People say that without religion there would be no morality. Yet after reading multiple religious texts I only see racism, sexism, slavery, rape and more. Even the morally good stories from religious scripture are flawed because the only incentive is still getting a good spot in heaven or a privileged afterlife. So my question is what good comes from religion and why do we still need it in this day and age?
I accept this debate and I would like to thank the original poster for creating the debate. Since the original poster did not write the definitions, I shall:
Morality-conformity to the rules of right conduct
Religion-a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
My opponent has entered definitions for the words Religion and Morality. Although these definitions are correct they do not answer my question. I understand what morality is and that religion does have certain rules regarding moral behavior. The question is simply, does morality come from religion and do you need religion to be a morally good person?