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What Is Wrong With Religion?

Rev. Myles Monroe said and I quota, "The number one probelm of the world is religion."  I do agree with him because of  my experiences  with some believers of both Islam and Christianity. These people of faith are too attached to their believe just like the traditionalists or other practises and they tends to forget the true foundation of this faith system that is built on "Peace and Love".

Why are we separated by this  self-destructive and unfair biased faith?

Why  Christians cannot marry Muslims ?

Why  are  these tribes  like Edos, Yorubas and Urhobos  sensitive in marrying Igbos, Fulanis or Ijaws?

Where is the "Peace or Love" preached in the churches or mosques? We claimed to serve the same God on Sunday, sing the same hymn, worship and praised in the same place. But yet, our hearts are divided.

What do you think

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As Max Lenin said, religion is the opium of the masses.

It is an avenue for people to evade realities. You can attest to this when you listen to the messages of some "eminent pastors".

Religion, like confraternities, is the invention of man based on good intentions but dragged down by the ignorant to the lebel it is today.

Trbalism, Racism, Churchism all bear the same similarities and are perpetuated by the ignorant. I pity all religionist and I denounce all religions.

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you christians and muslims are not Saving The Almighty God because your practices are differents from what God expecting to whoever serving him if there is no love among you then you are serving the Power of darkness and forget about heaven you always bind in your mind to go but what you need to expect for is Hell your determined Place cristians and Musilims specialy are murders, terrorists, etc, and what kind of god can accept those act ? only the Power of darkness

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It the things people do in the name of religion. It the fact that many religion promotes hatred , materialisms, selfishness etc instead of love, peace, etc. It the fact that many are lead by man guidance. Man who himself is imperfect. Yet people cling to this guidance without questioning without doubts.

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We could create godless and worshipless religions like buddhism. A purely spiritual way of being that involves only the journey within us, as well as the purification of the inner republic. That is the next stage for humanity's evolution anyway. Traditional religions have had their days. They are all outdated now and all need to go.

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what i mean is that, what is the need or purpose of creating new imaginary gods and dogmas since you're advocating creating new/modern religions whether african or otherwise as some sought of solution

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Thanks @Jenwitemi, but we cannot let this "imported culture" hold us back. We need to move on and make change. Afterall, change is constant. We need the change now! Religion is the only means used by  the rich to exploit the poor. Religion is causing dishonestly and lack of trust among families. It should be abolished. I don tire for this religion self! As learned Africans can't we create or incorporate our own religion?

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@Mudley313, what exactly do you mean?

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we dont need the belief in imaginary friends to make us sleep well at night. point, blank, period.

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If they laugh at us. It means we failed them and other generations. I think this whole religion thing is more of ignorance than spiritual. We are quick to draw lines and quote scriptures to support our point from personal opinion. If the former religion is not meeting the needs of the presence generation, let's redefine it or modernized it, what do you think?

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Thanks @Fofiled. You made an interesting point about our minds playing trick on us. Another probelm with religion is too much followers and few leaders. People are been manipulated through ignorance. Imagining a secondary school drop out  advising a masters holder or professor on  same subject in the name of religion.

Infact the way things are going religion will make us lose our culture, true identity  and common sense. What are we passing down to the next generation about our history, if will allow religion to continue to call the shot?

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i quite appreciate ur opinion about religion. christian etc but the bottom line is that our minds are playing games with us -- what we think is right or wrong.

maybe our perception is what is holding us in the wrong , both athiest, christian etc

could our minds be playing games on what is real? are you sure u r right? just asking

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mister man, googles apart, u and i know the devastations in deaths and destruction that religion has caused in the name of serving imaginary gods

Religion has managed to kill an estimate of 2,229,074,100 people.

Atheism has managed to kill an estimate of 95,000,000 people.

Just let those figures sink in a bit. Over 2 billion people are dead as a result of religious wars and actions. That number is about 33.3% of the current human population of Earth.

Now, these results don’t in any way suggest that religion causes people to commit murder, but that the main factor in most of the wars and conflicts in history has been a difference in religious beliefs. Every holy book of every theist religion preaches love and respect for fellow man, there is no way I can debate that. However, every holy book also preaches the destruction of anyone who says otherwise and stands against the words of whichever god it claims is the “correct” one.

* Included in the atheism section, are deaths caused by Pol Pots regime even though there is no evidence that he was an atheist (his regime was harshly anti-religious though), as well as Stalin, who has recently been considered a deist / closet-theist by historians.

