Power Of Religion In The Tao Te Ching

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Throughout all cultures in history, religion has been and is the most influential and controlling power humanity utilizes. In most cases religion is a good tool used to enrich people 's lives and make them better as a whole, but too often religion is used to manipulate and control. It is also used as justification to do wrong things. For example the Muslims suicide bombing, or the purists burning people cause they were not how the purists thought they should be. It is a fact that that one surefire way to get into paradise if you are a Muslim is to die in a holy war, and it is also a fact that the main reason that homosexual marriage is so taboo in our country is because we can not separate church and state in our government. How could homosexual marriage be such a detriment to your religion? For instance, if you are a believer in God and you have done everything right in your mind as far you know to get into your heaven how is someone being gay going to keep you from getting into Heaven, But let us say you are right and you are getting into heaven well great you will get into heaven and the gay person will not it is not your duty to decide what fulfills their …show more content…
I am just trying to argue that there are always going to be people who are using their intelligence to manipulate all religions to fit their agenda, so we just need to keep church and state separate So while I am not religious I am saying go for it, try religion just do not use your religion to be a bad person and make issues that do not need to exist. Use your religions to teach people and make them better not just by preaching to them and trying to convert them but by giving them a different view on religion from your

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