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The Problem With Faith: Religion Is Destroying Humanity: The Assumption of Truth

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Started: 7/3/2018 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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backwardseden

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Taken from - http://churchandstate.org.uk... - The Problem With Faith: 11 Ways Religion Is Destroying Humanity

The assumption of truth.

Most of our world"s major religions each assume that it is their faith alone that is the "absolute truth" and refuse to concede that those traditions may be mistaken. Instead, they discover ways to force conflicting information to adapt to their own doctrine; no matter how effective the evidence is at actually disproving the rationality of that particular religion.

Many religious adherents have no problem understanding the irrationality of others beliefs, but are unable to apply the same logic when observing their own doctrine. Instead, every effort is made to justify why it is their " and only their " religion that is void of any fault. If they were to observe their own faith with the same set of scrutinizing eyes that they see through when evaluating other"s faiths, they would understand what many of us have already concluded " all of our religious texts were written by people, not gods. They are the stories and traditions that we created in order to explain our world in the past.

For instance, the majority of Christians would agree that the idea of Mohammad riding a flying horse into the heavens is an impossible fairy-tale; while simultaneously, they are unable to see how their own story of a talking snake or a man living inside a fish for three days is also impossible. We know that horses can"t fly. They are not airborne animals, they are land animals. We know that snakes can"t speak " they lack the vocal cords to produce the sounds necessary for speech. We also know that the digestive mechanisms of the fish would make it impossible for a man to actually live (let alone breathe) inside of a fish for three days. These stories, some of them with deep and purposeful meanings, cannot be understood, let alone correctly interpreted for beneficial use, when they are assumed to be truth, rather than for the allegories that they are.

The problem with this is that by insisting that (an obviously fabricated story) is absolute truth, the opportunity of arriving at the actual truth is greatly diminished. It creates a world where stories are placed above reality and reality is never within reach. It creates a mental mindset in people that is driven by misinformation and then passed on to future generations where misguided concepts are perpetuated.

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In following the ideals of the article, prove that religion is "truthful".

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