Originally posted by qwertyesque
Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*
Religion is a way of life. It helps us understand the world around us,what way.. it doesnt explain physics chemistry bilogy, psychology.....
puts things in perspective, meaning delusional
and gives us a set of guidelines to live our life by. what guidelines set by 1000 years ago!!!
Some of us take these "guidelines" more seriously then others, but the main goal is to be able to believe in something, to have explanations.again being delusional believing without reason
I think that we, as humans, don't like not knowing things. We have a tendency to question everything, and to a certain degree religion gives us answers. And I think one of the greatest strengths of human nature is that we have the power to believe. And our beliefs are so strong, that we can lead our whole lives alongside those beliefs.
We need religion the same way we need scientific theories or philosophical theories. It is all a means of answering our "why's". how many why's have u had answered... some i know.. why we dont fight and kill each other.. why we dont have peace in the world... why people have to be atheistic
Qwerty ji, perhaps i cannot prove the existence of God, but as long as you cannot disprove it either, you have no sufficient evidence to support your viewpoint.
You're just playing devil's advocate here.
What is there to physics, chemistry, or biology? Religion does not tell you that the only book you have is a religious scripture. Religion does not stop or undermine progress. Science isn't against any religion either. Just because no religious scripture speaks about cells, and gravity, and carbon, does not mean that we as humans, cannot attempt to initiate discoveries. Why is religion always accused of prohibiting scientific progress? On the contrary, I think religion nurtures sciences.
Perhaps, blindly believing in God or a religion is delusional. But to someone who believes in the existence of God 100%, can just as easily say that you're delusional, for not believing in a particular religion. Its all a matter of faith. As I said in a different post earlier, I personally think that our greatest power as humans, is perhaps the power to believe, if we set our mind to something, we can convince ourselves of pretty much anything - whether that's religion or no religion.
And yes, I've had many "why's" answered. Including why religion is of significance.
Anyways, have you heard that Bollywood song? ---- Meri nazar se tum dekho toh yaar nazar woh aaye. Aye Haye.