What is the primary purpose of Religion?

Posted by: cludwig

In your opinion

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To provide a moral framework to make people better humans

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Religion is just a business that exploits the stupid

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To explain the unknown until a real answer is available

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To create a club where one can feel superior over others who are not part of your club

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To provide a conduit to a deity

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To provide a path to immortality/eternal life

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There is no purpose to religion, it is useless

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To place moral constraints on the stupid poor, so the rich and become richer

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To provide a reason to hate and kill others of differing beliefs

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To provide an object of ridicule and humor to atheists

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To be a force of good in the world

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To support the lazy and parasitical clergy class

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To interfere with and limit human potential

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To support the mental industry by traumatizing millions of children

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Religion is a parasite whose purpose is to grow and suck the life out humans and the planet

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russian_metaphor_man says2015-06-14T16:47:28.1217309-05:00
Metaphor Man says: to provide answers to questions once unkown
Midnight1131 says2015-06-14T16:47:34.8143025-05:00
Where is the option that says "to explain the unknown until a real answer is available?" Because that's what religion and the idea of God was originally made to be, to explain what people didn't know about.
cludwig says2015-06-14T16:48:54.4155441-05:00
I'll add that option
MechVarg says2015-06-14T18:39:41.6630404-05:00
To give a set of morals AND to explain nature. It fails at both, though.
Stefy says2015-06-14T19:21:59.0750573-05:00
It depends on the individual. And are we talking religion or organized religion?
ladiesman says2015-06-14T21:13:54.4973761-05:00
I think religion has two primary purposes: to provide a passage to a higher power and to explain the unknown until the answer is found. I disagree on organized religion being the path to transcendence.
Najs says2015-06-15T01:23:30.6730872-05:00
Religion would fall into several (not all) of these categories.
Thegreatdebate98 says2015-06-15T11:40:10.2028334-05:00
None of them to be honest, to understand the higher purposes in life. "Give a set of morals", well you can have morals without religion, so that's clearly not what it's for.
missmedic says2015-06-17T09:06:59.8943728-05:00
When people give credit and/or responsibility for morality to an outside source, they give up both their individual choices AND responsibility. We are the keeper of our own conscience.

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