All in all religion is a good thing as far as it motivates to do good and a bad thing if it justifies or incites bad deeds what it comes down to that religion, which is a belief in the supernatural, is used by people. Religion quotes quotes tagged as religion (showing 1-30 of 3,000) “anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car. Religion definition, a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs see more. Bad religion is an american punk rock band that formed in los angeles, california, in 1980 despite this, he did co-author the book is belief in god good, bad or irrelevant, which is based on a series of lengthy debates about science and religion between graffin and historian preston jones.
Harris called islam the mother lode of bad ideas accusing maher and harris of painting the whole religion with that broad brush, affleck said , it's gross it's racist. Religion is good religion is good for the world because even if people share different religious views, those religious views help people keep their morals in tact and will help them lead a life of doing more good than bad. 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.
That both good and evil are from allah is clearly stated in the qur'an al-karim and hadith-i sharifs all islamic scholars to date, without exception, said that good and evil are from allah all islamic scholars to date, without exception, said that good and evil are from allah. Plenty of good things are done in the name of religion, and plenty of bad things too but what is religion, exactly — is it good or bad, in and of itself philosopher kwame anthony appiah offers a generous, surprising view kwame anthony appiah works on political and moral theory, the philosophy. Other actions may be either good or bad, depending on why we do them taking a drink is not sinful drinking in order to get drunk is the morality of many things that we do is determined by the intention -- such as walking, talking, reading, and so forth. Debate: christianity: good or bad for mankind andrew bernstein february 4, now the criticisms i’m going to make are applicable to any religion—to judaism, islam, any of them [they are] applicable to religion as such but since dinesh is concerned to defend christianity, i’ll confine my criticisms to christianity. The question: what makes a cult in popular parlance, a cult is a religion i don't like or it is a cult rather than a religion – either way, it is a group or movement of which i disapprove.
Good religion accomplishes more edifying and uplifting things in society than bad religion could ever hope to destroy or divide most essentially, if we deny a place for religion in our own hearts or in society, then we deny a portion of our own selves and an influence for goodness in our world. Is religion good or bad richard dawkins’s take on it & an excerpt from his debate- according to dawkins, there is no evidence that your belief in god makes you do good things and there is no rational connection between being religious and doing good things faith means belief in something without evidence and as dawkins puts out, the. 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.
I heard somewhere a good man does good things a bad man does bad things but it takes religion to make good man do bad things. Secularists say the problem with organized religion is the fact that it enables and justifies bad actions organized religion may do a lot of good in the world, but it also feeds into people's worst behaviors. 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. In religion, ethics, philosophy, and psychology good and evil is a very common dichotomy in cultures with manichaean and abrahamic religious influence, evil is usually perceived as the dualistic antagonistic opposite of good, in which good should prevail and evil should be defeated [1.
___good and evil in buddhism___ there is a case of intentional infringement, and kamma arises, good or bad according to the intention that instigated it, even though eating food before seven pm, or bringing pets into a house, are not in themselves good or evil to make good kamma is like having a good friend at your side. With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things but for good people to do evil things, that takes religion again, the claim is not that religion is somehow the source of all evil but that it facilitates a particularly devastating form of evil. Religion – the good, the bad, the ugly april 29, 2018 may 1, 2018 renegade 8 comments by ron mcvan any religion which functions on the premise of fear is not a sound religion, it is a deceitful, sham religion as virgil once stated, “we make our destiny by our choice of the gods”. 6 ways religion does more bad than good what if harming society is part of religion’s survival strategy by valerie tarico / alternet november 12, 2014, 8:06 am gmt religion makes a virtue.