The debate "Religion was created out of fear of death and what's after" was started by
December 23, 2017, 12:34 pm.
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Yes and no, religions were created and changed over many years based on cultural and social norms. They have evolved to reflect the changing norms. With the lack of scientific methodology it is only a logical solution to pray to a god(s) when unexpected or scary things are happening. This would include the death of loved ones. Since mortality still plagues us as a species religion is still prevelent. Along with mortality, the continued existence is based partly on tradition and partly on profitization of the religious institution. The bigger the congregation you have the more untaxed income you have. This leads to the marketing of religion and ultimately to greater fracturization of religions.
A prediction for the future as the christian religions continue to fracture to smaller and smaller groups it will lose most of its patronage/believers to the ideological conflicts that will probably ensue.
The Islamic religions are in the middle of a recurring historic timeline what we would call the dark ages. The difference is that the Quaran is said to be the "word of god" while the bible is aligorical prose. This starting the dilemma that a church reform to fit to the social norms could potentially never happen. If that is the case either abhorrent behavior in the name of religion will be normalized or the religion will be seen for what it is and abandoned en mass from years of not being able to justify violence.
see man has a his ways of interpreting religion some people religous leadership over people means power absolute power absolute corrupts to say its our choice to live religion right way we think suppose to be lived to me christianity is my religion.
note how the thing your answer is not based on is the topic being discussed.
My answer is based on the observations of the adversaries of religion. You don't see Muslims taking religion for a joke, yet the opposition does.
I didn't deny that.
I said that's not what this topic is about.
do you understand what this topic is about?
I don't think you do.
You are wrong. The ungodly hate religion only because they want to do evil things to others and then kill themselves before anyone does something evil to them. They lie and say there's no hell before killing themselves
faith is far beyond such simplistic ideas. that is a small part of a bigger pic. on why people SEARCH for faith. once you discover it it goes well beyond.
nothing to do with the historic or spiritual origins of religion, just your same old nonsense on repeat that makes no sense and has nothing to do with anything anyone is talking about.
Criminals commit suicide so they can get away with crime without being called a felon, or ever arrested even one time.