List of the pros and the cons of religion. This include all religion: Christianity, Isam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and other.
Here is a list of the advantages of religion
Here is a list of the disadvantages of religion
Religions give people hope.
Praying is good therapy, it give you less stress.
Going to churches, temples, moses help your interaction and build friendship with other followers.
Fear of going to hell keep people in-line with society.
Some people need structure to follow and religion could be that structure.
Wrongfully use to divide rather than unite humanity.
Some people need a book to direct their moral values.
Slow man progress, for example, stem cell research.
It brainwash the worshippers.
Uses fear tactics, for example, going to hell.
May lead to greed, power and hypocrisy.
Religious leaders use religion to enrich themselves.
Religion may be use to preys on people’s ignorance.
Religion helps make many fast conclusions without deep examination.
Devoid people of accountability for their own actions because their religion tell them it was ok to do.
Every person of his or her religion believes one religion is better than another.
Religions are manufacture, making people to live in illusion, escaping reality and living in a delusional world.
The religion decides what is right and wrong based on the religion and not by the individual.
Religion plays some part in wars and people use it to justify their fighting, hate, and intolerance.
Religious leaders may engage in preaching hate and intolerance against other religious belief systems.
Ask followers to donate money so they can go to heaven, this mean less money for the followers and their family.
Wars over religion, single view on the way things should work, dominate religion governing how people should think.
Limits freethinking and freedom of speech, for example, drawing of the prophet Mohammed is considered forbidden by Muslims.
Human right violations, for example, Sharia law for the Muslims, gays may put to death, freedom of speech is not allow, women and girls are not allow to go to school and so on.
It creates mass delusion in which the religious people believe that they are right on moral grounds solely based on their religion or to what religious entity they are a part of.
Religious leaders may act like businessmen competing in the market, advertising that their religion is genuine and certified product on the market for going to heaven and eternal life.
“The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.”
~ Albert Einstein: God is a Product of Human Weakness