Persuasive Essay On Religion In Society

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I feel it 's a good basis for what society should be and strives to be but falls short. We made a mostly functioning society off of these beliefs, following laws and contracts. Although lacking are some aspects such as sharing and altruism.

I feel that with some people their morality can be effected by their religion, but I strongly disagree with anyone that says without religions rules society would fall into chaos. There are always some exceptions to every rule, but the world is full of hateful and despicable god loving people, as well as honest, loving and selfless atheists, and vice versa. The fact that you can go anywhere, talk to a handful of people from all different faiths of the world and see good and bad examples of them all, shows
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I have only been in a few areas of the United States. It looks like most cultures attempt the same few basic rules that are wrong: murder, rape, violations of basic human rights, needless violence. Yet in all cultures and societies it 's happens, and it can either bring out the worst or the best in everyone. Cultures also change with time, at one point murder in the form of "sacrifices" were common place and encouraged. In some places discrimination was fought, now returns in many forms, being encouraged, taught in schools, laws being put in place to protect discrimination in some places. I wish I could say definitively that some values are held closely in some cultures but it 's hard to see that these …show more content…
I will say that 9 times out of ten honesty is the best policy and should be highly regarded, but dishonesty is sometimes the best option.

I feel the only reason a lie should be told is to protect someone else, to some reasonable extent that won 't somehow change someone 's life, like not telling someone a family member or a best friend died just to protect their feelings, but for the small fleeting moments that telling them won 't do much but hurt them further, then I feel a lie is acceptable.

Humans to me are a social creature. There are always some oddities in any group where a select few may seek out solitude and thrive there, but I feel mostly as a species we all need others. To share in thoughts and ideas, feelings, experiences, all of the things that make us, us and our lives what they are. I believe that when humans feel joy we are hard wired to want to share and spread that joy and when we feel despair we seek out others to bring us out of it. As for things we may have, goods and possessions can make someone happy for a time, but without others to share with, without connections, things seem to get very quiet, they seem to slow down and though it is only your perception of reality, the world starts to lose color, it becomes grey and all the beauty of life slowly drains away, leaving just emptiness and a lonely depression. As someone who was seeking solitude and found it, just to realize it was

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