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Maggie Maag Dr. Maclean English 101A10 3 November 2016 Is Religion a Necessary Part of Development? Woody Allen said “I was raised in a religious home. It was unreasonable enforced religion that turned me off it. It was a joyless, unpleasant, stupid, barbaric thing when I was a child and I’ve never gotten over that feeling. If your talking about religion it's one thing; I don’t hold jewish religion with any more seriousness than I would any other.” The influence that religion provides is beneficial to the development of children and family. Of course there are the people, like Woody Allen, who believe the opposite of the claim stated above. In one study children were given stickers and offered the chance to share them with others, the non religious children were more likely to share than the religious children. However in a contrasting study children in religious families were reported to have more self control. Non-religious people might say religion is welcome but not necessary to the development of children and family. Not every good person in the world grew up with religion as a major influence in their life. There are people who have not impressed a belief either way on their children and the children have turned out respectful. Most say it is the way the child is raised as to how they act. To support these claims studies have been done. One study in particular is led by Professor Jean Decety. Decety and his team of psychologist studied the behavior of children from six different countries. The study discussed the children's tendencies to judge and punish others for their bad behavior. The results were definitely not what was expected. Children from
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