Friday, October 23, 2009

10-13 Religion and Revolution

Revolutions occur when the masses of people feel as if they have nothing to lose and will fight at all costs for a change in the social order for a society. The fighting can be violent or peaceful; but fighting the order remanins nonetheless. I feel as if the Age of Reason during the Enlightenment helped facilitate the appeal of revolutions because it made clear that religion and the king were not the highest authority. Instead of just believing that things were they way they were because God wanted them to be, people not used logic and rationalization to understand the world.
Presently, we live in a secular society in the religion and state remains seperate. Some claim that this demoralizes our society in that religion is not a daily occurance in most lives. However I feel that morality can be seperated from religion in that even an athetist determines that murder is wrong. If not for science I feel that the pope would still be toturing people who believed that the Earth revolved around the sun. I personally disagree with alot of things that organized religion does and stands for, so I fully support using science and reason to challange religon. I agree with Karl Marx in that "religion is the opiate of the people".

1 comment:

  1. Valid points, but please try to write a little bit more. Rember that your blogs should be about, on average, a page long.