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Is God and religion relevant today?


200 years ago the only knowledgeable people were priests and the ruling classes. Through fear and superstition they crafted belief systems in order to control the masses. The everyday person only operated by common sense and tradition and followed the rules to insure survival. Why do most people, though educated, still operate on the premise that a god is controlling their life even when that god can prevent sickness, disease, and suffering but doesn't? Is it naivety or escapism?

 

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    whonunuwho 5 years ago

    I like your message.


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    whonunuwho 5 years ago

    As far as preventing sickness, diseases, human suffering, Our Creator has given us the ability to help others and do just those important things to prevent disease, cure desease, and help those in need; these things we do under His guidance.


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    mintinfo 5 years ago

    I do agree that religion has it's positives, most importantly as a moral guidance system. But, that same moral system produces moral hierarchy. It moves the human psyche away from objectivity into operating subjectively. Morality is then changed

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    pmorries 5 years ago

    Good answer. I too hate the lack of response characters, and I admire thet you asked the question. It is very hard to judge how people will react when you write a question (voted up).

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    Vivek Sharma (sharmav) 5 years ago

    I agree with your comment about God. But why do you need a religion to teach you love, care and respect. A mother doesn't need a religion to love her child or take care of her child. And she imparts the same values to her children.


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    mintinfo 5 years ago

    Human morality existed before religion. They are instinctual. When traditional beliefs were organized into religions those basic morals became the bases. Do not lie, kill, steal, etc, no god had to legislate morality, they are a part of the Spirit.


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    mintinfo 5 years ago

    I know I did not get here by any of the gods described in popular religions. My god does not ask me to be obedient to gain favor, only to be accountable for my actions.


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