Is Religion Based on Fear? Essay by JPWrite

Is Religion Based on Fear?
This paper discusses in-depth the idea of fear being the foundation of religion.
# 65228 | 2,896 words | 11 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on May 01, 2006 in Religion and Theology (General)

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The writer of this paper details how in the face of advanced science, people still turn to religion as their savior. This paper explores at length how religion affects personality while also analyzing the two forms of religious behavior, which have been recognized in recent research and are known as intrinsic and extrinsic. This paper also explains that religion, the conviction-faith of the personality, can triumph over despair born in the unbelieving material mind. Differing cultural views and religions are discussed and reviewed as well.
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"The effect of religion on an individual comes at two planes: the societal plane and the individual plane. At individual plane, it varies from the extremely benign to psychotic. Without generalization, one can say that the final influence of religion, how it molds a personality and how its ultimate effects on the personality turn out, depends a lot on the way religion is treated by the individual. In most cases, the effect on personal lives of people is benign. The people who are religious, are more likely to be, family men, more adjusted, more balanced in their outlook, more 'normal' in most senses, provided they are not extremists, not given to illusions of grandeur, not suffering from prejudices and jaundiced views about specific groups and specific ideas, and are not predisposed to hate followers of other faiths. This may look like a long list of 'ifs' but it all boils down to one thing: a middle approach."

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