Persuasive Essay On Religion

861 words - 3 pages

Many times I have had discussions about religion, and whether or not there is a higher force controlling everything we do. This discussion is very old, Greek and Roman philosophers already discussed whether or not there is a higher force, and if there is, does this higher force have any influence upon our lives?
One of the major arguments for creationism, the theory that states that everything was created by a higher force, is that we as humans are so complex that someone, or something, must have created us. We couldn't have evolved from simple bacteria, the first life form on Earth. We are too complex, they argue. And that higher force, who created us, is higher than us, like we are higher to the things that we as humans created. This higher force is referred to as "God" or "The Gods" in theocentrical cultures.
Religious people state that we as humans are so complex, we can't be the result of billions of years of evolution from the creation of the first Archaebacteria to our current life-form, we have been created. This is blatant arrogance in my point of view, why are we humans better than any other animal? We all consist of the same cells, we all have our weaknesses and strong points. The human brain tells us that we as individuals are truly separated from others. But when one logically analyzes the facts, we can conclude that we are nothing but the result of a long time of ever ongoing evolution.
We live in the ages of science, we try to explain everything that was unexplained before us, or re-explain something that was explained falsely before. In the past humans have always explained the unexplainable with a higher force. That was simply the easiest way to have an explanation for something that they couldn't clarify at that time. But now, we have a lot of explanations, or at least theories that explain these things, there is no need for a higher force anymore.
An individual can be religious due to several different reasons. They could have been raised as a religious person, started believing in a religion, for example because they where going through a rough time, and a major reason is, a lot of people turn to religion when they are having a hard time mentally. From the above stated facts I conclude that religion is for the weak-minded, the ones not open-minded to scientific discoveries, and the ones not able to believe in the absence of a higher power.
Life is a coincidence. In 1953 two scientists, Stanley Miller and Harold Urey wanted to show that from the very basic substances that were found on earth 5 billion years ago, we can create the base of all life from three...

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