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Is Religion Important to you?

I am very sure this question as a title is not weird to a lot of people but it is to some. Is religion important to you?

In today's world, many are those who do not believe in religion and the need to even teach it in schools. Many believe , its a waste of time. But come to think of it. How beneficial has religion been to all those who lived many years ago?

The benefits are just countless,

In some parts of the word today, when you preach say Christianity to some one, you are seen as being a religious bully

I believe that, the world is becoming worse of because many people have forgotten about the existence of God and the need to live life by His standards. Some have also become false prophets preaching wrong religion and faith that so many are reluctant to buy into the need to be religious and have faith in the supreme being called God who created all things.

Science can do all it has to do but the truth remains the same, religion and spirituality are important however, evil people who have found their way into religion and are suing it to do evil all in the name of religion must think twice . After all God is watching

Note: I share this post previously on Bubblews

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peachpurple wrote on October 11, 2015, 4:10 AM

Every religion has their own god, teaches followers to be good, kind and forgiving but humans had forgotten them

africanpen wrote on October 11, 2015, 4:37 AM

I think you really identified the missing link in religion, thus humans positive attitude which is missing

Kasman wrote on October 11, 2015, 6:20 AM

To which religion are you referring? There are many religions throughout the world and they all seem to believe in different things and different dieties - and they can't all be right! Religion has no significance to me whatsoever but that doesn't mean I am a bad person. I believe it is possible to lead a good life (whatever your definition of that may be) without involving any kind of God or Supreme Being. I feel no need to have a psychological crutch (which is what I regard religion to be) to help me through my life or help me be a better person. I have my own standards which, by chance (or by my choice) happen to agree more or less with those parts of the various scriptures which advocate being kind, tolerant, forgiving, honest and understanding towards my fellow human beings.

Having said all that I would not deny the comfort others may find in their beliefs. If some wish to believe in a God then I have no objection to that and if such a belief helps people live their lives in a fruitful way then that is all to the good of humanity.

crowntower wrote on October 11, 2015, 9:34 AM

I don't need religion... everyone of us needs restoration of relationship with Christ. Many people found that Christianity is a bully one. But the truth is people only wants to hear from the fake god and religion that tolerates them. They want to be accepted and respected but they don't want rebuke and straighten their path. They rather go to hell than deprive themselves from what God saves them for. Sin! No love drags people to hell.

inertia4 wrote on October 11, 2015, 9:58 AM

Religion is nothing more than a fable in my eyes. It was also created to control a mass of people. Is it important to me?No, not at all. Not in anyway. See, there are too many religions that preach way too many things. There is also too many consistencies within all religions. It cannot be true and it cannot have any validity for anyone. All it seems to do is confuse people, brainwash people and cause wars for no reason at all. Also, don't you think we, as a race, have come a long way from those barbaric roots that we all come from? I think so. So why then would anyone want to continue spewing this bull to this day. That is just beyond my knowledge.

Feisty56 wrote on October 11, 2015, 5:50 PM

Religion, man-made constructs, have little significance to me. Spirituality is something else altogether.

allen0187 wrote on October 11, 2015, 7:13 PM

My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. I keep this in mind and practice it by heart. Easier said than done though.

Agree with the comment of Feisty56 , religion is man-made and it very different from spirituality which I think is something that everyone tries to achieve.

Squidwhisperer wrote on October 15, 2015, 10:00 PM

Is the world actually becoming worse? I doubt it. Beyond the basic problem of maybe too many humans vying for resources - and the 1% consuming thousands of times more than they should, I suspect we are only more aware - via technology - of the horrors on-going and that have always gone on since we clambered out of our caves. As to religion, as others have already suggested, I think there's a need for a distinction between religion [with dogma, rules, restrictions, etc] and spirituality. I believe religion has done more harm than good over the millennia, and coupled with ideology, has nearly destroyed us on several occasions. But spirituality continues to ground sufficient numbers that we could carry on. I see spirituality not so much in a realm unto itself, but rather integrated in our minds, hearts, actions, essence.

Squidwhisperer wrote on October 15, 2015, 10:07 PM

With you 100% on this. Of course, I'm just learning from my mother, who was born and raised in a strict Nova Scotian Presbyterian environment, but drifted over her 90 years toward a simple secular humanist position. Even if, given another 20 or 30 years of life, she did not become agnostic or atheist, she was clearly on the way to tossing all dogma, and just embracing kindness, goodwill, and tolerance. And - in the face of their enemies - declared defiance and resilience.

Squidwhisperer wrote on October 15, 2015, 10:09 PM

The only hell is of your creation.

Squidwhisperer wrote on October 15, 2015, 10:12 PM

I think many religions don't seek to confuse people as much as to control people. It's a short list of religions that suggest its adherents think for themselves and consider other positions. Much like most political parties...

Squidwhisperer wrote on October 15, 2015, 10:15 PM

Bang-on. And you could easily put an emphasis in "man-made" on MAN. You may well know the book - "When God Was a Woman." If not, it's well worth checking out.

inertia4 wrote on October 16, 2015, 8:43 AM

I agree with that. I just cannot conform to any of those things. Religion or politics. although I favor some democrats, I still feel that the entire political system, like the religious system, is flawed.

africanpen wrote on October 16, 2015, 5:52 PM

How simple will it be for someone to say he or she is spiritual without a religion. To me is like wearing a shoe with a bear bottom

allen0187 wrote on October 16, 2015, 10:24 PM

Life is anything but simple...