Religion Good Or Bad?

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  1. Beths Arab

    Beths Arab Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    Every time i turn around i'm hearing about Isis or priests molesting kids, Jihads,scandals of all types in the churches etc.

    When i grew up i was taught that god is good but you had to play by the rules or there are consequences for your actions.

    Myself and a lot of my friends,family etc tried to live by the rules and do right but nowadays i'm starting to think that religion (not god) will be the ruination of the human race and my beliefs are really on the skids.

    Is organised denominational religion still good for society or are those days gone and now religion is about greed and people getting what they want at the expense of others as well as a reason to justify killing?

    I know these factors have always existed to a degree but has the balance shifted drastically from the good side to the bad side?

    To me it seems like lately religion is causing more problems that its helping.

    Am i reading things wrong?

    If so what can be done to renew ones faith in the church and put the craziness into some type of perspective?
     
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    IMO, ALL religions are the root of all evil.
     
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    Religion very bad.
     
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    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    Mostly bad.
     
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    Let me ask you, what good has it done for modern society?
     
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    Lately? How about since the beginning of time?
     
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    Ignorance isn't a virtue.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Religion is very good because it brings order to the chaos which is the human way.

    If you ever look at how non-western people reason things out, you learn to appreciate western logic and schooling. Religion works in pretty much the same way. It provides a belief system and logic-based morals for most. That is unless you're talking about Islam, and that's always been a violent cult started by a marauder.
     
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    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    I miss Christopher Hitchens so much.
     
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    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    Yeah right? I think democracy and the rule of law accomplishes that a little better.
     
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    Religion at one point was needed. Now, it's mostly a bullshit scam.The only good I see in it is keeping crazy people from killing if they believe and are afraid of hell. And the most important thing is keeping old people at peace, knowing they're dying, but truly believing they're going someplace nice to see their families again. That's priceless...
     
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    All religions are good. It's when one religion claims superiority over all of the others that problems arise. But those claims are not about religion, they're about the need for power. And that need takes many forms, from religion to Wall Street.
     
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    Are you wrestling with morality because your stalker is now "around"? :eek:
     
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    Wait. That's what religion is... Claiming one religion, one god, is the only god... So really your saying all religions are bad. I agree

     
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    If the chance of ending up on The First 48 continues to exist i'd certainly like to have my beliefs in order yes.:angel:
     
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    The worst plague to ever infect the world.
     
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    I'm praying for an answer to that question
     
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    I guess you don't watch WorldStar videos.
     
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    I'm of the opinion that if you got rid of religion entirely, the unofficial motto of every society would become, "Hey, it's only illegal if you get caught."