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Do humans | need religion?

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No - there's a universal moral code that nearly all societies refer to regardless of religion and geographic location.

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Yes - religion brings people together and offers a rewarding sense of belonging to something bigger than themselves.

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Maybe - though tension can arise when one person's religious belief conflicts with another person's human rights.

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It depends - how you define 'need'. Beyond personal need, religion has shaped great works of art, music and architecture.

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  • tishgirl
    It is not a need, but rather a choice. For individuals, religion can shape their lifestyles, but for others religion does not matter at all.
    24 Mar 2021
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  • mariam a
    Referring to Abrahamic religions, humans need religion if it is practiced exactly how it is in scripture. But this is rare for some reason
    29 Dec 2020
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  • meena danishmal
    Religion and morality is heavily linked. For example when we date the creation of humans back, there was limited morality until religion
    24 Dec 2020
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  • harjeet
    I would argue that religion is necessary, culturally at least. Not everyone need abide by it, but it provides many things society does not.
    21 Aug 2020
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  • xo.amaraxo
    we don't NEED religion but we shouldnt hate people for it as at the end of the day its their beliefs and its their choice to be a part of it
    13 May 2020
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  • s.xbrina
    I think religion is an alternative route to morality, though not imperative for someone to be a 'good' person
    31 Jan 2020
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  • cipherrephic
    We naturally have it. We don't need it. It's humanity's appendix.
    7 May 2019
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  • nerdgirl
    I feel like human beings feel the need to look for something bigger than them as they want to avoid the fact that our lives are meaningless.
    14 Dec 2018
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  • db04949
    We don't NEED religion, it's not a totally bad thing but can lead to conflict.
    5 Sep 2018
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