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Is the world better or worse off with religion?


I am agnostic and believe that everybody has a right to believe whatever they want. But I tend to think that, on the whole, religion brings more negative things into the world than positive. One of the biggest negatives is that it divides people. I know that individuals may benefit from having faith in their life, but I think society in general is more harmed by it than helped.

 

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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 4 years ago

    Even scientists have ego and they stand in the way of science!

    Just look at N.American anthropology and the "Clovis first" dogma. Scientist were afraid to dig below the Clovis horizon for fear of jeopardizing their careers. Science by ridicule? Ego!


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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 4 years ago

    Good points, but isn't everything bad about religion that you mentioned really from ego, the same ego that makes people greedy, pushy, conniving, murderous, jealous and more? Too many popes have had mountains of ego.


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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 4 years ago

    I would like to point out that behind the supposed acts of "religion," ego stood urging individuals to do something that went against their religion. Religion is inherently about love and humility. Ego spoils all that.


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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 4 years ago

    Well put, my friend. Too many want to blame religion for the world's problems, but ego is behind those problems in religion, government, banking, business, military and any other human endeavor.


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