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Effects of Religion Susan Rodgers University of Phoenix-Axia College
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Religion affects each person differently, but people with a common belief will gather together to worship in a church, temple, or mosaic. Some people take their version of religion very seriously. Some people are so devout they will spend most of their time devoted to the helping of others who are in need. And some people, such as Buddhist monks, spend the majority of their time in meditation in hopes of enlightenment. Religious beliefs have caused the torture of innocent people and wars of people with differing religions. For example, Muslims will fight and have fought to the death to protect not only their religious beliefs but also their sacred religious sites, such as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Muslims and the Jewish people have been fighting over Jerusalem for hundreds of
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Unformatted text preview: years, as both religions share sacred sites. For example, Temple Mount is supposedly the site of King Solomon’s Temple that is to be rebuilt before the second coming of the savior. Another example of the atrocities committed in the name of religion was the Spanish Inquisition. The Spanish Inquisition forced baptisms, tortured, convicted, and burnt at the stake people who were not of the Catholic faith. Even though the Spanish Inquisition lasted for hundreds of years; it started as a way to force Jews and Muslims to convert to Christianity, mostly with forced baptisms. However, as the years passed it would include anyone of a different faith. (New World Encyclopedia, 2009) REFERENCE: New World Encyclopedia. (2009). Spanish Inquisition . Retrieved February 09, 2010 from http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Spanish_Inquisition...
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This note was uploaded on 08/18/2011 for the course HUM 130 130 taught by Professor Deborahgeorge during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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