On The Utility of Religion in Individual Lives:
Religion has been touted as offering several useful benefits to humankind. Included in those benefits are its ability to provide hope and comfort to the believer, give the strength and motivation to live life and cope with the harsh moments. It is considered an elixir of sorts and without it, people believe they] would lose all ambition to carry on or simply be saddened by their state. In comparison the naturalist philosophy is thought to offer little to help with the problems of daily living. Rationality is considered cold and grim. Is religion beneficial to individual believers? Does it have a utility not offered by the alternatives? Here we hope to explore the many issues involved by presenting two differing opinions.