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How would our world be like without religion?


Would humans be able to find inside a moral compass to guide them towards good?

 

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 18 months ago

    I always am interested in what you have to say. Oh make no mistake, I do not agree with everything you say but you make me think. And I thank you for that.


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    Jack Lee (jackclee lm) 18 months ago

    You are so right. Religion also do a lot of good with various charities.


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    Mona Sabalones Gonzalez (grand old lady) 17 months ago

    And have wars,too. It need not be for faith, but for expansion, for having a bigger empire, getting slaves, etc.

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    Jack Lee (jackclee lm) 18 months ago

    I just read it and I agree with you for the most part. However, religion is not used as a crutch. That was the believe of Karl Marx if I recall correctly. Religion to many around the world is a belief in a higher power that can oversee our world.


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    PomeliaikoMikhail 17 months ago

    Nice view on the education & science. More would go into the proper departments of human powers such as science & raising younger generation to advance our existence.


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    Hxprof 18 months ago

    Well said.

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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 17 months ago

    Couple money with religion and you get megachurches. Big, big con jobs - control the minds of people with ulterior motives.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 18 months ago

    That is a very good answer.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 18 months ago

    I read that and it was very interesting.


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    Kiss andTales 18 months ago

    Some people feel its right to kill other people just because they do not like them. Because you feel something does not mean it is right. And certainly your right is different from another. They feel theirs is not taking life.

    Humans can not Govern

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    Sam Shepards 18 months ago

    I agree for most part. I don't agree that examining life leads to a God conclusion (for all). You don't like dogma/ doctrine I agree, many people don't. Judging via belief is a serious issue. Believing so and so is on the 'good' side ...

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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 18 months ago

    Excellent response!


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    Chris Mills (cam8510) 18 months ago

    If religion is the source of moral understanding, how could you comprise such a long list of moral negatives for America which is the capital of Evangelicalism? How would America be morally different w/o religion? Sincere question.

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    Rachael Lefler (RachaelLefler) 18 months ago

    Yeah, I see religion as the necessary precursor to philosophical progress. You start with an unexplained natural event, you question it, ascribe a religious meaning to it, and then question the religious answer. Progress.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 18 months ago

    Very interesting analogy.


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    Kiss andTales 17 months ago

    I appreciate your comment Niko it is so true people believe in something even if its not a God of Heaven .And the earth condition reflects none believers as believers.

    I have yet to meet a polite impressive

    Atheist in conversations here on HP.


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    Stella Kaye 18 months ago

    What divine order in the world? Please explain as surely there has never been any? If there was divine order in the world surely it wouldn't be in such a mess?


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    Chris Mills (cam8510) 17 months ago

    A friend on FB recently told us her husband had died and about related financial hardships. Christians posted that they would pray for God to provide. I set up an online account and we raised a little money. Praying and not doing is just wrong.


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    PomeliaikoMikhail 17 months ago

    To answer your question.

    -Yes. Math & sciences such as chemistry, physics, biology would be present without religion. Philosophy & architecture also.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 17 months ago

    If you are fantasizing about killing people, I'm glad your religion stops you, but you should seek mental health care anyway. The desire to murder people is not healthy even if you think your religion prevents you from acting on your urges.


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    Kiss andTales 17 months ago

    Chris do you deny this ? Like bad tenants they trash the place and blame him for the condition.says he does not fix the problems when they caused them. No your statement is not true.

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    Kiss andTales 17 months ago

    ChrisM.Who is in charge of donated food and resources to feed hungry people with the supplies grown? Man!

    Many things humans are doing to humans.there is store houses of rationed by greed or not given to the hungry.

    When will people see human error

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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 17 months ago

    Writerjay, you sound like a wonderful mum. I can fully respect your connection with and need for beliefs in your God. I don't have or need such beliefs. My life is no less "good" than yours, so no need for you to be concerned me. Just love.

