Why do we need religion?

@rinaaus (1203)
Australia
June 25, 2007 3:28am CST
We have many religions in the world, each religion has a unique beauty. We can't compare. But why do we need religion?
6 responses
@vivienna (583)
• Venezuela
25 Jun 07
What do you call religion? If you think of man made ways to find God, then religions are useless. Yes, there can be beauty in them, ethics and high moral value. But this cannot save man from falling a prey to his own human nature. As man is unable to find God, God himself must find man. Religion can be used by God to establish a contact, but only when man turns to God by means of a relationship -personal and in community-, religion is true.
@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
27 Jun 07
Very nice thought!
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
That is also what I had been thinking of. Do we really need religion? They say we need it so we can have something to guide us spiritually. But sometimes, I would like to disagree to this thought. I stopped participating in religions because I had found out that the most hypocritical people were in it.
@Springlady (3986)
• United States
25 Jun 07
We don't need religion. We need Jesus Christ!
@CLUBSUGAS (257)
• United States
25 Jun 07
we really do not need religion - religion was created way back when - it was a great way to explain the unexplained events that are now more than likely explained through science and our universe - they also used this to brainwash the masses and to keep people in control - who wouldnt believe it back then - I mean there were no tv's around and internet (tv books and internet open up the mind and provide more thoughts, all of these things never existed before) making it easier to brainwash people - all the technology we have today have smothered that whole lie they call religion. Religion is a joke - it keeps people separated and causes hatred from what I have seen. Most wars are over religion - so really I am still waiting for a good reason as to why it even still exists today. We are just humans I think, And we should call a new group slash religion called BEING HUMAN, it would teach its people how to love everyone no matter what.
@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
25 Jun 07
We can't live by ourselves or without following something, I mean many people and that's including me. It's religion which sets beliefs and rules, etc. to follow. For example, I am a Christian and so I follow the Christian religion laid down in the Holy Bible. I am subjected to God, the God in the Holy Bible.
@Dan_ul (858)
• Romania
25 Jun 07
we don't need a religion... WE are born and WE are people... and people needs to believe in something greater than man... and almost all religions provide that to us... WE are born with it and it's ok:) and I'm not among those people that say that a religion is man made... cos some truth lies there, in a religion, and no man is capable of inventing such a thing;)