Essay about Religion in the World
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Religion is intertwined with culture, economics, politics, and modern social relationships on every dimension. Whether you attend a cathedral, a synagogue, or a mosque, habitually, intermittently, or abstain entirely, you simply cannot escape religion. Culture and religion share a symbiotic relationship influencing clothes, hair, attitudes, tradition, child rearing, how we pray, when we pray, how often we pray, and what we wear when we pray. In the Islāmic faith the custom of a woman covering herself in a hijab, modest clothing which covers the hair, neck and ears, is inexorably entangled with the religion, when in fact, the custom comes from Shari law, and not from the Qur’an. The religious habit worn by many Catholic nuns is also…show more content…
The counseling resources administered by churches and the intervention in the lives of troubled youths bolster the economy in the abatement of vandalism and crime. By mentoring youths to complete their education, and offering tutoring sessions, churches encourage youths to strive for higher education, to realize their potential, and generate increased income.3Through offering after school programs and day care for individuals lacking resources to afford quality childcare, churches promote employment and an enhanced standard of living. In providing community services churches reduce the economic burden on society.
Jerry Falwell’s brainchild the Moral Majority juggernauted to the forefront of national politics in the 1980’s, the Moral Majority endorsed Republican candidate Ronald Regan over incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter4. Ironically, President Jimmy Carter was arguably the most moral American President, a President who created the Department of Education, a dedicated Sunday school teacher, and a faithful champion of human rights. Incumbent President Jimmy Carter did not share the same ultra-conservative views as the Religious Right. As a result, Rev. Jerry Falwell and his assemblage of righteous preachers were determined to unseat him. The Moral Majority postulated Democrats were un-patriotic, un-Christian and un-American.5
More recently, in his bid for election, despite being raised in the Christian faith,
Starting Sentence Option 1: Many people who [are religious/believe in a deity/attend church] have specific beliefs that [lead them/control them]. Take, for example, [name a religion], which is known for [characteristic]. What conclusion can one draw but [second claim]?
Starting Sentence Option 2: Religions have existed as long as people have and [name a religion] is a good example of [positive or negative characteristic]. As we’ve seen throughout history, such as at [specific event], [religion name] has [caused/resulted in] [consequences]. This leads to the conclusion that [second claim].
- Religion provides motivation for people to do more good in the world.
- The belief in a higher power has led many people to beat their addictions.
- Throughout history, religion has marked moral advances in the world.
- Religion or the church, provide a solid base for drawing people together and binding them as a family.
- Religious people tend to be helpful and feel the urge to aid those in need.
- Religious people are more likely to be judgemental and immoral.
- People hide behind the church and use God as an excuse to do unspeakable things.
- Religion uses scare tactics to force people to act a certain way.
- Many who claim to be doing God’s will are really using religion to line their own pockets and steal from the naive.
- Many of the wars throughout history were started in the name of religion.
PEW Research Center
History of Religions
Religion at Psychology Today