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12-01-2013, 09:35 PM
Changing Religion
Hey guys. My mind got curious all of a sudden.

First off, I was thinking about religion. During my reading of the God Delusion, I understood that religion should be abolished. I might give it another read soon (once I'm finally free from all the stuff I still have to do), but I had to ask myself why religion must be abolished. What are the chief "complaints" about it?

Aside from not having evidence for its beliefs, what would make it bad?

I thought of at least three things:

1.) Abuse - when killing innocent people is authorized by the religion or teaching that bad things happen to people who simply don't share their beliefs
2.) Neglect - when people are content in praying to their deities and not doing anything to make their situation (e.g., grave illness, natural calamities) better
3.) Willful ignorance - when people reject science because it contradicts religious teachings

I am not sure what else there would be, but additions would be nice.

Anyway, I also thought. What if these bad things about religion are removed? Is it possible to do so, and what would its result be?

Assuming that there can be such an "ideal" religion, what would it look like, and would there be a difference with atheism? If so, what would it be (perhaps aside from atheism's lack of belief)?

So, summing up:
1.) Why is religion bad? Why must it be abolished?
2.) Is it possible to remove these bad aspects of religion? If so, how would the result look like? Would it be different from atheism (with the exception of the lack of belief of atheism)?
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Changing Religion - Chujutsu - 12-01-2013 09:35 PM
RE: Changing Religion - PoolBoyG - 12-01-2013, 10:04 PM
RE: Changing Religion - DLJ - 12-01-2013, 10:11 PM
RE: Changing Religion - EvolutionKills - 12-01-2013, 10:32 PM
RE: Changing Religion - amyb - 12-01-2013, 11:41 PM
RE: Changing Religion - Reltzik - 12-01-2013, 11:21 PM
RE: Changing Religion - Chujutsu - 12-01-2013, 11:34 PM
RE: Changing Religion - Reltzik - 13-01-2013, 01:17 AM
RE: Changing Religion - Reltzik - 13-01-2013, 12:58 AM
RE: Changing Religion - Chujutsu - 13-01-2013, 01:15 AM
RE: Changing Religion - Reltzik - 13-01-2013, 10:33 AM
RE: Changing Religion - Chujutsu - 13-01-2013, 07:45 PM
RE: Changing Religion - Chas - 13-01-2013, 07:56 PM
RE: Changing Religion - DLJ - 13-01-2013, 11:14 PM
RE: Changing Religion - EvolutionKills - 13-01-2013, 11:35 PM
RE: Changing Religion - Chujutsu - 14-01-2013, 05:48 AM
RE: Changing Religion - Starcrash - 14-01-2013, 06:21 AM
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