Does religion helps you to be good?

@xylon17 (157)
April 27, 2007 8:28am CST
We have lots of religion in this world. Does it help you to be who you really are?
3 responses
@easyzheng (666)
• China
19 May 07
Absolutely. Every human being is sinful as it is our nature. I tend to be jealous, to hate, to gossip, to cheat, to be greedy.....if I were not a Christian. To sin is our nature and we can't dominate ourselves and prevent ourselves from behaving that way. Only the thought of Lord who love us and keeps an eye on us can remind me of keeping away from those sinful deeds.
• Philippines
19 May 07
My debate partner would argue that religion is a means to control, discipline and curtail people. Similarly, some Satanists would say that institutionalized faith limited people by laying down rules that prohibit undesirable acts and behaviors (which are most likely relative to a certain culture). From a Christian standpoint, I believe religion does help someone to be good. The teachings of the faith present a model or example where humility, charity and love are the well-regarded and esteemed virtues of a people. Hence, this seemingly imposing virtue of goodness can be said to help shape a person's identity before the greater society he or she belongs to. In addition, religion plays an all-important role in society through its members.
@healwell (1268)
• Ahmedabad, India
27 Apr 07
Religion has a tradition of spreading goodness among its followers, but this is done by the person concern who is responsible as a religion head/ saint/ worshiper! And all religion have tried their best to promot its follower to become what they really are but the followers some times did not able to understand the process and become rigid about their religion and the good thing started to crush! But till the date if anyone like to learn how to become good human being, the basic religion books and sayings have the positive things; but who ever reads must follow to become and achieve that too!