The Importance Of Religion In Thailand

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Every country is home to their religions that define who they are and impacts different things such as the economy. Whether positive or negative it can define the country as whole and be the deciding rate of where the country falls in the lines of religious views, money, and a few other things. religion plays a big part in any country and can make or break a country. Three countries economies immensely affected by the religion are Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei. Thailand, or as its known as “land of the free” is a very peaceful, individualistic country. Religion plays an immense role in the lives of thai people. 95% of the people in Thailand practice the official religion, buddhism. It’s home to buddhism but christianity, islam, hinduism and many others can be found in the country with the privilege of religious freedom. The main point of buddhism taught was a method for understanding oneself and the world in a different way.(What do buddhist believe?) Thailand’s economic freedom score is 62.4 and has been decreasing over the years. “Political unrest and conflict between rural and urban voters have led to increased perceptions of corruption and an unsteady investment climate” (“Thailand”, economy). Religion can play a role in how the economy plays out in the way off worldly possessions. Buddhism focuses on the self and tries to stay away from the desires of the world. They try to be kind to…show more content…
Its the more traditional, orthodox sector of islam religion. It also is a very free country with the religious choice their people have the opportunity to make. Religion in Brunei has an impact on the economy through the government. “Islam influences the government with upholding islamic law, They have the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) which is in charge in managing, maintaining and fully implementing Islam in every aspect of their

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