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Religion or Run Religion has been around for thousands of years Throughout history religion has made an impact on the decisions people make everyday People have even gone as far as sacrificing their lives for their religion There have been countries formed over religion so too have there been wars started These events and many others have caused the creation of many new religions and the destruction of others Even in the present there are skirmishes between the people of different religions While not everyone claims a religion everyone is affected by it During the time of the Celts religion was a form of animism the Latin word for spirit They believed that spirits were everywhere in the trees fires stones thunder and rivers Celts assumed that the spirits controlled all areas of life and that they needed to be kept happy At times either ritual dances or human sacrifices were performed The Druids were the people who acted as the connection between the humans and the gods The most important god to the Celts was the Mother Goddess They believed that almost everything could be explained due to her actions The Celts hoped that a marriage between the Great Mother and the Great Father would result in a world of perfect harmony These people were not the only ones to believe that the gods controlled everything many other future religions also thought the same Throughout the early 20th century in Britain religion still had an impact on the way people lived their lives They tried to live their lives in the best way they could to please their god In the movie Chariots of Fire based on events from the 1924 Olympics religion plays a part in the life of one of the main characters Eric Liddle is a Christian who has qualified to be in the Olympic Games unfortunately there is a problem one of the qualifying heats is to be ran
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