Religion Is An Organized System Of Beliefs And Traditions Essay

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary says that religion is an organized system of beliefs and traditions used to worship a certain god or gods. It also says that government is a system in which a group of people exert political control over a country or state. Only one of these two systems, though, rely on faith on the unknown, while the other relies on a set of reasonable laws and rules, and in Puritan society, government and religion are intricately related. Obviously, there is a stark contrast between the two systems- and this difference in itself is the reason why government and religion should not mix.
First of all, the interconnection of government with religion brings no clear purpose or profit to light- though others may think otherwise, and argue that the practice of religion can improve one 's current economical situation: “The regular practice of religion helps poor persons move out of poverty. Regular church attendance, for example, is particularly instrumental in helping young people to escape the poverty of inner-city life” (Fagan). This statement, aside from being incorrect is backed up with no concrete evidence. There is no factual proof that the practice of religion can make one move out of property. Take for example Jesus Christ, who was a poor carpenter. If one was to take this statement to be a correct one, it would be assumed that Jesus ' pious behavior should 've made him a rich man! Though, the more reverent individual may state that Jesus 'moved ' out of…

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