Reflection About Religion

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Religion is a very interesting topic which is the very reason that I decided to write about it. It is a theme that could be written about for days which makes it difficult to summarize into a short paper. To get a better understanding of what religion is, it is “a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs” (Religion). In other words it is a believing that there is higher power or giving your devotion to a higher cause like nature. There were so many great writers that shared their beliefs and views of a higher power like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Paine, and Henry David Thoreau. These three writers revolutionized beliefs and thoughts about being minorities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote a piece called nature, This piece expresses that everyone should have their own understand of the universe and what they believe. One major idea of this piece is that somebody should not just follow a certain religion or belief just because that is what everyone else is doing. He goes against what everyone is going along with during this time period and turns it completely around. His idea is think for yourself and believe in what you want to not what everyone else is. In nature, Emerson says "The sun shines to-day also. There is more wool and flax in the

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