The influence of religion in Society

949 WordsJun 24, 20184 Pages
Clap Your Hands if You Believe Every Sunday in churches across America, kids hear this story of a special man in the Bible- Jesus. They hear the famous story of this miracle man who healed people and rose from the dead. Sounds like an important person, right? Well, besides the miraculous stories taught in Sunday school and his impact on today’s religion, Jesus actually had and still has a major influence on today’s society too. Jesus was an influential person because of his impacts on religion, culture, and history by his religious preachings and followers. Jesus was very influential in religion. When asked about who Jesus was, most Americans start on the same topic- the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This miraculous tale of the Son of…show more content…
For example, Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.” The president Barrack Obama, said, “My family, frankly, they weren't folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn't raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead,” (Bookrags Media). John Lennon, one of the members of the popular band, The Beatles, said, Gallagher 4 “Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me” Obviously, Jesus has had a prodigious impact on society, but it’s more because of his impacts on religion and history that did so. Jesus is the founder of Christianity, and many Christian concepts are in today’s culture due to many major historical figures being Christian. When someone sneezes, people usually say “God bless you” without even noticing, a clear sign of how involved Christianity is in American culture. Many Christian missionaries go out to other countries and perform acts of kindness, like Impact For Jesus, a Christian organization dedicated to the help of people in third world countries by “… giving basics like food, water, and shelter, to education and technical skill
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