In the modern multilateral society, many traditional concepts are being destroyed, re-established, or are being lost or replaced. Confronting with life pressure and life itself, modern people in material luxuries still can’t escape from occasional perturbations, contradictions or other spiritual crises commonly existing nowadays. Since ancient time, religion has been playing the role of salvation and comforting human minds, nevertheless, while speculating on life, religion is apt to self-deception and escape. Based on the above opinions, and from the perspectives of philosophy and sociology, this paper probed respectively religion’s root cause, religion’s necessity as well as religion’s limitations, pointing out that though religion bears wisdom and beauty, more valuable is human identity together with worldly life itself, where lies the final crux of happiness.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weiwei Zhao
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  1. 1.Shandong University of TechnologyShandongChina

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