Belief in a God Is Necessary for a Moral Society

1044 WordsMay 11, 20055 Pages
Belief in a God is necessary for a moral society Religion in the world has always been considered a rather important aspect of society. Although this is true, there are still people that question the existence of God. A survey done among 1000 people showed that 65 percent of Americans believe that religion is losing its influence on American life (Sheler, 8). Even so, Belief in a God is necessary for a moral society because since the beginning of history man has always made up some sort of role model to explain events and situations that seem inexplicable, God gives people a sense of comfort and hope to know they aren't alone, and when a society believes in a God, there is a religion behind it that gives ethics and values that they must…show more content…
Even president Clinton himself agrees that faith and religion are very important for the growth of a moral society. He states "I do not believe I could do my job as president, much less continue to grow as a person, in the absence of my faith in God (Sheler, 5)" The opposing arguments towards the belief in God and it having anything to do with moral society usually state that the religiousness of our country doesn't have much to do with the actual religion part (Bender, Bruno, 27). The counter argument says that religion is being used more as sociability or a way of belonging, rather than the actual believing in a God and wanting to spread his holy word. Other facts they may use are that people are able to have a conscience and are able to make decisions without having a holy book to tell them the difference between right and wrong. They usually express the fact that all people have the ability to tell between right and wrong due to instincts. The separation of church and state has been pushed upon people for a very long time. Today, it is very, very unlikely to find a school where you can discuss religion. Although it seems that the majority believes that both state and church should be separated, there are more people that feel religion should be allowed in schools. If religion were allowed in schools, the children of America would have a better understanding of religion and of God.
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