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Do Emotions play a part in religion?

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    haj3396posted 6 years ago

    Yes Emotions play a big part in religion, Your Emotions identify who you are.

    1. Dave Mathews profile image61
      Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is the person asking the original question about emotions, answering his own question? If so then what is the purpose of asking the question? You have your own pre-conceived answer already.

      1. simeonvisser profile image90
        simeonvisserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's what haj3396 always does: make a thread with some statements with no opening for discussion and then leave.

      2. pennyofheaven profile image80
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Haha!

    2. Greenheart profile image60
      Greenheartposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      As human beings we have an emotional component.
      And i believe that religion can include that.
      In fact emotion may be heightened, in the disposition
      of great devotion, or even ecstatic states.

      So certainly yes.

  2. Jerami profile image79
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    First thing than comes to my mind ..   We can religiously believe anything that we choose,

    So it seems that a religion is an emotion in which believers express their faith in those things that they believe ... 
      or something like that.

  3. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I believe emotions are at the heart of religion.
    Which is not in any way to say that that's a bad thing!
    At the heart of religion is "FAITH," which is belief, not proven fact.
    Where is the seat of religion in the human body? It's not the brain. It's the heart and soul.
    So yes.

    1. Druid Dude profile image61
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Controlling emotion tells you where you are.

  4. Jerami profile image79
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    Mighty Mom wrote ...
      Yes, I believe emotions are at the heart of religion.
    Which is not in any way to say that that's a bad thing!

    = = = = = =

    I totaly agree, that's not a bad thing!

  5. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Emotions get a bad rap in our society.
    True the ability to keep our emotions in check is a sign of maturity. But we are still feel them. They are integral parts of who we are!!
    Joy is a particularly cool emotion!

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    Composer2005posted 6 years ago

    The fact that not a single self acclaimed christian or ANY alleged holy book believer can or has ever legitimately proven that their particular story book is the words of their god given to men, only proves their story book ideology is  ' entirely irrational and emmotive ' whilst entirely and unambiguously lacking in legitimate evidence!

    1. Jerami profile image79
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think that the people would have ever bought into any religion if they had not already felt a connection to what we now call the supernatural.
        We are connected with something that we can not explain.
        Some people see this connection as a restraint and fight it all the way.
        Others find confort in it.

        Now, if some people didn't find opertunity to exploit the feelings of others, this connection would be easier to understand;

        More than it currently is at any rate.

  7. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image60
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 6 years ago

    Religion itself is emotion. Unless there is emotion, there can be no religion. It is the pillar of religions.

    1. Jerami profile image79
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed

 
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