• Yes religion is necessary

    Yes, I think that religion is important in today's society and that more people should turn to religion in order to find guidance. I think that there would be less violence, especially less gun violence, if more people paid attention to religion and not a religion that is too far out there.

  • Yes, religion is necessary in today's society.

    I believe that religion is necessary in today's society. There are so many problems in the world, ranging from violence to the breakdown of the family unit. Morals seem to be nonexistent any more. Our world has become more self-centered; it seems like people have no regard for others. Religion helps us have a moral code and gives us hope in what seems like a lost world.

  • I think religion is needed

    I think religion is important to society cause they have some one to put there trust into to take them up to heaven and if they do then they have a clear mind and they aren't worried about not being taken care of when they die. Some people have one god and some have many but I have no right to tell people that they should think religion is necessary to today's society. But I believe society is needs religion cause the belief in someone that we cant see brings us hope that there is a being that is there for us

  • I don't think religion is necessary, I think hope is necessary.

    Religion gives hope, to the hopeless. Yes, it may sound weird, or probably seem like it has no argumente. Hope is the last thing a man looses, when there's no hope, the isn't anything anymore. You don't have a reason to fight, so you just give up on life. I think religion can be hope to people, it can be used as a weapon, or just the opposite, the problem is it has been used as a weapon for a long time. And it still is. It is too used as a vague excuse to do things that are wrong in our nature.

    I think if we keep using religion as an excuse we will never get anywhere, it we try to impliment it on people who are uninterested in it then so let them be, they don't have a reason to share your beliefs, when the time comes, a man may draw upon to religion as a source of hope.

  • What is the Need of Religion?

    There are many reasons why religion is needed for Mankind:

    (a) We know that man is a social animal. Every man depends upon millions of people for his life and its necessities. Also we know that every society needs some laws to prevent injustice and preserve the rights of every member of the society. But who is the right authority to make the Law? One man (be he a monarch or a dictator)? No! Because he, instinctively, will look, first of all, after his own interest. A group of people (be it an aristocracy or democracy)? No! Because every one of them is capable of wrong judgment; and a lot of wrong decisions do not add up to a right decision.
    Moreover, all the man-made laws and customs have a very serious defect: they cannot stop crime. This defect makes their existence somewhat superfluous. A thief enters an unoccupied house, in a remote village at dead of night for stealing some valuables. He knows perfectly well that there is no representative of the government for good many miles around the house. He feels perfectly safe from being detected. Is there any law of government which can stop him from committing the crime? The answer is, certainly, "no".

    No government can stop the said person from stealing, but Religion can.

    Religion, true Religion as explained above, teaches that there is a God, Who knows everything and sees everything; who is Just and Virtuous Himself, and wants us to be just and virtuous; that we are responsible for our deeds in His eyes, and we have to give account of our deeds to Him after our death. If a person believes in it, then (and only then) he can restrain himself from committing sins and crimes and inflicting injustice upon other people.
    Laws of government can control the external affairs of a man and even that only at a time and place where its hands can reach. But the belief in God and religion controls not only the external acts but hidden desires and inner thoughts also.
    This control is not confined to any particular place or any limited time, because God is omnipresent and omniscient

  • It is totally

    I am a bull rider and if you dont have the lord with you, you may not know what could happen. If you have the lord yo will live. I love the god and he loves me there would be no world if jesus was not here so do what you want

  • Proof that god is real

    I was in my religion class at mah school and we had a thing due the next day and i had not written a single word, i went into school the next day with some faeces running down my leg due to nervousness. I had to go home cause of it and got an extra day. The next day i was in the exact same situation (i went home and didnt write a word) the next day i am walking to class and i get struck by ligntning and as a product i didnt have to hand it up, god is real

  • 100 McDonalds Nuggets

    the other day i ordered 100 mcnuggets and i only got 99, now i believe mcdonalds should be sued because its happened to me twice now and i am getting very pissed at McDonalds now if they do it to me again i am going to get really mad. :(

  • I believe religion is important, there are so many coinciding aspects of religion that many people overlook today.

    Religion is of the utmost importance today. Yes the range of those who are affiliated with religion have decreased, but the number of those who do believe hasn't changed much. With the coming decline of the American people who don't believe in god,which are teenagers by the way, comes an ever faithful group of those of us that still stay faithful and live in the lighter side of life. I believe that many of the kids in todays society say there not religious to try and be different. Or to try to fit in at school. But if you stay in the light of the Messiah and never let him go you will be blessed and live a rather happy life. Religion though it is strict acts as a filter. It filters out the bad things the primitive desires, the sins in our lives. For those of us who do believe and don't get consumed by selfishness and temptation we tend to stay out of jail and out of trouble. Because we abide by the word of god we stay on the proper side of the law.

