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Do you need religion to be nice?

  1. alexandriaruthk profile image73
    alexandriaruthkposted 3 years ago

    Do you need religion to be nice?

  2. Fred Arnold profile image61
    Fred Arnoldposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image73
      alexandriaruthkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I got it, thank you.

  3. Fahad ansari12 profile image79
    Fahad ansari12posted 3 years ago

    Nope. We need to be a good person to be nice. smile

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image73
      alexandriaruthkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Not basing ones actions on the teachings, I got  you.

  4. Lady Guinevere profile image60
    Lady Guinevereposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image73
      alexandriaruthkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It is as if blaming religion not the person itself, shifting responsibility.

    2. Lady Guinevere profile image60
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. alexandriaruthk profile image73
      alexandriaruthkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      True.

  5. wrenchBiscuit profile image84
    wrenchBiscuitposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image73
      alexandriaruthkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I got you, specially about hierarchical governance.

  6. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image73
      alexandriaruthkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, but  religion  plays an important part of some people's lives from the moment they have consciousness. It could be  that we should know the difference between being blinded by religion  and doing the right thing.

  7. M. T. Dremer profile image96
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image73
      alexandriaruthkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yup.

  8. Snøwman profile image60
    Snøwmanposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image73
      alexandriaruthkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the response. I get it that even like Tarzan alone on the mountains with animals have soem morals too in your point.

  9. profile image0
    Miran Shuletaposted 3 years ago

    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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