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Is religion the opiate of the masses

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Started: 4/12/2018 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Every religion thinks they are true and everyone else is wrong. Religion is used by the powerful to control the week, if a leader can convince the masses that they are god chosen one they are able to control those people, if religion is wiped from the minds of the people then and only then will we have hope for a peaceful society.


An individual must be bound to some or the other religion in order to be closer to ethics and moral values.
Religion aims to explain the meaning and origin of life. Calling it the opiate won't do justice. It is not religion but superstitions which controls the weaker one's.
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Posted by dealmanjr 3 years ago
Religion is a opiate of the masses because it gives them something to believe in as many are scarred of the unknown such as death since no one really knows the truth behind it, and many human beings want to believe in a purpose and thus turn to religion. Religion has been used to control people and has lead to leader using religion to control the masses through their blind belief a big example is the crusades.
Posted by missmedic 3 years ago
Religion, by it's own admission, is dogmatic and immutable and can not change or improve it's moral code. A lot of horrible things in this world get done for something greater then ourselves. One can not follow biblical morality without using ones own moral filter. One need not own beliefs of any kind to live a productive, moral, and useful life. Also, a superstition is defined as any belief in the supernatural, like ghost, gods and good luck. When ones demands tolerance for their superstitious belief, it empowers all superstitious beliefs.
I can tell you from personal experience, that it is bad luck to believe in superstitions.
Posted by canis 3 years ago
Well. Take away any drug and see what happens.. Take away the dream of a god/religion and see what happens.. Religion is a powerfull drug...
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