- 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.
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 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.
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.
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??
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.
People from day one state and teach their opinion, but they fail to remember that God holds them accountable for false teachings. Therefore they must continue to search for biblical truths before teaching and repeating what they have learned. When unfounded teachings are taught we get a world of confusing ideas that are false and it divides people.
Have you heard of the golden rule??? Treat other people like you would treat yourself, and this is in the majority of all world religions, who in the world would want to create disturbances and pain to himself, but it is the nature of man to divide himself into groups. Democracy is a perfect example of that are you either (democratic or republican), why do you think Communism doesn't work, people will not be willing to be together and if they were, someone would abuse it, In addition it is nationalism that divides people more, you have non religious societies such as China\Japan and do you think they like to co-operate with each other. Did you know there is no actual Muslim state but all the Muslim states are currently based on a hybrid system between nationalistic beliefs and mixed with religious beliefs, the people in power continue to cherry pick laws to suit there own needs. Religion is only advice, people can choose to take it or not to take it. "There shall be no compulsion in the [acceptance of] the religion.". Chapter 2 verse 256, Quran. Jesus in Christianity was know to be a peaceful man, and you know about Buddha and meditation. Listen instead of worrying about if religion is peaceful or not you should worry about whether it is correct or not, In my opinion as a Muslim, I believe the scientific predictions as shown by Quranic Gems by Nouman Ali Khan, and talks by Ahmed Deedat, or even social talks by Malcolm X (after leaving the nation of islam) can show how religion can largely benefit people, and don't just believe me but research what the religion actually states and you Insha-Allah will begin to understand that religion is a way to make humans, who are constantly in conflict with one another, help one another, particularly when it comes to peaceful arrangements, such as the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah and note that it was not the religious who broke the treaty, but the non-religious who broke the treaty, in the end of the day if it was not religion, just look at you're own countries and how they hate one another like rivalries in football games, and understand what the religions actually say; I conclude with "do good as Allah has done good to you. And desire not corruption in the land. Indeed, Allah does not like corrupters." Surat 28 verse 77, Quran.
And when Muslims meet each other what do we say to one another, "Salaam wa alaykum" which means Peace be with you.
, it unites; it is the politicians and rulers who in the name of religion, democracy and humanity divide the people.
The earth is the place where people living. One man black, one man red, one man brown, and another men with various colours. One man with a nature and another man with another nature. One is soft and another is anger. One man is bluffing, and another man is always true. Taking earth, the life style differs from area to area, also taking climate one area with heavy rain, and another area totally hot. So, we see differences in every aspect in this earth. Though we are living different countries, the religion alone unifying us.
Religion by default unites, but we use different misinterpretations to make separations.
Nearly all religions teach peace, harmony and unity. They teach not to be judgemental, discriminative, rascist etc and to instead accept people and try to get on, even if you don't agree with their beleifs or customs. In my opinion, the things that divide and segregate us have nothing to do withreligion but rather, human emotions. Feeling jealous, threatened, hateful etc, is what really causes segregation and isolation.