ANSWERS: 33
  • Because most humans have a need to believe In a higher power than themselves!!
  • its like herpes, nobody really knows why.. sometimes it goes away and comes back.
  • Because despite what the media wants you to believe not only is Christianity cool but it is on the rise
  • Why won't Athiesm go away?
  • the same reason Atheism won't go away.
  • i wish i knew!
  • For some people there are reasons in the ballpark of preferring that others tell you what to do and what to think, or needing a sense of belonging and structure and comfort in their lives. For many others, they have an inner need to find out about the nature of life and reality and their place in creation.
  • Because while science can tell us what the facts are, it can't necessarily tell us what they mean. As we search for what that meaning is, it's a fairly natural reaction to seek guidance. You can't understand the staying power of religion unless you understand the need it fulfills. I consider myself a scientist, and a Christian. Some people think that's a contradiction in terms, but it's not.
  • Because our spirits are justifyably telling us that something is real. Many are just lost trying to figure out which one it is.
  • There are three possible viewpoints on the existence of God. One is to be absolutely sure that God exists. People who have this viewpoint are called believers from Middle English "bi-leafe" which means complete knowledge. Another viewpoint is to be uncertain. This viewpoint is called agnosticism from Greek "a-gignoskein" which means not known. A third viewpoint is to be 100% sure that God doesn't exist. This view is called atheism from Latin "a-theos" which means without God. Atheism is inherently irrational because in order for someone to be 100% sure that God doesn't exist is to perceive every location in the universe at the samme time. As we know there are people throughout history that have claimed that something doesn't exist and they were later proven wrong. One prevalnt example is that people used to think that the world was flat.
  • Some people need to believe in something to live the way they do. If they believe that there is a higher power that is looking down, and judging them, it is easier for them to make the right choices in life. I don't necissarily believe that all religious people are unable to think for themselves, I think they just choose to believe in a God, to have a purpose and feel like they matter in a world full of many bad things. I have no problem with religion, but some people go overboard with it. I don't erally care what people believe in as long as they keep it to themselves. REligious types need to stop being self-righteous and just be humble in their beliefs, to avoid arguments, disagreements, and wars.
  • I think because people need to know there is a bigger, more powerful force besides human beings.
  • things happen that you can't emotionally process: family dying, wars raging, lightning... things happen which science can't explain: people coming back to life knowing stuff their dead senses couldn't have sensed; People healing from uncurable diseases; crop circles.. people (desperately) looking for a sign or pattern: it's not hard to find/make up patterns if you really look hard, i mean who the h**k came up with names for all the constellations... and what do you know, now they read the future in them.. That is a rational approach, but as christian I also believe there is an internal spiritual drive (call it instinct) that tells us we lack something (similar to love). And I believe it when I see people get healed leaving doctors stumped :P..
  • It will, give it time...
  • Many people. Many wrong. Religion. Make bugaboo. Hmpf. Have a smoke.
  • Spirituality won't go away because it's part of human nature. Atheism is just as much a spiritual belief as anything else. Religion won't go away because it's part of human nature to form groups with people we feel are like us. We're social creatures. The leaders of these groups often use the religion as a form of control. That's unfortunate. However, despite its faults, I believe religion has done more good than harm in the world. I don't want it to go anywhere.
  • People have evolved to look for answers, when science is lacking they fill in the gaps with "god did it". The more answers, the less religion. Unfortunately, we'll never be able to answer all of the questions so I see a long future before religion dies out. A good side to this is that as people become more sophisticated, the more religion must progress evolve to fit. Someday there may be a truly rational religion. Paradoxically, it will no longer be needed.
  • To me it was actually a physical, mental and spiritual need. When I was in high school I was diagnosed with clinical anxiety and clinical depression, but the shrinks and everyone else couldn't figure out what was wrong. I just kept saying that it felt like God left me (I was Catholic at the time). So after I weened myself off of the drugs that they gave me to make me feel "normal" (biggest regret of my life actually is allowing myself to be medicated like that - it was far from normal), I began to look into things how I wanted to look into them - spiritually. I first delved into Catholicism thinking that maybe I just didn't understand what I was supposed to believe - thus learning why Catholics do what they do, why they believe what they believe, and several other things. When that still didn't work I did the same thing looking into several other Christian denominations until I finally reached the conclusion that Christianity just wasn't for me (toward the beginning/middle of college). So I looked in Judaism and Islam first and then branched out to several other religions. I finally landed on Wicca and it just made sense immediately - like it was form fitted to my soul and very being. I did plenty more research so that I had a good basis for start and Dedicated myself to the religion. Since I switched I have not had one anxiety attack or bout of depression. I typically give the explanation that I just wasn't spiritually fulfilled and now I am. I think that everyone needs to find their spiritual fulfillment - whether it's in Wicca, an Abrahamic faith, any other religion, or even Atheism (it is a spiritual aspect). That's why religion won't go away - at least not in my, my children's, my grand-children's, and maybe even their grand-children's lifetimes.
  • Because no one has developed a religion repellent yet. lol. I think it continues to exist for two reasons: 1) People fear death and want some sort of comfort and 2) It's a useful political tool that one can use to control others.
  • IT'S A BUSINESS
  • Take away the tax free status and half would go awat.
  • Religion will.But Jesus want.Jesus said the gates of hell want prevail against my church.Sorry,but you are out of luck.But oneday Jesus will be away from you for ever,unless he decides to save you.It is called hell(Lake of Fire).I suggest you cry out to him,before it is eternaly toolate.
  • 1. Because most religions incorporate some kind of nasty consequence for not believing. When people have been raised since childhood believing that they will be burned for all eternity by a loving god, and then kept shielded from critical thinking, it can be difficult to step away from it all. . 2. Because religion provides more pleasant answers to certain questions than science can. Like "what happens when we die?". Science says that we cease to be. Religion says we go to a most wonderfully blissful place and party forever with the great sky fairy. Sometimes with 70 virgins (presumably human, and of the right sex according to your sexual preferences).
  • yeah religion is kidna gay at times but it makes money a
  • There is some indication that spirituality ( not "religion" ) is hardwired into our nervous systems. "Religion," however, is a human invention largely designed to allow people to be manipulated for the purposes of the "leaders" at the top of the religious organization or hierarchy.
  • Quite simply, because life is unpredictable and scary. People rely on religion to provide them with assurance and support from life's ills. Life has no guarantees, so religion is its insurance.
  • Because lots of people get a sense of peace from it - it gives them an opportunity to believe and then it does them good for them. Just because you don't believe does not mean that it is not a good thing. Millions, okay most likey billions of humans are getting something out of it? How can they all be wrong? Religion will not go away as long as there are people. Thye are happy believing that. Just like it is your right to not believe.
  • Religion is a tool which comes from human nature. It will never go away, despite the transitions it may make to fit the times or the forms it takes. I don't think we'd even be human without it.
  • Because God has put "eternity in the heart of man," as the Bible says.
  • Religion is like a cuddly toy is to a child. It provides imaginary comfort and escapism from the harsh realities of the world. (I also agree with ChrisDC)
  • Religion will go away very soon. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, [the son of perdition]; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."
  • (Hebrews 10:25) not forsaking our meeting together, as some have the custom, but encouraging one another, and all the more so as you see the day drawing near. THIS is religion...
  • The same reason language won't go away. Religion is an expression for that which language alone is insufficient.

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