Reading Response 2: A Good Definition Of Religion

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Reading Response 2: Despite the fact that a good definition of religion alludes us, it seems one of the major functions religion serves is making life easier to deal with. Religion give its followers an identity, help set up a social order, and provides answers to the most fearsome and profound questions about life. It is an instrumental tool in the construction of many peoples' world views. Its influence extends from what is right and wrong, how to live ones life, who to marry, and what to (or not to) eat. The domain of religion's influence is is wide-reaching and for this reason I find its power both awe-inspiring and frightening. Religion attempts to explain the order of things; adding some semblance of order to our chaotic world. While

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