The world does not need religion

the world does not need religion group discussion

     Religions are a set of rules that guide the 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 problem was dealt with a religious solution. 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. 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 creates differences in the world, brainwashes people, develops animosity for other beliefs and provides rituals which 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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  1. 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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