Religion teaches believers to do the right thing rather than the wrong using a set of rules to abide to, which makes them more likely to do the right thing that would contribute into making society a better place.
II. Counter Argument.
Every person is made and is capable to be as beneficial to society by doing good deeds or acts whether a follower or not of a certain religion.
(For a clear understanding let us use the following actions of a person to be beneficial to society i.e., sharing blessings with others, contributing ideas and opinions, being proactive). Religion is defined in the dictionary as 'A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs'. In this proposition, it is inferred that the citizen who believes in a certain religion abides by the 'moral code governing the conduct of human affairs,' that make them more beneficial to society. Inferring that this moral code is the reason as to why a certain citizen would participate in an action that would be beneficial to society is beyond the research of anyone. The citizen could say that it was because of a life growing up with this religious set of codes or by mere good will that everyone has. This citizen would not even know himself. Saying that religion makes a citizen more beneficial to society is the same thing as saying that without religion, a citizen cannot be as beneficial to society.
"There is an old saying that people are not good or bad since from their birth. People become good or bad, based on their experiences and circumstances revolving around their life.".
This quote was taken from the conclusion of an article titled, "The Impact of your childhood on your Personality".