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  • Why does religion play such an important role in our society
  • What makes this question significant for philosophy and for our society
    • Religion is a part of everyone's life in our society.
    • There is no scientific answer to this question, there is only a philosophical answer.
    • It is very significant because we are asking ourselves why our belief determines the way we act and think.
    • It is also significant because by asking this question we are also asking how religion came to be
    • This is also one of the biggest argument that our society takes part in because it comes down to which God you believe in.
    • One of the biggest issues now is should we allow holidays to be celebrated in daycares.
    • Should we ban holidays such as Christmas so no one feels discriminated against.
  • What concerns and issues are raised because you ask this Philosophical question
    • An issue that is raised when we ask this question is what does religion give to people?
    • Another issue is how did we become so reliant on our religion?
    • We also see that religion brings us comfort, therefore why do religion make us feel at ease?
    • Why do some people not believe in religion?
    • Another issue that is raised is the on going debate between scientist and religious figures on whether God exist.
    • A concern that is realistic to me is what if religion has to much power in the 21st century? In the 1600s religion was everything and people based their lives on what the church used to say.
  • How can philosophical inquiry help you answer this question
    Philosophical inquiry can help me answer this question because it makes me think about what religion is related to. It makes me fine the main reason on why religion benefits us. It helps me make connection towards what religion gives us and why religion comforts us. This inquiry helped me think clearly so that I could make my own hypotheses on why religion plays such a huge role in our society
  • The Answer
    Philosophical point of view: There is one main thing that the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religion all have in common. This thing is that each religion tells you that there is a life after death. This is very important because many humans beings are petrified of death and death is the one thing that gives value to our lives. Therefore having an answer for death can comfort us tremendously. Therefore humans would be born into a religion and would conform to the laws so that they may have a good after life. People who are atheist do not conform to these laws thus in their minds they are totally free. Another reason why humans join religion is to feel acceptance. When you walk into a church a synagogue or a mosque it comforts people that they have the same beliefs as others and that they are in a group.
    Religious: It plays a big role because God is our creator thus we must serve him. There is only one true God and we must fight for him.
    Scientific: Religion plays a big part in most lives because humans are scared of death, religion was invented for the weak so they could stand the thought of dying. Religion is for the weak and is the cause of many wars.