Are non dogmatic religions better for society then religions with dogma?Posted by: o0jeannie0o
I.e. most new age religions. Dogma is rules or scripture in religion. A religion with no dogma does not claim to be the "one true way" or the "only way" to "god"
Better then religions with unchanging dogma / text.
Worse or not better then religions with dogma or text.
Sure. I dislike almost all religion, but they are on a scale. It would be hard to dislike the basic teachings of the Janis religion. Most Buddhists have a nice enough religion. Going up the scale, the abrahamic religions suck. Jews are the least offensive, followed by Christians and finally Islam.
Everything TBR said
Morality evolves through knowledge. Religions that try to hold onto the old are not proceeding into the future prepared. They hold us back.
Generally speaking, they're about equal. Religions without a set dogma are often easy and open, but they have trouble keeping their believers from changing over to another religion. Despite what many claim, people want to have some guidance in their life. They want to be told what the rules are, how to follow them, and the punishment for breaking them. It gives them both stability (an extremely underrated aspect of life) and a strict moral compass that they can follow throughout life. A dogma can provide this. A lot of this can be seen in growth rates of the major religions. Dogmatic religions like the Abrahamic faiths are both growing rapidly and maintaining their congregations well into their later years of life while non-dogmatic faiths like Buddhism are growing at a much slower rate and losing many of their members (especially those who have converted and were not born into the religion) in later life.
A religion without dogmas isn't a religion. It's a way of life.
Dogma is necessary in religion