A Critical Analysis of the Viability of Religions in the 21st Century Introduction An analysis of the place of religion in the 21st century is a challenging one because of the variety of different religions that are practiced around the world, and the significance that religion has around the world in varying degrees. This paper will analyze the viability of religions in the 21st century, discuss the science versus religion argument and address personal religious beliefs as well. Identification With Religions: Strengths and Weaknesses Looking at the 21st century in the very early context that we live in, with only ten years past, it is obvious that people all over the world are turning to religion to define their identities, with some...The end:
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