Essay On Western Religion

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With the gap between rich and poor increasing rapidly in recent years, more religious terrorist attacks have taken place. This issue caused an aggressive debate about the influence of religions in western countries for religions had played an important role in the history of West, even today; religions are still an indispensable part of Western society. Religion is a cultural system of behaviours and practices, world views, sacred texts, holy places, ethics, and societal organisation that relate humanity to what an anthropologist has called "an order of existence" (Clifford 1993).Religion originated in western society is the consequence of the development of ancient human society, which explored the beginning of the universe eagerly, and gradually it became an important spiritual source of western society. Western religion was known in Bronze and Iron Age which predominantly polytheistic. After stepping into…show more content…
Since ancient times, religion has had a lot of positive effects on human society. Without high productivity, the pursuance of happiness depended on the gods or nature, which can be thought as a spiritual support. In the modern world, served as a kind of belief, it positively makes people have a sense of satisfaction and live happier. At the same time, it as well contributes to remodel the spiritual values and keep the stability and unity in western countries. Inspired by the stories and meaning of the religion, many miraculous works can be present to the world. And many wisdom philosophic thinking comes from religion stories. However, it can’t be ignored that religion in the West causes some problems; the typical one is religious extremism which aims to satisfy the lust in the name of religion and causes a strong concern across the West. It not only causes casualties and property damage, but more seriously, brings social unrest and political
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