what if fear of burning to hell or being accountable for "sins" as defined in religion or incentive of heaven is removed from religion?...would religion still work?
Sure it will "work" for those who only care about the here and now.
But not for those who care about living eternally.
No. An essential part to a healthy functioning religion is the pinnacle doctrine that you are accountable for your actions and thoughts. It's also essential teaching that man's potential is without limit. All of the above would be mute without the other half of the journey.
It's best to believe and strive for personal progress. If you die and nothing happens, well, then nothing lost by your faithful actions in life. BUT, if you die and something does happen.....
Of course not! Religion is about enslaving people using fear. Using punishment or reward.
Do you what to mean that religion is only relevant to the life here after? No! We live religion by the day.In most cases religion is our conscience, differentiating, right from wrong. We don't have to be promised a reward for doing right. If in killing you would feel gratification then you would need some psychotherapy to regain your sanity not religion.
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