Religion And Society: The Role Of Religion In Society

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The Role of Religion in Society In the words of German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzche, he ponders, “Is man one of God’s blunders? Or is God one of man’s blunders?”. God and religion has always been a subject of debate and many times a common theme for conspiracy and controversy. In this day and age of modern civilization, we have scientific marvels to distract us from the vague questions of religion and then the mainstream media and extremists’ propaganda to shift our focus back to it. We often like to find faults in things and put them in a bad light more than looking at its positive side. This is also the case with religion. More than we realize, religion has played a significant role in shaping up society and its people throughout history. No matter how many religions have spawned upon throughout the centuries or how they differ in their dogmas, they all share a common role in infusing social virtues, creating social cohesion and providing individual peace. All religions teach us morals and good social values. Whether it’s the fear of God or the desire to please him, religious people adhere to their religious teachings. And more often, those teachings tell us to be good in our behavior, do good in society and refrain ourselves from wrong-doings. In the past, most Americans attended a church or synagogue every week. When you were there, from your youngest years, you were taught that you should voluntarily obey the law; that you should respect other people’s property, and

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