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Are religion bad?

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Started: 4/21/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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2015071

Pro

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jarichman43

Con

1. Religion creates morals and value-systems which is crucial for human existence.
2. Religion guides people's actions in life and in most cases it leads them on a legally pure life.
3. Most religions are founded on the key principal of peace which can help stop violence in the world.
4. Religion makes balance in a life where negative social influences can be increasingly disruptive.
5. Religion last longer than us and represents a greater power that we can not control.
6. Religion represents a community with common ideas and beliefs that will always be there for you and support you in your actions.
7. Many countries are founded with a government that combines religion and elected officials. So, if for some reason there is conflict where you live, you know that you can return to your people without much legal work.
Debate Round No. 1
2015071

Pro

1. Religion cause war. The Crusades are a series of military actions to take the middle east. People in the crusades killed many people for what they believe. The War on Terror, which is a series of 'Holy War' declared by Al-Qaeda, killed millions of people in Arabia and the western world. The Israel-Palestine War... Why are you creating wars if you teach people to be friendly, to love each other?
2. Religion are lawful reasons for murder. Terrorist in Middle East killed people because they didn't followed the religion. Many women killed in the Witch Trials are actually not a witch, but just to suppress feminism. Didn't they teach not to murder people?
3. Religion narrow personal freedom. Muslim and Islam often not allow women to wear less clothing, never show their face, and cannot drive. Most believers aren't allow to drink. Christianity doesn't allow free love and sex. Sex cannot be perform before marriage, opposing free love. Gay and lesbian are widely consider a sin to many religion.
4. Religion never allows new ideas. The Catholic Church dismiss the claims of evolution and protected sex. In 2009, the Pope claims condoms worsen the African AIDS crisis, which is not true considering condoms eliminates semen, a body fluid with sperm created by males to make babies, to pass on to females. As you know, AIDS transmitted by body fluids like blood and semen. Why are you stopping people to stop a leak in their pipes (no pun intended). With this, it can cause bigger problems to the pandemic. Evolution vs creationism is too well known, so I just skip it. In the past the church dismissed planets orbits the sun fact, and doing so, captures and jailed Galileo.
5. Religion actually kind of limits personal religion freedom. Middle East declares Atheist are terrorism (http://www.independent.co.uk...). Christianity churches forced Natives to believe in god by using residential school, resulting abuses.
6. Religion controls people's thoughts. Although religion teaches us being good is good, but they never let believers questions. My friend which is a christian in Hong Kong (and me too, just saying... Shut up) told me that he cannot question the bible. Are you serious? This is too 1984. Personal freedom is once again limited.
jarichman43

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
2015071

Pro

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jarichman43

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Debate Round No. 3
2015071

Pro

1. Religion don't guide people to pure life, it's themselves. Why don't you kill your mother? Because you don't want to, you love her.
2. Peace? Ha! Look at all these hatred we have. For example, justice. A murderer killed 4 people, and the society kills him. Justice: We kill somebody for payback. That's peace guys! Great forgiveness (Don't get me wrong, I support Justice, because some people deserves to burn in hell, and forgiveness are earned, not just giving to people.)
3. Society don't support you, you support society. Religion don't represents a community, religion represents it's ideas.
4. Religion tells us what to do to be a good person, but morals are created by a community as how to treat others. Morals kind of involve with religion, but it is more to a cultural thingy e.g., respect your teacher, bow when meeting people...
jarichman43

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by egbert236 3 years ago
egbert236
I do not believe nor see why religion creates morals or value-system. It is very possible to live a moral and perfectly righteous life without being threatened with an absurd idea of not going to heaven.
Posted by 2015071 3 years ago
2015071
I'm too Chinese... :(
Posted by Your_Logical_Fallacy 3 years ago
Your_Logical_Fallacy
are grammar good
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