Religion: Religion and Charles H. Long Essay

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onJeremiah Tillman
Professor Sanzaro
February 14, 2013 “Only Human” “I'm a loser, I'm a winner I'm good, I'm bad, I'm a Christian, I'm a sinner I'm humble, I'm loud, I'm righteous, I'm a killer What I'm doing, I'm saying that I'm human.” One of hip hops greats once said Kendrick Lamar. Religions are the glue that holds societies fabrics together. A universal theme flows through most major religions everywhere that theme is evil versus good. It has been that way for centuries people have battled their inner self. Religion gives its believers an incentive to do good things or bad. A system to govern your life by, but religion also creates radicals people who terrorize others about their beliefs. As once stated by Charles H. Long, " . . . will mean orientation--orientation in the ultimate sense, that is, how one comes to terms with the ultimate significance of one's place in the world. . . . .The religion of any people is more than a structure of thought; it is experience, expression, motivations, intentions, behaviors, styles, and rhythms." Having something to belief in is like having water every human being needs it. What Charles H. Long is conveying is that religion is more then a belief it’s a lifestyle, for some religion is and escape from the hardships of life. Imagine a world with out religion? Seems impossible because religion is so intergraded into our everyday life. Maybe In the 21st Century religion should be discarded in exchange for rational thinking; since ancient times, people have been butchered, raped, pillaged, and burned alive, even ripped to pieces to fulfill the “will of God.” People often tend to think that if there were no religion the world would be a better place, by looking at all the horrible thing that have been done thru religion. Most often forget the good things