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Why in 2024 do people still believe in religion? (serious)
  • nobody here is persecuting religion

    proceeds to generalize all religious people as the worst of religion

    Most religious people do acknowledge all the stuff you're talking about, and agree with you on how terrible they are. Most of the time when you meet a religious person, you won't think there's anything different until you ask them.

  • Even if god exists religion can't possibly be the way to god
  • Christianity and Buddhism (as well as many other religions) agree on a lot of the things you should do, but not why you should do them. Christianity says everyone is made in the image of God, so should be treated with love, while Buddhism (as far as I know) says showing compassion improves your karma and brings you closer to enlightenment. It might not seem like that difference matters, and according to some religions it doesn't, but some religions (especially Christianity) that difference in reason means everything. With Christianity, the only way to heaven is through Jesus, so a Buddhist living a life of love and compassion would be no closer to heaven.

  • Even if god exists religion can't possibly be the way to god
  • Have you never disagreed with someone? At that point, at least one of you is wrong. You believe what must be true based on what you've seen, so of course you think you're right.

    It's the same with religion. Because there's disagreement between each different belief (including atheism and such), there can be at most one correct option. I believe Christianity, because based on what I've seen that is by far the most sound option.

  • Even if god exists religion can't possibly be the way to god
  • Well you can, but that doesn't mean God will do it. You're asking a father, who loves his children, to remove their choice in the matter and force them away, despite him knowing it's better for them to stay.

  • Even if god exists religion can't possibly be the way to god
  • Preface: I'm a Christian, so this will be about the Christian view on things. I can't really speak for other religions, since I don't really know enough about them.

    On prayer: asking for miracles is not actually the main point of prayer, the main parts are listening to God, and God listening to you. Imagine a perfect parent/child relationship. Sure, there will be the occasional "hey dad, I need some money to make this month's rent. Can you help please?" or similar conversation, but most of the time it will be the child learning from the wisdom of the parent, or the parent helping the child vent. If you want to see an example of what Christianity says is the sort of things to pray, look at the book of Psalms in the bible.

    On other religions: yes, of course at least most religions are fake. A false religion could be started by someone who believes they heard from God but got it wrong, or someone who wants to be the head of a religion for their own gain. Many religions warn about false prophets, so this is hardly a surprising thing.

  • Are you a 'tankie'
  • No

    To clear definitions, at least for me"tankies" are a subset of communists, who praises/defends the actions of all/most communist states far more than similar actions from capitalist states. The difference between communists and tankies is a bias in favor of communist states when looking at things like human rights violations. Very few people will self identify as a tankie, since it's hard to see your own bias.

  • What you wish had an active community here on the lemmyverse?
  • No, it's a question of volume. Before reddit turned to shit, it used to work the same way, but niche communities could still thrive because there were enough people. Lemmy will be able to hold more communities as more people join

  • What is your favorite form of potato?

    The most versatile of foods, creating chips, hash browns, and vodka, among other things. Which option is the best one?

    IMO some good hot chips (fries for you incorrect Americans)


    What's your movie pitch idea?

    What movie do you want made? If you got a pitch meeting with a producer and a guaranteed green light, what would you say?