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    Jack Lee (jackclee lm) 18 months ago

    I agree for the most part except the part that claim Religion has out live its usefulness. If anything, our world is in trouble of late because we as a society have drifted away from religion. There will come a time when the world will realize that..


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    Catherine Mostly (Misfit Chick) 17 months ago

    I think you've pegged why so many people hate religions - since they are 'the way of living in this world' for so many people; and the world is the way it is because of them - justified resentment. Breathing & goals are possible without religions


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 17 months ago

    Why not do something real rather than just hoping God will help you? I also have no idea why you think atheists replace God with pills and drugs but it's a foul stereotype to be spreading. Doesn't your Bible say something about bearing false witness?


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    Quenjena Ibr (Shermeck) 18 months ago

    Of course religion came to control evil in people but the evil humans exploited religion to commit evil. In other words religion was used to cover many evils in a fact-twisting manner


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    Catherine Mostly (Misfit Chick) 18 months ago

    Religion gives morals and rules that humans have never needed. Those are lies that have been told to people to put them into bondage so that they would be easier to rule over, en masse. We naturally love each other where religion creates divisions.


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    Kiss andTales 17 months ago

    Misfit It's an opinion of yours who is brain washed. It's your opinion that you believe people are force fed lies .it's your opinion verbally forced on othersThat's what you want to believe good for you. And others will believe what's good for them

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    Rachael Lefler (RachaelLefler) 18 months ago

    Respectful to women? What horse shit. http://cdn.iraqinews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/1...


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 18 months ago

    Brilliant!


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 17 months ago

    Thank you for your comment. I can go along with your opinion, humanity's needs are deeper than any argument.

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    Jared (J Hunter 42) 17 months ago

    Very good point and I do agree to a point. However, looking at remote tribes of people with no recognizable religion makes me wonder. Is it just organized religion or any spirituality that we are thinking of removing? Can you remove spirituality?

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    JDWilhite 17 months ago

    So then how would one be able to identify evil in this world if it was all a matter of conscience? My conscience may allow me to do something youdeem to be horrible. In that scenario it comes down to who has more power to impress their will.


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    Billhaley 18 months ago

    Man is too greedy to live in peace. Man has never enough he always wants more. That's what causes War!!


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    Chris Mills (cam8510) 17 months ago

    Good points, Collins China


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    Catherine Mostly (Misfit Chick) 18 months ago

    "Without faith the suicide rate in the world will be dramatically increased." Completely untrue - if we all knew the eternal, creative beings that we really are; we would not be killing ourselves to find peace. Religions create separation from God.


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 18 months ago

    Seems that happens and kills more if religion is involved. Crusades, the current unrest in Syria, the previous unrest in Northern Ireland. Hundreds of thousands killed - in wars based on religion.

    So, I disagree - BUT not saying religion causes war


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    Chris Mills (cam8510) 17 months ago

    Sign me up.


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    Erin K Stewart 17 months ago

    Humans are just like animals. The majority of primates that exist in today's world still have camaraderie. They attack when their territory has been threatened. Not because they are without culture or ethics. Empathy without fear of consequence.

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    Jeff Duff (jeffduff) 17 months ago

    Yes, although I would add (and I personally endorse) the famous observation by Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky: "If God does not exist, then everything is permitted".

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    Kiss andTales 17 months ago

    Chris what ever you see now was not a problem before.

    Bad tenants of the earth. Man has messed up the ozone , polluted the water, trashes the earth with chemicals , famine is because man hold back from others what the earth abundance produces.

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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 18 months ago

    Welcome to HubPages, Tina.

    There can, of course, only be one "unique." Either it is or it isn't.


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    Jack Lee (jackclee lm) 18 months ago

    I think that is wishful thinking.


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    Collins China 17 months ago

    true. i must admit i do base my logic and philosophy on that.


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 18 months ago

    Believe what you want to believe. You design the "God," the "Jesus," the "Allah," the idol, the lord, the saviour, in you own mind. That design serves what you feel is your need. Man-made. Personal. Unsellable. Period.