Is religion needed in the world

August 29, 2015, 5:26 pm

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Actually, there's a reason to keep crime free without afterlife. Humans have evolved to work better when we have peace among each other. The war comes in when people have different ideas of peace, but that's irrelevant. People usually don't hurt others when they know how it feels to get hurt. That's called empathy.

3 years, 7 months ago

as much as I hate religion, it's what puts us in a social group that can team up in life. It's an evolutionary mechanism that helps us stay alive

3 years, 7 months ago

National law and religious law are both a way to keep people in line. But they do it in different ways. While national law helps to enable people to live in communities, religious law is more individualized, often holding people to a higher moral standard, which is usually very hard to reach. That being said, non-religious people are NOT unstable, immoral people. They often live by similar standards set by themselves and their values. Religion also provides hope to people in bad situations. For example, homeless people often carry a very strong faith with them. The most mainstream religions offer some kind of ultimate reward at the end, such as heaven in Christianity. People who are suffering, whether its emotionally, financially, physically, or anything else, have something to look forward to after life. In this sense, the high moral standard religion supports and the hope it gives followers is necessary, especially in a world where there's so much suffering and so much misconduct. As a side note, religion is a belief system and should not be used to section oneself or others off from people of other religions. This is what leads to problems between people of other religions, and what might form many people's opinions that the world should be rid of religion.

3 years, 8 months ago

There shud be only one religion that is HUMANITY.

3 years, 8 months ago

thats where constitution/national regulation comes into place, because religion is something related vertically to god, while the national regulation is something established directly for the people in the country. lots of cases proven that even ppl with religion can still done violence towards other

3 years, 8 months ago

Not to mention the extremely religious countries tend to be rife with corruption and totalitarian suppression of Rights.

3 years, 8 months ago

More secular countries have statistically less crime. More theological countries have statistically more crime. So it could be argued that the relationship between crime and religion is actually a positive correlation. I don't think that's the argument I would make, but at the very least, the argument that religion somehow causes crime to be lower is not supported by any study. It's simply not true.

3 years, 8 months ago

Law is also a deterrent for crime. But people do not commit crime because they scare of the aftermath and punishment of violating the law. Some religions could purify people's minds through their doctrines, leading them to do the right things by their own views.

3 years, 8 months ago

invincible, we know that's not true though, the least religious countries on the planet just happen to be the most peaceful and non-violent. I seriously doubt that's a coincidence

3 years, 8 months ago

imagine if there's no religions or beliefs. people will do anything they want(including killing, rape, etc.) without any consideration of what they might get in the afterlife as the payback/punishment.
now, whether the payback or even the existence of afterlife is true or not, it can prevent human being from doing something harmful towards other. which basically all religion condemned such harmful actions.

3 years, 8 months ago

its just a name for looting people by corrapting their minds by fear of god

3 years, 8 months ago

define religion, I think this is actually a good point

3 years, 8 months ago
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