Hypocrisy Within Religious Groups : Religion

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Hypocrisy Within Religious Groups Did you know that since 2012 more than 7.5 million people are no longer active in any type of religion or religious group (Grant, 2013)? Looking back on the past as well as the rich history of faith in God that can be found throughout American History it is almost surprising the amount of people who no longer take a claim to religion. Over the course of the last 30 to 40 years religious communities have had cycles of high or low attendance. Now as times are changing religious centers have multiple empty seats and mainly elderly individuals that make up the roster. This is because many people are now seeing hypocrisy laced into the religious groups’ doctrine or actions of the people in the group. By viewing first the Mormons and their treatment of women and the actual value of marriage vows it can be seeing that no worth is held on either of these. Secondly by digging into Christianity one can clearly see that most followers of Christ do not exhibit the attitude and beliefs Christ had. Finally by gazing into the teachings of Muslims it will be seen that though good deeds are the foundation needed to please the god Allah hardly anything good is being done. From these three groups it is clear that hypocrisy within religious groups is the leading cause of moral decay, especially in the United States. The Mormon Church is actually a nickname for The Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS). Over the course of 117 years this religious group reached the…
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