• Worshipping a deity is just as outdated as worshipping the sun, moon and stars.

    Primitive humans had primitive religions and worshipped celestial objects, animals, fire and water: indeed, tribes of hunter gatherers in remote parts of the world still do. However, as humans became more sophisticated so did the religions, though it was only quite recently that the Catholic Church was persecuting people who suggested that the earth was not at the centre of the universe.

    Religion is in decline in eductated societies and as time goes on fewer and fewer people will turn to religion to make sense of their lives and the world about them.

  • In a way yes

    If depends on how we are looking at it. It offers people solace and hope but if we are just referring to the concept of it, I believe it is. Most people often out grow myths, religion is one that no one tends to out grow. If someone asked you do you believe in Zeus, you would probably think they crazy. If someone asks do you believe in God, you are probably a conservative.

  • It no longer serves a real purpose.

    Religion got its start due to primitive man's inability to explain the world around him. He could not determine why earthquakes or lightning happened, or what the sun and moon were, so he invented stories to explain those phenomenon. The more we learned as a species, the more those phenomenon were able to be deciphered. "Gods" are obsolete in a world where we have modern science to actually find out the REAL answers behind our universe.

    Then again, many people prefer fantasy....And are lazy. "Goddidit" is easy, but learning science is hard.

  • Definately an outdated concept

    Religion is indeed an outdated concept. Many wars have been started as a result of having different beliefs. The church throught history has repressed many scientific advances simply because it doesnt fit with their views, or would contradict with longstanding beliefs they have gone as far as to label people as witches, and were tried and hung for it. Take for instance Copernicus who was hindered by the church for his heliocentric theory or Galileo who was called forth by the Inquisition for supporting Copernicus' theory. The only good thing religion brings is that gives people something to believe in.

  • Times are slowly overtaking religion.

    In my opinion religion is slowly becoming an outdated concept that is slowly losing its place in modern society. Despite millions of people believing in God religion is becoming an increasing burden on society as greater progress gets halted by religion. With nearly every bold step forward into a better future there is a religious movement that is usually against it, and with these movements comes the response of the government to halt or alter the new concept or idea. Religion also slows development as there is the constant question "Will this please (or displease) God" Making people question better ways and technology for the sake of religion. Religion slows progress thus making it an outdated concept.

  • It's outdated and we need to accept it.

    Man has from now to even old antiquity survived without god. Some ancient greek philosophers did these and they produced marvelous theories about math and physic. But you can also live a moral and good life without god. But religions has also claimed and oppressed so many things that in my mind it shouldn't have done. Religion are also divisive between humans and made wars that wouldn't have happend.

  • God is dead

    Religion can't exist because last time I checked the supreme being who rules us all (Beyoncé) is not a man. Therefore religion must be updated to take account for all the goddesses that surround us (praise be). What kind of society is this when a woman can't worship Spongebob as she pleases?

  • God is dead

    Religion can't exist because last time I checked the supreme being who rules us all (Beyoncé) is not a man. Therefore religion must be updated to take account for all the goddesses that surround us (praise be). What kind of society is this when a woman can't worship Spongebob as she pleases?

  • God is dead

    Religion can't exist because last time I checked the supreme being who rules us all (Beyoncé) is not a man. Therefore religion must be updated to take account for all the goddesses that surround us (praise be). What kind of society is this when a woman can't worship Spongebob as she pleases?

  • Imagine the advancements we would have made without religion

    The church purposely went after scientists and inventors in the 1500s. DaVinci himself was imprisoned by the church. Today, Instead of advancing stem cell research, American religious zealots are whining about abortion. They try and force their ideology into our politics. At this point we need to let go of the past, Accept we are responsible for ourselves, And move forward.

  • We need religion like we need oxygen

    Yes, Religion does initiate war and violence; however, those that assert this are just focusing on the bad things. Religion also feeds the starving, heals the sick, helps those in need, rescues those in despair and educates millions internationally- the list could go on, though, I am limited by words.

  • I don't think so..

    A belief in God doesn't hamper scientific study or progress; take the cases of Nicholas Copernicus, Sir Francis Bacon (established the scientific method), Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, Rene Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, Michael Faraday, Gregor Mendel, William Thomson Kelvin, Max Planck, and others. Their faith inspired their scientific pursuits. It is a bigoted and arrogant to assume your lack of belief make you superior. I'd liken the comparison to the Grande Arche vs. The Notre Dame de Paris.

