Effects Of Religion Essay

326 words - 2 pages

Effects of Religion


July 17, 2014
Cynthia Stewart

Effects of Religion

Organized religion affects people and society in many different ways. The functional perspective of religion states that religions are found everywhere because they are useful for both people and society; meaning that they are helpful in defining who people are and making the world around them logical and understandable (Fisher, 2014, p. 4).
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Religious ideals can radically transform people for the better; like that of Mahatma Gandhi, who used meditation and Hindu scripture to change from a shy, fearful child to “one of the greatest political figures of the twentieth century” (Fisher, 2014, p. 6).
Religion can also have negative effects. Some religions practice the belief that their religion is right and true which does not create hate but does create negative views of other people of different religions. There is also a scientific materialistic belief that religions have been created and used to manipulate people; as in supporting and serving secular power (Fisher, 2014, p. 4). There are also cases of religious leaders who may not be honest with their inner motives, mistaking their own ideals for divine guidance; using their leadership and power to dominate and control their followers. A severe example of this type of negative religious leadership would be David Koresh and his followers, the Branch Davidians.
Fisher, M. P. (2014). Living Religions (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

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