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Unformatted text preview: structure come from economic framework. He also felt as though religions origins lie in the longings of the oppressed; religions only pacify people falsely and give them false hopes. Due to Marx and his beliefs, religions such as Atheism were born and created. Although there are people that do not fully believe in some religions, there are many that fully believe. For example, French sociologist Emile Durkeim believed that people cannot live without some form of religion or structure. He also thought that religion was almost like glue that holds a society together. Durkeim also believed that religions have the potential for creating a harmonious society full of love, compassion, altruism, justice and discipline first and then our desires and emotions came second. Reference Fisher, M. P. (2005). Living religions (6 th ed.). New Jersey: Prentice-Hall....
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