Essay about Religion in the World

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Religion is intertwined with culture, economics, politics, and modern social relationships on every dimension. Whether you attend a cathedral, a synagogue, or a mosque, habitually, intermittently, or abstain entirely, you simply cannot escape religion. Culture and religion share a symbiotic relationship influencing clothes, hair, attitudes, tradition, child rearing, how we pray, when we pray, how often we pray, and what we wear when we pray. In the Islāmic faith the custom of a woman covering herself in a hijab, modest clothing which covers the hair, neck and ears, is inexorably entangled with the religion, when in fact, the custom comes from Shari law, and not from the Qur’an. The religious habit worn by many Catholic nuns is also…show more content…
The counseling resources administered by churches and the intervention in the lives of troubled youths bolster the economy in the abatement of vandalism and crime. By mentoring youths to complete their education, and offering tutoring sessions, churches encourage youths to strive for higher education, to realize their potential, and generate increased income.3Through offering after school programs and day care for individuals lacking resources to afford quality childcare, churches promote employment and an enhanced standard of living. In providing community services churches reduce the economic burden on society. Jerry Falwell’s brainchild the Moral Majority juggernauted to the forefront of national politics in the 1980’s, the Moral Majority endorsed Republican candidate Ronald Regan over incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter4. Ironically, President Jimmy Carter was arguably the most moral American President, a President who created the Department of Education, a dedicated Sunday school teacher, and a faithful champion of human rights. Incumbent President Jimmy Carter did not share the same ultra-conservative views as the Religious Right. As a result, Rev. Jerry Falwell and his assemblage of righteous preachers were determined to unseat him. The Moral Majority postulated Democrats were un-patriotic, un-Christian and un-American.5 More recently, in his bid for election, despite being raised in the Christian faith,

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