A lot of persons always speak bad of religion and how it's just a flurry of confusion to turn races and nations against each other and how churches don't really help out at all. But suppose many people wishes came through and all of a sudden there was no more religion, what would the world be like?
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You believe in a deity and you have a holy text. Therefore, by definition, it is a religion.
Woooooooooow! Very interesting TSAD.....It's hard to dispute anything you've just said....segregating Christianity from religion. I have the same view but a lot of no-believers don't understand it. It's nice having a christian view on the topic :)
True..But sometimes Atheist also choose not to understand because religion has been bad to them. It pains me to agree that there are some bad experiences that people can have as a christian that forces them to atheism.
Those bad experiences are usually called reality.
Jag: Why do blame "ALL" (even God) for your bad experiences? Do you blame ALL humankind because there are rapist, murders, liars, thieves, whoremongers, etc? There are good & bad amongst every kind as in your belief!
We shouldn't allow our bad experiences to turn us from the good things in our life.
But we should let them teach us how to hold on to them
Interesting......but could you enlighten me a bit more on what your saying?
Thank you...Thank you so much. Your spot on . You see I dodn't like to think that I serve religion; but god in the purer spiritual sense. Because the name of religion is corrupted and abused. But still though you haven't really answered the Question.
Mhhhhhhhhhhhh I'm trying to find some percentage of agreement here...but what it sounds to me like your saying is that religion has to exist in some shape or form....that it's all most coded in mankind. If so I agree.
I wouldn't say religion is coded in mankind. But I would say that empathy and brutality are coded in mankind.
LOL,I don't get that. So you don't believe that religion has to exist and can never cease. It is believed that football is a religion now (church of maridona). Even you can be said to have an atheistic religion where your god is variable of facts :)
I'm not sure where you're getting confused. I said religion was one vessel to express human nature. That doesn't make it essential. And atheism isn't a religion, it's a conclusion. We don't wish or have faith that there is no god, we've accepted it.
What is a religion?
A religion is a communal set of beliefs and rituals, organized under like morals and practices. Atheists have only one belief in common. An example of a religion, without a god, would be Humanism or Buddhism.
The idea of religion nowadays is heavily diluted.... If you can have a religion as silly as the "Creativity Movement" check it out. Then the definition of religion really should be re-written. Don't you think some religions are just institutions?
Yes, it does seem as though some religions are just institutions. So perhaps it should be redefined, or at least given subcategories to differentiate between the humanitarians and the extremists.
Hey are we agreeing? :)
Don't you see that "religion" is referred to in a "negative" context throughout scripture? Why do u speak of it as something good? Jm 1:27 is the "only" place "good" is spoken re:religion in script which the Holy Spirit guides us into doing!
hi dashingscorpio , It's nice seeing you here. I guess that's one point. but wouldn't there be something good missing?
With faith comes hope for a lot of people. Religion is the moral fiber for a lot of folks. However when you look at all the terrorism in the world that is rooted in differences of religious beliefs and past wars between catholic and protestants..
but come on my friend.....you must admit that there'd be some good missing
YES interesting.... But wouldn't there be a void of love and harmony that religion embodies. I mean after all a lot of the justice systems are where they are because of religion. -IN GOD WE TRUST- right america?
Umm, no. If you love someone just because your religion tells you to, can't really call that "love".
Also, do you have a source that specifies the justice system is where its at because of religion, because I highly doubt that's the case
Religion in Global Politics
By Jeff Haynes
My friend haven't you realized how bonded religion is to politics. Look at the middle east countries, Rome and Britain. In fact you rarely ever see a politician speaking out against god.
Yeah...because the public wouldn't vote for them otherwise.
Kind of a sad reason to base a vote on, rather than what they actually plan to do to improve things.
But you see that's what I'm talking about in one way shape or form Religion and its trinkets are being widely use, even if someone just feels like swearing on Jesus's name they do it. So what would the world be like if the "religion" factor was gone?
Very good answer. "Ancient science"...........I like that part. I've always seen were religion and science are so close, but what i realized is that many atheist refuse to see the nexus between them.
Yo: You're right! "No ONE has all the answers" but Jesus Who is the "Absolute Truth!" I'm Christian & if Jesus said it, It's "Truth!" "God is not man that He should lie!" Num 23:19
No: The cult I was in was Christian-based. Because of this, I can no longer agree that Jesus had Absolute Truth, any more than any other great leader. Yes this sounds blasphemous, but what is He doing to help those kidnapped girls in Nigeria?
Yo:This world has"free will!"God didn't break it, "MAN" did! Do you really expect God to intervene when "MAN" made evil choices? He allows us to serve either of the two"masters,"Satan or Him!Most have chosen Satan,& for that there r repercussion
No: even as a mere substitute teacher, if I allowed such an atrocity to happen without reporting their location, I would lose ,my license and possibly be arrested. The US would not tolerate such free will. Does the US have better ethics???
Yo: We have "free will" for which there r repercussions! God "allows us" to do anything! Rem: Days of Noah? Sodom & Gomorrah? ALL destroyed for evil (women & kids 2)! There r repercussions! But that's what "free will" gets us when we serve Sa
That's a warm answer Norine....
I remember the bible saying that god is not the art of confusion.
So when I see people getting confused by diverse religions and even denominations i can only sat that that's the work of the enemy.
DW: Yes, that's Satan's job (John 10:10). But ours to seek the "gift of the Holy Spirit" for discernment of those! For Matt 7:13!
That's really good Norine.
So you have the gift of discernment?
I have been anointed, yes! Read "Dream Interpretation, please" question from Stargrrl!
That's really cool Norine. Both my parents have the gift of discerning and a some of the other nine. there are only few times I've been able to manifest that one. It's one of my favorites and I pray that god blesses me with it.
Dwight: Stick close to mom & dad! They won't guide u wrong! But "seek" gifts for urself! Tell parents to read Jer 31:33,Heb8:10,10:16,Jn14:26,16 13,Acts 2:2, Acts 19:5. Holy Spirit spoke thru apostles & we should Acts 2:42!
Assuming one's interpretation of god is wrong and yours as right is the exact reason why there are multiple denominations.
Getting together to find the truth would solve that but that would require deflating people's ego a bit
Fat chance of that...
Thanks Norine...... And I see what you're saying jag. I find that time is the best means for breaking down walls.
Also I realize that most denominations are sometimes made different by some of the smallest things. church of god and the New testament
Dwight: Ur right! "Time" will break down walls!" Smallest things? Elaborate. New Covenant/New Testament. Do u believe? Jag:Ur right! We should come together but "time" will bring chg! Not in ours, but His!
So...do nothing, let someone else figure it out.
Perfect strategy. I'm sure that won't spawn more denominations in the future or anything.
Jag: Was the "do nothing" a question? For I am "doing something" even now, talking to you! Whatever "His Will" is! He will tell me when & what to do if He desires!