Throughout history religion has played a monumental role in shaping human civilization

Throughout history religion has played a monumental role in shaping human civilization. They come in all different kinds of beliefs systems, and are celebrated yearly. While there may be no universal religion, the stories and traditions that are associated with religion are unique and should be appreciated. It is through taking an Art and Religion course that I have questioned my own beliefs. Although I am Agnostic and may never believe in a single religion again, learning about other religions through my life has brought me more understanding.While I may celebrate corporate holidays now, my family has become somewhat divided in beliefs. The nice aspect of having a family that is divided in how they practice religion is that they are tolerant of other religions. For the most part my sister and mother are very loose Christian’s and only attend church service on major holidays. My father is the most rigorous Christian in my family and goes to church every Sunday. When I was very young, it was my father who first introduced me to going to church. During that time, he would reward me by getting me a donut for after the service. While 9/11 was an eye opener for me, going to church with my Dad provided me with the insight into how a church worked, while also showing me how corrupt it can be. An example would be, how the church would collect money to fund very expensive programs, and buy expensive items. While I believe a church can be a wonderful tool to help homeless people survive in tough times, I also believe that churches abuse their position and collect money for a large profit.

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