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Can a society create a religion?

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Started: 10/1/2015 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jkeastt

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Religion had to start from something. Essentially, it is a story which people then decided to follow. So surely anyone can make up a religion and receive followers? Considering a religion such as christianity has no evidence, nor does anyone's made-up religion today.
Vance34

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For my First Pillar, society doesn't create religion. Religion Create Society. Religion is something that has a story and how we came to be today. Today their aren't big wars for territory as the world was developing. Flash back to the medieval ages. Many people believe that something extremely small but can be considered a sin can send them for an eternity of burning in hell. They were very scared of this. People don't feel so passionately about an ethereal plane this much in today's society. Many people don't care any more. There would be no chance for another religion to be created.

From what I have just read it states that anyone can create a religion. How? You stated that you will automatically receive followers? Maybe two or three but you will not have a beginning a common sense and a story. Some people could be tricking others for money. Which I elaborate on later. To conclude my first pillar. Society cannot make another religion because there is no base to start with!
Debate Round No. 1
jkeastt

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Maybe not in todays society can we create a religion with the growth of atheists due to factors such as a growth in scientific knowledge and therefore lack of faith. But of course without these distractions, humans would be much more willing to look for another explanation for the world we live in. A created religion would be an easy route for people to go down- it's about what is involved in the religion and the people in society.
Vance34

Con

As I said before, you are stating that anyone can create a religion. But you will not automatically receive followers. If it was created now many people would have no reason to join because most people already have a religion. Also people have already tried to create religions but have been seen as hoaxes, just so they can get peoples money. For Example.

Perhaps the most infamous and malicious religious hoax in history, "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion" is a book supposedly revealing a secret Jewish conspiracy to take over the world. It first appeared in Russia in 1905, and though the book has been completely discredited as a forgery, it is still in print and remains widely circulated. Many people have endorsed this religious hoax, including actor Mel Gibson, Adolf Hitler, and automaker Henry Ford, who in 1920 paid to have a half-million copies of the book published
Debate Round No. 2
jkeastt

Pro

jkeastt forfeited this round.
Vance34

Con

To conclude yall cant make no religion k. I win
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Aayankhan 1 year ago
Aayankhan
If any society creates own religion, it shows that they made it for their own interest and benefits, mostly there are no benefits for other world or peoples. Best religion gives rights to every person and provides rules and regulation for society, which are beneficial for every person.
Posted by MizzEnigma 1 year ago
MizzEnigma
That was my opinion. Not arguing points. Just saying you can create a religion//individuals are capable of such.
Posted by MizzEnigma 1 year ago
MizzEnigma
Yes, you essentially can.
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