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 Post subject: Importance of Organised Religion in the Modern World
PostPosted: 25. Oct 2010, 04:39 
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How far do you feel that Organised Religion is important in today's society?

P.S this is NOT a discussion about GOD, it is a discussion about ORGANISED RELIGION.

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 Post subject: Re: Importance of Organised Religion in the Modern World
PostPosted: 25. Oct 2010, 11:00 
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Should be religion organised? Isn't it natural? People believe...and they can do so without being organised. If it organised, it can be used in a bad way. "DO IT!" "Why?" "The Pope said so!" (= this is nothing against Christianity, just an example...thinking of it, using Islam would be much better)

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PostPosted: 26. Oct 2010, 18:00 
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spirituality is a private and personal approach
The religious organizations have their place in the modern wolrd as others organization as long as they do not go against the society and the laws

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 Post subject: Re: Importance of Organised Religion in the Modern World
PostPosted: 29. Oct 2010, 20:25 
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read: non organised religions
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_religion

my opinion:
organised religion today is doing more harm than good.
Reasoning:
1. Opposition to progress
most major scientific advancements and modern practices have been hampered by people who have no knowlege of the subject except that it contradicts their religous morals and beliefs. (e.g abortion, evolution, the LHC, stem cell research, and Galieo)
2. Social problems
religious barriers prevent the interaction of people who might otherwise interact without the religious barrier (social segregation). In worst cases, it leads to conflict (e.g Osama Bin Laden, Israel). This also makes quitting a religion difficult as it means cutting all or most ties with your family and friends.
3. Religious Indoctrination
Children have extremely impressionable minds (we have evolution to thank for this), it is extremely simple to tell a child whats right or wrong and have that child believe you forever. (e.g children believe in Santa, an impossible person)
4. Only acts in self-interest
donations to any religious organisation almost always goes towards further expanding the organisation or its influence. Also, (e.g Pope tries to cover up scandals)
5. Outdated
the prevailance of religion is a very interesting subject. Religion, despite its multitude of shortcomings have still managed survived to this day. This is because religion did play a fundamental role in the development of humans. Religion was an excellent method of passing authority and knowledge from one generation to the next. However, it is now an inflexible system, incapable of making decisions with a modern point of view. (e.g Islam dictates that pork cannot be eaten as it is 'dirty', Hinduism dictates that beef cannot be eaten as it is 'holy', Christians in America have opposed most scientific and modern stuff, Scientology is being a pain in the ass to the world)

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