Why Religion Matters Essay

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In a second source that I read, I saw all the assets of religion in the world. Role religion in our world. The article is titled “Why Religion Matters: The Impact of Religious Practice on Social Stability” written by Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.D. (1996).
Religion has been so unjustly portrayed by atheists. In fact, religion is not evil, not at all. I have realized that is religion has done some mistakes doesn’t mean religion is “bad” but rather religion is human. Humans make mistakes, religion is a doctrine that is mostly always based on good and love. Even if God didn’t exist, that doesn’t make religion a bad thing since it gathers people around a goal that is always for the good of society and the good of humans. I won’t blame religion for the
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Atheists only imply that religion does more harm than good without taking into consideration all the good it gave us. Atheists also always consider that if a person does something good and doesn’t threaten people with hell then he is not a religious but if he does the opposite then he is.
Examples of such people are missionaries like mother Teresa who founded the Missionaries of Charity who runs homes for people with AIDS, leprosy, tuberculosis. They also run schools, orphanages, and clinics. Members must adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience as well as to give "wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor" (Muggeridge, 1971, pp. 105, 113).
Atheists only consider the bad fruits of religion while ignoring all the evidence that points out to the contrary. According to Fagan, Religion, for example, strengthens the family bond between the members with generally a happy marriage. Religious practice generally discourages suicide, drug abuse crimes, divorce, and abortion; social problems that we never want in our society. Religion encourages for helping the young and the poor to get educated and escape poverty.
Religious people are more likely to be happier: “Those pursuing a personal relationship with God tend to have improved relationships with themselves and with others”
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