The new atheism good religion, and the good it can do by fr jeffrey kirby not every conversation about religion has to begin with an attack on the rules, structure, teachings, offenses, history, limitations, and otherwise undesirable aspects of religion. Is religion good or bad for many in the aid industry, religion is a powerful ingredient in the overall stew of our thoughts and assumptions about the why, and the how, and even the what of what we do. The reason why religion has done more bad than good is because mostly, the people who make it bad are simply bad themselves the same people would still be jerks if they were atheists but take religion out of the mix, and those people are jerks without power. So the answer to bad religion is not no religion instead, the answer to bad religion is good religion jesus understood that in the face of the arrogant, judgmental and legalistic religion of. Religion is good religion is bad once you have completed the t-chart in your notebook, decide which view you support most argument: religion is good former prime minister of the united kingdom, tony blair next, read the documents.
The new atheism is religion bad for society by rev bob eckhard my hope in this article is to outline a rational case that there is great benefit for society generally when it facilitates the activity of religious groups committed to the worship of god. Essay on marijuana: good or bad age limits for recreational use will be applied and the works, but we are still concerned about the youth well look at the facts. Religion 10 reasons for man to leave religion behind mike floorwalker march 23, 2013 share 5k stumble 56 tweet pin 105 +1 81 “why does god let bad things happen” is a well-worn and simplistic argument, striving to be a good and worthwhile member of society, an agreement not to steal, cheat or murder—are basic.
Plenty of good things are done in the name of religion, and plenty of bad things too but what is religion, exactly — is it good or bad, in and of itself philosopher kwame anthony appiah offers a generous, surprising view. Religion quotes quotes tagged as religion (showing 1-30 of 3,000) “anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car. Religion's mental health benefits a large body of research — particularly among people in the united states — has tied religious beliefs with positive outcomes for mental health. We then asked whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, and, not surprisingly, “nones” were much more likely than other major religious groups to say that the declining influence of religion in american life is a good thing. While some comment that religion and belief in god are waning, statistics continue to show strong interest in religion and low rates of atheism — even in a technologically and scientifically.
Plenty of good things are done in the name of religion, and plenty of bad things too but what is religion, exactly — is it good or bad, in and of itself. What do you think of religion in general it's a touchy subject and i don't intentionally wanna offend but i do feel its a way of controlling people, and women always seem to get the shiy end of the deal (no offence meant) whats everyone else's opinion. The perspective on religion: is it good or bad for society religion is a universal human experience all societies, past and present, have a set of shared beliefs and practices related to the supernatural. There isn't a thing called religion, and so it can't be good or bad it can't even be indifferent and if you think about claims about the nonexistence of things, one obvious way to try and establish the nonexistence of a purported thing would be to offer a definition of that thing and then to see whether anything satisfied it.
Religion – the good, the bad, the ugly april 29, 2018 may 1, 2018 renegade 8 comments by ron mcvan christianity has emptied valhalla, felled the sacred groves, extirpated the national image as a shameful superstition, as a devilish poison, and given us instead the imagery of a nation whose climate, laws, culture and interests are strange to. Steven weinberg — ‘with or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil but for good people to do evil - that takes religion. As the rabbi expressed, research shows that religion certainly can be a powerful force for good in people’s lives but, just like anything powerful, understanding it as fully as possible—both for better and for worse—is the real fundamental good. Is religion good or bad yes reply delete moe ginsburg april 14, 2018 at 1:12 am judaism isn't a religion in the same category as any other reply delete yehoshua april 15, 2018 at 10:03 pm in what sense is it not in the same category reply delete moe ginsburg april 16, 2018 at 6:37 pm.
The question of whether religion is good or bad for politics as stated is meaningless there is no politics properly so called outside christendom the reason for this astonishing statement is there is no such thing as religion properly so called. Society, according to gaston, is a permanent union between two or more persons, striving for a common good by cooperative activity “in a christian society, the notion of happiness is common to all.
Across studies, there’s a regular but modest positive correlation between religiosity and prosocial behavior, and a negative correlation between religion and antisocial behaviors but these. All in all religion is a good thing as far as it motivates to do good and a bad thing if it justifies or incites bad deeds what it comes down to that religion, which is a belief in the supernatural, is used by people. Organized religion- good or bad now that there’s a new pope, i can’t help thinking about the positives and negatives of organized or (institutional) religion i think for the most part, when i’ve heard the term “organized religion” it has come from someone saying they don’t like it.