Thursday, February 4, 2010

The balance of religion as an agent of control within our modern media based society.

The following is an exceprt from my latest paper.
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Philosophy allows a society the opportunity to grow from within a box, and to maneuver out of it with a new concept. Society has for many years offered people the opportunity to accept religion at face value. The modern society we live in today includes a new concept for religion that has not been part of an industrialized society since before the crusades of the dark ages.

Does God Exist? That question still pertains to today, yet the media does not push this agenda as it may hurt modern ratings. The first amendment gives media outlets the power to force change. Wars are publicly held, and when the war is going well the media helps to envelop the strong purpose of it and offer it value. When the war turns toward a different outcome that may alter control, the media changes its stance and calls foul. This is important, since it is the same stance that was taken from the church when they validated the crusades, slavery and world wars. Very little has changed socially, except now instead of just a powerful church to enforce our belief in God, we now have media outlets that use conflict to decide which side of the fence society is to sit on. The partnership between government and religion has been well documented. Although societies and religions differ a great deal from one to the next, the connections between the two are inherently evident and similar in all religions. Because of this intimate relationship between religions and social change, we can conclude that to truly understand one, we must also study the other. (Patrick) Now that there is a third party involved, just how much can the general public comprehend?

1 comment:

Anthony said...

The world would be a better place in my opinion if there was no religion.