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  • I think it is necessary

    First, from a religious point of view the answer is yes. Second, even if you are not religious, you have to see it is necessary. Religion inspires people to fight on and not to give up. Believing actually gives people hope, the courage and strength they need to confront the difficulties they face in life. Third, it also helps in keeping order in a society. The fact that people believe there is a great force watching them and judging them, or they will go to hell for acting badly (even though I don't believe in this last part) keeps a lot of them from immoral acts such as murders, prostitution ,promiscuous life (which can cause the spread of diseases and much more). So, religion is an important key in human survival.

  • Yes,I believe religion is needed for human survival.

    Though religion has and can be the initiation of conflict,it can also help us. If you think back all the way to the Phoenicians,you might just find something there.El(Some call Baal),the god of the universe,was the Phoenicians main god,although they did worship many deities even back then,there was still religion may not be a main religion,but it was believed in. Another thing is that with religion,you have something to depend on.In Christianity,you depend,worship,and love God.Something being dependable makes you feel safe,like there is someone who is going to help and protect you.

  • Yes,i believe religion is needed for human survival.

    Yes,religion is needed for human survival.The main reason religion started was because of the need of security.Beliefs make of feel safe,as in there is someone watching over us,to protect us.Without this,those who believe in certain religions would feel scared,trying to find a sense of security again.Also,religion helps with belief.It helps set confidence in those who believe.It can help with those who don't believe,those who talk about other religions in a bad way,into trusting it.That is another,and my final,way to show how religion is important to human survival.Trust,another sense,is almost everything in religion.People who don't believe have to trust the religion to become apart of it,and those who do believe have to trust it to to feel safe and have confidence.

  • Yes,religion is necessary

    Because people will feel safer knowing there's a God watching over them at all times.Without religion people would be out of control.Kids would be scared to go places.People would be killing each other and even killing those who are in there family.{A family who prays together stays together}.Some people feel safer knowing there's more than one person watching over them so religion is necessary without religion we wouldn't have churches are christians.

  • Religion is necessary..

    Because people will feel safer knowing there's a God watching over them at all times.Without religion people would be out of control.Kids would be scared to go places.People would be killing each other and even killing those who are in there family.{A family who prays together stays together}.Some people feel safer knowing there's more than one person watching over them so religion is necessary without it we wouldn't have some of the freedom we have today.

  • Religion is necessary!!!!

    Because people will feel safer knowing there's a God watching over them at all times.Without religion people would be out of control.Kids would be scared to go places.People would be killing each other and even killing those who are in there family.{A family who prays together stays together}.Some people feel safer knowing there's more than one person watching over them so religion is necessary without it we wouldn't have some of the freedom we have today.

  • Religion is necessary!!!!!!!!!

    Because people will feel safer knowing there's a God watching over them at all times.Without religion people would be out of control.Kids would be scared to go places.People would be killing each other and even killing those who are in there family.{A family who prays together stays together}.Some people feel safer knowing there's more than one person watching over them so religion is necessary without it we wouldn't have some of the freedom we have today.

  • Nevaeh Diggs...Religion is necessary!!!!

    Because people will feel safer knowing there's a God watching over them at all times.Without religion people would be out of control.Kids would be scared to go places.People would be killing each other and even killing those who are in there family.{A family who prays together stays together}.Some people feel safer knowing there's more than one person watching over them so religion is necessary without it we wouldn't have some of the freedom we have today.

  • Nevaeh Diggs...Religion is necessary!!!!

    Because it makes people feel safer having to know there´s someone in the sky watching over you at all times without religion everyone in the world would be out of control some kids would be scared to do different things kids would be scared to go outside because they don't feel safe even though they have there parents they want to know that there's more than 2 are 1 person watching over them.

  • Ms. Mendenhalls Extra Credit

    I think religion is necessary for human survival because you would not have a god to make you feel like you are safe. The next reason is that if you did not have a god then you would not have the "Fear of God" and that is something that you need. The last reason is that back in the days before Jesus was born, life would be so much different for the people who believed in a god because then they wouldn't have one.

