Reflective Essay On Religion

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Throughout the world religion exists and comes in thousands of different ways and forms. Religion can be defined as the belief of worshiping a human with controlling power usually known as a God or a group of Gods. Those who practice religion focus on the importance of what is good and right according to those beliefs and views individuals follow. Religion is practiced in different settings including churches, temples, and mosques varying on the type religion. Individuals are given the option to associate themselves with religion however many times they feel obligated to follow in the footsteps of their family’s religious backgrounds. According to the first amendment "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” and …show more content…
At first I always believed that everyone follows these views, morals, way of life, and worship the same way as I do. However that quickly changed when I started growing up and began realizing that my closest friends believed in other things. My best friend since I was six years old, Jessica is an Atheist, which means that she does not believe in a God at all. Knowing her my whole life, I never bothered to ask her about anything in regards to religion until this one day when it was brought up. We were talking about Christmas and she went on to tell me that she celebrates it as a Holiday but not as the birth of Jesus. At first I was a bit confused on why she believed this however she then went on to explain the way she was raised and made me understand better. Although she does not practice a religion and believes the things that I do, she still tries to make good decisions based off her own insights or her parents. In my opinion it should not matter the religion you come from or if you believe in one at all, you can better yourself in your own …show more content…
Although I am very opening and accepting to everyone who doesn’t share the same religion as me, I do not support every action in every religion just like most of us do not. One example that I do not support would be how in some religions arranged marriages are set up. Having your parent or guardian set up who you should be spending the rest of your life, to me does not seem correct. I personally would love to experience the whole falling in love scene and knowing that I picked the man I want to spend every day with for as long as I live after marriage. Although I believe this is the correct way a marriage should occur they’re those who disagree and believe it should happen the way their culture and religion suggest. Religion shows how different opinions exist within a group of people or individuals and this adds diversity to our

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