Religion is good for Society Religion is the belief in and worship of superhuman forces such as God, karma and afterlife. It also follows a particular system involving a code of ethics and philosophy. In other words religion itself carries good intentions and brings no harm towards the society but guidance and relief. Last but not least, religion contributes a net positive towards society is because it gives people hope, courage and faith in themselves. Prominent religious figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, and Mohandas Gandhi have inspired so many people in the past and present, giving them hope for a better future. These leaders had use religion as a source of courage to fight for what they believe to be right. If Martin Luther King did not have faith, he wouldn’t have the courage to lead the whole African American community. Hence, religion brings optimism and serves as a resource for change. Religion is blamed for most things nowadays in our troubled societies. But that it is due to lack of faith and love of our fellow man that is to blame. We need to live up to our faiths, not just preach them. It is much easier to talk about faith and religion than it is to actually practice it as best we can. How could we wage wars or cause harm to one another if we practice loving our fellow man and disciplining our moral values. This is the truest form for all religion: love, hope, compassion, kindness, and forgiveness. Civilization holds together when a society learns to place moral values above the human appetites for power, wealth, violence, and pleasure.