Everybody needs something to believe in. You need some set of moral values and an idea of what you believe is right from wrong. Religion gives people something to believe in and it gives them hope to live their lives. Religion is often the one thing that most people have in common with each other and binds people together.
Even though there's homophobia around the world and many other negative aspects of religion, you have to remember that they just don't understand other people's perspectives. They truly believe that they're trying to get you to a better place. Yes, religion can also cause violence, which makes this perspective somewhat contradictory, but these wars are all from misunderstanding. Forgive me if I sound like a hippie in this. So, although religions cause these issues in the world, it's all for a twisted sense of good that they're trying to force upon us. Again, it sounds contradictory, but you really have to take things from their perspectives to get a grasp of everything. I'm a Wiccan, so I don't try to force anything on anyone; but some of my closest kith and kin are baptist, so I kind of understand.
Sure, religion has been used to justify some wars in history, but the good from religion far outweighs the bad.
For instance, the vast majority of educational institutions were set up and motivated by religion, simply because most religions intrinsically value education and do not uphold it as the prerogative of the rich. The same applies to hospitals and other positive public institutions. In our more contemporary age, it is the churches that run food banks for the poor and actively support charity. I am mainly referring to Christianity as I do not know enough about the other religions but I presume that these other religions also contribute positively in a similar way to Christianity.
I am an atheist. However, no one can argue with the fact that under the threat of going to hell, people strived to follow basic religion rules (which overall are good) laying ground for normal moral and ethical behaviour that we have now. Of course, in general, not everyone is following this lifestyle.
Roman Christians and their isolation of the Jewish, Salem witch trials, Crusades, thirty years war, killing non-believers, forcing people to change to the dominating religion, church having too much power, Ripping hearts out from people for god, halting progression of science, and much more.
So much evil came from what was said to be good...
That said, believe what you want as long as you're not hurting anyone.
Bad for creating differences between people and they could make a trouble between religions and its really really really really really really really really really really really really really really bad for our soiciety and reliogion must not lead to discriminations i hope so plz 6 more words.. A... One
Religion basically separates us into different categories and then even in a certain religions like Christianity or Islam it's broken down even more into sub categories I feel that religion is a meant to break down society I feel that everyone should believe in something higher then them because the world would be much more terrible if we didn't cause we would think we are better then each other but I also believe that how you worship your god should b between you and your god......I honestly hate when people come and try to push they're religious views on me I am neither one way or another I live my life according to how I feel I want to live and know that there is somebody somewhere watching over me
Bad enough we have a billion things that separate us. I.E wealth race. Gender war etc why do we need something that a lot of people don't even believe in to separate us either you believe or you don't that doesn't mean people should throw it in each others faces
Religion is supposed to help people deal with everyday things. Social situations, death, and pretty much everything else. However, just because something helps you does not mean that you have the right to tell others who do not believe what you do that they are wrong. For example, christians and gays. Gay people are born gay, and cannot change. Nothing you threaten them with will make them stop. Christians think that if they disrespect them enough, they will stop being gay. This is not what the actually think, but it is what they are doing. Since they are focused on making people "hear the voice of God," they forget what their religion is truly about. Again with christianity. Jesus would have never ever discriminated against somebody because of who they like, but modern christians do. When people take their religion for law, it creates more problems for the people around them then it fixes for them. Originally, religion was fine. It created good things such as art. Now, all it creates is problems.
I know religion provides comfort for people. The illusion that one doesn't actually die. However, a false belief isn't a beneficial belief in my opinion. Islam is a religion, does Islam benefit the world? Certainly doesn't appear to. Christianity is a religion. I don't see it benefiting the world. Religion keeps us ignorant. Religion prevents us from solving today's problem because religion keeps us from understanding the real world. Religion is perhaps our greatest mistake.
Religion resists progress, breeds hatred and mistrust, and creates a meaningless dividing line for people to oppress, despise, or otherwise slaughter one another for fabricated reasons.
While the religion itself is not always the direct cause, it's only purpose is to maintain a selective belief system that makes progress difficult and violent.
I defend one's right to practice as they choose, but I wish for a world in which no one wanted to worship a deity, and we have one less reason to hate one another.
Here are some good parts and some bad parts but I take the bad parts as an effect. Sometimes people can be violent about their religions. I don't just mean Islam. I mean ALL religions. Also, it causes homophobia. I believe the world should just be a secular place to live in.
There are some good parts and some bad parts but I take the bad parts as an effect. Sometimes people can be violent about their religions. I don't just mean Islam. I mean ALL religions. Also, it causes homophobia. I believe the world should just be a secular place to live in.