Argumentative Essay On Religion

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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,…show more content…
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In fact, a Gallup Poll from February 2003 (Gallup 2003) a pre-war poll recorded data on the relation between support for the war against Iraq and religion. “First, those respondents that said religion is not very important in their lives were the least likely to support the war (with 49% support), while those who identified with the Religious Right (70%) and Born Again or Evangelical (64%) were the biggest supporters of the war. Respondents who belonged to a church (at 60%), rated religion as very important to them (at 60%), and frequently attended church (62%) all were above the national average (59%) in this poll of support favoring military action toward Iraq. Conservative Christian support of the war remained strong even as the war later entered its most unpopular phases.” (Froese and Mencken 2009; Morrissey
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