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Do you think religion is holding society back from progressing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anders Herreid-O'Neill Feb 21, 2012. 10 Replies

So, I've heard it said from many atheists that religion, particularly mainstream religion, is holding back society from making the next step forward. What do you think?Would it be better if religion…Continue

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Oh, [insert imaginary character here]. I'm in [insert imaginary place here].

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brandon Howard Feb 20, 2012. 6 Replies

So, I recently came to the conclusion that I'm an atheist. I renounced my Christianity and realized that this was a long time int he making.The only problem is that I still feel lingering parts of…Continue

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Anders Herreid-O'Neill replied to Brandon Howard's discussion 'Do you think religion is holding society back from progressing?'
"Obviously that's not to say there weren't religious people on the right side of those social issues too."
Feb 21, 2012
Anders Herreid-O'Neill replied to Brandon Howard's discussion 'Do you think religion is holding society back from progressing?'
"Yes, I believe it does. In order for society to advance we need to discard the "supernatural" in favor of logical and scientific reasoning. At their core, no matter how scientific a religious person may claim to be, at some point they are…"
Feb 21, 2012
Matthew replied to Brandon Howard's discussion 'Do you think religion is holding society back from progressing?'
"On a global scale, I think it does. Whenever there's a set piece of values and opinions, of which no group is able to compromise, I think that splitting of opinion keeps us divided and fighting amongst ourselves. As long as we keep fighting…"
Feb 21, 2012
Jimmy Russell replied to Brandon Howard's discussion 'Do you think religion is holding society back from progressing?'
"I say it absolutely holds us as a species and a civilization back.  Gods and religion served their purpose in explaining the unexplainable and bringing communities together.  I think that very small local churches serve to help the greater…"
Feb 20, 2012
dragotron replied to Brandon Howard's discussion 'Do you think religion is holding society back from progressing?'
"Religion is most definitely holding us back...it stops people from thinking. Imagine if the other 90% of the world were free to ponder the workings of the universe and explore scientific advancement. Humanity needs to embrace science at a much…"
Feb 20, 2012
Monica McGee (Monicks) left a comment for Brandon Howard
"Welcome to Think Atheist, Brandon! It is great to have you here. Message me, or tweet me (@Monicks), or find me on G+, or contact any of the Moderators with any suggestions or questions. Make sure to search the Groups to find members…"
Feb 20, 2012
Doug Reardon replied to Brandon Howard's discussion 'Do you think religion is holding society back from progressing?'
"Hey, if it worked in the bronze age it should work today, right?"
Feb 20, 2012
TheMostAthy replied to Brandon Howard's discussion 'Do you think religion is holding society back from progressing?'
"Even if it's not really holding us back, it's trying its damnedest to do so anyway."
Feb 20, 2012
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Do you think religion is holding society back from progressing?

So, I've heard it said from many atheists that religion, particularly mainstream religion, is holding back society from making the next step forward. What do you think?Would it be better if religion were discarded, embraced by science? Or are there redeemable aspects of religion that would greater benefit societal evolution?See More
Feb 20, 2012
Brandon Howard replied to Brandon Howard's discussion 'Oh, [insert imaginary character here]. I'm in [insert imaginary place here].'
"I suffer the same type of difficulty. I told one of my good friends that I am an atheist and he has taken it fairly well, but I don't know about the rest of my friends and family. A few of my family members fully support me while others I am…"
Feb 20, 2012
Brandon Howard replied to Brandon Howard's discussion 'Oh, [insert imaginary character here]. I'm in [insert imaginary place here].'
"Yes, this is much of how I feel. It is an odd feeling. There are times when I just suddenly slip into habit of attempting to talk to God. I remind myself that isn't what I believe anymore, but it just feels weird. I don't like holding on…"
Feb 20, 2012
Alma Salazar replied to Brandon Howard's discussion 'Oh, [insert imaginary character here]. I'm in [insert imaginary place here].'
"Hi Brandon! I'm new too. I am glad i found this site too, because i personally dont know any atheist so most people disagree with my dis-beliefs! My husband and most of my friends know i am atheist, except my parents and my mother & father…"
Feb 20, 2012
KNentrup replied to Brandon Howard's discussion 'Oh, [insert imaginary character here]. I'm in [insert imaginary place here].'
"Brandon, I am writing because of your statement, "I still feel lingering parts of Christianity, of which I don't like." That resonates with me. I was into the whole thing whole hog. And leaving it all behind has been a slow process. I…"
Feb 20, 2012
Robert Karp left a comment for Brandon Howard
"Welcome to the Think Atheist community Brandon! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! If you would like to, add me as a friend and I'm also…"
Feb 20, 2012
Zach Winkler replied to Brandon Howard's discussion 'Oh, [insert imaginary character here]. I'm in [insert imaginary place here].'
"Like Nelson typed, welcome. I'm still relatively new to this site (I've only been here for about 8 months, I think) and it has been wonderful (mostly). There is lots of diversity in opinions over all the great topics people seem to…"
Feb 19, 2012
Brandon Howard posted a discussion

Oh, [insert imaginary character here]. I'm in [insert imaginary place here].

So, I recently came to the conclusion that I'm an atheist. I renounced my Christianity and realized that this was a long time int he making.The only problem is that I still feel lingering parts of Christianity, of which I don't like. At all.So, I'm undeniably glad to have found this site. It's bloody awesome that there are other people who don't believe (I mean, obviously). It's good to have other people with the same beliefs when you don't know where to go from here or how to explain yourself…See More
Feb 19, 2012

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I'm fairly certain that I've been a closet atheist for quite a while.
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At 9:48pm on February 20, 2012, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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At 8:45am on February 20, 2012, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Brandon! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! If you would like to, add me as a friend and I'm also on twitter as RSAnative if you care to follow. Welcome again and make yourself at home!

 
 
 

  

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