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How has religion changed?

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How has religion changed? Aim The aim of my investigation is to see how religion has changed. Introduction I will be doing an investigation to see how religion has changed; I want to find out how the strictness of a religion has changed from generation to generation. Hypothesis I think that religion has changed through time, also I think that the strictness of western religions has gone down and the strictness of eastern religions has gone up. The reason why I think the above is because of what I have experienced through my life and many other factors, such as: * Most religious theories have been proven wrong due to the advances of technology (e.g. according to Hinduism the world is balanced on a giant tortoise and this is obviously not true). * Usually as the wealth and development of a country goes up, the religious belief goes down. * Some religions have more power over others, causing the other religions followers to decline. * The next generation does not seem to follow all the rules and regulations, due to so called corruption. Methodology These are the methods of research I will carry out: 1. ...read more.

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There was a correlation, as males felt more strongly about religion (there answers had more effort into them), when females did care but not as much compared to males. Question 2, the reason why I asked the faith of the person answering the questionnaire was because I thought certain religious followers may have different opinions, this was true as not many Christian's lives were affect that much by their religion. There was a correlation between this question and question 8. Question 3, most people answered the same type of thing, "this has gone down in all religions especially western ones". Out of 30 questionnaires most of them had the same sort of answer, this tells me that gender or religion don't change the opinion of people on some things. Question 4, people had many things to blame for the strictness of religions declining, they blamed money, greed and corruption. But for the increase in religious belief they did not have anything accurate to blame it on, they just said, "because people may just choose to be more strict. Question 5, this question asked people if they follow all the rules of their religion, this question made people think how religious they are? ...read more.

Conclusion

They both had very interesting views on the change of religion and I found out that people did not feel so strongly about the topic 'they didn't really have much of an interest' (this was not helpful and if I were to carry out the interviews again I would resolve this problem by asking people who feel strongly on this topic). Conclusion I have finished my investigation in to how has religion changed, and what were the factors affecting this change. My conclusion is that religion has changed but mainly due to its followers changing it to how it suits them. As the technological field has advanced since ancient times (when the religions began), so has the quality of life and this means that people will change there ways of living, For example in the ancient days when people used to go on a 'Hajj' (Islamic religious pilgrimage) it was the journey of their life. They saved money for all their lives and while making the journey it took them a months even years on horseback or on foot (as transport was not as good as today's is), and now people arrive in their air conditioned coaches and consider it more of a holiday, some people go more than once on their life. ...read more.

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