The overall impact of religious practice is illustrated dramatically in the three most comprehensive systematic reviews of the field some 81 percent of the studies showed the positive benefit of religious practice, 15 percent showed neutral effects, and only 4 percent showed harm. Studies on the effects of religious practice on annual death rates of various populations found that, after controlling for variables such as race, death rates for an age cohort (eg, men age 59 or women age 71) were reduced by 28 percent to 46 percent (eg, from 100 deaths per year to 72 deaths to 54 deaths) for that age group. Religion has negative effects such as being treated as the opium of the people, its effect as a mind virus and so on i would like to respect peoples beliefs, provided religion is not used as a weapon.
The paper concentrates on the effects of religion on society and its members the thrust of the argument is that, because of the origins and beliefs associated with religions, the effects on society are far removed from the original intentions.
And the social impact of religions is normally less to do with the religion itself than its institutional form or church the social impact of any one religion in any society is strongly affected by whether it is supported by the majority of the population or by a minority. Psychological investment in religion and its associations with longevity in the terman sample journal of personality and social psychology, 97 , 866-882 miller, wr & thorensen, ce (2003.
Religion effects different societies in different ways and different forms, causing the forms of society to change according to a change in religion religion can be a driving force in society, but as a reactionary rather than in a radical way. Religion is like slow poison, and just as poison is killing your body, in the same way religion is killing your soul there is only one difference: religion is masquerading as medicine, and while you think that it’s there for your benefit, it is secretly killing you.
Positive and negative effects of religion firstly, great question the postive effects of religion is that it brings people together in a community, allows people to share a common goal of the relifion, makes them feel united, gives them something to believe in, provides meaning to life, explain any questions they may have, allows people to. In my last year of medical school, i began looking into residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology my first interview of the season was at a catholic-affiliated hospital as the daughter of a religion scholar and professor, i was already familiar with the stance of the catholic church on.
Where such an attack occurs, primary targets are its religious and national gods and heroes, its potential of leadership and the self-respect and integrity of its members it is important to understand bad conditions don’t just happen. Religion and its effects ben silva i wrote this article following the interesting, well researched article by mahinda weerasinhe, who exposed how vulnerable buddhists in the silk route were.