HUM 130 Checkpoint_Effects of Religion

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CheckPoint_ Effects of Religion There are many aspects of religions that prompt people to feel and act in a number of many ways. In the past, there have been philosophers that have conjured up their own theories about religions. For example, Freud, Marx and Durkheim are three philosophers that have placed a giant imprint on the world. Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud basically described religion as fantasy or make- believe. He thought that religion was a figment of our imaginations; conjured up from people’s own insecurities and guilt, almost compared to as mental illness. The thought process of many philosophers seems almost incomprehensible to most people, however hundreds of years ago, many people had no evidence to fight or deny the suggestions. There were however, other philosophers who had ideas of their own. Karl Marx felt as though a culture’s religion and other aspects of its social
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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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