@rajeev96 said in Does religion play a significant role in your life??:
I think religion was formed to give people a sense of purpose in life and maybe also to instill fear of doing bad deeds. In the past when there was no proper system for punishing people who commit crimes maybe the religion helped by using the idea of a higher power watching over you and delivering some amount of retribution for your wrong doings. Anyways, coming to my life it doesn't play any role of significance and so I have been an atheist for some time now.
Huh!? Who told you in the past there was no proper system for punishing people who committed crimes!??? I where'd you hear/read that? Let's rather say it's today that people are even more encouraged to do bad because of the current system (lol). What ever bad you'll do m, I you're just face a court be judged and sent to prison for sometime or lifetime!!! And if you're lucky enough to fall on a badass attorney and have enough money you can just pay her or pay him sooooooo well that they'll put their whole life into getting you out of that case. Sometimes even people sentenced to death get out of jail by order of the court for what they call "good behavior" or something like that (I'm not really into law). Meanwhile, Before!!!? Jeez mah I said Before most people were very afraid of doing bad and for the simple reason and fact that even innocent people died for things they didn't do (which still happens today), as in if you checked on the time of slavery, kings, northern men, WW (I) and all that squad...you'll see that in most cases the sentence was death and it was done publicly (opened to the eyes of everyone) to serve as an example to others, before democracy and all these current protocols came and gave some freedom to civilians who now abuse of it and do what ever they want, especially if they are very rich and dusted to pay themselves attorneys and some of the judges in court.
So in other words you're wrong about religion was formed to scare people from doing bad. And I don't expect you to admit it coz you said you're not a believer (which I'm fine with), but note that Islam is the first ever religion and when it came it was not to have people be scared of a divinity or whatever, neither did Christianity. Plus Christianity was never a religion, it's men over the years that made it so, lemme say as a way to identify and differentiate the teachings about God by the disciples, apostles, men of God and all that... same goes for Islam. And I'm pretty sure that how come we have all these divisions here and there in both "religions".
- I put religions in quotes because personally I don't really consider Christianity as one and it's because, the word "Christian" was formed out of the word "Christ" and it (Christian) was used to identify or call someone that was in Christ, i.e someone that followed and lived by the teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth only son of God born of the Holy Spirit through Hail Mary, the virgin and mother of men .
Thank you for your time and down vote if you learned something