Why people choose religion

882 WordsDec 18, 20134 Pages
Why People Choose Religion One of the most debated ideas in the world is religion. There has been bloodshed in countries over religion. Religion is a sensitive topic to some people because it is the reason people live their lives like they do. What is the reason people really choose religion? Is it because they truly believe in every detail of a religion or is it because they were told to believe it? It is a question I have thought about for a long time. So, what is religion anyway? According to Dictionary.com, religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as a creation of superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual…show more content…
Greek Mythology was good teach valuable life lessons to everyone and there was a sense of right and wrong in the community then. No one wanted to go to “Hates”, which was hell. They all lived there lives to go to the heaven’s with Zeus, who was the ruler of all God’s. The Greeks had no reason to believe otherwise. They had no answers for any of the things that happen so they had a belief for everything. Religion now is in many ways just like the Ancient Greek’s. Nearly every religion has a God or higher being that was the creator or everything and that we were put on the Earth to follow God’s rules so nothing will happen bad in our life after death. There are rules that God’s in religion’s now have that will bring you success in the afterlife just like theirs did. It seems almost as though religions now have been based from that. Some people just choose religion because they have grown up in it. They are told to believe it when they are young and grow up with their family and friends telling them that is what to believe. That is true in a lot of cases, but there are many people that convert religions too. It shows that people use their own minds and what they believe and what they can practice and have the most faith in. It is impossible to know who or what really made life and everything there is, but people have their beliefs on what they believe because of religion. It gives us
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