Negatives Of Religion

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Many people have a religion they follow. People follow a religion for many different reasons. You may know some very religious people who like to talk about their savior. However, what many people do not know is how following a religion can have its negatives effects on them and the views towards society. Not knowing everything about the religion you follow could cause confusion for some people. Many people don’t know that religion can be hateful towards minority groups, uses fear to gain power and could control someone's thought. Many people have a religion. There are many religions than can be followed.
One way religion is a negative principle, is how it cause bigotry against minority groups, such as gay people. According to David Masic
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One way some religions restrict thought is with the theory of evolution. According to Joseph Lui, a writer for the Pew Research Center, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a number of decisions that imposed severe restrictions on those state governments that opposed the teaching of evolution (n.pag). Schools were no longer allow to teach about evolution unless they were going to teach creation as well. Many religions you are taught against religion. For example, if you are a catholic, you will be taught that God is the creator of everything. If you believe in evolution you are not true to your faith. Another way that some religions don’t like you thinking about alternative religions is when it comes to death. According to the Religious Movement writers, Christians believe that after death you will be sent to heaven. And if you are muslim, you are simply moving on into another world (n.pag). Many pastors will preach about how if you are, for example, a Christian then you must believe in Heaven. If you don't then you are not a true follower. Following a religion doesn't mean you can’t believe in other religions or learn about …show more content…
For example, having a religion will bring hope into your life. Many christian believe in praying as a way to talk to God. Practicing your religion will help bring hope to your life. They believe going to church will help strengthen their relationships with him. second ly, religion could bring security to someone's life. Having security and believe that someone or something is watching over you can bring hope and peace into someone's life. Lastly, the fear of death. According to Spreading Happiness.org, many people are afraid of death (n.pag). Many people turn to a religion to help with confronting death. Growing up with a religion you could be taught about what happens after death. For many people, knowing what is in the afterlife will bring hope to theirs

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