The Negative Impact Of Religion On Society Essay

903 Words Apr 16th, 2015 4 Pages
Karch Williams
Professor Dr. Mrs. Coleman
English 12 H
15 April 2015
The Negative Impact of Religion on Society As long as people have been unable to answer questions with an indefinite answer, religion has existed. It has grown a massive cult following since then, and can be blamed for a plethora of negative issues occurring in the world we live in. Many wars seen throughout history have been the result of religious beliefs, and people backing them. The events that occurred on 9/11, were religiously fueled. Al Qaeda is a terrorist group encouraged by their religious beliefs. They killed thousands of Americans in an airplane high jacking, the militants who stole these planes were promised seventy-two virgins in the afterlife for there “heroic actions” (Byman). After the attacks, it led to the invasion of Afghanistan. The invasion never would have happened if the attacks by Al Qaeda had not occurred. The war in Afghanistan has led to thousands of dead American soldiers and even thousands more injured. Another religiously motivated war is the Spanish Inquisition. It was brought upon to keep the Catholic orthodoxy in their kingdoms. Established by Ferdinand the second and Isabella the first, the inquisition was a war on Muslims and Jews. They were ordered to either convert to Catholicism or leave Spain. Ultimately, the purge of Muslims and Jews led to close to 200,000 people charged, while around 5,000 were executed. (McDevitt) Religion is not only seen in…

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