Why does religon even exist?

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    It just breeds stupid people. It's held back people for thousands of years and only state-enforced atheism can bring us waves of science.
     
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    just excuses to persecute intellectuals, homophobe
     
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    Enjoy roasting in Hell.
     
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    Hell doesnt exist lol
     
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    Yeah religion breeds stupid fucking people alright.
    Like Atheists, i hate those fucking guys.
     
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    You can say that now. But rest assured you'll believe in it when you die.
     
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    Religion has existed since the stone age. It has just been ingrained into everything since then and has taken different forms.
     
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    It's also ingrained in the nature of life forms with intelligence.
    Religion will ALWAYS exist, because spirituality is a basic attribute of life.
     
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    You dwell within the imagination of the Supreme Being, The All, show it more respect and grovelling!
     
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    Simple amoeba?
    to be the building blocks of life that creates @oddguy 's firm tight juicy ass which flu lusts after.
     
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    It was created by god so that man may walk the path of salvation, accept jesus christ and be saved.
     
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    I hate pretentious faggots like you. Religion did have a purpose, and arguable, it still might have one. The reason why religion was used in the first place was that, for a long time, we didn't know how anything worked. People needed explanations for the world around them, and for how people fit into it, and religion was a useful tool to accomplish that when no other alternatives were available.

    Now, organized religion is pretty much bullshit. When it comes to the physical explanations of how the world works, we can use the scientific method and gather information that way. However, religion can be somewhat valuable to answering the more philosophical questions, like why are we here? what is our purpose? Is there an afterlife? etc.

    Admittedly, people might need to get over themselves, and realize that they're not that significant, and god probably doesn't love them as much as they think he does. Also, people should realize that there are many other avenues, namely philosophy, to explore the unanswerable questions, but I still do believe that spiritualism(not the same as religion) is important.

    TL: DR: Religion was useful before, maybe not as useful now. Also, dogmatic atheists are just as annoying and preachy as fundamentalists, and can go fuck off.
     
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    Because opinions exist. Stupid People are stupid regardless of religion. I’ve seen stupid atheists, as well as stupid christians. I’ve also seen smart atheists, along with smart christians. Stop being a hypocrite.
     
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    To make us question, learn, and grow as human beings.
    Religion does a lot of good. Without it, we might not have organizations like the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, and most homeless shelters and soup kitchens in the U.S. are the work of religious organizations, who are able to do so because they are not taxed like a business, and have the money to put back into their communities.

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    Actually no.
     
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    religion exists to help humanity in their ignorance explain the patterns and mechanisms of nature. we think mostly in an intuitive way thus we imagine that nature, like everything we create must be created by something with a purpose since we do this as well. that thing would need to be powerful to do so, so we give it a name "god" and worship it.
    why we have religious rituals is the same reason people throw salt over their shoulder or watch out for black cats. we assume that if something good happens because of some random things we do, maybe if we do them again it will happen again.
    we attribute that to some sort of spirit or god, though it maybe circumstance or natural forces.

    as for if we would be better off without religion? no, it will change nothing, we have seen it in many communist states, all that happens is that people replace the void left with something else.
    if anything i want people to keep religion, many of them have moral systems that say murder, rape, and stealing are wrong. yes people deny or twist the religion, but the vast majority either don't care or want to follow the moral code.

    i only care if people remove my rights or other peoples rights in the name of some religious dogma. stay the fuck away from my rights and you can sacrifice your children to moloch all you want.
     
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    Still relevant @everyone who thinks actual religion is about oppression. It is, but like how civilization has always been since 3000 B.C. in Egypt: there is religion for the "priests" and religion for "the masses." If you are going to worship anything, worship the One True God and be Just! This Truth faith exists at many levels

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermes_Trismegistus#Thrice_Great

    http://www.damndevil.com/holy/kybalion.pdf

    http://www.damndevil.com/holy/tanakh.pdf

    http://www.damndevil.com/holy/kjvbible.pdf

    http://www.damndevil.com/holy/holyquran.pdf

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    Um I prefer to be Catholic.
     
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    Then read whatever the fuck bible you read and be Just.
     
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    does it have to be the bible? how about the rigveda? i've been meaning to sit down and learn about hinduism.