The controversy of religion is something that is brought up very often.
Since there are numerous religions in the world, it is almost inevitable that there are many religious individuals. But the thing is, there have been many conflicts due to religion alone. Many of the major wars throughout history have been caused by differences in religious beliefs. People have been killed, murdered, and taken hostage due to this topic. The controversy of religion is a bit more gruesome than you might think.
I want to go a little deeper and ask some serious questions in which you can see, is religion worth it?
Religion in history goes back much further than the bible, or quran, or any religious manuscripts may say. Thousands of years before jesus people would worship many gods, not just one specific one. The thing is, a type of religion has been around since the modern man has. Back in those times, however, they did not specifically worship a being; they worshiped the elements, the gods of each fundamental element. Those, as they believed, would bring them good fortune or a specific event would happen.
But the big question is: Why are people religious?
The answer lies in the mind, some people have to look to something higher in order to understand life. People tend to forget that the mind is essentially created this need to look to something higher. Questions like, what happens when we die, heaven/hell, the creation of man, the universe etc. What I find is that, usually the unknown leads to people being religious. The issue is just that, instead of finding the real answer, they have to associate it with a higher being that is all knowing, all creating etc. In some instances it gives people hope in life, and direction. But the problem is that it can be misleading, and forgetting that the mind is extremely amazing. Everything that is god-like our mind is capable of.
Rounding it off is: what impact do people being religious have on the world? Unfortunately contrary to what many people think, religion is the main cause of turmoil now, and in history. If you think about the Crusades in Europe, conflict in the Middle East, even colonization of the western world, all involve cases where people are brutally killed because of religion. Some might say it was gods will, murder is not acceptable in any way that you look at it. Convert or die that is essentially the concept.
The issue is, those people are much more blind than those who do not believe.
Regardless of what we do there will always be controversy of religion, the biggest thing to do is just be aware of everything else. Not just this one topic.
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