The Importance Of Religion In Society

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Religion has been an integral part of society, pre-historic research speculating it to pre-date written history which is 5000 years old. The Earth is a fascinating place, and its life forms never cease to amaze us, even with heavy scientific research explaining them to us. Rain still feels like a miracle rather than a process and rainbows a blessing from heaven than merely a reflection of light. We can only imagine how eerie these natural phenomena felt in a society with no science. The belief in a supernatural power became the explanation for natural scientific processes. The belief that the earth is less than 10,000 years old and was created in 7 days by an almighty God is an example of this. Over the course of time, scientific research has given us almost all the answers we seemed and more but religion still remains an integral part of society and one’s identity. However, religion has become an outdated system that acts as one of the bases for the division in today’s conflict-driven society. In this essay, I am going to start by providing a clear definition and the context of religion that I will be critiquing. I will then move on to explaining some theories on religion. (the rest) - arguments…show more content…
However, faith and belief do not always have to pertain to God or a supernatural being and could be associated with having faith in humanity or belief in your ability. Therefore, a more appropriate way of defining religion is a belief system. When I mention religion throughout the essay, it will refer to the belief system and not faith or belief in a superhuman power or

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