Why it is believed that religion is congruous to kindness & morality when many o

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (5 posts)
  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Why it is believed that religion is congruous to kindness & morality when many of the most

    religious people exhibit characteristics that can be classified as unsympathetic, prejudicial, immoral, & cruel?  I have decided to GO THERE.  Many times religious people are not exactly kind.  They can be downright cruel.  How many religious parents believe in physically disciplining a child.  How many religious parents disown their children because they do not believe as they do. How many religious people hate others of a different race, belief, or sexual orientation.  How many religious people are against the rights of others because those others are beyond their religious/ethical purview.


  2. profile image0
    TheBizWhizposted 3 years ago

    The way you have this question worded makes it hard to answer because it seems you have already answered it. But to attempt to answer your question directly, I think religion is congruous to kindness and morality because most religious people exhibit good and moral characteristics. I have moved around a lot and belonged to a lot of churches and in my experience, I have not seen immoral, cruel, unsympathetic, and/or prejudice behavior in the parishioners. Maybe it seems to some that religious people only exhibit bad traits because that is what they see in the news, but the reality is that all news today is negative. If it is good, it is too boring. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, so usually the hardliners are the only ones that get the attention. This can be said for anything, whether it is believers, non-believers, democrats, republicans, rich, poor, black, or white.

    1. Austinstar profile image86
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It sounds like you are the fortunate exception to the harsh rules imposed by most religions. But I have watched babies die because of their parent's religious beliefs. It doesn't get any worse than that for me.

    2. profile image0
      TheBizWhizposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have also seen babies die because of godlessness. It is a two way street and I guess you perception depends on where you are at

  3. pagesvoice profile image83
    pagesvoiceposted 3 years ago

    Your question reminds me when I was hospitalized last year and the admissions people wanted to know did I prefer a priest, minister or rabbi if needed. They were shocked when I said if things got to that point then please send me a good dog because at least the dog wouldn't sit in judgement. I was driven away from organized religion because by and large the church/sect take on the persona of man's interpretations of the Gospel and let's face it, when that happens things can get really messed up.

    To me, being religious (spiritual) isn't about being Catholic, Protestant, Jewish or of the Muslim faith. I believe it is found in the sun, moon, sky, earth, natural resources, animals, acceptance of others, kindness, respect and a host of other good and kind traits that offer a welcome mat rather than a rejection slip. Then again, that's just me.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)