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What is the purpose of religion?

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  • Acetek
    Lv 4
    8 months ago
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    to control the sheep and take their money

  • 8 months ago

    It is and always has been nothing more than a system used by those in power to control large groups of people through fear. The bible itself is morally corrupt. It condones and supports slavery, incest, murder, genocide, rape and a host of other immoral acts. You can spin it any way you want to, but it doesn't change the fact that the god of the bible is an immoral thug that wants to bend your will to his own desires by dressing it up as complete love for you. It's all class A BS that nobody should be falling for if you have at least two active brain cells left.

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  • 8 months ago

    Faith is a way to make up answers to question you can't answer, and ease existential doubts. Organized religion is a way to enforce moral and group unity in a society.

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  • Al
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    If you break down the linguistics of the word through the etymology origins of the word " Religion ", It literally means to Bind in the sense of Bondage...that alone should make one think, but it gets better, the origin of the word " Church " goes back to the Greek myth of Mother Circe, the goddess that lures her victims into her abode and turns them into swine in their minds, the word Circe became Kirk in Ireland and then became Church in Old English..... Circe is also associated with Circle and Circus, and there is snap shot of Religion.

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  • 8 months ago

    To go to heaven

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  • 8 months ago

    Religion is a continue practice or a regular routine.

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  • 8 months ago

    I don't have a perfect answer, but i think if you want to know the purpose of something you should look at its objective and subjective results. I do believe there are human beings that gain morality through religion and can also gain it through the lack of religion and by pure experience alone. That being said for those who don't go through the experiences and need obtain some empathy for their fellow man then religion is a good place to start. So i guess you can say it's a faster and family friendly way of obtaining morality. I would also state that its the Fellowship one finds within religious groups that would make a great purpose. Now only if they would actually adhere to the religious teaching of Jesus Christ and stick to the concept of Holiness, forgiveness, empathy, tolerance and leading by example with these concept rather than passing judgement that was meant for GOD alone in first place then people wouldn't be asking these questions. Groups are a good way to feel wanted, they promote trust which begets the feeling of safety. So i think religion has tremendous purpose, but it needs to let go of its pride and maybe we might find our purpose too.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    According to Hebrews 10:24,25 it shows that we’re not supposed to forsake the meeting of ourselves together as some have the custom but encouraging one another all the more so as we see the day drawing near. This is the purpose of religion that we receive encouragement as well as to worship God in spirit and truth according to John 4:24.

    • Michael
      Lv 6
      8 months agoReport

      Also, Your Religion Really Matters
      https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101...

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  • 8 months ago

    Binding society together so that it functions well for everyone. It's a bit like the way ants regulate their nests via chemical signals to each other and take up different roles at different points in their life cycles. They have pheromones and instinct; we have religion.

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  • glcang
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    You must define your terms.Does anyone truly know what real religion is? All these false belief systems, organized by external authorities is not religion. Truly a person never need submit to an outside authority. For true religion is in the heart and mind of a person who knows themselves.

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    • glcang
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      Rituals and beliefs are not religion. Religion is a silent communication between the created and Creator. No person has any authority over another.

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