2015/05/23 unless we make a serious attempt to understand why people abandon their religion, we can only expect the decline to continue, but i think people in the church are reluctant to question too far or deeply because they fear what it may show up - not about people, but the about the church. By the logic you put forward only peter has to forgive people like that, everyone else, because the message wasn’t specifically said to them, is free to be completely unforgiving, hate their neighbor, hate their enemies, and change money in the temple/church if they want. 2009/10/22 religion helped people to form close knit groups, in which they could find a place in society religious rituals created mental states in those taking part which were helpful to the group. Introduction people have slaughtered each other in wars, pogroms, genocides, inquisitions, crusades, and political actions for centuries and still kill each other over beliefs in ideologies, politics, philosophies, and religion (and usually a combination of several reasons. Jain couple gives up child for monkhood: what makes parents abandon children for religion experts say that religious conditioning can influence your parental instincts.
Religious studies, alternately known as the study of religion, is an academic field devoted to research into religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutionsit describes, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasizing systematic, historically based, and cross-cultural perspectives. Religion makes people abandon logic religion has being existed for thousands of years and incredibly, almost all of the countries in this world have their own religions, which make us have to think about its necessarity of existence. Do you have the courage to question your beliefs and worldview arguably, there is no stronger belief than one’s religion what would it take for you to entertain the thought that you – and the other followers of your religion – could be wrong many people will (hopefully eventually) change their beliefs on a subject after enough contradictory evidence emerges.
2008/11/10 best answer: it is because they get past the religion aspect of it i believe the bible is true and even if you don't no where in the bible does it say it is ok to beat your wife or your kid besides the morals of respecting your parents and each other is always prevalent some people just don't get why. Religion is a huge factor these are people that are not dumb but choose to ignore their own best interest, logic, intellect, and common sense why if i get you right, you are saying these cultured, educated, high iq, individuals aren’t actually smart. 2008/03/28 logic, itself, makes no assertions or claims religion, on the other hand, is a set of beliefs or claims, usually based upon some enlightened or divine words from a prophet or god it is usually an organized movement maintained by a hierarchy of authority figures. — bertrand russell, autobiography of bertrand russell, pg 60 this quote has been used by many theologians over the years, such as by louis pojman in his philosophy of religion , who wish for readers to believe that even a well-known atheist-philosopher supported this particular argument for god's existence. St paul, the apostle, one of the leaders of the first generation of christians, often considered to be the most important person after jesus in the history of christianity.
2009/05/22 atheists are pretty smart in general but not all that intuitive about human behavior- no one's going to abandon their faith just because it doesn't makes sense to someone else- if they do let go of it, it will be a result of their own inquiry and reflection on the subject ironically this is the exact same process needed for an atheist to become a true believer people don't generally. Religion is not something that makes you feel good or cozy or happy it is something that exposes you to the other it is something that brings up questions that cannot be answered. Since the primary driver in why people let go of their religion and become atheist (the absence of religion) is education, then it stands to reason all of religion is illogicalif the number one reason people abandon religion is due to their accummulated appreciation for logic in the first place. Religion makes people feel bad by telling them what is true, instead of letting them believe whatever they want religion makes people feel bad by telling them that god will hold them accountable for their beliefs and actions.
2037/03/26 i don’t think that this argument is used in all cases simply to “prove” religion deserves a bad name its more of a counter to the claim that religion makes people somehow better (more moral, kinder, what have you. Obviously, religion is a hot-button topic for many people many discussions of religion, perhaps even most, revolve around the topic of whether or not organized religion is good for society left-wingers usually say no, right-wingers usually say yes, though there are exceptions to both of these. If you somehow found out that your religion was not true, would you abandon all the morals that you hold dear absolutely not and if any theist's answer to this is yes, i suggest they seriously re-evaluate why they believe what they do.
Philosophy of religion philosophy of religion is the philosophical study of the meaning and nature of religion it includes the analyses of religious concepts, beliefs, terms, arguments, and practices of religious adherents. This pamphlet briefly looks at many of the reasons that christianity is undesirable from both a personal and a social point of view all of the matters discussed here have been dealt with elsewhere at greater length, but that's beside the point: the purpose of 20 reasons to abandon christianity is to list the most outstanding misery-producing and socially destructive qualities of christianity. Religion is a way that people go to in order to solve their own problems sometimes, a prayer is all that is needed christianity is one of those religions, and it. Religion is the general theory of this world, its encyclopedic compendium, its logic in popular form, its spiritual point of honor, its enthusiasm, its moral sanction, its solemn complement, its general basis of consolation and justification.