Everyone is entitled to the way they live and what they believe in - why religion is good and bad introduction on that note, i used to think that religion is something that people came up with to explain the unknown. Is fundamentalism bad june 20, 2011 bill pratt 64 comments post author: bill pratt religion (53) resurrection (33) salvation (29) science and god (36) sin (11. Is religion good or bad by john stahl june, 2006 let me start this essay off right at the beginning by telling you my conclusion - religion is a primary source of evil in the world.
Religion imposes irrational rules of good and bad behaviour religion divides people, and is a cause of conflict and war the hierarchical structure of most religions is anti-democratic, and thus offends basic human rights. Whether organized religion is good or bad depends on many different factors if one is asking whether organized religion is intrinsically good or intrinsically bad, the answer is a resounding. So religion is bad for us, according to today's news but religion is also good for us, according to today's news scientists already knew that spirituality is beneficial for our physical health. Is religion bad for women novelist kristen wolf, why because religions reflect our deepest yearnings, our core values, and it is between these two bookends that we think, render decisions.
The only way this quote has any meaning, is in fact if the purpose of the quote is to truly argue that it only takes religion to make good people do bad things, which is indeed what weinberg intended to say, and which is indeed why most atheists quote him. Richard dawkins explains the damage of faith and religion dawkins on religion: is religion good or evil | head to head is religion good or bad (this is a trick question). Religion: the good, the bad and the ugly by gary laderman 130 87 religion is bad, no doubt, and a destructive force in human history and in world today but that's not the whole story i.
Why religion is bad for humanity but don't forget, that a believer could give you another six reasons why religion is good for people in no time and if he or. In the current geo-political climate, many express fear of religious extremism the assumption is that the more dedicated one becomes to his religion in general, the more likely he is to commit indiscriminate acts of violence in the name of that religion. The good, the bad, and the ugly why we need religion is dedicated to the reasons and discussions as to why religion, any religion, is important to the people. Because religion is a belief in the invisible and unknowable -- and it's therefore never expected to prove that it's right, or even show good evidence for why it's right -- its capacity to do harm.
Religion by itself is neither good nor bad - it is the humans that make it good or bad personally i like to steer clear of religion altogether i look at it this way. Best answer: religion is not just good or bad, and it's not neutral, and even if there's nothing to it, it's not nothing 8^) religion itself is good people find. Some folks say, of course, religion's good for society - it fosters a strong sense of community, feeds the hungry, houses the homeless and promotes the moral. 27 psychological reasons why good people do bad things max nisen and aimee groth in a study, a group of theology students were told to preach the story of the good samaritan, then walk to.
But even if this is the case, there's good reason to suspect that the connection between religion and malfunctioning societies goes both ways here are six ways religions make peaceful. Good religion, bad religion a new study reveals we're incurably religious that's a problem a christianity today editorial | august 1, 2011 image: istock once in a while, we agree with the. If religious belief is good, extreme religious belief can't explain all the bad we see coming from religious extremism religious moderates attribute the evil to a misunderstanding of religious doctrine. Although the research shows that religion and spirituality are often helpful, we should be open to the idea that specific aspects of religion may be good or bad for our health under different.
Is religion good for you doubling the rate of religious attendance raises household income by 91 percent, decreases welfare participation by 16 percent from baseline rates, decreases the odds of being divorced by 4 percent , and increases the odds of being married by 44 percent. Is religion good or bad for society as part of their promotional tour for the book is christianity good for the world, english-american journalist/prominent atheist christopher hitchens, together with american evangelical theologian douglas wilson, filmed a series of debates centered around. The reason why people are so concerned with harmonizing science and religion, as opposed to, say, science and architecture, or science and baseball, is because science and religion are competitors. Where religion is concerned, there is nothing good or bad it is simply a different branch from christianity, much like christianity branched out of catholicism, just with their own individual beliefs and scriptures.