The Consequences of Welfare Culture to Religiousness



“Welfare” can be hardly defined. We defined it simply as enjoyment from life facilities in three dimensions: being, becoming and belonging. “Welfare culture” which is our keyword in this essay, designates the centrality of body welfare accompanied by self-expression of humanist subject. In present era, welfare culture has been immensely formed and alongside new values, ideas and concepts which has impressed the milieu of Religiousness. Subjectivism and humanism along with superficial sentimentalism has been a good base for transfiguration of Religiousness. The relation between god and human has turned from obligation to arbitrary and romantic relation. Also, religion has been defined as an esoteric affair compatible with welfare. Religiousness, under these circumstances, has been reclined qua “new religious movements” in which esoteric dimensions of religion are reduced to some instruments for human welfare.