Modern religion is based on three pillars.
If any one pillar is removed, the religion fails in its mission.
- God created man.
God creates the Heavens and the Earth and man so that man
is beholden to God for his creation.
This pillar has
now been debunked by Charles Darwin with his introduction
If you do not believe that God made man, who are you beholden to?
- Evil exists.
It is never stated where evil comes from but in
christianity, since God creates everything.
God creates evil.
not specify when evil appears but the talking
serpent in the Garden of Eden is it's first instantiation.
Strangely enough, the talking serpent spoke a language
that Eve understood.
She might have been multi-lingual. Wait,
what's a language?
Without evil, there would be no story in religion.
We would all go to heaven
or simply die..
- Man has an afterlife.
This one implies that we have a soul
(our life force) that exists once our bodies die.
So far, only three books
(the New Testament, the Quran and the Book of Mormons)
have claimed to have documented a life outside of
the realm of Earth.
Neither side (Heaven/Earth) can communicate with the other side.
This does not help credibility.
If you do not believe in an afterlife, what does your religion
offer you that is different from
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false,
and by rulers as useful.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Religion keeps people from being upset over inequality.
Everything is the way it is because of a perfect plan.
The rich are rich because they're blessed for being righteous.
I don't need to be rich because God will take care of me.
This life is temporary, therefore inequality is temporary.
I'll have a perfect life after this life.
If you take away religion people realize life isn't fair.