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Is religion a curse?

It seems to me the whole world is going bloody bonkers in the name of a couple of books.
What do you think?Is religion a waste of time?Is it outdated and irrelevant?Is it the root of our problems,or a solution to it?

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At the moment it seems to be the root of all these problems. I'm not religious in the slightest, but I don't have a problem with people who are. But any religious extreme, or total disrespect for another relgion/type of social behaviour, is just a pain in the ass!

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It seems to me the whole world is going bloody bonkers in the name of a couple of books.
What do you think?Is religion a waste of time?Is it outdated and irrelevant?Is it the root of our problems,or a solution to it?
There are millions of religious people that are perfectly decent and nice. In fact, some are inspired by their religion to do acts of kindness, and we gotta respect that.

Having said that, look at history and what's happening around the world and the answers to your questions are painfully obvious.
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There are millions of religious people that are perfectly decent and nice. In fact, some are inspired by their religion to do acts of kindness, and we gotta respect that.

Having said that, look at history and what's happening around the world and the answers to your questions are painfully obvious.
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Is religion a curse?
In short, yes.
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I'd say any kind of fundamentalism is the real curse...
As long as people respect each other's beliefs, and don't stare themselves blind on their own, it's all good..........

But then again, most fundamentalism finds its roots in some form of religion, so....I'd still say whe would have been better off without it
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I'm an athiest, but I fully respect anyone's religious beliefs...As Chrissie-Fan said, a lot of people have been inspired to do a lot of good etc. And so many people get benefits and positives out of it, which can ony be good.
But it's when it gets extreme and disrespectful with each other, things start to go pearshaped.
I hate it when pushy Christians shuve their religion in my face - which happens quite a lot. I have no problem with them preaching at all! But what I don't like is being threatened, and being told I am going to hell for not believing. A bloke recently came up to me on the street and started showing me pictures of skulls and he was quite forceful in telling me that I was a bad person etc.

What I can never understand is that relgions are often promoting this samaritan idea of forgiveness etc. yet they are often the most unforgiving of the lot

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Christianity saved me and brought me out of a really bad place emotionally. and because of my religion i have got so many amazing friends and an amazing boyfriend. it has helped me thru the tought times and made the good ime even more enjoyable. for me it means someone who is always there ready to listen and wanting to help. it gives me a sense of security.
however, i dont agree with the people who stand on the street shouting that your going to hell it makes me cringe. half the time i want to go and tell them to shutup as i seriously doubt that anyone has been brought to Christianity that way!
pamrockz (what is ur name btw lol) i dont agree with the whole pushy evangalism lark. it just alienates people and makes them think that we are all like that. there are not many people who agrre with it either.
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No offense to anyone but religion is a load of bullshit!! sorry guys bt seriously lol

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Christianity saved me and brought me out of a really bad place emotionally. and because of my religion i have got so many amazing friends and an amazing boyfriend. it has helped me thru the tought times and made the good ime even more enjoyable. for me it means someone who is always there ready to listen and wanting to help. it gives me a sense of security.
however, i dont agree with the people who stand on the street shouting that your going to hell it makes me cringe. half the time i want to go and tell them to shutup as i seriously doubt that anyone has been brought to Christianity that way!
pamrockz (what is ur name btw lol) i dont agree with the whole pushy evangalism lark. it just alienates people and makes them think that we are all like that. there are not many people who agrre with it either.
Heh hey Abby, I'm Sian
Your case shows how positive religion can be of course, and it's great to hear it has given you so much.

It's just a shame religion seems to cause so many problems globally

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hi sian
yeah it is a shame i know but it really is the case that its the minority of people that believe the things that cause wars and stuff. like when george bush says that God told him to go to war. i honestly dont believe that because Christianity really is a relgion of peace.one of its principle teachings is love your neighbours ie DONT GO TO WAR!
in most peoples cases their belief is hate the sin but love the sinner.
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what ppl made/make of religion is a curse, not religion itself.

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Posted by Pam Shriver Rockz I'm an athiest, but I fully respect anyone's religious beliefs...As Chrissie-Fan said, a lot of people have been inspired to do a lot of good etc. And so many people get benefits and positives out of it, which can ony be good.
But it's when it gets extreme and disrespectful with each other, things start to go pearshaped.
I hate it when pushy Christians shuve their religion in my face - which happens quite a lot. I have no problem with them preaching at all! But what I don't like is being threatened, and being told I am going to hell for not believing.
Here's a comeback for people who tell you you're going to hell. Ask them "Are you going going to be in hell?" When they answer "No" you can say "Thank God (or the devil ) I'll get some peace then!"

Seriously though, for those of you are anti-religious in sentiment, you're losing. I remember people saying years ago that religion was finished. With Islam gaining every year in Europe (and Europeans not having children) it looks more likely that old style European godlessness is in terminal decline.
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