Effects of Religion

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Running head: EFFECTS OF RELIGION 1 Effects of Religion Shannon Angelique Storey Matthew Franks July 23, 2010 HUM/130
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EFFECTS OF RELIGION 2 Effects of Religion Religion may affect people in many different ways. For thousands of years humans have been performing some kind of ritual burial acts. Many artifacts have been unearthed with evidence that there was a belief in a higher power. Cavemen (Neanderthals) were the first documented for burying their dead. As people evolved, so did many different religions. The primary religion was monotheistic, and not polytheistic. Religion brings people closer together, it forms a bond. Whole ethnicities and races have been united through religion. People mourning a loss find comfort in the belief that their loved one has pass over into another dimension to be with a higher power. People seek guidance from a higher power in times of despair (low self-esteem, guidance, longevity, physical and mental health, forgiveness, and peace). Strong and successful marriages have depended on the guidance
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