The majority of wars in history and present time are centered around religion. The Middle East (primarily Islam) hates the US (primarily Christian) and Israel (primarily Jewish) because the the book of Islam, the Quran tells them to. Christianity is a religion centered on love and service. Christians are tolerant of those they disagree with, while they may not always support them. They reach out to help all. On the contrary, intolerant religions, such as Islam, cause wars and cause unfair prejudices.
- Religion influences children and their upbringing: children are indoctrinated in certain belief systems and are not given freedom to choose for themselves
- Religion gives alibis for killing others without remorse
- Religious beliefs lead this world to the state of overpopulation and bring our planet to the tipping point
- Religions "comfort" people offering lies
-Religion allows slavery, misogyny, homophobia etc.
Religion is a scapegoat used to persecute people with different religious beliefs and to harm them. People like it when things are there way. So when people have a different religion than their's they are not happy. So they take that anger out on people of different religions. Religion divides.
Religion doesn't separate the person literally but rather what it does is classifies the retards from the non-retards.
Human society is ever evolving, with science and technology guiding us forward while religion is dragging us backwards. Everything we see today is a result of science and religion contributed nothing. So why in anyone's right mind would they believe in God? The obvious answer to that is: Intelligence. If a person cannot recognize the obvious, even when it's right there in front of him/her and choose to believe in some fantasy with no factual basis we would agree to call these people retards. As for those whose logic is on the right track and understand the world around them through repeatedly challenging the facts are the ones who we'd call intelligent. So religion definitely divides the world, by intelligence.
Ask a religious person if they accept being in a relationship that leads to marriage with another person who is not of the same religion. The answer will be no. Then Yes, religion separates people. However, I don't think the problem is with religion /itself as it is not a person or a physical being that can take decisions be in control etc... Rather the problem is with humans greed and love for power in addition to insecurities that lead them to be extremists and not willing to accept the others.
I want my children to grow up in a world free of terrorism. Religion has been the axis of so many ''Righteous' crusades in the name of God who is worshiped by many religions with TOO many names to mention. The world needs to move on, religion originally was used to control the masses, times have changed. The western world is embracing change and others need to follow. Im sick of laws, poiltics and a whole host of religious mumbo jumbo dominating the news involving wars.
Going to the bare basics, a man and woman from two different parts of the world, different culture, different religions can fall madly in love with each other, be soul mates, have deep conversation 24 hours in a row, pausing only to sleep. But can never be together forever because the differences in religion makes things very difficult. Even to compromise to a point seems impossible. It is never fair for a lover to lose his/her identity for his/her partner despite being madly in love with each. These differences are the reason why they fell in love with each other. But the religion simply does not allow it. It is a shame because the world loses a pair of lovers that long to be together.
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Historically, religion has always been used to categorize people into different classes and hierarchies. Religion (especially the Abrahamic faiths) has the tendency to group people into groups in order to show that it stands out from other communities and religions. This tendency came from the fundamentals of the religion; that is, religion tries to divide between good and evil, and this division can only be performed with some sort of definition; hence good is defined as such, and evil is defined as such; accordingly, people who belong into that particular definition of 'good' is called the 'believers' and likewise, those who belong into the definition of evil is termed 'sinners.' From there, the whole process of giving definition and categorization escalates, until it becomes the reality of the society we see today. Religion categorizes, and with categorization, divide is inevitable.
If believing in Jesus, or God, or Jesus is God, is the true purpose behind any religion, then why would we need to put about another word that is just a tad further from the truth in, "believing". If it is a belief of God then there is no other term needed.
Religion is nothing more than an extra argument that is causing everything from wars, discrimination, and just flat out ignorance. We don't need religion in order to have good morals. We can have good morals through common sense. For example, I don't need to believe in a higher power in order to understand that it's not ok to murder another human being. The things that are taught and preached in the church (speaking from personal experience) is just a bunch of hypocritical statements that are nothing more than showing how sick of a society we have created on our own.
