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.
Science kills God. All of science has been proof that God isn't needed in the whole universe. God or religions are made from the anxiety of human being. Religion has succeed it goals (erase war, Killing, Etc) but NOW, IT DOESN'T NEEDED ANYMORE. For example: Country that don't has religion like Findland, Japan are far more peaceful than other religious country.
When people were ignorant and did'nt know how and why things are and happin, Gods were an easy way to explain. We now know. Gods want followers, Then why whould'nt atleast one show up to prove they are worthy of praise and worship? Good people do'nt need made up gods and religions to know what is right and how to do good.
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.
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?
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.
The vast majority of religions are based upon very antiquated (disproven) conceptions of the world,. They generally make fallacious claims like 1) Some type of God loves and cares very much about the well-being of every person (consider how many are born into rotten circumstance, suffer greatly a short time, then die) 2) That they possess "holy books" that are divinely inspired ( yet replete with contrafictions, factual errors and huge exaggerations) and 3) that prayer somehow harnesses some type of supernatural razzle-dazzle (when any results deemef a response to prayer are invariably the product of human agency or some naturally occurring process.
In addition, all religions (or cults that have grown up) require children to be inculcated with their gobble-de-gook long before they develop any capacity to evaluate the material critically, or frequently take advantage of adults in weakened psychological states ( beaten up by life) to grab a foothold. Without these two artificial and unfair methods virtually every religion would just evaporate. Virtually no healthy happy non-religious adult would ever convert to any religion.
The views that are portrayed in religion are complete fabrication and are often children are subject to brainwashing and end up believing in this rubbish. If an adult in their right mind wants to believe in this then okay, it should be a free world but if religion wasn't installed at such a young age it would die out quickly. It causes war, segregation and hatred and should be ridden.
Religion is for the weak minded and easily fooled, so desperate to give their lives and deaths meaning as long as you are the first religion to get pounded into their head. Most religions claim to be the one true religion, guess you better hope you pick the right fairy tale. Now if you would excuse me I am off to worship the Greek Gods.
There are over 5000 separate god being prayed to on this planet and it just happens to be that your god/s is the only true one. Well that is quite a coincidence. Can you show me any proven scientific evidence that your god is the one true one and all others are false? No? OK that's fine because, I can give you many reasons why your god is false.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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,
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 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.
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.
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.