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Religion Should Be Banned

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 01:17 AM
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“Religion Should Be Banned”

Catholic-Protestant killings in N. Ireland, Hindu-Sikh-Muslim massacres in India, Orthodox-Catholic-Muslim horror in Yugoslavia. Branch Davidian cult tragedy in Waco, Texas. Nevertheless 9/11, WTC   tragedy in N.Y. Thousands or shall I say millions have died over the years over such conflicts. All these conflicts were caused by one common factor: RELIGION. The website www.dictionary.com defines Religion as being norms, values, or a way of life to an individual or community. A spiritual guide that governs the way a person lives from day to day by giving that person hope, belief, and reason to exist in this world. As world renowned journalist James Haught said “Religion is supposed to be a source of kindness and brotherhood, but it has become one of the chief causes of hatred and war.” I couldn’t agree with him more, my position is simple and clear: Ban religion and live better! By banning religion we will be able to end the never ending wars and prevent others from starting.

War and religion have a long history together. In the Age of Imperialism, when religious convictions were very strong, every time a country would conquer another one it would enforce its religion on the people. Resistance by the people was overpowered by slaughter and bloodshed. Religion was immensely important and therefore there was immense bloodshed. One example would be Mary Queen of Scots, Mary’s choices and even her execution were a result of Catholic and Protestant conflict.

Banning religion will give us more freedom. For example, many religions such as Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity are against abortion, but we all know as Nuri has made clear abortion should be legalized, it is part of our rights. Banning religion would allow us to do so. Many women are reluctant to contraception because their religion considers usage of contraception a sin. Contraception is necessary in our world today for a number of reasons. To be brief...


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  1. Johnny Fifles
    • Apr 03, 2010 - Evaluator: (jfifles)
    • ditto on the whole essay