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What would life be without religion?

Considering over 90% of us believe in God or a higher power, how would the world be different without religion?

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Asked by Lola.Bee at 7:25 PM on May. 4, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • like my life lol

    Answer by feralkitten at 7:25 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • peaceful

    Answer by shay1130 at 7:26 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • Peaceful

    Answer by older at 7:26 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • That's a goood question...

    Answer by Unique11 at 7:27 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • that's life IS peaceful. :))

    Answer by dullscissors at 7:28 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • Um my life? I dont follow a religion although I respect all religions.

    Now if everyone didnt have a religion, nobody knew of such a thing then I'd have to say the world be much the same. People are going to find conflicts & have strong ideas weather it be religion, science, opinions, you name it there will be arguments. The arguments would just be different & people would ban together with others who have the same ideas as themselves.

    Answer by Mel30248 at 7:30 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • Absolutely blissful... too bad more people can't see reality.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:35 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • Good question. I'll have to think about it for a bit and get back to you. lol

    Answer by popzaroo at 7:39 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • I can remember what it was like, it was pure hell, and I wouldn't go back to not having God in my life for anything. Once I was saved, and started leaning on God, all relationships started improving, and while things haven't been all roses and sunshine, I know God is always there,and that makes it all worthwhile.

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 7:45 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • I actually feel like the world would be a more peaceful place without religion or at least without religious exclusivity. I think the world could be a peaceful place if people were generally more inclusive and respectful of differences. I do practice Buddhism (though most consider this a philosophy rather than religion, but depends who you ask), and would probably consider myself to be spiritual but not religious. I put more emphasis on finding inner peace and wisdom, practicing loving-kindness and compassion, and put less emphasis on dogma and other things often associated with religion. Some people believe that we have reached (or will soon reach) a time of POST-theism where theism is not rejected--it's just considered obsolete. If people can be moral for its own sake (if non-theistic morality reaches maturity), then religion will no longer be necessary and we'll evolve beyond the need for it. Interesting perspective IMO.

    Answer by pam19 at 8:05 PM on May. 4, 2011

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