2. A reason to exist. There is no reason for us being here, so we have created our own. God.
3. A controlling agent. Kids be good, or santa won't give you presents. Its the same thing. People behave, or you'll go to hell!
4. Fear of death. Everything suggests that death is the end. Its ludicrous to suppose there is some sort of spiritual afterlife. We all know we will die eventually; and we don't like it. So we deny it..fabricating a fantastic fairytale to convince ourselves that there is no such thing as death. Well its a load of bollocks - remember the Romans worshipped every new planet they saw...the Egyptians worshipped the sun..for as long as man has been around, so has his need to worship something. Its an expression of our insecurity and it will last as long as fear itself
Up until about two hundred years ago religion was needed in order to keep high birth rates and control the masses; however today, religion is used as a tool to make war, confuse and psychologically damage people and promote hatred towards diversity
2)a common belief by a large group of weak minded people in an imaginary being that helps them cope with the fact that their miserable lives will end eventually
3)hipocrasy (ei-virginity=priests raping little boys, all are equal=gays should burn)
4)islam, christianity, wicca, satanism, jewdism
5)cults and a form of brainwashing
2)Sick person-mommy i dont want to die
Mother of person-it's ok u'll be with god
Doctor-dont lie to a dying person!! son, it sucks for you, ur goin 2 decay slowly in a casket 6 feet under ground
3)Pastor-all people are created equal and should be treated so, now who wants 2 go 2 the anti-gay protest and watch some child pornos later?? an maybe we'll shoot some jew on the way to the protest!!!
4)Muslim person-I am a muslim, that means i practice Islam.
Christain guy-o well, who cares? we're christian, we're better than the rest of the world so ur goin 2 hell
5)JESUS LOVES YOU, FOLLOW THE BIBLE, IT SHALL LEAD YOU TO SALVATION, now hand over $5 for the collection basket or your going to hell
- Help themselves get up in the morning, achive inner peace, etc.
- Keep their family happy, because all their family are in the religion.
- Feel superior to other people.
- Provide moral guidance because common sense would render them otherwise lame.
- Justify war or general hatred of other groups.