Religion Is Considered A Lifestyle For Its Followers Essay

1342 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 6 Pages
Religion is considered a lifestyle for its followers, believing solely in its validity and disregarding reality. Beliefs based upon religion have been the root of numerous conflicts in the past, making excuses for lack of morality. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn religion is often satirized to show it’s irrational views. Huckleberry Finn, the protagonist, is brought up in a household strictly following preachings, yet is skeptical of it himself. Religion has yet to prove to be worth it for Huck, never seeing the outcome wanted after prayer. More so, religion did more harm than good, promoting immoral behavior as long as the bible is followed. Although Twain critiques the hypocrisy of society as a cause of immoral behavior, religion is actually more responsible for the immoral behavior as demonstrated through the failure to adhere to religious teaching, the justification of slavery, and the fact that superstition is more rational than religion.
Although society is hypocritical to those who do not follow a religion saying they are immoral, they themselves fail to practice what they preach and are immoral as shown through their repeated actions. Huck finds a family to take him in, The Grangerfords, yet is caught in the middle of a long lasting family feud. Despite what was about to conspire just hours later, the two feuding families attend church, listening to the service with their guns between their knees. The service was “all about brotherly love...and they all talked…

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