Don't you think that religion favors us a little too much with its rewards?
October 6, 2010 8:05am CST
If you notice about most religion, they all lead to a promise of goodness and stuff, like going to heaven, getting a harem virgin wives, reincarnation and all those... If you're good. But, the problem here is that, the way of life doesn't really go that way, if you're nice then people still make you suffer. I'm just saying that, since religion is man-made, what if there is no such thing as those rewards? Those stuff are too good to be true. What if some guy who wrote all these stuff decided to make things that way so we can all do what their bible/quran/scriptures. I'm not trying to prove that the things written there are false. Just saying that there is a possibility that some are made up.
• Hong Kong
13 Oct 10
Let's consider an example, assume you have a car that you want to sell. Would you not say that your car is so exceptional and so great in performance that every body should have one? Religion works pretty much the same way. You want more believers because they are the source of your power (the more people believe in your religion, the larger effect you can have to the world through these people). And to have people believe, you of course will tell them what they desire most. It doesn't really matter if the after-life is as described because nobody can really provide it.
• United States
8 Oct 10
I only know of one religion which does not offer any of the things you mentioned. It's Christianity. Christianity does promise Heaven, but not as you said "if you're good". In fact it's just the opposite. The Bible states that nobody is good enough for Heaven because we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. The only exception is Jesus Christ. He lived a sinless life, yet chose to bear the weight and punishment of our sins for us. Through faith in Him we can enter Heaven.