Religion Perspective

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Religion Perspective When I was a child, I was a devout Catholic. I went to church every week and prayed before I went to bed. It wasn't until I was a teenager when I started to question the faith. I started reading more and more about religion, and why I pray and go to church every Sunday, Christianity in particular. I soon realized that it was fabricated by man, but with good intentions. One major problem I had is that it stifles the intellectual mind and has a particular definite way of looking at things. Historically, religion has caused more bad than good. For example, the longest struggle of religious war I have ever studied, the crusades was a fanatical war. The crusades was not just aimed to retake the holy land from the…show more content…
There are countless other deities who came before Christ that exhibit the same fate, such as Mithra and Osiris. The flood from Noah's ark is actually an update from the ancient Mesopotamian heroic epic of Gilgamesh. Its the exact same story and details but different main characters. One thing I have seen peculiar is that the place where good people go, the heavens, are always the sky, and the bad people, the underworld or hell, is always underground. I do not even believe that the modern religions have any original ideas anymore. Faith is still very important for people. I see faith and religion as exactly the same meaning but with a small difference. Faith helps people by giving them a false sense of hope in this complicated world. People in wars usually have faith so they can believe they are protected by spirits higher above. Even if its false hope, at least it make them calm in bad situations. Unfortunate and people under bad situations have much more faith because they do not have much that they can do or get support from. I do not have the answers to religion, but neither does anyone else. I can tolerate other peoples beliefs but once it becomes a problem in society, I am against it. I do believe that there is a spiritual being out there but is not influencing on human life or natural disasters. I have yet to understand this world and its strange occurrences. Even though I am against the notion of religion, I want to be proved
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