Obviously I do not agree, otherwise I wouldn't have taken the con side. I negate that religion is a community structured for the intentional aid. Personally, I beleive it is an excuse. An excuse for people to not accept that it is only man and his creation, that runs the universe. Religion is also considered a profiteering for the elite. Consider the following: Religion takes in billions of dollars every year, never pay taxes, and yet it seems that They always need more?. Religion is in my opinion, just a way to control people for elitist interst. Either that, or it is a blatent disregard for common sense and human life, by justifying mass murder, terrible tragedies that should be avoided by saying god did it
I myself am an athiest. I do believe religion does have it negative side like war. However, I think believing in something and having it as a reminder of happiness is good. If someone believes in something, whether it is right or wrong, should not be frowned upon. In fact, faith in God may push you to do things you could not.
1, I would like to ask the question, does it bring happinienss, or is ignorance really bliss? I would hope you would vote against this framework, my opponent says it's fine for religion as long as we are happy. I ask you to take the point of view of most people. I submit to you: why do "happy" people have an impulse to KILL others because they are infidels, or DEHUMANIZE women because allah allows it. why DENY RIGHTS to the homosexuals because a dusty old tomb told you so? Does religion make some of the people? yes. Does it kill, dehumanize, and deny rights to alot of people? yes. I ask you how many people are "ned flanders" that are the most happy people in the world? slim to none. Religion should be revoked, because it is arrogant, and arrogance leads to unhappiness. This turns the entire pro case.