It is my opinion that religion serves as a method of belief categorization. I could provide a lofty explanation with loads of detailed personal experiences here, but I wont for brevity's sake. In short, I believe that religion serves as a sort of badge that people use to either identify with or discriminate against one another. This statement is a given, but I believe that there is a deeper trend that follows beyond that. Becoming a member of a fraternity that was founded on the foundations of "Christian manhood" made me question the structure of other fraternities. After I had conducted some research, I realized that the vast majority of fraternal organizations, including both male and female groups, are founded on religious principles. I immediately began questioning other, greater organizations such as clubs, sports teams, universities, companies, corporations, and governments. This lead to the following hypothesis: given the opportune circumstances, it is possible that people who categorize others [based on religious belief] are likely to compartmentalize themselves into some of the aforementioned groups as a means to separate themselves from those they disagree with. This claim can likely be supported with neuroscience's discovery of mirror neurons and their role in the connective nature of the brain. Do you agree with this or not? If not, please pick out a specific portion of the argument that you disagree with so that I may clarify/defend my opinion. 

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I was hoping for such an eloquent response. I am using my phone to access the internet so providing a detailed response will not be in the immediate future. Please have some patience with me!

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