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do you find religion to be an insult to human intelligence

  1. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    do you find religion to be an insult to human intelligence

    the way people spend so much time acting like their is a god makes me think that some humans are either delusional or just not that smart.

  2. Merlin Fraser profile image78
    Merlin Fraserposted 7 years ago

    Not sure you can look at it quite that way, but it's an interesting point.

    For delusional read brainwashed by hundreds of years of being under the thumb of a church hierarchy with their false promises and dire threats of Hell and Damnation for any who transgressed.

    It boils down to the simple fact that mankind is predominantly a social community animal and tends to go with the flow for a quiet life.   For many they cannot accept the Darwinian fact that we are just another animal species on the planet and there is no more to life than we are born, we live we breed, we died.

    To many there has to be something more, it is required to give their lives and their very existence some form of meaning, organised religion gives them that.

    Let’s face it, it works, people will believe any old toffee as long as it has a happy ending and by and large most religions give them that happy ending.   Who cares if it’s a lie,  it makes many people happy, keeps a few of them in line so they don’t go all Whacko on the rest of us, and when they die they will never know the difference.

    So organised religion offers them a win, win situation, the church lies through its collective teeth, the believers eat it up with a spoon, both are happy and nobody can disprove the lie.   It’s worked for centuries.

    What have we non believers got to offer them ?   You’re just another animal on the face of the planet, there is no God, no Heaven, when you die that’s it ?   Deal with it !!!

    See ?  No happy ending....It’ll never sell.

  3. Powerful Pierre profile image78
    Powerful Pierreposted 7 years ago

    My answer to you  and anyone else who would challenge religion is deluded people ARE the ones who refuse to accept something they can't perfectly understand. TO know any religion requires time faith love and patience, and where do you think those come from?  an amoeba....someone showed me I was wrong at one time always challenging religion or mocking it. Because of that I found GOD  nuff said

  4. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    first off powerful pierre what does nuff mean?secondly how am i delusional because i don't believe in some entity that has never even been close to proven. you state you found god because someone challenged you i think is what you stated. if that makes sense to you , well bud, then you should be careful who you call delusional. enough said.

  5. home witch profile image82
    home witchposted 7 years ago

    I found this a really interesting question, though you do need to make sure you can spell right before posting something this deep.
    As for an answer I would suggest that it depends on the person really. Some people who are capable of thinking for themselves would find religion a mechanism used to control and manipulate. However, for the less thoughtful, intellectual or deep, it is just an easy way to live. It takes decisions away from you, you do what you are told to do, not what you know to be the right choice. Religion for sheep thus becomes a way of not taking responsibility for your actions.