Just as organized religion has positive affects it also has severe negative effects on society. Iran is a good example of countries that use religious views for its political gain to control the people of the country to develop its political power. When people fear or are brain washed by religious teachings that are instilled into them from their government other religions become oppressed. The people of Iran do not have a choice to believe in what they want to but are forced to believe in whatever they are told to. I believe it’s very sad that people of certain countries can’t exercise their right to believe in whatever or whoever they chose.
I’m thankful that I live in a country that has the freedom of religion that my family and I can worship whatever GOD we choose to and be whatever religion we want. Organized religion has affected my family in a beneficial way. We are closer as a family and better as individuals because of our religion.