are most people credulous?
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as the claim maker i will instigate. people are too ready to believe the religion their leaders recommend. they are all believed and not all of them can be true. and my opponent seems to think that a religion is just one belief but it is thousands. so that is thousands of things that most people are too ready to believe as most people believe whatever religion their leaders recommend and only one can be true which means far less than .1 percent of people have been right about thousands of beliefs known as their religion. thats enough to prove that people are credulous but i wont stop their. most people believe they know right from wrong in any situation. but most people of a country contradict most people of other countries on almost every precept. even when they agree murder is wrong etc. they arent black and white and believe its acceptable to kill in some cases. they disagree on which cases its ok to kill on. for beliefs? some believe that. some dont. for thieving? some believe that. some dont. for being an american? some believe that some dont and i could go on all day long just on murder. so are people not credulous?
people believe whatever religion their country has to offer and most people choose whatever denomination their local church has chosen and they accept whatever morality their country offers which usually contradicts their religion (now days thank god because religious morality is horrible) . these religions cannot all be right and they offer no evidence. only a religious pluralist would argue that people are not credulous and id rather not comment on that drivel. oops i just did. lol
While the majority still believe in religion, partly the blind belief is reinforced not because people are ready to be blinded, but because of fear of God. The tendrils of religious ceremonies have long since trapped society, leading to superstition and fear of retaliation from God's side. Also, peer pressure has been playing a major role in keeping religions intact. Even if one of us questions the existence of God, his power is so strong in the minds' of believers that instead of explaining they would directly reject such ideas. I am the only atheist in my grade, and believe me, I have asked many believers for proof, yet they realize they have none, but they still clung on to their belief, and almost succeeded in convincing me to join back.
Religion has always been a part of our daily lives, and has already dug its roots in society long time back. Unearthing those roots take a while. Plus if something good happens to a skeptical believer, the effect is some more days for faith. Its not like they are too ready to believe, but all this factors create superstition that God exists. These factors have not yet been questioned much, cause they too have been there for eons.
I would change the fear of God to fear of society. Our parents strictly believe in God, should we not continue with the same? All my friends, teachers etc. believe in God, what if he actually exists? And superstition, rumors and more are slowly fading. As for speculation of miracles, there is no other scientific explanation for luck yet, so believers go to the excuse of God. Whenever there has been no other alternative, no scientific method to call upon, things that are irrational is where God is concerned. Plus, often when we lack the basis to form an opinion, we go to other people's choices. When the idea of God was developed, if even 1 person agreed to it, all others would follow even when their opinion is 50-50 on the subject.
As for you saying your talking about past as well, it goes against your resolution 'ARE most people credulous?' because it is in present tense. Today's readiness to believe has decreased, as other than religion, none would be ready to believe anything. And I am sure even the Pope can't make a Christ 2 and keep the belief intact. So, because religion has survived so long due to our credulous ancestors, it would take more time to convert all to non-believers. People are obsessed over religion these days, for my friend failed to provide any reason for God's existence, but still continues believing.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro showed many people accept beliefs inherited from their family. This holds true regardless of what occurs in the future, since the resolution is a question of "are", not "will be".
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