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Relevance of Religion in Today's Society

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Is religion still relevant in today’s society? Religions have always played a vital role between humans and its society especially in terms of what is good and proper in the society. In modern world, people have become increasingly dissociated from religion and spirituality. In the past, many mysteries were explained through deities and supernatural narratives from sacred texts such as the Bible and the Quran. On the other hand, science seeks to explain everything through the scientific method and natural law. Science has made people disillusioned with the influence of religions and reality in that the world is no longer unexplained by magic but rather explained by scientific research. Atheism is now the 3rd largest belief in the world; given this fact, does religion still have a part to play or is it something that we as humans have outgrown. With modern technology and the rapid advancement of science, it is easy to look back into history and point out the problems religion had created in the past (Violence, intolerance, ignorance etc.) However one must keep in mind that reli...

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  • Opines that religion has always played a vital role between humans and its society, especially in terms of what is good and proper in the society.
  • Analyzes how science has made people disillusioned with the influence of religions and reality. atheism is now the 3rd largest belief in the world.
  • Explains that modern technology and the rapid advancement of science make it easy to point out the problems religion created in the past. however, religion must also have beneficial factors to it otherwise it could not have been around for so long.
  • Opines that religion sets a moral and ethical ground and encourages people to act accordingly. some of the worst atrocities throughout mankind have been committed under the name of religion
  • Opines that religious extremists are willing to murder because they embrace theologies thatsanction violence in the service of god.
  • Argues that religion promotes senseless violence and suffering as opposed to guiding people onto a path of ethical and moral code as defined by their god.
  • Argues that if all of god's followers committed immoral acts, we would agree with the presumption that religion is bad. however, these acts are carried out by the few religious extremists.
  • Opines that it is erroneous for belief systems to be defined by the immoral actions of a few extremists.
  • Opines that science and technological innovations have made what was thought impossible, possible, and that much of the suffering in the world today is caused by the lack of human morality.
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