The Necessity of Religion in Today's Society Essay

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The Necessity of Religion in Today's Society

No, religion in NOT necessary in today’s society. Maybe not every war but, the main cause of some of the most devastating wars has been religion. Today, discrimination is based on a person’s belief or religion. Though some might say that discrimination could be based on clothes or looks, but those trends may be demanded of them by their religious beliefs.

The most devastating wars in history have been caused by religion. World War II for example was Adolf Hitler trying to kill off the Jews. Hitler hated the religion. Some say this is because his art teacher was a Jew, and she unfairly hated his work, but the teacher’s religion is what enabled
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Following the Balfour Declaration in 1917, Palestine was granted to Britain as a League of Nations mandate to build a national home for the Jewish people. The Arabs then resented the Jews for coming to take their land. Nowadays the fighting has taken a twist and now is religion based rather than land based.

When the word Terrorism is heard most people think of September 11th and/or Muslims. This is because most Muslim activists believe that Western Civilizations, Cultures and Religions are against their religion and as a result have to be punished.

Some people need religion as the explanation to the beginning of all things. Why not use Science? Science can explain with verifiable evidence that the Big Bang happened and how we evolved from the tiny bacteria cells to a multicelluar species dominating this Earth. Religions have many stories for the start of the world, but there is no hard evidence to verify those ideas. There is no evidence that there was a Jesus of Nazareth, except of course the Bible, but as Historians suggests you need more than one piece of evidence to make a theory fact.

The Governments have had to make special laws so that Religious discrimination dose not happen in the workplace or community. This will only happen if one religion believes that there are others that are inferior to it. The Religious Discrimination Act states

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