What religion causes more pain than happiness? What creates chaos and misery, and why would people follow it? Thoughts?
The one I had to grow up in.
Jehovahs Witnesses let their family members die, denying blood when needed to survive even minor blood lose injury.
The mental anguish of excommunication of family and friends is unbearable for some to take leading to many suicides of the young.
I think all religion is bad. God did not make us to be religious, he made us to fellowship with him. Just like we have babies to love that is why God made us.
Just something to think about. The religious people are the ones that put Jesus to death. No where in the bible does it say that Jesus was a Jehovah witnesses or Mormon or anything. He fellowed the word of God, that which is now written in the bible.
All Revealed Religions are from one source the Creator-God; so they are truthful in origin; their founders are truthful and they work for betterment of man in all aspect of life.
Religion creates happiness by achieving peace with the fulfillment of the purpose of life set for man by the Creator-God.
I agree. They all tell others how to live their lives.
Simply put, the behavior is megalomanic.
Yes there are some bad ones. but those are the ones that twist the true word of God and make it say what they what it to say for their gain. The bible takes about people that do that. It basically saids that at the time of judgment, they will be in big trouble.
You can't blame God for the stupid things that we do. He has given us the knowledge for live a good righteous life and he also gave us free will. It s like your children, your try and teach them but it is up to them to follow your advise.
I don't care about Religion. but What is so bad about God, about Jesus, about the Bible?
Words written by men 2000 years ago, supposedly inspired by some god, calling for damnation of all those who do not believe. Sounds like a god with an inferiority complex, not worthy of any sort of belief, simply because it has to threaten to achieve obedience.
I don't blame a god for the stupid things people do. And, nowhere in my statement did I say such a thing.
My free will came from being born. If you think you got yours from a god, then you've sadly mistaken.
Yes, the bible does in fact have a morality type of teaching, however, it wasn't ever inspired by a god, simply because the doctrines themselves force people to go against themselves. It's unfortunate that believers fail to recognize or understand that simple knowledge given by the book they read.
It's based on lies. Plain and simple.
can you document that. I always ask this question. why do people hate something they don't believe. What is wrong with sharing something that make people feel good, gives people encouragement, helps people not feel alone. even though the mountains surrounding our lives and it feels never ending, the word of the Lord fills us. even though you don't see the spiritual side of the bible. i am glad you see some of the physical.
before you criticizes the bible you should read it.
What part would you like documented that isn't already documented?
Doctrine #1- selfless
to always be giving, never for self It is against human nature.
Doctrine #2- oppress desire
it points out only specific desires without true clarification, therefore must be taken to the extreme to see if it is detrimental oneself It is against human nature and scientifically proven that if you oppress your desires(all of them), then you will end up insane.
Doctrine #3- Will of a god and/or belief in a god
The will of a god cannot ever be known(the words written are infallible cause they were written by man) and the belief in a god is selfish at it's core, simply because you receive a reward for your belief, meaning YOU put yourself before others.
Conclusion- No god would force an individual to go against their own nature, because to do so, is destructive. End of story.
doctrine 1 where does it say anything about this in the bible To always give. God tells us that we need to take care of ourselves and our family.
doctrine 2 (what?)
Doctrine #3 God tells us not to judge other. In fact. we are not judged by our works (meaning the good things that we do) so no one would think that they were better then anyone else.
(Ephesians 2:5-9) (emphasis on verse 8 & 9)5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast
Matthew 20:1-16 also talks about those that think they deserve more. God does not like this.
You need to read the Bible before you knock it.
No one should act like they are better then anyone. those are God's words.
Where did you get these quoits?
sorry you feel the way you do. Good luck to you. and just to put it out there I hope you don't think i think I am better then you. I am just sharing what I have learned I am just another 20 year old guy.
I'd say it's a toss up between Christianity, Islam and the Mesoamerican sacrificial religions. All three have/had long histories of barbarism, cruelty, greed, murder and pretty much any other manifestation of evil you can think of. I suppose an argument could be made that Christianity is the worst given that it claims forgiveness as its central theme, whereas Islam only includes that among other virtues, one of which is vengeance as well. The Mesoamerican sacrifice type religions at least didn't pretend they were anything but harsh. Not saying human sacrifice, slavery and rape are good, but my point is at least they didn't try to pretend it was something else.
I'm sure someone else can pipe in with another point of view, but off the top of my head, those are the main contenders.
(Taken as metaphor, I'd say the ancient Greeks had the best one, although Buddhism is pretty cool too.)
A true christian could not answer this question, because they are not to speak bad about anyone
Does that mean that most Christian are not true Christians?
Maybe makes some sense since most Christian think most people will end up in Hell
who goes to hell and who does not is God,s call
I guess most people are shaking in their boots, what's that like?
That is correct; the Christians don't follow Jesus Christ- his deeds and beliefs; they follow Paul and the Church.
Usually it is not the religion that is bad but the people who destroy it's precepts and use their knowledge to exercise controll over others through compulsion.
if you are US citizen you cannot answer this question but if you are not then i d say those religions where polygamy and underage sex is a style of life; that's really sick;
There are no best and worst religions. They can all fight who goes to hell as far as I care
Any religion which disempowers humanbeings , which makes them fear or feel guilty , which stops them from having joy in life , which creates hatred by my way only way syndrome is bad for human beings...
Why do religious people have to judge us so extremely with rewards and punishment or judge us of what or who is good or bad when people mainly already know what’s good or bad
I have more respect for my pet ferret and still she dose many tricks for me wail I just feed her treats.
If or when I don't feed her, I become Jesus to her
Satanism - Why would you worship Satan.
Even if he did exist (he doesn't), we all know how the story ends.
Satanism is pointless.
I do not belong to any group, belonging would limits my mind
I just have fun and pick out some interesting notes from each group and share some.
Neither do I, though sometimes I wish I did because:
In a family full of devout Catholics, I am the only one who thinks God is a fairy tale.
In an extremely racist country (the cupboard under the stairs) I find myself in an inter-racial relationship and the target of sneers and I get the evil eye on a daily basis.
I am the only person I know who sings like a frog and dances worse that the than the stoned drunk dude at a party (that I crashed because I wasn't invited).
I can't even join a study group because I am two chapters ahead of everybody else and they are all pissed that I got 95% in the last test.
So maybe being a Satanist is not such a bad thing.
And at least I would belong somewhere and maybe they have a competent study group, which meets after working hours.
Those people are wrong looking down at you for being involved in a inter racial relationship. this it what i am talking about. people are reading the bible but are not reading the whole thing. in the bible it does say that you should not marry outside your beliefs because it can cause problems. This was just advise not a commandment.
In the bible There are only two types of People the saved and the unsaved (the Jews and the gentiles the circumcised and the uncircumcised.) they all mean the same. people that live for Christ and those that don't. only difference. don't let unlearned people tell you what the Lord is saying. this is what causes false religion and misrepresentation of God's Word
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