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World Religion Essay

  • Submitted by: lynnottley
  • on January 6, 2013
  • Category: History
  • Length: 587 words

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In Global History we have learned about various belief systems of the world. These belief systems are Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism, Judaism, Christianity, Animism, and Shinto. Buddhism originated from Asia, Hinduism originated from India, Confucianism originated from Asia also along with Daoism, Legalism, and Shinto. And Judaism, Christianity, and Islam originated from the Middle East. Religion has been one of the most controvertible topics in history even today. Several people have disputed whether or not religion has had a negative or positive force in history. Also does it unite or divide people.
          I believe that religion has had an overall positive force in history.   I believe this because religion allows people to express their self the way they want to. Religion gives people a chance to believe in something and stand for something than to be corrupted by certain members of their society. Like the famous quote from Malcom X says “A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything”. I also feel that religion has united people because people who have the same beliefs will try to help each other if needed. Also people with similar viewpoints tend to merge with each other better than those who don’t.
    Many people believe that religion has been a negative force in history. They would probably feel this way because of the wars that has been caused by religion, the way it has also created tribalism with its divisive fragmentation and resulting conflict, or some people are just agnostic. What this argument does not take into account is the overall positive characteristics religions have.   Christianity and Confucianism are prime examples of this based on what I have learned. Confucianism emphasizes the importance of education, perfect moral character, and honor and respect of one’s ancestors and parents. I feel that these characteristics are important because if you learn these things from an early age you will grow up to be a...

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