Essay on Religion Is Essential For Moral Society

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“Religion is (not) essential for moral society” Do you follow any religion? There are many different religions in the world like Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism etc. But the common similarity between all of these religions is that they all contain a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. Religion has always been the guiding force in our society. Religion is essential for the moral society because we need the guidance from a higher authority, which is god. We use it as our idol and follow it for supervision.
Humans are extremely dependent on others, for example when we were born, we need someone to feed us, take care of us, protect us and also guide us in the right path. We can’t survive without that. Likewise, we need God and religion to show us the right path to help us survive. We need higher authority or God to escort us about what is good and bad. Philip Yancey mentions in his book called ‘What’s so amazing about grace?’ “Without a higher authority to rely on, moral outrage can’t exist.”(Yancy) He is stating that morality can’t exist from human intellect and can only be determined by god. Religion is the root of morality.
Alasdair Macintyre concludes that “The modern protesters have abandoned moral argument, through they have abandoned any coherent platform from which to make a moral argument. They keep using moral terminology – “it’s wrong to own slaves, rape women, abuse a child, despoil the environment, discriminate against but…

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