Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion Essay
Chapter 5, in the book, “Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion really made me think more about different kind of religions that are out in the world and religions that I didn’t know about. This Chapter 5, about drugs and religion, made me really thing and understand other peoples views of religion. Technically, I don’t believe anything in the Chapter and I don’t understand how people relate drugs ( which I believe is the devils product) with a religion. I guess its something they believe in and that’s why it’s a religion. The chapter made me better understand that religion and magic can be a number of things. The reading gave me the understanding that if you believe in something and do it for a certain reason such as Coleridge, who took opium for a toothache and then became addicted to the drug, according to Lehmann 184, then it is ok and is a religion or magic. I think that is really stupid. The chapter made me understand a lot of things about religion and magic, but I’m not sure if I’m interpreting the reading in the right way. Chapter 5 stated to me that the use of drugs is a religion or magic and that it is ok to use. Drugs are used to help people with problems in their life according to the reading in Chapter 5. Drugs are like magic it helps you keep going in life, it helps with depression, it helps with anxiety, it makes you feel more complete, all of these are reasons of using drugs. Drugs just make you feel like a totally completely different and free person. Before I read this Chapter I’m think that religions are all good things and magic was bad things. However, by reading this information about drugs and religion I learned to know that religion is not always going to be something good or something about God. Everyone has a different interpretation of religion. Here in this chapter they explained that religion was a good thing and could be used with a combination of substances, drugs....
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