Topic: Serious Discussion /
Is Religion Dangerous?
HEY! EVERYBODY SETTLE DOWN!
This is a SERIOUS DISCUSSION forum. You attack the IDEA not the PERSON. Now back to the original topic.
I do not believe that religion itself is not dangerous. It provides a very important service to millions of people the world around. It provides meaning and an understanding of the world as does science does for others.
Now people talk about wars being caused by religion such as the crusades. I do not believe that religion itself caused the crusades. I believe that religion combined with extremism caused the crusades. I find that most bad examples of religion can be traced back to extremism.
Now before anyone says “see the world would be better with science not religion” may I point out that science can also be very dangerous when combined with extremism, the key example being the application of eugenics.
So in summary I guess, No I do not believe religion is dangerous. I believe extremism in any form is dangerous.