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Religion vs. the World

  • Date Submitted: 09/20/2010 11:14 PM
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Religion is one of the most controversial topics around the world. Religion is said to be “a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny” (wordnetweb.com). In Madeleine Albright’s, “Faith and Diplomacy”, she makes a valid point that religion plays an essential role throughout the world and should be separated from the government. In her article, she quotes that “….without religion this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite company, I mean hell” (Albright 26). She is basically stating that a world without religion would be a pure tragedy. She then states another point in her article about how religion and faith could actually bring us together under a shared humanity. This is an impossible feat to achieve. Yet, “religion is a powerful force, but its impact depends entirely on what it inspires people to do” (Albright 24). Due to the various religions throughout the world, there is no possible way that faith and religion could bring us all together as one.
      Religion cannot bring us together due to our world’s history. Religion and history are well connected to one another. People have a mental block in their minds, allowing whatever happened in the past to have an affect on their future decisions in their life. They don’t want to explore for themselves, they just want to live their present and future off of things done in the past. A great example of this is the history of the Twin Towers. We all remember, on September 11, 2001 when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers in New York. Thousands of people died in this tragic event. Nine years later, now, the government and people of New York proposed a plan to build a mosque at ground zero. Statistics show that “52% of New Yorkers opposed the idea of the ground zero mosque, 31% support the idea, and the other 17% are undecided” (Scharr). The main reason for the high percentage of opposition of this idea is because the mosque will be established for the Muslim...

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    • Sep 20, 2010 - Evaluator: (boo15)
    • good essay