  • The alternative is worse. Communism, the only Godless philosophy to ever be applied on a mass scale, has killed more people than EVERY religion combined.

    Religious conflicts only account for 7% of all wars. This is according to the “Encyclopedia if Wars” that documents all the 1,763 wars recorded in human history since 8,000BC. The main causes of war are mostly economic, territorial, and nationalistic in nature.

    According to that same source, religious conflicts also account for only 2% of people killed in warfare. A billion people have died at the highest of estimates from war throughout all history. That means we can say about 20 million people have died due to religious war. But lets on another 10 million for all the deaths caused by religion that didn’t involve war. So, 30 million in total that religion killed. Remember that number for later.

    Now to Communism. You can't have Communism without Atheism.

    In the 20th century, 20 million in the USSR and 65 million in China died directly because of Communism, one of the only Godless philosophies ever applied on a mass scale. And that’s the lower of estimates. Communism was applied in about nine countries and it killed at least a million in almost all of them. Hitler killed 6 million. At the lower estimates Communism killed at least a 100 million world wide from starvation and genocide alone. Communism is equal to about 14 Hitlers at the lowest of estimates; it was probably more like 20 Hitlers if you use the more moderate estimates. It’s impossible to justify that amount of Godless evil.

    And if you tell me “Communism could work, it just wasn’t applied the right way.” Then let me ask you this. How many more millions have to die to communism before we ‘apply’ it the right way? Now how bad does 30 million deaths due to religion compared to 100 million due to a godless philosophy? That makes EVERY religion ever conceived throughout human history about 30% as evil as communism. Last I checked that’s an F for being evil.

    And that’s me being generous toward communism/atheism because I took the highest number of religious deaths and compared it to the lower estimates of communist deaths. Religion is probably responsible for 25 million and communism about 120 million. So that’d actually make religion more around 20% as evil as communism. And that’s just communism. I didn’t even add in all the deaths in wars that weren’t caused by religion. I don’t feel like doing the math right now, but I’d estimate that all of religion is responsible for about 10% of all violent deaths in human history. Of course that’s nothing to cheer about, but it’s a decent reminder of where we are in terms of religion.

    In face of those numbers it’s difficult to consider religion as the most important thing to do away with at the moment.

    To the other side, our attempt at being Godless has killed about three times the amount of people religion has. We need to be careful here. Without religion, Hell on Earth is a very real possibility. It's already happened.

  • We are better off without religion

    Sam Harris says it all in this article
    While most Americans believe that getting rid of religion is an impossible goal, much of the developed world has already accomplished it. Any account of a “god gene” that causes the majority of Americans to helplessly organize their lives around ancient works of religious fiction must explain why so many inhabitants of other First World societies apparently lack such a gene. The level of atheism throughout the rest of the developed world refutes any argument that religion is somehow a moral necessity. Countries like Norway, Iceland, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, the Netherlands, Denmark and the United Kingdom are among the least religious societies on Earth. According to the United Nations’ Human Development Report (2005) they are also the healthiest, as indicated by measures of life expectancy, adult literacy, per capita income, educational attainment, gender equality, homicide rate and infant mortality. Conversely, the 50 nations now ranked lowest in terms of human development are unwaveringly religious. Other analyses paint the same picture: The United States is unique among wealthy democracies in its level of religious literalism and opposition to evolutionary theory; it is also uniquely beleaguered by high rates of homicide, abortion, teen pregnancy, STD infection and infant mortality. The same comparison holds true within the United States itself: Southern and Midwestern states, characterized by the highest levels of religious superstition and hostility to evolutionary theory, are especially plagued by the above indicators of societal dysfunction, while the comparatively secular states of the Northeast conform to European norms. Of course, correlational data of this sort do not resolve questions of causality--belief in God may lead to societal dysfunction; societal dysfunction may foster a belief in God; each factor may enable the other; or both may spring from some deeper source of mischief. Leaving aside the issue of cause and effect, these facts prove that atheism is perfectly compatible with the basic aspirations of a civil society; they also prove, conclusively, that religious faith does nothing to ensure a society’s health.
    Countries with high levels of atheism also are the most charitable in terms of giving foreign aid to the developing world. The dubious link between Christian literalism and Christian values is also belied by other indices of charity. Consider the ratio in salaries between top-tier CEOs and their average employee: in Britain it is 24 to 1; France 15 to 1; Sweden 13 to 1; in the United States, where 83% of the population believes that Jesus literally rose from the dead, it is 475 to 1. Many a camel, it would seem, expects to squeeze easily through the eye of a needle.

    In other words, religion is harmful, not helpful. The reason is because God is imaginary and religious delusion is hurting all of us. Question everything thank you for the question.

  • Believe in yourself

    Having faith in a religion helps people forbid themselves from doing bad. It tells them that immorality leads to punishment. Which is good. But religion is practiced wrong in society. Thus, I do not support it. Thus one must be spiritual, not religious. One can be a spiritual atheist too.

