How To Present Day Darkness Essay

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Present-Day Darkness: Why More People Should Practice Religion
I. INTRODUCTION
A. (Attention Gainer) It’s 10 p.m. You are sitting in the 24/7 section of the Library about to begin that speech outline that you have been telling yourself to do for the past week. You begin writing the introduction when you see something light up at your side. It’s your phone. Your dad is calling. You think to yourself why would he be calling me this late? There is no way he heard about what I did at that party last night… You pick up the phone and a soft voice comes across from the other side. At first you are still clueless as to what’s going on, but then he finally comes out with it. Your mom and little sister have been in a severe car accident and are both currently in the E.R. Your heart sinks as you begin to tear up. After you hang up you run to your car and begin the drive to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Once you arrive your dad tells you that your mom is expected to make a full recovery, but your sister had passed 45 minutes earlier. At this point you are bawling as you go to say your goodbyes. You give your sister one last hug and while she is in your arms you hear a sigh. Alarmed you call the doctor back into the room and he informs that it is merely air leaving her body and he was sorry that he was not able to save her.
B. (Reason
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(Sub-point #1) Webster’s Dictionary defines religion as “the belief in a god or in a group of gods”. Statistics revealed by the World Religion Project in 2013 shows religious decline across the globe. The percent of Muslims in the Middle East has gone from 71% in 1945 to 55% in 2010. Jews in the Middle East and Europe have decreased between 1950 and 2010 from 9.5% to 3.9%. In the same time frame Buddhism has seen almost a 10% decrease in Asia. Christianity in Europe has dropped from 90% in 1945 to 75% in 2010 and continues to decrease. Cleary the world is shifting away from religion and as a result becoming increasingly immoral and

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