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If there was no religion, do you think this world would be different?

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GinNTonic

Asked by GinNTonic at 2:45 PM on Apr. 18, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • It would be much worse. Look at heathens and huns and that raided and looted villages.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:48 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • I'm not sure that society could have evolved without coming up with some kind of faith... But, in light of the question, I don't think the world would be much different. People would still be the way they are - those who abuse the institution of religion would merely abuse some other, and those who do good in the name of God or religion would do good in the name of something else, but it wouldn't' change the nature of people or how people behave...
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:52 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • Yes. No holy wars, no 9/11, no discrimination based on religious beliefs, no fighting in the middle east, and nobody knocking on my door.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 2:52 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • But if they weren't using religion to support these things, they would be using something else. Religion is just one of many ideals that get used and abused. Most of the problems we see, most of the wars, are not as religious as people claim. They are usually mostly political or wars of conquest (referring to history). Religion is just used to endorse a war that would have existed without faith to back it up. Just as some people discriminate based on religion, they would find something else to discriminate people for without it.

    You can't blame the ideal/institution for the actions of the people who ascribe to it, especially when those actions are contradictory to the standard of what the ideal is or stands for. Its not that faith or religion is flawed, its that man is flawed, and is flawed in his use of faith. Its not religion that is the "enemy" or the evil, its people distorting faith and using it as it wasn't intended.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:57 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • I agree with Julie!
    older

    Answer by older at 2:58 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • You can't blame the ideal/institution for the actions of the people who ascribe to it, especially when those actions are contradictory to the standard of what the ideal is or stands for.

    But people do because those people who kill in the name of...whatever. God, Ala, Buddah, whatever, are using their religion for their violent purposes. So of course the rest are going to blame that religion and not the person who did it.
    GinNTonic

    Answer by GinNTonic at 3:03 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • I'm not sure about religion, but God is another matter, and frankly so is faith!
    NikkiMomof2grls

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 3:03 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • Nope. Religion isn't the only thing people disagree on.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:06 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • But most religions specifically say that those who don't subscribe to that particular religion are/should be punished and damned.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:06 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • Actually, Christianity is really the only one where people believe that members of other faiths are sol (and not even all Christians believe this) . Other faiths allow that people of all kinds are capable of "salvation" or enlightenment or what have you, regardless of what faith they are. Heck, most other faiths - Buddhism or Hinduism, for example, don't even believe in hell in the Christian sense.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 3:09 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

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