Volume 61, 2018
Philosophy of Religion
Susmita Rani Das, Jitendra Nath Sarker
Religious Globalization: A New Concept
We live in an age of globalization, which aims at one world. Naturally a question arises in a modern-mind: “What then should be the religion of one world?” The present paper will aim at finding out a reasonable reply to this question. This task, therefore, presupposes a philosophical investigation into the nature of religion. Religion has been explained in this paper as the asset of human soul, a unique realization achieved through strenuous spiritual exercise of humans belonging to any faith. A faith or creed is mere a way or means to achieve what religion really means – not religion itself. Knowledge of self, a unique spiritual achievement, which enables someone to behold all others in himself/herself and himself/herself in all others, is our expected religion of one world. Religion as it is explained in this paper, therefore, is love for all. And the most suitable and conducive social environment of attaining this ‘love for all’ is a multi-inter-religious society or the society of mosaic religious cultures by which, we mean a new society consisting of all traditional religious communities, each of which will be respected as equally honorable irrespective of the number of their followers – none of them will be dominating or dominated.