Ideology and Prejudices. Exploring the roots of religion

The role of religion in our secularized world has been studied by countless scholars. However its nature still remains underexplored. The present essay is aimed at debating the pervasive relationship between religion, power and social prejudices. Our thesis is that the inception of sovereignty and territory emerge from the need of forecasting and reducing the contingency. The adequacy of the instruments people use for doing these tasks depends on each culture and society. However, on all them, religion may be very well considered as a key factor to comprehend what is uncompressible. The death of children or relative is an archaic feeling that predisposes societies to religion. The power and religion seem to be two side of the same coin. The former re-signifies the attachment of humanity with territory and time. Once of the things that concern persons are not the possibility to die, but also such an event was unexpected and possible to happen again. The power and legitimacy work as efficient mechanisms capable to bestow certain stability in the life of citizenship. Leaderships upsurges in moments of uncertainty or shortage.