Importance Of Religion In Society

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Religion is an important aspect in today´s society an it is also an important part of the life for many people. Even people who are not all that religious by nature consider it to be important. It is something that each individual person has to decide themselves and in today’s materialistic society, in a world of wars, hunger, poverty, illiteracy and economic instability, religion is something what still offers refuge to many people. As a society we benefit from our collective religious beliefs. In fact there are many people who would argue that we could not function without religion. The biggest reason that society needs religion is to regulate behavior. Most of the laws that we follow today have their basis in religious teachings. There is considerable debate as to whether or not religion is required to make us good people but what is beyond dispute is that the rules for what is acceptable for society are largely based on religion. Without religion we would almost certainly live in a different type of society. Religion or spirituality also plays a role in my life. Members of my family are Christians and we all have been christened in the church. I think that the fact that we all have been christened does not mean so much and christening is something as a custom or tradition in my family. Since my christening, I have not been in the church and I have attended only ethics. Me and my sister have had freedom of choice in this kind of way and our parents have had this freedom
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