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Sir Thomas Mores essay entitled Utopia presents an interesting outlook upon what a working utopia would be like The whole concept of a perfect place to live is of course desirable to every human-being however going about creating this paradise is a whole other story More presents the idea that a utopia is in fact attainable but not without some sacrifices A major casualty to this type of living is ones ability to do what he or she wants More specifically this involves removing ones want to engage in secular pleasures and in this case these wants are removed by religions mandatory role in the society More presents a rather interesting approach to religion within a utopian society by making it account for more of a secular purpose rather than a purely providential one Mores accounts of the various religions are quite insightful and also provide a unique approach everyone may believe in his or her own religion provided that he or she believes in the supreme God Any form of atheism is not tolerated whether there is a belief in an afterlife or not The utopians believe that any man who lacks a god or a belief in an afterlife has no reason to abide by the laws of society and therefore is a detriment to society 75 These men are not to be trusted and cannot hold any form of public office 75 Thus lies the root of utopias demand to instill religion for its worldly purposes Simply put if you cannot practice a true religion even if it is your own religion then you cannot be an upstanding part of the community This concept is obviously flawed in its inability to account for a persons simple morals A persons natural morals go far beyond any religion ever can and the society of utopia fails to acknowledge this Next on Mores agenda is the youth of utopia More discusses the vital role
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