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Why religion is turing everyone on?

  1. asalvani profile image73
    asalvaniposted 7 years ago

    I love religion and everything that comes with it, but I simply get it as a way of being moral towards others. People wrote the bible that was composed of many stories of wisdom to get the people respecting each other, and do less war. That is the same for every religion that exists. Do you agree that religion is a DIY to become moral? I think it is.

    1. anjalichugh profile image88
      anjalichughposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It does create a fear in the mind which, in a way, forces people to stay moral and do good deeds. Now..how far people succeed to stick to their morals...is a secondary issue.

      1. frogdropping profile image86
        frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It doesn't create a fear in my mind. Yet I'm morally decent and do good deeds. Are you saying you need religion to create some kind of fear, in order to provoke a good sense of morals from an individual?

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            In  people with low IQs ,you do

          1. frogdropping profile image86
            frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Spankyou tantrum. That cleared that one up quite nicely smile

          2. anjalichugh profile image88
            anjalichughposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You're right Tantrum...in people with low 'spiritual' IQ, it does create fear. Thx for being so understanding. smile

          3. mobilephone guide profile image60
            mobilephone guideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            damn, these low IQs really make a mess. let's kill them all.

            1. profile image0
              wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Stop talking about killing people, would you?  I saw you just said this on another thread, too.

              1. mobilephone guide profile image60
                mobilephone guideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                it's a killing word. want to buy mobilephones?

              2. Misha profile image76
                Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Guess he's a serial killer undercover lol

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think you may have just skimmed.
      There is a LOT of war in the Bible, both in the histories and the prophesy. Through it all, God never says, " Now just stop that, and start respecting each other." Often it's quite the opposite.

      1. asalvani profile image73
        asalvaniposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Rochelle, I didn't want to skim that point, as I also believe God never says anything except of leaving you the choice to decide. However, some think he does.

    3. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes I agree with you they are teachings of the greatest souls to walk this planet earth, masters of the highest order who spread the message of the Light,oneness and love. smile

  2. Kenny MG profile image81
    Kenny MGposted 7 years ago

    I love everything about having a faith, but not all faith is pure. That is why I hate religion because it encorporate evry beleif system, I claim faith in one "Yahweh" God, who came to earth in the person and power of Christ. We travel down the path of multiple gods, thus multiple "faith" at our peril, and not all religions are equal. In Ancient Greece and later Rome, they claim religion but have a multiplicty of gods, a god for every activity and behaviour under the sun. Surely if we beleive in God there must be one central Being through who all that is visible came about and that encourages us all. This is a God that die to save human life, not take it brutally. The crusaders killed many in the name of God, though claiming they were acting for God or Christianity - they were wrong, so are the suicide bombers! Christ came to deliver peace among men, every race, creed and culture are being saved in Him. Morality is a loosely used word in todays world, yet it is about moral conduct and living, representatives of the peace of God on earth.

  3. dahoglund profile image83
    dahoglundposted 7 years ago

    The point of religion is not to be moral, that is a means, not an end. Relation to God is the point

    1. Jerami profile image77
      Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

         

      .I don't know but believe that a relationship with the creator is the beginning of the path to morality,
      ..and faith is the beginning of the relationship.
      ..and religion should only be seen as an introduction to faith.
         We should not get so comfortable in religion that we do not grow out of it, toward the light !!

  4. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    the word 'religion' comes from the latin word 'religare, religio' which means regulate, bind, tie. So religion is based on a set of rules that tend to unite people under the same belief, under the same laws. That's  all there is to it. And 'The Ruler' can be called whatever you want to . It's all about Regulation, Order; and above all, Belief.  And if it turns everyone on, it's because in the end, it's a big mistery, why people should believe in something that can't be proven.

    1. frogdropping profile image86
      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It turns me off tanrum. Seriously. HP is a site for writers, not a bloody public pulpit. 

      I see no need to start banging on (and on and on and on ... ad nauseum) when all that happens is the same old same old.

      And I wouldn't mind half so much if all the religions would get together and decide which one is THE one.

      Then at least there's a slight possibility that Mark Knowles could be cornered a lot easier. Though I still doubt it.

    2. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for this info Tantrum smile

  5. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    For me,  none is true.  And I find funny all the people making such a big issue of it lol

    1. frogdropping profile image86
      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Issue driven folks like to take issue. With stuff. or something like that smile

  6. asalvani profile image73
    asalvaniposted 7 years ago

    Yes, religion is like a lyric that people learn to sing in their own way and then go around telling people: mine is sublime!

    My wish is one day to see no diversity in religion(that I call moral development) and fewer messiahs that will be teaching further more diversities to help the humans get through the final stage: death.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        We, atheists,  have  been going through that stage without help. You don't need to know anything. You just die !

      1. asalvani profile image73
        asalvaniposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hehe, well that is correct kinda true.

