Man “is the only animal that has the True Religion--several of them”, as the great author Mark Twain believes (Twain). The discrepancies that man has about one’s personal and universal “truth” is the reason for the world’s many diverse religions. Countless wars and lives have been lost in a zeal pursuit to maintain being on the top. Christianity is the largest organized belief system in the world with more than “2.1 billion followers” internationally (Adherents.com). Underneath the wide umbrella of Christianity there are over “43,000” denominations, which all consider to be Christian but have a different vantage point of what their “truth” is (Adherents.com). Even Christians preach “loving thy neighbor” but will endlessly pursue and attempt to assert their dominance over the one who worships in a “lesser” religion.
No other species on Earth besides humans practices and believes in organized religion and deities. Religion can bring groups of passionate people together to worship, to love or to hate together. Mainly all religious institutions have a moral code and a way to live by teaching love, respect and friendship. Praying is used as a vessel to speak to God and to hopefully assert a relationship that grant one’s access to heaven. In the nove...
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...vanced for their times. Being able to recognize what is wrong from right, even when the rest of the world is blind to the misfortunes is what makes a good person.
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