  • Lo its not

    It aint boys. I am de best atheist and II dont need no religion u stupid christians kys i am the best you guys are like worthless u screbs i will destroy you in league 1v1 me you noob i am a dank noscoper i can 420 360 noscope ez

  • Lo its not

    It aint boys. I am de best atheist and II dont need no religion u stupid christians kys i am the best you guys are like worthless u screbs i will destroy you in league 1v1 me you noob i am a dank noscoper i can 420 360 noscope ez

  • Lo its not

    It aint boys. I am de best atheist and II dont need no religion u stupid christians kys i am the best you guys are like worthless u screbs i will destroy you in league 1v1 me you noob i am a dank noscoper i can 420 360 noscope ez

  • Lo its not

    It aint boys. I am de best atheist and II dont need no religion u stupid christians kys i am the best you guys are like worthless u screbs i will destroy you in league 1v1 me you noob i am a dank noscoper i can 420 360 noscope ez

  • Religion causes much more harm then good. Well at least the guise of religion does.

    I feel that if everyone would just sit down and read their holy book whatever it may be, you would find mass amounts of inconsistencies between the way you live your life and the way your holy book tells you to live. I feel that a good portion of damage to religions image is individuals just listening to what others are telling them regarding their religion, instead of researching and reading for themselves and coming to their own conclusions. I think most of the religions killings in the world are the result of a lack of knowledge or misinterpretation regarding religions beliefs. There are no religions that accept killing other human beings, yet every day there are killings in the name of multiple peaceful religions. I just wish people who claimed to be part of a religious group actually followed it's rules Christianity for example( 1.       Burning any yeast or honey in offerings to God(2:11) [Normal penalty.]

    2.       Failing to include salt in offerings to God (2:13) [Normal penalty.]

    3.       Eating fat (3:17) [That one’s “a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.” All fat is to be saved for offerings to God. Normal penalty.]

    4.       Eating blood (3:17) [Normal penalty]

    5.       Failing to testify against any wrongdoing you’ve witnessed (5:1) [“They will be held responsible.”]

    6.       Failing to testify against any wrongdoing you’ve been told about (5:1) [Which sounds like hearsay. At any rate, “they shall be held responsible.”]

    7.       Touching an unclean animal (5:2) [NIV translates this as touching “the carcass” of an unclean animal. So if Rover dies, or you’re a worker in a pork plant, you’re in trouble here. Normal penalty.]

    8.       Carelessly making an oath (5:4) [Even if you don’t realize you have. Normal penalty.]

    9.       Deceiving a neighbour about something trusted to them (6:2) [Return the item and a 20% penalty, plus normal penalty.]

    10.   Finding lost property and lying about it(6:3) [Return the item and a 20% penalty, plus normal penalty.]

    11.   Bringing unauthorised fire before God (10:1) [God will smite you.]

    12.   Letting your hair become unkempt (10:6) [“You will die” and God will be angry at everyone. May only apply to the priesthood.]

    13.   Tearing your clothes (10:6) [“You will die” and God will be angry at everyone. May only apply to the priesthood.]

    14.   Drinking alcohol in holy places (bit of a problem for Catholics, this ‘un) (10:9) [“You will die.” May only apply to the priesthood.]

    15.   Eating an animal which doesn’t both chew cud and has a divided hoof (cf: camel, rabbit, pig) (11:4-7) [“You will be unclean.]

    16.   Touching the carcass of any of the above(problems here for rugby) (11:8) [“You will be unclean.”]

    17.   Eating – or touching the carcass of – any seafood without fins or scales (11:10-12) [“You will be unclean.”]

    In short STOP FUCKING CLAIMING TO BE SOMETHING YOU DON'T FULLY PRACTICE. Its like calling yourself a rock star because you have a guitar.....

  • Not if we think critically

    A secular mentality is inclined to do everything good for the world that a religion might inspire, but none of the bad. Critical thinking would lead a person to create the kind of world they would want to live in, before they knew what kind of person they would be.

  • An outdated idea

    Religion may have been necessary in the form of guidelines to prevent people from killing each other a millenia ago. But in this day and age, I don't think people need advice from a 1500 year old book/books to know that killing someone else is not a good thing. If any religion is required, it should be based on just humanitarianism and not on a fictional divine being.

  • It isn't important

    All religion is, is a way to explain the un-explainable. Crops not growing because it won't rain? Must be a higher power that I've angered. All that bull about an afterlife? That's just a way to explain what happens when we die because people are scared of their consciousnesses just going out like a candle flame and all our bodies do is just rot in the ground. It's foolish. However, being the understanding person I am, I choose not to dump all over other people's religions/religious choices. But again, they're very, very wrong...

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