Firstly monotheistic religions: monotheistic religions are those in which there is the concept of one all-powerful god the three major monotheistic religions of the world are islam, christianity and judaism secondly polytheistic religions are those in which there is the concept of more than one god as in hinduism, buddhism, jainism and etc. A group that had a belief in god had a survival advantage in primitive times many of the things that religion provides were beneficial when civilization was less advanced today however, they do more harm than good.
Myth 2: religion does more harm than good father thomas d williams, lc in their attacks on god and religion, the neo-atheist authors such as christopher hitchens, richard dawkins and sam harris are especially vehement in their accusations concerning the effects of religion on the public order. Religion has done more harm than good the leading cause of death throughout millennia has been a disagreement on religion we have had burnings, crusades, extermination, and now we have jihadist crazies wanting to control the world. Ward states his view that the assertion that religion does more harm than good ignores the available evidence from history, from psychology and sociology, and from philosophy and suggests that proponents of this view refuse to investigate the question in a properly rigorous way, and substitute rhetoric for analysis.
Looking at the evidence from history, philosophy, sociology and psychology, ward focuses on the main question at issue: does religion do more harm than good he begins by examining the key area of religion and violence and goes on to assess the allegations of irrationality and immorality, before exploring the good religion has done over the centuries. Does religion do more harm than good (p 217) he answers with a resounding yes religion is the cause of all social woes the provocative subtitle of his book -- how religion poisons everything-- seems to imply that religion does nothing but harm. Perhaps it’s always been trendy among a certain demographic of people to condemn religion for its violence and to claim that more harm has been done in its service than in anything else. Home opinions religion throughout history religion has done more harm than good add a new topic throughout history religion has done more harm than good.
Now, many believers will argue that the harm done by religion isn't religion's fault many will point out all the wars, bigotry, fraud, oppression, quashing of science and medicine, and terrorizing of children done for reasons other than religion. More people in britain think religion causes harm than believe it does good, according to a guardian/icm poll published today it shows that an overwhelming majority see religion as a cause of division and tension - greatly outnumbering the smaller majority who also believe that it can be a force for good.
Most people have no personal faith, the poll shows, with only 33% of those questioned describing themselves as a religious person a clear majority, 63%, say that they are not religious - including more than half of those who describe themselves as christian. Most british people think religion causes more harm than good according to a survey commissioned by the huffington post surprisingly, even among those who describe themselves as “very religious” 20 percent say that religion is harmful to society. Religion does not do more harm than good depending on your religion and what you believe in can have a positive effect on the way that you live your life most people put their faith into their religion and use it to remain positive about life.
If religion had caused more harm than good it probably wouldn't be so universal or persistent through the history of civilization. I don’t buy it – that more harm has been done in the service of religion than for anything else, nor that we would have very little violence in our world if we managed to successfully abolish.
Religion is uniquely armored against anything that might stop it from spinning into extreme absurdity so what is it about religion that's so harmfuli've argued many times that religion is not only mistaken, but does more harm than good but why do i think that issure, i can make a list of specific harms religion has done, from here to texas.
So, i don’t think the available data supports the notion that religion has done more harm than anything else moreover, even if it had – and we were able to somehow abolish religion from the hearts of people everywhere – i’m not sure we would have a reduction in world violence.