Religion plays a huge role in every society on the planet. It has been used to provide people with hope in times of trouble as well as used as an excuse to enslave them. Laws are based on religious principles as well as many holiday seasons and celebrations. In truth there are very few aspects of life that are not in some way affected by the traditions of religious bodies. It has been said that religion is the drug of the people. Looking around the world today most people would be hard pressed to say that religion has had no impact on there lives. Wars have been fought and empires risen and fell over the various religious beliefs from different cultures. And even in a modern world with greater scientific knowledge than ever before people still search for the same questions of religion they have done for centuries. Religion depending on your definition, will always play a huge, if not the biggest role in the majority of a populations lives. It provides people with a hope for the future which although it cannot be proved it is some how wired into us as humans. People need a faith and a hope for the future and that is exactly what religion provides.