Religions are a set of rules that guide individuals throughout their lives. And I strongly believe that they have served their purpose and we do not need them anymore.

  • As Yuval Noah Harari says “What we need now are morality and spirituality. Morality is about reducing suffering in the world. And spirituality is about questioning and looking for answers. Religions provide us just with answers and no scope of questions.”
  • According to the book Sapiens, “Humans do better than animals despite being physically less powerful than most of them is because of our ability to create and believe in myths. And those common myths develop trust and wider cooperation amongst us.” For example, human rights are not natural laws, they are not physical, they have been formed by humans (myths) to have a more organized world.
  • Religions started in the same manner and had a greater impact as they were not preached as laws made by humans but the laws given by a higher entity, which is the most powerful of all. These laws led to an organised kingdom, society, country following a hierarchy and a set of rules. Religions developed a common belief system which led to trust and cooperation.
  • In the past, every unknown thing was dealt with religious beliefs. But now Science & Technology has taken over everything. We know the reasons for drought, earthquakes, windstorms etc. they are a scientific phenomenon and not the wrath of gods anymore.
  • Religion has served its purpose of uniting people, setting up structures in society, developing trust and cooperation. But in the 21st century, we are thriving towards objective realities (Realities which exist no matter if people believe in them or not. For example – Gravitational Force, Evaporation etc.) and religion is an inter-subjective reality (Realities which will cease to exist if its believers change their beliefs or are dead). And now the only thing which it does is create differences in the world, brainwashes people, develops animosity for other beliefs and provides rituals that are just shortcuts to become a good person. (A Muslim may pray for 5 times a day; a Hindu may pray daily for hours in temples; a Christian may go to church every day, but still, be involved in immoral activities leading to the suffering of other humans).
  • At present and in future we need greater cooperation on an international level, to make this world a better place to live in. We need to encourage spirituality as now the spiritual questions are not just of philosophical importance but of practical and scientific importance.
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  • Jeffrey, Oct 3, 2023 @ 10:04 pm Reply

    religion has always been a joke for me. I attended Sunday school for 4 years. And on my walk home I saw many of the same people drinking and chasing women, yet their wife was at home. It is reasonable to follow some of the rules, but to follow them you will receive a new life. If I wrote this theory in a book I would it would be a considered ridiculous fiction. In my opinion religion was created to control people and make money, with no way to provide verification.

  • Shubham, Jul 24, 2020 @ 8:43 pm Reply

    I guess if we teach a child at his childhood that he has to respect all religions inspite of his own religion. If he wants to have rights for his own religion then he has to give rights and respect to other religions first, then with the time passes by, there would be no need to discuss religions. If we teach him that humanity is the supreme religion and all other religions are just sub parts of that, then he won’t abuse other religions and will see other person as human first instead of asking his or her religion. I believe that we can’t just simply snatch the religion from people all over the world, it will create chaos and riots only.

    • Team GD Ideas, Aug 7, 2020 @ 11:41 am Reply

      That was really well-put, Shubham. ‘Humanity is the supreme religion’ – Everyone needs to understand this.

  • Anushka Jadhav, Jan 17, 2020 @ 2:07 pm Reply

    According to me there should be only one religion of humanity. Due to the religious beliefs there are more disputes amongst the people.

  • Tinku Paul, May 11, 2019 @ 7:07 am Reply

    According to me different caste ,different creed , different religion people live together . We are living in the twenty first century , we are thinking of globalization , we don’t want to confine ourselves, we want to expand ourselves inspire of that world need religion. Hindu people goes to the temple to worship God, Muslim people goes to the Masjid to pray to Allah and Christian community goes to the church to pray to Jesus . Actually when a child takes birth he or she doesn’t know Which community he or she is belonging but gradually he understands from parents and other elders. Religion means human recognition of a personal God entitled to obedience. Nowadays in all over the world terrorism and intolerance in increasing so religion is very essential . It is the sensitive issue and most of the people have weakness regarding religion. We go to the religious place to get peace and when we feel helpless nothing in our hand we pray to God , oh God please help me to get rid of the problem. Some of the People are getting so intolerance if there is no religion then they will be more powerful and they will confiscate the country and it will be very difficult to stay the common people .So message of peace in all over world in very important and it is possible through religion.

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