What are THE TOP TEN REASONS that people are religious? No holds barred, be as

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (7 posts)
  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    What are THE TOP TEN REASONS that people are religious?  No holds barred, be as frank as

    possible?

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/8387863_f260.jpg

  2. ronbergeron profile image85
    ronbergeronposted 2 years ago

    I'm not religious myself, so I can only state what I believe may be reasons why others are religious based on my observations. I'm sure that not everyone will agree.

    1) The fear of death.

    2) To lessen feelings of helplessness.

    3) The hope that people more powerful than themselves will be held accountable for perceived wrongs in an afterlife.

    4) The need for future rewards to help them make moral choices today.

    5) Indoctrination from parents or other authority figures.

    6) The unwillingness to believe that the universe will continue just fine even though they no longer exist in any way.

    7) The thought that heaven will provide them with the feelings of satisfaction, peace, and justice that they haven't been able to find in life.

    8) The desire to see loved ones made whole again.

    9) The desire to get answers to questions that really have no answers.

    10) For a sense of community with like-minded people, hopefully for the purpose of doing something that they feel is helpful to the community.

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Very good answer!!!

  3. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/12798945_f260.jpg

    1. Religious indoctrination during their early childhood.
    2. Fell in love/married or befriended a religious person.
    3. Suffered through a major ordeal and sought a higher power.
    4. Went to prison and sought to save their soul.
    5. Military duty during time of war
    6. Decided religious morals were good for their children.
    7. Found a minister, church, or religion that "clicked" with them
    8. Networking opportunities in "mega churches".
    9. To find a "good mate" for marriage.
    10. To earn money as an ordained minister/launch a new career

  4. Austinstar profile image83
    Austinstarposted 2 years ago

    1. FEAR of a powerful creature that they do not understand!
    2. Indoctrination into the cult
    3. Because they cannot imagine infinity
    4. Because they do not, can not, will not, understand the scientific method for studying the natural universe.
    5. Fear of dying
    6. Fear of "hell"
    7. Fear of excommunication
    8. Fear of being criticized for rational thinking
    9. Fear of being alone
    10. Fear of being wrong about their religion.

    But mostly FEAR!

    Religious people are trapped by fear. They cower at the very thought that just saying a "curse" word or two will damn them to hell.

    They are afraid of being judged unworthy for some stupid reason like having freckles. (idiotic)

    They are afraid of the bogeyman.

    1. DogMan5 profile image60
      DogMan5posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't have said it better myself.

  5. ChitrangadaSharan profile image59
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 2 years ago

    I am not a very religious person but I do believe in Spirituality.
    People may be religious:
    1. because they have been brought up in religious atmosphere;
    2. because they believe in the birth cycle;
    3. because they do not want to carry the baggage of their sins in their next life;
    4. because they have fear of the unknown;
    5. because they have faith in 'The Supreme' that nothing can go wrong if they pray to 'Him';
    6. Sometimes it becomes difficult to break away from religious  tradition even if they want to;
    7. Most of the times, Religion is a part of the culture and people love to practice  their own culture;
    8. Religion makes them feel secure;
    9. It makes people disciplined;
    10. Religion can provide answers to their 'questions.'

 
working

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
Necessary
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)
Features
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)
Marketing
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.
Statistics
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)