  • For the most part, religion is not outdated

    While it can be frequently observed that some religious views cling to old social principles, most of today's practiced religions advocate for philosophies that coexist with what we consider today as modern thinking. Most religions are gradually becoming capable of going hand in hand with scientific progress, supporting tolerance of all people and all views, and promoting free-thinking. Religion isn't at all an outdated concept but rather an evolving and beneficial part of our culture.

  • Religion is not outdated.

    I think religion is a basic need of the human being, of the same importance as feeding, sleep, sex, etc. there was never a time when people didn't believe in ANYTHING, simply because we are so small compared to the universe around us. Religions have evolved and changed, of course, but the thing that remains, is the recognition of the fact that there must be something greater and mightier that controls everything, and that's not us. I mean the perfect order of the universe, the perfect laws that govern it, the perfect mechanism of a cell, that allows it to regenerate, and work betther than any man made machine, give testimony to that.
    On the other hand, religious feeling can never be surpressed, it can be perverted, of course. Not even the so called atheist regimes could not surpress it, without trying to put something instead: the cult of the ruler e.G.. The cult of the mass media. See American Idol, Superman, etc. they try to give some alternatives.

  • Religion Is Not Outdated, The Church Is

    The argument that religion is outdated and thus tries to stop scientific study and progress to protect itself is not completely unfounded. In fact, it is partially true.

    However, religion is a very broad field. A religion includes all of the churches/groups/etc. That represent the religion.

    These different churches and groups may have different attitudes towards scientific, cultural, and worldwide advancement. Some are very open-minded and accept and coexist with new scientific theories and social norms, while others stubbornly stick to old social patterns and denounce science.

    It is not that religion as a whole is outdated, but that some churches and groups that represent them are.

  • Religion is not oudated

    Religion is still needed in the 21st century because it gives hope to those who think they don’t have a reason to live anymore and gives people alot of confidence. To support this Marcel Gauchet a known philosopher and sociologist proffessor wrote a book about the issue and said that pockets will always remain as science cannot give a person everything,

  • Not quite outdated

    I wouldn't say it's outdated per day while I'm not a religious man , I know there are plenty of people who still look to it .
    So I guess I'm saying it's all in the eye of
    The individual whether or not it is outdated , in modern society

  • Religion is not outdated and will always be here

    Religion is not outdated and will always be here present in people lives and in the world. Do we know what outdated means? Do we have evidence that religion is OUTDATED. I mean yes there are evidence for both side but you cant say religion is being outdated because its still here more than a billion probably has a religion or a belief. It will never die even in the future when theres only 100,000 people with a religion it still doesnt die because that 100,000 people still has a religion. There are people who aren't religious person but would like to be labelled as a religious person. Yes world is getting advanced and stuff but religious has been here since the world was created. For hundreds and thousands of years religion has been here and will never die.

  • Yes it’s def outdated

    I agree that religion is outdated especially when we speak of the old and New Testament, The new testaments existence is clear evidence that even the Bible is ever changing, As most of the New Testament was written after Jesus was cruisfied. There is some desperate need for a explanations to our existence. Religion has a strong hold on the lands it is prevealent to, And the powers that be have covered history over and over to justify a timeline of humanity based on faith. If one does there research on ancient culture beyond the orthodox beliefs based on modern interpretations of ancient literature, One can find humans have roots going back possibly hundreds of thousands of years, And there is compelling evidence to show it. Once humans learn of their ancient origins and realize we are a species with amnesia, And that we are capable of amazing feats, Only then will we proceed into our next golden age of peace. Or the alternative we will decend further into darkness, Away from the beautiful truth that we are all made of the same stuff. And that True love uplifts us, And that hate and cruelty destroy us, Even on a physical level.

  • God is not outdated

    A belief cannot ever be outdated so why can god's be? But this is not the everyday reality of many Christian believers.We find that belief in God helps us to make sense both of the world around them and of their own experiences. Nobody can prove that God exists. But we all know that only shallow truths can be proved. Logic and mathematics can’t tell us the meaning of life, or give us a reason to hope for the future but God can.There’s still an amount of people who still pray and believe in God and an amount of churches all around the world. It has happened that when someone prayed for something to happen , it happened.

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