Religion is a terrible thing.
Relegion shouldn't get the blame...If it is used by leaders or the authority, It may become a source of oppression.
Philosophy for Philosophers
nopoff wrote:A good question that could only be answered, I think, by taking a group of newborns and splitting them into three groups. Group 1: Don't learn anything about religion. Group 2: The common person, learns some. Group 3: The highly religious, learns everything. As they live you can compare how they interact within their own groups, then if you want you can have them interact with the others. It's inhuman to do something like that but I think it will show what religion can and can't do.
I just read something from ?Rosseau?, it said something like if God really doesn't exist, then it would probably be very necessary to invent it. I'm still thinking about that one.
Ape: No thing is true or false of itself, but thinking makes it so.philoreaderguy wrote:I recently was told by someone that religion is a good thing even if it is false. He said that it's good because it brings people together and teaches morality. Is this true? Is religion good for people even if it isn't false?
ape:coffeeprincess wrote:HELL YEAH nirmals9.
Now that's what I'm talking about.
Nothing makes me more angry than people who tell me I can't talk to God because of the choices I make. It's the choices I make that allow me to talk to God. **** idiotic fascist pencil-sellers.
Are we allowed to swear on this board?
If not, I meant to say friggin'
Good and bad are relative since each can be defined in terms of the other.Toronto wrote:I'd assume it would depend on how the good was defined and then would be dependent on the religion (as certainly if there are religions that teach "good", even if only by deceptions, it would stand to reason that there are other religions are "bad", or at least certain religions being "good" and "bad" in different respects).
Now I think your question is an important one, as it asks is there anything inherently "wrong" with the deception. And I should answer no, there is not.
But I still would not agree that religion is, in general, "good". I might agree that in certain respects religion might be "good", but in many it is "bad", and perhaps often, the "bad" outweighing the "good".
I agree that religion isn't inherently "bad", but not agree that religion is therefore "good". Religion can be "good" but it is often "bad".
It is the Religion of Hate in religions or in politics or in athletics or in the sciences or competition or in any fields that is the terrible thing that builds no bridges to whom it hates and burns those already existing bridges and fights wars over fights over words. It's no use rejecting religion while keeping the Religion of Hate for the religion of no religions: politics, government, etc.pjkeeley wrote:Religion doesn't build bridges between cultures; it creates unnecessary conflict between them. How many wars have been fought in the name of religion? Centuries of warfare, some of which is still going on today.Relegion can do it and can build bridges between cultures.
Religion is a terrible thing.
It's not a true/false sort of thing, it's an assertion and a viewpoint. If you wish to try and set measurable variables and predictable outcomes, feel free, but I suspect that this one will be difficult to prove.philoreaderguy wrote:I recently was told by someone that religion is a good thing even if it is false. He said that it's good because it brings people together and teaches morality. Is this true? Is religion good for people even if it isn't false?