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 Why is religion important for the society? (37)

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Why is religion important for the society?

'No,It's not important... it starts wars and causes millions lives to be lost senselessly every year due to a false belief. If god existed rape wouldn't.'

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For now, it gives people a crutch to lean on before they start to seek the truth, then they don't need it. At some point in the future, all of religion will be dead.

Side: Religion will die eventually

I've copied one of my arguments from another debate where someone suggested that morals are derived from religion because it fits this one as well:

The idea that a depraved book of primitive savagery for the deluded should serve as some sort of moral compass is a tired idea that belongs in the dark ages.

Morality is just another part of evolution. Behaviours that are considered "moral" have been adopted simply because they are beneficial for survival.

If you take the Bible for example, you can clearly see that morality exists in spite of it, not because of it.

If we were to look to the Bible for moral guidance, we'd be forbidding women to speak (the Bible says they are to remain silent and are not to teach, or have authority over any man), killing our children for being disobedient, stoning our daughters to death for losing their virginity, forcing them to marry men who rape them and sending them out to be gang raped by angry mobs to protect our male dinner guests; not to mention keeping slaves and beating them to death (condoned in the Bible so long as they don't die right away) and "dashing babies to death on rocks" because they happen to be the children of our enemies.

Does this really sound to you like a book to be consulted by anyone in search of morality?

Side: Religion will die eventually
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Well it is important to instill good morals to your children, however I don't find it to important after they know they need to treat others as they want to be treated, never steal, etc.

Side: instills morals
ricedaragh(2520) Disputed
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Do you think that people wouldn't have morals without religion?

Side: instills morals
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
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Not something that makes them carry through with them.

The threat of Hell will scare most kids straight.

Side: instills morals

religion has always been apart of my life and has helped me get through some very tough times in my life and has helped me make some huge decisions in my life

Side: instills morals
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The idea that religion instills morality or is superfluous is a false dichotomy. For some, religions is unecessary and superfluous. For others, religion is a necessity to help incentivize civil behavior. Some find a mixture of both religion and secular ethics help form a moral code. Personally, I think religion was just another step in human social evolution. We as a society decided that human sacrifice and incest were self-destructive things that prohibited the advancement of our species. Religion was the vehicle that helped civilize society thousands of years ago and ended these practices. As society progressed, certain actions that religious texts condoned, we decided were no longer "civil" and instilled chaos rather than order. I think eventually one day, religion will be dead. We are moving towards a secular ethics based society rather than a dogmatic one like Pax Romana. Religion is like the carrier pigeon. It was useful at one point, it served its purpose but now is obsolete.

Side: Religion will die eventually

I think eventually one day, religion will be dead.

While this outcome would be likely in civilized western countries, unfortunately, the cancer that is Islam has infected nearly 1.5 billion people and that cancer continues to spread.

The western world, through generosity and ignorance has invited the enemy into its home and by the time it realizes that like any other parasite, Muslims intend to live off, and eventually kill their host, it's going to be too late. It probably already is.

Side: Religion will die eventually
zombee(1028) Disputed
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I am curious as to why, out of all religions, you chose Islam as an example of a cancer. Do you consider it worse than other religions?

Side: Religion will die eventually
AtlantaEsq(94) Disputed
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Have you been conscious within the last two decades? Presently, yes, I would agree with AuntieChristian it currently is the worst.

Side: Religion will die eventually

Religion does motivate some people to do good, i.e., giving money to the poor and feeding the hungry.

Side: Religion is superfluous