  • Religion is for people who have to self direction

    If you were born with the "fear of god," you would think that it is necessary. If you were not born with the "fear of god," you are more likely to think more logically and not "spiritually." You are more likely to realize that religion and "gods" don't make any sense, making it not necessary for human survival. Religion doesn't make sense. Evolution does. I respect the idea of religion, how it gives people who have no self direction good morals and ethics. But there is other ways to accomplish that.

  • No, absolutely not.

    I am not religious. In fact, I'm not even a spiritual person. And despite this, the two values I hold the most dear are compassion and empathy. I've even gone as far as being a vegetarian to try and not cause needless suffering for my own self - indulgence. Meanwhile we look at some Christians who would wear a fur coat just because it looks good on them, or perhaps some Christians who would exploit someone's weakness or fear to try and force-feed them their beliefs. Or heck, how about Christian businessmen? Someone's belief in god does very little to change what kind of person they are. And by very little, I mean nothing. You'll always get bad religious nut jobs, and you'll always get bad atheists too. The only difference is who they put the blame on after they commit a horrible act.

    If anything is necessary for human survival, it's compassion. If we only look for what's best for our selves, we'll only destroy each other. Not just compassion towards other humans, but for even the weakest of creatures. After all, if we treat weak animals like dirt, who are we to demand any respect from the powerful people who treat weak humans like dirt?

  • No, it isn't Necessary

    Of course it isn't. While I admit that it once played important social and psychological roles, those roles have largely been replaced by other things that perform the necessary tasks better. Also, while religion may have played a role in our past, it was never a necessary part of our survival.

  • Religion is for people who have no self direction

    If you are raised with the "fear of god" and have no self direction you think it is necessary. But if you were raised without the "fear of god" you are more likely to realize that religion doesn't make any sense and it is fictional. You think logically not "spiritually." Evolution makes sense, religion doesn't. So no religion is not necessary for human survival.

  • Really guys? Really?

    Come on guys...Do you seriously think the survival of the human species depends on the belief in a magic sky daddy? This is absolutely ludicrous. Animals (which we are too) have survived just fine without praising any deities. Religion was used in the early times as a means of explaining the universe and life itself, many offering different concepts of right and wrong. These concepts could and would be created with or without a god involved. The only difference is that believers will claim their concepts are morally superior due to "divine inspiration", which just isn't real.

  • Ms. Mendenhalls Extra credit

    I think that religion was not needed for human survival. Example Mesopotamia they had Hammurabi's code and it was pretty fair for their time period. Although we have modifications to are laws today it was still a good source of rules. Although religion set guidelines for people there were plenty other resources for advice. I also believe it would allow people a chance at a higher class. We also might have come up with other roles in society if we didn't have religion.

  • Ms. Mendenhalls Extra credit

    I think that religion was not needed for human survival. Example Mesopotamia they had Hammurabi's code and it was pretty fair for their time period. Although we have modifications to are laws today it was still a good source of rules. Although religion set guidelines for people there were plenty other resources for advice. I also believe it would allow people a chance at a higher class. We also might have come up with other roles in society if we didn't have religion.

  • I think you can leave without it

    Religion can be important but it is not necessary because first of all we can live without it because some people don't have religion and they re still ALIVE! And no religion is not just to persuade you to fight on and not to give up.You just have to believe in yourself

  • I do not agree.

    I do not agree, because even though (if you do) you believe in gods you would not even have too, some people do not believe in any god, but even if you do believe in a god you would not have too, so it is not necessary for human survival.

  • Religion makes you do thing that you don't even know work

    See religion to me is a big waste of time. You could do shrines dances and all the other thing you want for religion but their is no proof in any of it so you could be doing so much just to find out your religion is bogus like in ancient Mesopotamia the Babylonian there were so many rules that were unsanitary like if a husband and wife get in a argument all gets blamed on the wife stupid.


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ThierryAyi says2013-08-12T17:03:57.527
I posted my opinion but it didn't appear, why ?
AnonyFeline says2013-08-15T08:18:21.537
It was necessary in the past to promote social order and preserve knowledge. It may be shifted to a more spiritual practice in the future, if it still exists then. At present, we are in a state of transition from over-reliance on the mysticism and mythology of religion, to a more objective and enlightened application of the principles taught by religion.

It WAS very necessary then. It is still may be necessary in some parts of the world as a means by which to teach moral ethical truths to the people, but it is unclear with the vast diaspora of demographics.