Religion In The 1960s

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The 1960s’ consisted of the threats to cause nuclear warfare which would result in vital and detrimental effects, the horrors of Vietnam televised, the human rights movements of MLK Jr. and Stonewall, and the assassination of a president. These events point towards chaos and unrest. Within chaos and unrest, people could seek comfort through religion and the idea that these events served a purpose as a part of a plan that an otherworldly figure had devised. Religion would be a form of hope. Nonetheless, establishing religion in politics would provide an alibi to the people in power to as why disastrous circumstances were occurring under their reign as well as violating the first amendment.

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