Most Helpful Girl
so basically this is a question for atheists. because in my Christian opinion, there wouldn't even be a world without religion. thats like saying have our mothers being born made the world better or worse? you'd be stupid to say worse because how would you even be alive right now.4
Most Helpful Guy
Yes, and i will give you 12 reasons
1. Chosen People –The term “Chosen People” typically refers to the Hebrew Bible and the ugly idea that God has given certain tribes a Promised Land (even though it is already occupied by other people).
2. Heretics – Heretics, kafir, or infidels (to use the medieval Catholic term) are not just outsiders, they are morally suspect
3. Holy War – If war can be holy, anything goes.
4. Blasphemy – Blasphemy is the notion that some ideas are inviolable, off limits to criticism, satire, debate, or even question.
5. Glorified suffering – Picture secret societies of monks flogging their own backs.
6. Genital mutilation – Primitive people have used scarification and other body modifications to define tribal membership for as long as history records.
7. Blood sacrifice – In the list of religion’s worst ideas, this is the only one that appears to be in its final stages.
8. Hell – Whether we are talking about Christianity, Islam or Buddhism, an afterlife filled with demons, monsters, and eternal torture was the worst suffering the Iron Age minds could conceive and medieval minds could elaborate.
9. Karma – Like hell, the concept of karma offers a selfish incentive for good behavior—it’ll come back at you later—but it has enormous costs.
10. Eternal Life – To our weary and unwashed ancestors, the idea of gem encrusted walls, streets of gold, the fountain of youth, or an eternity of angelic chorus (or sex with virgins) may have seemed like sheer bliss
11. Male Ownership of Female Fertility – The notion of women as brood mares or children as assets likely didn’t originate with religion, but the idea that women were created for this purpose,
12. Bibliolatry (aka Book Worship) – Preliterate people handed down their best guesses about gods and goodness by way of oral tradition, and they made objects of stone and wood, idols, to channel their devotion.
And the final reason. Religion has held us back scientifically and technologically nearly 1k years. Evidence of this can be seen in how the church treated Galileo, and the fact that they burned people for practicing chemistry and mathematics. It was against the church so it was ok. Or take the burning times when the church felt it was ok to kill millions because they were supposed to be witches. Or the Spanish inquisition.
Personally i distrust, dislike, and detest religion.2