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Yeah, the marriage part really baffles me too. Christianity in particular claims to preach love, aims to make its adherents Christ-like, but right in its sacred texts, it blatantly forbids a union with those of other faiths - unbelievers they're called - even if they're a Mahatma Ghandi or a Mary Slessor. I find this wholly hypocritical.

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what is most silly with your "google" example is that google results are simply based on volume of traffic. So if way more people are googling "problems caused by religion" (mostly trolls who can only survive a debate by using google and those who are desperate to look for material to disparage religion) then that's what google spits out for you. Google is simply garbage out garbage in.

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even google cannot but agree with you

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@mudley 313,

i simply loved your post on the different religions and their take of Sh, t. i had the most wonderful laugh of my life.

please keep it coming. i enjoy your humour. although some people may see it otherwise.

it is so unfortunate that instead of bringing peace religion has brought war and instead of bringing love it has brought hatred and divisiveness. and they all still keep talking about going to heaven. which heaven sef? after messing up earth they think that they will be allowed to enter heaven and continue the wars and divisiveness there.

sometimes i wonder what will a christian do if he sees a moslem in heaven or what will a moslem do if he sees a christian in heaven.

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@Jenwitemi and Kay17, what should one do with this religions, if they dont practise what they preach? what are we going to leave behind for the next generation, hatred or love? Should abolish relgion in for the sake of the truth?

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I think religion is more of a tradition and the ideal practise is lost . It just troubled my spirit, when Christians don't show love to one another and they claim to love God. I wonder which God? Inside Christianity, RCCG refused to share the word with Jehovah Witness. Cele is against C&S. Anglican is after Roman Catholic members. This kind of practise can only be found among tribes and natives in the name of culture. Why is Christianity or Islam engaging in this outdated trend?

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after wrecklessly plagiarizing other ancient pagan religions n customs, n making an extension of original judaism, the hypocritical christian arrogantly makes the RIDICULOUS claim of not practicing religion but a way of life; the jews think its RIDICULOUS for the christians to believe that a poor carpenter who was humiliated and executed like a common thief was the long awaited messiah; the christians believe its RIDICULOUS for the jews to still be awaiting the messiah who christians believe has already been here 2000 yrs ago and his 2nd coming is expected; the muslims believe its RIDICULOUS to claim a man was a god or that god has a son that is somehow himself and they're 3 gods that are somehow one; the christians believe its RIDICULOUS to believe that some arab peodophile could come, plagiarize the jewish scripture n claim his religion is the one true religion; the protestants believe its RIDICULOUS to pray to god or jesus through Mary who was only human and worship graven images of her; the catholics think its RIDICULOUS for the penterascals to criticize them as false teachings for it was catholics who actually compiled the Bible itself that the penterascals use against them; the christians think its RIDICULOUS for the mormons to believe that some man called joseph smith was visited by angels and given some writings in tablets when they're more ridiculous stories of man seeing the back of god himself in their so-called holy book; the christian think its RIDICULOUS to believe in so-called barbaric and inferior african religions while ignoring all the barbaric acts that litter their bible; the traditionalist believe its RIDICULOUS to believe in the religion of white men who came to loot your land, enslave you and branded you inferior. . .and so on and so forth. The rationalist just believe all these contradictory beliefs are all RIDICULOUS

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One of the lies Satan wants you to believe is that (Christian) Religion is trash.

Dont buy into it.

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Somebody once said Christianity is the best among religion. Christianity is not the best religion.God is not in an religion. Christianity is not a religion. Religion is man's search for God. but Christianity is God's way of bringing man to himself. Everything is wrong with religion but Christianity is not one of them.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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What is being practised in most instances is false religion, below is how the bible defines religion should be:

True and pure religion in the sight of God the father is to take care of the widows and orphans[needy] in their affliction and to keep one's self uncorrupted from the world. James 1:27

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i wonder why we cant practice what we preach!

we preach peace, yet all we have 2 show 4 it is religious violence all around.

we preach love yet in most household there is no love.

when u can show love 2 ur family how would u express love 2 ur fellow human being that are not ur family member?

something is wrong!

this is unjustified discrimination.

it's high time we start practicing what we preach!

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@ Real truth, thanks for your plain truth. @ Manmustwau spelling noted and your opinion is needed too!

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Everything is wrong with religion,,,I hate religion in whatever disguise,,,God hates RELIGION,,,,especially the penterascals fellowship of Nigeria(PFN),,,,

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