Religion Is The Most Brilliant Minds Essay

1954 Words Nov 5th, 2015 8 Pages
In today’s society there is a enormous issue that has stumped even the most brilliant minds. The matter of religion… does it assist people by giving hope for a better life or is it holding society back from progress? There are thousands of different religions. Each has their own belief system and ideas about the afterlife and what it will be like. With all these different ideas out in the world of thought, it brings up the question. Are all of these religions good? Is there just one that is correct or are they all just nonsense made by man to fill a void that atheists are now slowly trying to fill with scientific theories? Not all religions are good; some are harmful to progress as a society, but there are a few religions that has helped humanity to grow closer to the peak of our abilities.
Religion is the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. The existence of a God has always been accepted by almost every civilization in history until the past couple hundred of years. Many civilizations have developed their own religion over time, or have adopted the religions of other nearby nations. It is human nature to want to be a part of something bigger than him/herself. Some of these religions are very extreme, and others are simply a statement of belief. From the ancient Greek mythology in which there are hundreds of gods and goddesses that control different parts of life to the single all powerful God, Jehovah, of…

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