I don’t think we really need religion.
May 8, 2010 11:25pm CST
I am a typical Chinese twenties young.I don't know very much about Buddha, Jesus,not belong to any parties or religious sects, growing up and living in a society which is trying hard to break the feudal superstition and to advocate science.I have to say, it is not so bad without religion.Most of Chinese normal people can feel happiness as the believer of some religion,even we always confused too,yes,there are so many phenomena or question we have no solution,no explaining. Chinese gods, foreign gods, or science, etc.,they have the same direction--teaching people to learn,advising people to have good deeds,or told people to be kindhearted. Like a math problem,it could has a variety of solution methods, but the final results be the same.why do we have to need religion?even people always fight for religious belief?
• Garden Grove, California
9 May 10
geqiandeyu I am elderly and I do need religion as I have always believed in God, so it makes me feel good to have faith in things unseen, science is great but it does not do everything for me and religion keeps me grounded and focused.it is not religion in itself that makes people fight each other , but their foolish pride, their ideas that theirs is the true religion when it is apparent to me that there is only one God for all of humanity.All religions are based on this one God whether or not they wish to believe it or not.
11 May 10
i am very greatful to you for all the help and attention you have given me. maybe i am too young now.i find it hard to think about abstract ideas like the meaning of life silently at my age.maybe when i get old,i will change my mind.just as Confucius said,Life begins at forty.
19 May 10
if we need any of it,the religiong should be simple,wise,august,free from all superstition and all barbarity.we shoud create a totally new religion.not like the ones existed yet. confucius is often placed among the legislators--among the founders of the religion.but this is a big mistake.he is very morden.he never instituted any doctrine,any rite.he neither called himself inspired or a prophet,he only united in one body the ancicent laws of morality.he invites men to forgive injuries,and to remember nothing but good deeds.to incessantly watch over themselves.and to corret today the faults of yesterday.to suppress the passtions...
9 May 10
As Confucius will probably advise you, living without religion will confuse you. Religion is a way of life. Do not confuse it with the signs and the symbols of the elements. Religion requires faith. Without faith, we are reduced to being non-entities. I do hope I did not confuse you.