Religion And Religion : Religion Essay

999 Words Dec 7th, 2016 4 Pages
Religion explains and involves things that are out of this world. It involves shared beliefs and practices that have most likely been passed down from other believers. Religion, in its good state, provides a sense of faith and security to some. However, there are some individuals who feel that religion justifies their actions, even when their actions causes hurt and harm to others. An individual cannot use religion to justify violence.
So what is religion? According to Robison religion is "A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs” (Robison). Religion can cause individuals to do things that are ethically wrong or right and also prevent them from doing certain things. Many people may say that they do certain things because they say believe in god, but in reality all cultures have religions, and for the most part they are inconsistent and mutually exclusive (Morgan). According to Luke Mastin, in the article “Arguments for The Existence of God” he says religious belief itself is largely a matter of blind faith, against which no amount of rational argument is likely to prevail. An individual belief is based or swayed on one who also is a strong believer in a religion they believe in.
Religion wrongly used to cause harm to others has been noted…

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