      2. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Tantrum... You are my favorite person on this whole wide forum.... THAT  IS TRUE...  Whether you are serious or not... You are telling it like it is, whether you know it or not. All of this religious b. S. is a bunch of crap. Jesus did not die for  a religion!!!!!!!!!!!!!Religion suc-s!!   The truth IS the truth. I wish I knew exactly what that is. Religion does not replace a relationship with the creator.   I think that as soon as I know the truth I will be taken out of here. Call it one of Gods JOKES if you want to. Anyone that knows how to read simple English can read scripture (written in English) and see that religionist just can't seen to get it right. They cause all of the confusion!!! They may have created atheist??? To them I say; Please quit thinking that the word of Gods  needs to be interpretated. Interpretation of Gods word is the root of ALL EVIL. Their God understands the human languages beter than they do!!!! Keep it simple so that a Child can understand it. And then the children may be able to explain something to them!!! I hope that they will listen. What do YOU think ?

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I think believers should listen to you. I HATE people trying hard to show me I'm wrong, When it's crystal clear I think I'm right

          1. Jerami profile image77
            Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I think that you are righter than you think that you are

            1. earnestshub profile image87
              earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I agree tantrum is right to think he is right, I think that I think I'm right too! smile

              1. Jerami profile image77
                Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                   You may have some truth too...  Nobody got it all

                1. earnestshub profile image87
                  earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  smile I wonder if Mark thinks that he thinks he is right too? smile I suspect he does, although how much does a trinity know about itself? smile

                  1. Jerami profile image77
                    Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Individually it would have a better average but as a whole I think that they don't have as much as they think that they do. whatchathink

  7. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    "It turns me off tanrum. Seriously. HP is a site for writers, not a bloody public pulpit. " (frogdropping) .....      lol  lol

    What I'd like to see in the religion forum would be discussions about things related to religion - without the pulpit approach.  For example, if the Pope came out with some new "pronouncement" (or whatever they call it when the Pope "speaks out" on one issue or another), people could discuss that the way they discuss it if the President does something.  Or, if Muslim people in America face challenges because of their religion, then talk about those.  Discussions about things being Catholic but using birth anyway (and why); or the different practices of the different religion - I think all this stuff would make for good discussions and better understanding of all religions.  The hypocrisy of religions that preach peace and love but then commit physical, or even verbal, violence and judgment would make a good discussion.  And speaking about judgment, how about discussions on religions that preach "judge not" - but that breed a bunch of people of do nothing BUT judge everyone else!   roll

    Instead, you have whoever "spreading the word" and implying (or out-and-out saying) that anyone who doesn't do what his religion says they should is headed for hell.  The only more objectionable to turning the religion forum into a pulpit is turning one of the other forums into a pulpit.   lol

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol So who are you talking to ? Who is 'you' ?Why don't you address someone?I'm an atheist by the way, so I think your post doesn't apply to me .

      1. Lisa HW profile image83
        Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Not sure I follow...    The first line is a quote by frogdropping, and I was just "adding" to that.  It happened she addressed you, so maybe that made it look like I was addressing you.  I was just "contributing my two cents to the general discussion" (or maybe 50 cents); or else "inflicting my opinion on others for no real good reason  lol - depending on how anyone looks at it.   smile

  8. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Does not turn me on. smile

    But gives me a plenty of chances to tease some very serious people lol

    1. anjalichugh profile image88
      anjalichughposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol

      1. Misha profile image76
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He-he, glad you like it. smile

  9. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    smile thank you jerami !

  10. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    I often wish that people could just hear themselves. Often if they heard someone else saying it they would argue  whatchathink

  11. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    SAY  GOOD NIGHT GRACY ....

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good night Gracy...

  12. My Friend Shiyloh profile image61
    My Friend Shiylohposted 7 years ago

    Love is not a religion~
                        for this, I am in love with love.

    ~Shiyloh~

    1. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Religions spread the message of god who is love and their message is of love.

      REASON

      I am in control of parts of my body.

      Something else or some other I controls the rest,

      like my breath, heartbeat, veins so much.

      Am I really in control? I say NO.

      So what is controlĀ­ling everything besides me?

      The same force or entity or power controls.

      I have never been in control.

      At the same time I must have been in control.

      We have taken over the planet, bullied other animals.

      In fact we have even caged them,

      what gives us this right?

      Are we abusing our power or does the

      game of the survival of the fittest Carry on?

      I say we are abusing our power.

      This ridiculous precision of revolution, rotation of the earth,

      moon and planets for thousands and thousands of years.

      Something if not someone has assembled all this.

      Based on this accuracy we invented the clock.

      What has the capacity to play with or organize such gigantic spheres?

      Our solar system is just a small part in this cosmos.

      God knows for how many generations this is all going on.

      We are connected together as the human species.

      Deeper than that blood relationship and friendship.

      Deeper the light, love, super intelligent, super entity

      What we term as God.

  13. imadork profile image80
    imadorkposted 7 years ago

    Religion turns me off.

 
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