I do believe these answers require a certain amount of characters to be accepted so I am writing out a pointless sentence, but the answer is no.
By my experience here and all the bullying that is going on in the name of religion, I think it is the opposite. They are using religion as an excuse to be nasty. They are also the ones that will cry wolf when their comments are deleted. They are also the ones who claim tht we are naturally bad. We have choices and we do not need to play the blame games. Some of us are nice, but there will be a time for those who are contantly nasty for the sake of their religion that some nice people will push back.
It is as if blaming religion not the person itself, shifting responsibility.
It really is. I had/have many tell me it is all the Atheists. It is NOT and I told them so. We/church/religion/non-religion has lost teaching SELF responsibility/accountablity. Some of us are so fed up with shifting the blame and that game.
We need philosophy in order for society to properly function. Religion, can be likened to a Democratic, Communist, or Socialist government, as opposed to Philosophy, which is more akin to a free Anarchist State. In many respects, religion is more about control, whereas philosophy is more about understanding. Manifest Destiny, which continues to be recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court, is based on a religious belief that it was "God's Will", for the European to invade and steal an entire continent.
Manifest Destiny, which over the period of 500 years resulted in the genocide, and dispossession of over 100 million human beings is a text book example of how dangerous and evil a religion can be. The human being needs a philosophy and a morality. But It is only the tyrant, the evil government, and the oppressor who needs a religion.
Some of the angriest and unhappiest people in the world claim to be religious! The vast majority KKK members considered themselves to be god fearing Christians. Even those in ISIS call themselves religious! No, religion has nothing to do with being kind.
Being "nice" is a choice an individual makes moment to moment.
No. If we did need religion to be nice, then all agnostics, atheists and non-religious theists would be inherently mean people. But most people know someone who falls into one of those categories that is a nice person. Which means the qualifiers for being nice come from some other source.
Contrary to popular belief. Morals don't come from The Bible or any religious books. Everyone is born with morals. Religion defines, but doesn't create them. That's why atheists have morals.
Of course not, religion may help people become nicer, but in the grand scheme of things everyone has the ability to become a good person, you don't need to believe in a certain god for that to happen.
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