Is Religion Become An Outdated Policy?

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Religion is the guiding force of human morality and through many centuries it has shaped our perspective of the world and each other. While religion and faith have had a substantial impact on their communities in a spiritual way it has also helped to construct our modern society. The question is has religion become an outdated policy means, and has our society grown past the need for the moral compass that faith provides us? Today religion might be dividing us more than ever before, political parties used to be secular organizations that dealt with political issues and now they have become the battleground for religious relativism. On one side you have the religious conservatives, and on the other, the secular progressives, these…show more content…
policy. Arguably the third great awakening of christian evangelicalism falls in the 1960’s with the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. leading a charge against segregation and in favor of civil rights for people of color (Bellah pg. 252). He himself was an baptist minister, but held the same beliefs as evangelicals which is never formally recognized by the “white Christian evangelicals” of the bible belt (Hankin pg. 141-142). He lead his movement with the scripture in which so many evangelicals derive their faith and divine right from. This was the introduction of religion taking center stage in politics. After the civil rights movement the newly coined “New Religious Right” took over the political scene over it’s stance on the morality of the newly administered sex educations in certain schools and the possible federal education laws that would follow. The previous accepted method of political liberalism, blocking religion as a major influence in government and public policy had now become null in the minds of the conservative right. Ironically enough, after this mass of evangelicals flocked to make up the new republican far right, Jimmy Carter was elected President as an openly born-again evangelical (Hankin pg. 141). The general rule of not mixing religion and politics in America still stood, but with the surge of religious animosity over public policy issues
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