From Huts to Cathedrals

The practice of religion varies greatly, and some have very complex themes. Naturalistic religions tend to seem less complex, but they hold deep meaning in the everyday lives of those practicing them. Local beliefs and resources often inspire many to build monuments to their deities, but places of worship can range from huts to cathedrals with spires reaching far into the sky. It all depends upon the system of worship, and how it has developed through the generations it has been practiced.

The introduction to religion starts early in many cultures, and most people grow into their belief system as they are raised by their parents and the community around them. For those with a naturalistic belief system, their cultures are often seen as primitive. They are the civilizations that continue to live a nomadic lifestyle, or they might still be living in a hunting and gathering system. They have few resources to build permanent structures, but their beliefs are intertwined with many facets of their daily lifestyle.

While primitive religions have just as much longevity as some of the more complex ones, the lifestyle of the practitioners tends to be primitive. Religious systems of people in the more materially advanced societies have flourishes for thousands of years, and building monuments and houses of worship is a large part of how they worship within their system. Erecting large buildings where they can gather in great crowds is an important part of how they practice their faith, and their children are taught in classrooms with books and theories.

No matter how simple or complex many religions are today, they have a common thread that there is something outside of them that has control over their world. Whether they gather in a large cathedral or a small hut, all of them are connected by the simple belief that there is someone or something in charge of their world.