Is Organized Relgion Bad?

@soadnot (1606)
Canada
May 24, 2007 3:33pm CST
Well, Me and one of my freinds were debating about this one the other day. I say that organized relgion is bad. To many times we have seen "Killing in the Name of God". To many times we have seen pople flock to church out of habit, not belief. I say that we do not need a pastor telling us what to do, what to think. If you truly belief why do you need to go to church? Organized relgion is just a cheap way to get people to convert other people, and sometimes that envolves killing. What i am asking here is do you view having organized relgion as a overall benefit of menace to teh Human race. Why can we not just live a good life, and go to heaven? Why must we by are tithes and pray when we go to bed, and build up ggreat churches? What god tells us to do these things? A man who believes does not need an instituation to go belive at. This brings me back to my first point. All organized relgion is used for is to control people, or convert them. Both of which we could do without. What do you guys think?
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@KatieS (504)
• United States
24 May 07
Before I start, I would like to accept this invitation to respond to your discussion since religion is in my interests. First of all, everyone who says they believe in God has their own personal relationship with God. I believe it is the weak person who doesn't understand his/her relationship that they confuse satan's speaking with God's speaking. If your relationship is strong, you don't kill people in His name. I don't go to church for the simple fact that I don't enjoy watching people talking the talk but not walking the walk. Yes, people do it out of habit I believe, to get together with other people and plan other events and gossip rather than studying the word. The pastor, minister, priest, father, whoever, is there to simply teach the word, not interpret it and that bothers me too. Organized religion, in my opinion, was not God's plan for us. Church was to be a place of worship, not brain-washing and conversion.
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
24 May 07
ive always been a little mis trusting of organised religion. If it needs a building for me it means there needs to be mind control blessed be