Why is Religion such a most discussed topic?
...because it is boring to discuss really
May be we differentiate and try to prove our religion is superior to other religion, and also may be every religion has its loopholes.
Well, I think that it is a really important debate, for both sides. Whether its, religion, and the good ones are looking to save peoples immortal souls, and the bad ones are looking to convince people so that they can get more money, or its the Atheists trying to promote logic, and reason, and its possible that they have some kind of ulterior motive as well, but what it really comes down to, is most peoples need to prove others wrong. I do it, because I legitimately enjoy the conversation, and if I can convince a few people that there isn't a God, well, I will feel like I have done my job.
Not quite sure what the answer is, but if I must guess, this would be my answer... Because religion touches our existence as a human being and reflects our humanity. (I suppose, if I can be funny, if religion is about shoes, for example Manolo Blahnik v. Jimmy Choo, then we won't be discussing about it for over centuries?)
I think it is because it is a discussion that can't be "won". With no difining fact to prove one side ultimately right in their belief, the discussion has, does, and will continue until God himself walks the earth and proves that he is the ultimate power or someone creates a time machine that can take us all back to the beginning to see how it all went down.
I can just as well tell you there is an invisible man that can't be seen, touched or heard sitting right next to you and you cannot prove me wrong. We'll just gone on forever twisting and changing our story to fit the defense of our belief with no proof the other is wrong...just our conviction that we're right. Everyone has their belief yet no one can prove it is the answer so let the debate continue.
This will be an odd answer. I have gathered from reading the replies that the central theme is religion = god. And, I find it odd you find it boring. Explaining further. My religion has been NHRA drag racing. No I am not spamming. Today, my religion, a recent convert of sorts, is Hubpages.
Dictionary.com defines religion with 5 subsets. The main or first is this:
"a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs."
So, does the entity of the whole being hubpages fit this definition? First there is 'no' mention of a deity.
"A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe."
Allegorically the internet or world wide web is the universe
"especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies"
allegorically that is hubpages and hubbers
"Usually involving devotional and ritual observances"
allegorically posting hubs, comments, questions, forum quests, following hubbers, being followed, interacting with what has been published, etc.
"often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs"
allegorically we have defined Terms of Service and Standard Operating Procedures.
So, not trying to be controversial, I do not find religion 'boring to discuss.'
Going a little further. There is not any mention of specific belief systems or systems of beliefs in the definition of religion only "a set of belief." My personal view is that religion is not necessarily synonymous with reverence to a deity.
It is the connotations attached to the word religion that is deceptive. Not to be espousing Christian thought or others - Taoism, Buddha, Hindu, etc. but they all say somewhere to give caution to 'false religions' before god being that of deity.
Awww heck. You are right this is boring talking about religion
I joined Hubpages to get experience writing on different topics I love and was amazed with how many topics (questions, forums, and hubs) were on religion. I was not expecting this. Well, people are passionate about what they believe in. I am. I found my peace, and I remember how it felt when I was trying to live without it. People want to share what they feel is the truth with others, no matter what the belief is, and convince others. I don't mind conversations, however, I stay away from arguing and don't think insults are necessary. That gets really annoying, and I'm guessing it's not the purpose of Hubpages. People can still get along with others who believe differently.
Simply because whether we are for it or against it; it is in "our minds." Remember though, that our religions are for the most part man-made. Thus they may perhaps be just a facimile of what it is in reality.
None the less, no one can deny that in our minds there is a standard, "something" that seems to indicate how we should behave or at least we feel "something" when we react or fail to react to a situation. So the feeling is in us; yet it is so ambiguous or nebulous that it is impossible to draw a significant conclusion about its complete nature or should I say spirit?
Actually, sex is the most discussed topic, but then they feel guilty and talk about religion.
I think that nothing is boring if it's the right time for it. When someone in the family dies one has to discuss death, like it or not. Is there anything more boring than death! Religion is important in our lives and I for one do not discuss it that much. I just believe what my Religion teaches me and TRY to set my life according to its principles: such as forgive and forget, do not envy or hate, help others if you can .... Jesus Christ proved that there is God and a heavenly afterlife for those who believe. http://newhorizons.hubpages.com/hub/The-soul
I think religion is one of the most important aspect of most of the people's lives. It is incorporated almost everyday, and politics and religion are also intertwined many times. Faith based institutions may play important role in politics sometimes. To many people, religiousness is also a way of life. There are some people who do not believe in any religion. Philosophy is also linked to religion as many religion also take into account philosophy of being good and doing good to others and many more things. There are people who think religion is important to give direction to life whereas some people don't necessarily view it that way. It is widespread in all the continents. It is interesting in a way to see that many people associate the quality of a person to his/her religion which may or may not be true. Just a thought. I still need to explore this question.
I think that religion is such a popular topic because it has to do with the origin of the human species and the purpose of the individual's existence. I think that most people want to know what is their purpose and many of them find it in the religion that they serve. In addition, most people want to feel connected to something bigger then tehmselves that is great and ever lasting.
Once people find what they are looking for they want to share it with others so that other my experience the same joy that they have found.
Religion is such a widely discussed topic because it effects a huge amount of people. Even if you are not religious, your life will be effected by religion. Why are banks closed on Sundays? Why are businesses closed on Christmas? All rooted in religious practices.
There is a lot of discussion because there is a lot of variety in religion. Religion has been around for thousands of years, and has thus had a lot of time to grow and branch out. Much like a family tree, religion has hundreds of different 'types' which are rooted in the same common 'ancestor.' Because religion is so widely diverse, there is a lot of room for discussion. In the same notion, people can argue and discuss different tastes in music to no end.
Religion is deeply rooted in our history and prehistory. It answers the "Who are we?" and "where do we come from?" questions. The seeking of knowledge is trademark to the human race (why do we explore caves? Why do we explore space?). Religion is as human as language is. It may have developed with language, as people developed sounds and gestures for meaning, they probably used them to explain the unknown, thus sparking religion. Religion is part of us, and it will be discussed.
I do not know whether it is true that religion is the most discussed topic. However if it is true I feel it is because we can dump so much of rubbish on others without having to take the personal responsibility for it. If some religious leader says something however foolish the masses normally accept it without question.
Maybe because in our subconscious, humans have created walls amongst different religions. According to us, religion/God has divided us into various categories of people, with each having their own rules. Besides, if not division among different religions, then its always a division among people who believe in religion and those who don't. So, owing to basic human instincts, instead of celebrating common goals and values, we like to play out our differences.
Though,according to me, no religion can divide; every religion has same values of love, respect, humanity, peace, morals and ethics. Religion allows every individual to follow his/her own way, only exception of the rule being, of the quality of being humane. Even if one is a non-believer; and is a hard-working, practical minded individual, then he.she should not forget humane values.
Though yes, I am not sure if in these days, its the most-discussed topic. I than more than religion, now people are more concerned with their own lives; i guess a bit of selfishness is not bad!
I think it falls upon that some people need security and answers to unexplained miracles & beliefs while others don't. Now why there are different versions and violence over them is what affects me so I prefer to not get involved.
because it's the only subject (besides politics) where people can agree to disagree and disagree to agree
Religions was made by man, not by god, god knows everything but the thought of man was knows everything in the world, they don't know what they doing.
Next to sex ... religion is one of the most discussed topic. It enlightens, it unites, it breaks people's hearts, divides communities. It is volatile like fire -- if handled property it can help you cook, one the other hand burn the whole house if handled the wrong way
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