Since their politicians cannot live without power, they try to all sort of damage using the religion to get votes. So legislation that seeks to prevent such typology and attendant discriminatory practices in the UK is absolutely necessary.Rumy HasanUniversity of Sussex. They may even want to bring their religion into education, workplace, etc. But, in others, you will discover non-vegetarian food as a compulsion. Both seem to cover the women and avoid unwanted attention. Most religions impart the teaching of peace and harmony. This is an important question. Tue 19 May 2015 14.37 EDT Last modified on Wed 29 Nov 2017 13.02 EST. Religion is one which imparts culture to most of the societies. How to Overcome Fear of Death | 7 Practical Methods to Follow, Effects of Procrastination on Relationships, academics and in workplace, Importance of Respect in Life, Relationships and Career, Effects of Urbanization | Its Impact on Environment and Society. Helps person think beyond worldly existence. And most of them a prescribed by religions. Now you can notice that except in some Buddhist and Hindu cultures, most of them believe in the idea that “Money is everything in life.”. So when Tories flatter Hindu clerics barely a breath of concern is expressed, but Tower Hamlets First is hauled over the coals for its obsequiousness to Muslim clerics. Should they have privileged access to some schools, curricula and children? Hence, in none of the Hindu, Buddhist cultural festivals, you will find a nonveg diet. • Giles Fraser rightly highlights the president of the Hindu Forum of Britain, Trupti Patel, arguing that only a Conservative government will defend the caste system in the UK but, unsurprisingly, goes wrong in his comparison with imams supporting the disgraced former mayor of Tower Hamlets. There are numerous disadvantages of interference of religion in politics. Political religion means doing politics based on religion, on a certain belief. It is one rule for the establishment and another for outsiders. Politicians, and indeed the wider public, should be reminded that back in 1936 the leader of the “untouchables” in India, BR Ambedkar, in his 1936 book Annihilation of Caste, thought that “Hinduism is a veritable chamber of horrors”. This sounds rubbish, but if you go into details of most religions, they have been misused in the past and are being even now. It isn’t the religion that causes the difference, it’s the politics.Nik WoodLondon. Photograph: Nigel Howard/Associated News/Rex, iles Fraser asks whether religious leaders should have the same freedom of political expression as non-religious leaders (. Besides, some cultures have a thought process of money is not everything. Hence, any “religious” instruction issued by Patel in favour of voting for the Tories would have carried no religious weight for voters whatsoever. However, in a country like ours where numerous religions exist, religion in politics could be interfering and disruptive. So based on the above two points by now you can assume there will also be issues on how people see others. Presence of religion will help them think of god and put efforts for eternal salvation. Few cultures have some arts as a part of their lifestyle. In a country where only one religion exists, religion does not disrupt the political affairs. This astrology is an interesting art, and to some extent you will feel it has scientific basis. Yet, as Fraser also states, “there were other reasons that Rahman’s election was dodgy: vote-rigging, corruption etc”. They follow the same culture and pass it on to their children who carry those values and practices forward. In her introduction to the 2014 edition of Ambedkar’s classic work, the Indian writer Arundhati Roy argues that “for a writer to have to use terms like ‘untouchable’, ‘schedule caste’, ‘backward class’, and ‘other backward classes’ to describe fellow human beings is like living in a chamber of horrors”. People have different food preferences based on the region, climate and also culture. This helps them live within a set of rules unlike the animals. As new writings by Sarah Chayes and others have pointed out, much of the prevailing instability in world affairs – such as the misery of migrants in the Mediterranean and Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – can be attributed to the alienation caused by corruption in parts of Africa and Asia.