Tenzen12 wrote:Faith is all that is needed, but it doesn't mean there aren't reasonable proofs. Problem is that people like belive that sciencific theories are only possible and this belives are on level of religion. Benj96 try pursue true instead of blindly belive either in God nor Science and if you'll find that God realy existi it would be enought proof that afterlife exist as well.
You guys are still trying to veer off-topic, and I have no clue what you mean. You seem to missing a few words there.
Wait just one second before you say faith again, then you will see why it's either the wrong word, or religion isn't based on faith, but rather hope.
Faith: Belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.
Now hope. Hope: The feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best: to give up hope.
What we wish is true, or want to be true. Rather odd in my opinion. Why is that science at least has some proof, at least statistically but religion is still such a big thing?
Wouldn't you agree that "faith" is based off of despair? When we feel like there is no hope, we rely on faith because we have no other choice. For humans, religion could be some type of mass delusion derived from our instinct to make ourselves feel hopeful and therefore, want continue our lives and most likely reproduce.
On the other hand, some religions could be true. But which? God teaches us that there is only one God. The Romans believed there were many, as did the Greek and the Egyptians. Buddhism teaches of Nirvana and multiple afterlifes and reincarnations and even more than one level of heaven and hell. Romans were taught the act of sacrifice to produce favorable crops and a better chance of pregnancy. Buddhists are taught to improve in each life until they reach Nirvana. All in the hope for something better.
Also, you can never say one religion is true and another is untrue because that would prove that higher beings are possible and possibly disproving it at the same time because many religions don't over lap.
Finally, evolution is only deemed untrue because certain things aren't very clear and obviously, how complex life has become. Religion on the other hand, has no proof. Maybe I'm missing something here, but compared to how unlikely it is that fossils just happened to line up in terms of depth in the ground, line up in terms of how old carbon-dating says they are, and line up from simple to complex?