Friday, October 8, 2010

Religion and the World

Somehow, I woke up this morning with this question in my head: Would the world be a better place without religion?

There is no doubt that some people will respond with a resounding “YES.” This is because history has shown us that there are people who have committed some heinous crimes in the name of religion. But, think about it. Seriously. What would the world be without religion? What would people be and do without religion?

Are there good people out there who are not religious? Of course. However, it is worth mentioning that the existence of religion has, to some extent, contributed to making some of those good non-religious people good.