The Effects of Religion on Conflict

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The Effects of Religion on Conflict
Everyone is entitled to have the freedom of religion, but does that mean everyone will be okay with the religion someone else chooses? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Many people around the world is unaccepting of the religion of choice of others. This has caused many different conflicts within people, and even inside their own families. Religion plays a magnificent role in many different components within people's lives, such as cultural, political, and makes up a lot of the people's history. Religion also has a huge influence on the mindset of the believers. So, one could see how religion could be the root of many problems and conflicts.

The period of religious history begins with the invention of writing about five thousand years ago in the near east. The prehistory of religion relates to a study of religious beliefs that existed prior to the advent of written records. Archaeologists refer to the apparent intentional burials of early Homo Sapiens as evidence of religious ideas. Other evidence include symbolic artifacts from Middle Stone Age in Africa. In the Nineteenth century, various theories were proposed regarding earlier forms of religion, supplanting earlier claims of Christianity of urreligion. Many theorists thought of the discoveries as animism, naturalism, and hedonism, but there was no broad consensus regarding the origin of religion.

Religion influence culture in many different ways. People in different cultures have a set of beliefs that influence their daily lives and how they act. For example, Muslims pray for a total of five times a day in the direction of Mecca, which is the most sacred place on Earth to them. The women of Islam must dress in cloaks that cover their whole bodies and hair. Also, they have Ramadan in the fall where they must fast for their religion. If someone were to convert to Islam, they would have to change their lives completely because of all the things they would have to...
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