I believe that organized religion has affected society in a positive and negative way. First, I’m going to talk about the positive effects that organize religion has had on society. Organized religion has inspired people in history such as Martin Luther King to try to bring different cultures together to live in peace and harmony. Studies have revealed that organized religion keeps society in check and under control. Studies also show that organized religion is helpful to our well being.
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.
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