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If fear , incentive of heaven is removed from religion then?

  1. pisean282311 profile image60
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    what if fear of burning to hell or being accountable for "sins" as defined in religion or incentive of heaven is removed from religion?...would religion still work?

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sure it will "work" for those who only care about the here and now.
      But not for those who care about living eternally.

    2. goldenpath profile image72
      goldenpathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No.  An essential part to a healthy functioning religion is the pinnacle doctrine that you are accountable for your actions and thoughts.  It's also essential teaching that man's potential is without limit.  All of the above would be mute without the other half of the journey.

      It's best to believe and strive for personal progress.  If you die and nothing happens, well, then nothing lost by your faithful actions in life.  BUT, if you die and something does happen.....

  2. RevolveR profile image56
    RevolveRposted 7 years ago

    Of course not! Religion is about enslaving people using fear. Using punishment or reward.

  3. Rajab Nsubuga profile image59
    Rajab Nsubugaposted 7 years ago

    Do you what to mean that religion is only relevant to the life here after? No! We live religion by the day.In most cases religion is our conscience, differentiating, right from wrong. We don't have to be promised a reward for doing right. If in killing you would feel gratification then you would need some psychotherapy to regain your sanity not religion.

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i am not saying about life here after or anything..i am mere asking that would religion work if it teaches only morality and takes away heaven ,hell and being watched concepts...

 
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