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Why do we have religion?

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Because ancient humans didn't understand the world around them, so they made up gods.

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Would you rather believe in God and there be no god at all or would you rather believe in nothing and burn in hell. Honestly that is as simple as it gets its all someones choice
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^ Get a life
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Sorry Nicholas it gets easier than that, I don't believe there is a hell to burn in and you can't prove otherwise. Live in fear if you like.
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i dont believe its called fear. i believe its called hope.
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People created it because it's easy to believe. It's for closed-minded people.

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Would you rather believe in God and there be no god at all or would you rather believe in nothing and burn in hell. Honestly that is as simple as it gets its all someones choice
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I'd rather have logic and common sense, rather than live off a fairy tale.
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Mass ignorance, fear, and wishful thinking is why it started.

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Would you rather believe in God and there be no god at all or would you rather believe in nothing and burn in hell. Honestly that is as simple as it gets its all someones choice
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^ Get a life
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Like I said, fear. Thanks for making me laugh.
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Science wasn't very effective back then, and the only way they could explain the sun, earth, ocean, and emotions, was through gods

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Right Charlie, it wasn't effective because there was no science. You got it right.
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Would you rather believe in God and there be no god at all or would you rather believe in nothing and burn in hell. Honestly that is as simple as it gets its all someones choice
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^ Get a life
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Have fun burning my friend.
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Have fun burning in hell.
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Oh wait, it doesn't exist, neither does heavan or satan or god.
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because God never have up on us mere mortals...;-)

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We have religion because people are afraid of death. So we invented religion because it's just so weird.

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Would you rather believe in God and there be no god at all or would you rather believe in nothing and burn in hell. Honestly that is as simple as it gets its all someones choice
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^ Get a life
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^^ you suck
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It gives people a purpose and a reason to do good in the world.I'm no Bible thumper,but I sure hope there is more to life than what we see here.

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There is but it is not supernatural, in my opinion.
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How then?
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You never respond when I comment on your comments.Why is that?
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Because no matter how advanced science becomes it will never be able to answer philosophical questions.

Fact and Truth aren't the same thing.

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Early man invented gods to explain those things in the world around him that he did not understand, like lightning or earthquakes.

Sadly many modern men still have this mentality.

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Would you rather believe in God and there be no god at all or would you rather believe in nothing and burn in hell. Honestly that is as simple as it gets its all someones choice
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^ Get a life
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Nicholas, that is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. How can someone that does not believe in something, just go ahead and believe in the hopes of not burning in hell. You're logic is outside of intelligence.
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^^^ you suck
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Sometimes I think reason just does not have a chance, even in these modern times. All the information we have Just bounces off, like a bullet off superman.


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Gave us a sense and idea of nature throughout the period if man

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Ancient man was fearful and naive of the world around them and, as mentioned by others, did the best they could to explain the larger questions of life. Ironically, after thousands of years of human progress, the religions that remain still DEPEND upon the fear and naivete of modern people to spread their message.

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Would you rather believe in God and there be no god at all or would you rather believe in nothing and burn in hell. Honestly that is as simple as it gets its all someones choice
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Once again, it gets easier than that, Nicholas, there is no hell and you can't produce proof that there is. Your childish fear mongering doesn't play here.
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It's called Faith

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to cheat people money

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Would you rather believe in God and there be no god at all or would you rather believe in nothing and burn in hell. Honestly that is as simple as it gets its all someones choice
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if there is God so there will be no heaven and hell,so what are you talking about heaven and hell?
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God instills in every heart , the yearning to know his Creator!
Nothing can fill that void in his heart
Except God. People try to fill it with other religions/fame/fortune/ materialism/sex/porn!
Nothing can fill that void! Until you
Turn to Him/ask forgiveness/repent/
Ask for His leadership in your life. Turn your life over to Him!

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some of us don't have religion, we have faith.

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Some people use it to explain our purpose and existence on this earth

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To learn to love and to serve God.

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Hahaha ^_^ Religion in modern context is usually seen as the creation of people's false idols and gods :) But faith is belief in the one true God :)

Fun ^_^

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Because of the bible, a work of fiction , containing a conglomerate of tales based on fear and superstition, and written by ancient politicians, driven by the illusion that they knew what was best for the people, and their own need for power and control.some even believed what they were writing , I suppose.

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Just opinion.
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Jillian...you're hopeless... we have religion to explain the unexplained...you knew this...troll...

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Men strive to self justify. They want to earn their way to reward. They hate the idea of something being free, something they cannot earn. Their are only two roads. God's road and our road. We are free to choose our own path.

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For disorganization.

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Definition: A form of worship. It includes a system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices; these may be personal, or they may be advocated by an organization. Usually religion involves belief in God or in a number of gods; or it treats humans, objects, desires, or forces as objects of worship. Much religion is based on human study of nature; there is also revealed religion. There is true religion and false.

Ans: for all of the above reasons.
Question: How do we know our religion is approved by God?
Some ans. to this question can be considered on this website. www.jw.org

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