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God Made This World One of Trial and Tribulation Essay

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“God made this world one of trial and tribulation not reward and retribution.”
This is claiming that the world is not meant to be perfect but is actually a test. Imagine
that! God has not given us life to trash him, abuse our power, remain ignorant, criticize,
discriminate, to kill or to speak badly of others. We are here to learn, to love, to share, to
help those in need, to be kind, generous, to believe and finally to get to our final
destination, heaven.
I believe humanity is drawn to religion because it gives nourishment to the soul.
We live life trying to please or satisfy our selves, whether it be through food when were
hungry or through materialistic objects like expensive cars or mansions. All these are
wants not needs. We go through so much trouble just to have them, but why? To make
our lives perfect, even though once we get what we want we will develop an interest to
having more. This is because our life is still not perfect. What we feel is that something is
still missing. There is something were neglecting and that becomes this, “empty feeling”
inside. I feel that this, “empty feeling” is filled by religion. Once we satisfy our soul with
spiritual beliefs that is when we may achieve true happiness in this world. We often
neglect to satisfy our selves internally and just satisfy our external needs. That is why so
many people follow religion because they want to achieve happiness. Religion is also
practiced because it provides answers. Since humanity is always questioning how they
came to be. How and why were they created? And is there life after death? Religion gives
them insight into these questions and gives them purpose to live. By purpose I mean that
they will know right from wrong, have morals, help those who suffer and in this way will
lead a good and pious life so that they can have total bliss.
The message of Ben Stein’s commentary is that religion is an important part of
life. We follow up on celebrities so much that we begin to believe we know them
personally. And we just get so caught up in our own busy lives that we make no time for
God. Though we still find time for the celebrities such as Nick and Jessica. I find that
people often lose interest if the topic is God and religion. They just do not care to learn
more and see it as something that would harm them. And when interest is shown in
religion it’s often just trashed. Like when people say, “How can God exist?” Instead of
“How can he not exist?” I think this is cause we question the good and not the bad. Ben
stein says that religious people are tired of being pushed around and harassed because

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they have faith. There is nothing wrong in having faith. Because even when you can’t see
something it does not mean it isn’t there. We can’t see atoms but they exist. We can’t see
air but it exists. Stein is also stating that no matter what our religion is we should still
respect each other and the different religions out there. I agree with the message of the
commentary since I myself believe in God. And I feel that those who do not want to
believe in God should not discourage others from believing. I think that it should be clear
that God did not turn his back on the world; we turned our backs on him.
I feel religion has a huge influence on my life because the decisions I make reflect
my beliefs. I chose to be a good person because of how my parent’s taught me and what
I’ve learned from practicing Islam. I feel I am a better person because of religion.
Believing my religion gives me the strength to say no to peer pressure or to something I
know is wrong. Even if someone thinks I’m uncool for refusing, then it won’t bother me
because what God thinks is more important. I believe that one day each and every one of
us will stand before God, on the Day of Judgment and he will evaluate us based on our
sins and good deeds. Personally, I would not like to be embarrassed about the sins I have
committed when God is deciding what to do with me. I realize that we are imperfect and
that it is natural for us to sin. However, preventing our selves from doing so as well as
asking for forgiveness counts; since God is merciful and those who sincerely repent will
be forgiven. So that is how I live my life, I try not to commit a sin but if I have than I
repent. I see it as taking responsibility for your sins as you would for your actions.
Though religion has stirred up some mishaps I still do not feel it is to blame for
the world’s problems. I acknowledge religion as having an overall positive influence on
the world. The reason I say this is because since the beginning of time man has had some
belief in an almighty power. Or has tried to search for this mighty power because humans
have this natural yearning to find God or to figure out how creations came to be. We are
all curious and if given the chance to find out the answers to these questions we would no
doubt take it. The reason for this yearning, I think is because religion is a great thing for
man. We should be apart of something that is good for us and even healthy. In fact people
who are religious likely live longer, happier and healthier lives than those who don’t.
Coincidence I think not! Also people who share beliefs in God develop peace in their
lives through acts of prayer, meditation and supplication. If we followed a religion by

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“God made this world one of trial and tribulation not reward and retribution.” This is claiming that the world is not meant to be perfect but is actually a test. Imagine that! God has not given us life to trash him, abuse our power, remain ignorant, criticize, discriminate, to kill or to speak badly of others. We are here to learn, to love, to share, to help those in need, to be kind, generous, to believe and finally to get to our final destination, heaven. I believe humanity is drawn to religion because it gives nourishment to the soul. We live life trying to please or satisfy our selves, whether it be through food when were hungry or through materialistic objects like expensive cars or mansions. All these are wants not needs. We go through so much trouble just to have them, but why? To make our lives perfect, even though once we get what we want we will develop an interest to havin ...
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