Religion may effect people in many different ways.

Religion may effect - It separates “us” and “them” and unfortunately has the same characteristics of discrimination similar to racism and

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Post a response to this prompt: Religion may affect people in many different ways. List at least two effects that organized religion has had on society and provide examples from past or present world events that illustrate your examples. One effect that organized religion has had on society is conflict in beliefs. There are many different religions and variants of religions. While some religions believe in a God, others may believe in a Goddess, or otherwise. The example of conflict in beliefs that I will use is the Pledge of Allegiance in our nation’s schools. Many complained that the “one nation under God” part of the song “violates the separation of church and state” (Nieves, 2002), and judges all over the country began removing one of our nation’s most hallowed patriotic traditions from our schools. Another effect that organized religion has had on society is that it divides people.
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Unformatted text preview: It separates “us” and “them” and unfortunately has the same characteristics of discrimination, similar to racism and prejudice. When problems arise in a community, it is easy for the religious to target non-believers or the self-righteous to look down upon those who they consider inferior. An example of this would be Germany during 1933 to 1945, when Hitler was the Reich Chancellor of the Third Reich and leader of the Nazi Party. With his deep hatred for the Jewish people, he believed they should be erased from the planet, not worthy of life. If they were not Jewish and were just people, who is to say he would not have such a deep hatred. References Nieves, E. (2002, June 27). Judges Ban Pledge of Allegiance From Schools, Citing ‘Under God’ . New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/27/us/judges-ban-pledge-of-allegiance-from-schools-citing-under-god.html...
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2011 for the course HUM 130 taught by Professor Georgegreaves during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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Religion may effect - It separates “us” and “them” and unfortunately has the same characteristics of discrimination similar to racism and

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