Only a FOOL dwells on FOOLISH things!!!! The foundation of the world itself doesn't divide people even though there are 7 continents with oceans stretching all across the Earth. PEOPLE DIVIDE THE WORLD with their own RATIONALE, CORRUPT POLITICS, RACISM, PORNOGRAPHY, ROAD RAGE, ONLINE TROLLING TO CAUSE DISHARMONY, SOCIETAL CLASSES, PREJUDICE, EVIL EMPLOYERS, AND UNETHICAL WHORE DRIVEN CORPORATIONS.
Religion does NOT divide people. Religion separates the GOOD from the EVIL. So don't EVER say anything bad about religion if you know what's best for you. OWNED.
A proper interpretation of religion would bring everyone together. Religion does not create a rift between people, people create a rift between people by being unwilling to accept others for their different perceptions and ways of practicing their faith. Even Christians can't see that their many denominations all practice the same faith and love for Jesus Christ, but still they choose to be divided amongst themselves. This is not because of religion, this is because of the way human beings interpret religion and ignore all the religious texts that say love one another, don't kill, be compassionate, show mercy and practice humility.
The only religon that makes sense is Islam and that unites every muslim together in the world. Allah is the greatest and deserves to be worshipped but many atheists deny god but think about your stupid big bang theory something must have created the first initial point for the big bang to happen.
Religion in itself does not divide. The term "religion" translates as "to bind, to connect". The purpose of religion is to connect us with some sort of ultimate reality or being, something like God or similar to God(Hinduism's Brahman, Buddhism's Nirvana, Confucianism's Will of Heaven or Taoism's Tao). It's not the religion that separates, it's the people involved.
Cuz basically yeah there would be no world or community without religion or faith. We would all be the same with no cultures and traditions so who ever syas that religion divides us is wrong as religion really unies us!!! We would be sad and depresses without the fun of religion.
Religion pertains to a collection of beliefs,cultural systems and world views that relate to humanity. Now, when this religion strikes, people belonging to a specific religious group get assembled against other groups, given the different beliefs separating different religious groups! It then morphs to a matter of dispute among distinct religions which ends up dividing the world...Besides, majority of world wars have been waged because of different religious groups sharing unalike views and beliefs.
However though, religion ONLY does not trigger world division!! The latter is also engendered by cut-throat competition among countries stretching across the globe, race, incompatibility, arrogance, immaturity,distinct cultures and many others which give a 'helping hand' to drift apart the world and its people!
But...As long as people resides in the world...These desirable and undesirable things would never cease to exist bcuz of different people with different perceptions,morals and opinions! Just as a person cannot be perfect...So can't the world!
For example, Christians say that Jesus was all peaceful. However there is a line in the bible where he commands all non-believers to be bought before him and executed. Religion shouldn't matter. We all came from the same place. We're all made from the same thing. We all live on the same planet. This is what counts. Not what part of the planet we're from, but that we're all on it together, so why fight??
Every religion has the same teachings (help the less unfortunate one, speak the truth, you reap what you sow ...) but humans don't understand that every religion is the same and they begin to spread hate. What really divides us is our ego. Its not some fantasy to believe in god and people say when you die you will go to heaven but those people fail to realize that heaven is within us and god resides in everyone.
We are the ones who divide. We are the ones who can't deal with coexisting peacefully. Religions are the least thing you should blame about world problems. Every set of beliefs are made to put together their believers. The problem is when one community thinks is better than the others; that is what divides us.
Besides, we all stand almost the same thing. God likes to cosplay.
Religion breakes into actions. Being told that you believe in this god because he is the best only makes everyone more competitive, protective and in result jealous that not everyone believes in the sae god.However it is the same with everything, playing sport is elitist as only the best get in the team it separates the strong from the weak, school streams people into the clever ones and the not and that decides the students, everything will depend on what sect on life you are separated into but religion is just the same. So yes religion does divide us but along with everything else in life