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Why does religion cause so much conflict when its' purpose is to guide and to instill faith within human beings?

I fail to see why human beings must become blind to their morals to follow their religion (and as we all know, all religions have flaws)

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Its not the religion that caused the problem. Its that people did not follow its suggestions :
Love God
Love your fellowman

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So true
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Matthew 22:37-39
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It is also the people who try to convert others into following their religion. That's the one thing that really gets to me.
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Because humans are idiots...

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Never a truer word spoken
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Are you talking about religion in general or a specific religion? I agree wholeheartedly that religion seems to do more tearing apart than bringing together.

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I don't want to pick out a specific religion so I'll just say in general. Perhaps it isn't religion itself, but the nature of human beings to be selfish and to want everyone to agree with what they believe in.

I am sick of seeing how certain people think we will go to hell or another form of punishment just because we don't follow their religion!
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I'm sick of that, too. It seems that we're going to be "punished" for being ourselves.
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They obviously haven't thought of the fact that one way or another, we're all going to hell since there are so many religions saying we will be "punished".
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mmhm. that is, IF it exists. What makes me really mad is that Hawaii just legalised marriage equality, making it only the SIXTEENTH state to do so. Honestly, it should have been decided in July that all the states would allow same-sex marriage because I KNOW that a lot of states will not do it because of religion.
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The conflict is no one can agree in which religion is correct, and feel the need to make disrespectful comments on others beliefs. If we could just agree to disagree so many problems could he avoided.

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You hit the nail on the head!
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Thank you
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Wise words, louie XD
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Thank ya
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because one religion want to be superior than the other 100

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lol!
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Thus this reflects the selfish nature of human beings o3o
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Because no one can agree on one religion. Everybody has to be correct. To me theres nothing wrong with religion. Just make sure you doesnt try to force it on me.

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Not all people recognize that religions have flaws. In particular, some cannot recognize that their own religion has flaws. And they don't want to hear about the flaws, because then they would have to THINK. So they get very angry (and frightened if they would admit it) at the very idea that THEIR religion isn't the perfect one.

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It's not that religion has been tried and found wanting, it's that religion has not really been tried.

Religions are made up of people. It is the people who have the problems, not the religions.

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because everyone thinks their opinion is the right one Smh

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because regardless (sadly) of are religion and beliefs that all goes out the window when we think of something else teaching the opposite we can say a million times we are holy and humble but we aren't perfect

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Because we all have free will and free choices. Not everyone will follow one. Thats y there r so many now. What have u placed ur faith in?

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logic and reasoning. In case you were wondering :)
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Logic and reasoning both comes down to one question: Who created us? Not who carried us in their bodies but who actually could construct bones, blood vessels, the brain to only use only a small percentage of it, who determines when our hearts beat, when we take in our next breaths, our lungs. You aint gonna tell me that a small wiggly sperm swimmed along and created all of this, lol!! If you do that you are abandoning logic and reasoning.
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And yeah i am from Arkansas yall, lol
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^I am afraid that that question cannot be answered yet. The human race has not advanced far enough or have the brain capacity to even understand these concepts. I'll get back to you in a a million years and tell you otherwise XD
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Because for a religion to survive it needs followers, so its become a competition, how could it not? Very one protecting and promoting theirs.

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You must be confused religion brings morals but all the religion in the world want save you you need a relationship with god through Jesus Christ our savior

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Yes, religion CAN bring morals, but when we become blind to it, when we feel the need to force our religion on others despite what they believe in, then it can also cause us to become immoral.

Simply put, religion's purpose is to bring about morals, however, it can be abused by its' followers.

I am not Christian, I am a Buddhist.
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Jesus said "I have not come to bring peace, but I have come to bring a sword." Does that sound like a helpful guiding principle?

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You got it religion is mans traditions aslong as Mans alive they will fight on who's religion is best that's why it's best to get a relationship with God Jesus Christ is the way the truth and the life no one comes to the Father except by him read the Bible it will scare the hell out of you

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Christianity is a great religion, however, I don't believe it is the absolute best religion. No religion is perfect and I believe no religion is better than the next.

I ought to read the bible some day though, just to see what it teaches.
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Because humans are humans, even religious ones, and no one is perfect. Until sin is gone from this world all humans will be prone to it.

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How bout right now - we're all free to believe and express WHATEVER we want and if anyone doesn't like what is said or believed... THEY can walk away

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Revealed Religion has been a scourge on humanity since the beginning of time. (Christianity, Judaism, Islam ) their books: Bible Torah Koran implant fear and superstition and each one disbelieves the other and pandemonium ensues.

There's a new religion gaining traction as time goes on. It's called Deism. It's based on reason not fear or superstition. No heresay or fairy tales about talking snakes.
Common sense. Reason.

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how bout everybody free too believe ANYTHING they want ! WORLD.....Leave me alone to think free - believe free. And I'll grant you the SAME freedom.
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Hmm, interesting, Deism? Isn't that the same as just viewing the world and how it was created in a scientific perspective?
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The real conflict is those that are trying to take it away.

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