Harmful effects of religion - Journal of Omnifarious
Dec. 9th, 2007
09:14 pm - Harmful effects of religion
I'm not an atheist. But I'm not not an atheist either. I don't believe in mysticism or the supernatural of any sort. I firmly believe that all the answers to the events and causes of the world we perceive with our senses can be found by science. But people have a need for connection and to participate in some greater dimly perceived whole. I think that is where religion and philosophy belong.
But I think that religion as currently practiced by most people in the world is very harmful. Mostly because they do not follow the rule that it cannot give them any useful answers about the things that happen in the world of our senses. They don't look to it for defining some sort of over-arching framework for their lives and actions. They look to it to explain why they're sick, or why the rain did or didn't happen, or any number of other things that it is utterly useless for.
I think the biggest problem we have in the world today is religion. And the article above is just one in a list of many, many sad examples of why.