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Running head: EFFECT OF RELIGION 1 Effect of Religion Brittnee Volk Hum/130 October6, 2011 Robert Greene
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EFFECT OF RELIGION 2 Effect of Religion A negative side effect of organized religion is from the understanding of “charisma” and the charismatic leader or leaders that may not have the best goals and use the power they gain over people with the charisma to push things that is not necessarily what their religion stands for (Fisher, 2005). One example is the Muslims in the Middle East, specifically al Qaida or the Taliban. Charismatic leaders, as deceased Osama bin Laden, used the charisma that he had with his people to put a kink in religion and turn it into one that believes that their “Allah” wants them to punish and kill the non-Muslim and then they would receive rewards in heaven for martyring themselves in order to kill. This has had a huge effect on our society, like lives that were lost in September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and also all the soldiers that have lost their lives in the war
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Unformatted text preview: that is still going 10 years later. A lot of families are hurt every day by the many deployments and deaths our soldiers are enduring. A positive side effect of organized religion is strength, mentally and emotionally, having faith in God and also a church family that can be counted on. An example is the power of prayer shown in a study that was done in San Francisco (Fisher, 2005). The study is that two groups of heart patients were either prayed for or not prayed for. The patients that were prayed for had a better chance of not having complications than those that didnt get prayed for. Of those that were not prayed for they were five times more likely to require antibiotics, three times more likely to develop pulmonary edema, and twelve times more likely to require a mechanical ventilator (Fisher, 2005). EFFECT OF RELIGION 3 Reference Fisher, M. (2005). Living Religions (6th ed.). Published by Prentice-Hall....
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course ACCT 231 taught by Professor Shan during the Spring '10 term at Allen University.

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