The debate "Society wouldn't have developed trust in institutions without organised religion." was started by
July 4, 2019, 9:49 am.
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Allirix, MADHURA, sk25 and 3 visitors agree.
Nemiroff, historybuff, Deat and 3 visitors disagree.
Why? The Romans had a lot of institutions and people trusted them. They did not have an organized religion. There are lots of other examples too.
In Christianity organization and religion kind of went together during the dark ages and medieval period. But the reason that was the case was that after the fall of the western roman empire a centralized state no longer existed. The only institution that continued to exist that was capable of performing some of these services (education etc) was the church. So the church became heavily involved in the state and organization. But it certainly didn't have to play out that way. If the roman empire hadn't fallen then the church would never have been involved in those things and likely would have continued in a position subservient to the state like in the Byzantine Empire.
religion is an institution, often one of the most corrupt ones. this is circular logic