Religion - Good or Bad?

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Tazkira Shafat Sattar
Sheikh Shams
ELP 601
4th December 2008

Religion Causes More Harm Than Good

It’s the twenty first century. Scientists have found evidence of water on Mars, they have successfully cloned human embryos, and everyday, they are getting closer to finding a cure for cancer. Still, in a world of groundbreaking facts and evidences, where the newest discovery leaves older ones out of commission, we fool ourselves into blindly putting faith on a series of chronicles conceived during the primitive age. Religion probably started out as a result of mankind trying to explain the physical world, but then became a tool to control and oppress, a reason for bloodshed and hate. While religion may have been of great help in
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The Partition is ranked one of the ten greatest tragedies in human history. Moving on to one of the most infamous examples of religious intolerance, The Holocaust was the methodical state-sponsored persecution and slaughter of six million Jews by the Nazi regime, who believed Germans to be racially superior to the Jews and considered them a threat to the German racial community. In 1933, the Jewish population was more than nine million. By 1945, the Germans and their associates killed almost two out of every three European Jews. The basis of all of these wars was religious disparity, so one would expect their beliefs to be far removed from one another. However, with the exception of a few, most of these religions have deep similarities in their principles. Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all monotheistic religions, that is, they believe there is only one God. He is the foundation of all that exists; He is merciful and had endowed us with a set of rules for our guidance so that we are all noble and virtuous. These three religions deem that humans are the most supreme creatures on earth and that we are capable of both good and evil. When we extend our righteousness, we are doing what God intended; when we exploit our freedom and hurt others, we are going against the will of God. With God’s help, every being is able to turn away from evil and lead a worthy life. Moreover, these religions are also hopeful about the future. They believe in the
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