Top Ten Reasons Why Religion is Pointless

The Top Ten
There is no solid evidence for any religion

There is no solid evidence for any popular "science" purporting to explain the origins of the universe, life, life that reproduces itself, and most saliently, intelligent life that is self-replicating. Scientism is one of the most fanatical religions, ever.

"You gotta be kidding me! " While you may not worship science, and accept all its claims and premises with fanatical religious fervor, no matter how illogical, improbable and counterintuitive they may be, many others DO.

You gotta be kidding me! You do know that science is just theories explaining the universe? If you knew everything then we wouldn't even need science! I think this is a horrible argument...

My religion is a mix of Buddhism and scientific facts and theories. (I believe in reincarnation, but I also believe in the infinity universe theory.)

It often limits/discourages harmless behaviors (sex, homosexuality, contraceptives, etc)

I do admit that they’re harmless, but it’s not about it being harmful or not. It’s about if it makes OUR creator and Master (Jehovah God) feel bad. We owe it to Jehovah God to do whatever he pleases. He didn’t have to create us but he did, so we owe our lives to him. Besides, it’s more about the fact that it’s unnatural, not so much about it being harmless

Any creature is observed to have 2 directives: to survive and to mate. if any animal were to do anything that prevented one of those functions, they would be considered malfunctioning by most scientists. however, when humans do things that prevent reproduction (unnatural sex, abortion, sex without insemination, etc) we consider it completely normal. when a person stops desiring survival (starving themselves, suicidal actions, etc) we send them to a therapist. it seems to be inconsistent. and that is from a scientific perspective, and most atheism is built on a scientific foundation. say what you want to, but logic in and of itself proves that something always comes from something else, even if we don't understand it. and there is more than enough proof in the resurrection, just read the case for Christ. and if Jesus is the son of God, was born, died, and was raised, then everything else in the bible is true. I say that based on how most everything else is historical (possibly myth, ...more

It's not necessary to be moral

It actually is if you think about it. Without religion, people make up their own ideas and rules, therefore going into the immoral side. Why do you think people out there in the world get drunk, have sex, and go into unnatural things? It’s because they do whatever they want without proper morals to guide them from religion like Jehovah’s Witnesses

No "religious war." Merely a debate about logic, and the lack thereof. If someone wants to reject Aristotlean logic regarding causation, and argue for spontaneous generation...go for it.

It often promises a perfect afterlife, which can distract us from living this life to the fullest

Jehovah’s Witnesses do promise a new world in the future and a resurrection for the dead, which has evidence that it will come true. But the point is that Jehovah encourages us to make it through right now, with the new world in mind to keep us going. So this is more of a good thing, not a distraction

The concepts are not mutually exclusive, unless by "living this life to the fullest," you mean doing whatever the hell you want to do, no matter who or how many it harms.

Wiccan here, I don't believe in after-life like a Christian, Jew, Muslim.
I like to live this life to the fullest.


We shouldn't need to look to the supernatural for morality and answers, we need to decide things for ourselves as human beings

Actually, there is some sense in religion, and it is clear from the fact that some people consider it to be meaningful to them. So, at least for somebody, it has sense and value, which makes the wording "Top Ten Reasons Why Religion is Pointless" simply false. Nevertheless, I agree that there are some pointless arguments based on religious dogmas. For example, the claim that human morality needs a supernatural basis. If you eliminate religion, they say, people will have no reason to follow moral rules. In fact, our moral sense exists quite separately from religion, and people can elaborate the notions of right and wrong without guidance of religion (for example, using some form of utilitarian ethics or deontological one).

"That's ridiculous...Better systems like a democracy do not require religion either." The issue here is not that the tenets of any particular religion must be strictly followed in order to preserve liberty, but rather that, as history CLEARLY proves, tyranny results when people recognize no higher authority than man. As for democracy, that is NOT the system laid out in the US Constitution. It failed miserably in Athens, where it was born, and its illegitimate implementation is destroying America, politically and fiscally. Lenin said democracy was merely an interim step between capitalism and communism, and that scenario is being played out in the US. Before you declare something "ridiculous," you need to have some clue as to what you're talking about.

"Wow, what a brilliant argument." Wow, what an ignorant post. Soviet and Maoist communism declared war on religion. Why? Because atheism was prerequisite to the amorality necessary to pursue a tyrannical, sociopathic, genocidal humanist agenda. As to blaming Darwin, his massively flawed theory set in motion, laid the "rational," "scientific" groundwork, for the diminution of value of human life. Whose theory do you think Hitler relied upon for his agenda of racial "cleansing" in pursuit of racial purity? Are you wholly
unfamiliar with Social Darwinism? It's amusing though mildly annoying when the grossly uninformed come out swinging and get nothing but air.

This was tried in the 20th century. It was called communism. As a result of looking to "logic" to determine morality, 300 million people died "untimely" deaths. Thank you, Nietzsche, Marx and Darwin.

It often rejects some sciences (evolution, global warming, etc)

Again revert thing in science is not 100% proven because it's science! That's what it is! Theories! That's why we have a creation/evolution debate I support creation but I think both sides give good amount of evidence I've seen almost every evolution website and every creationist site. Both are persuasive, but people who just go with evolution are those who just want to not obey God even if they were brought up in a Christian home.

"Evolution is science, there is plenty of evidence." No, there isn't. The "fossil record" contains ZERO intermediate species. Can you use "evolution" to explain irreducible complexity? Do you even know what it is? Can you explain the genesis of sexual reproduction? As for "climate change," if you think it's legitimate science, you're ignoring a world of fact, and simply accepting propaganda, and THAT'S "ridiculous."

Which came first, the chicken, or the egg? Evolution is not science, as it simply doesn't work. Neither is anthropomorphic climate change (see: East Anglia scandal).

Young Earth Creationists reject evolution and the age of the Earth because of how they interpret the Bible

Any religion can be (and has been) taken too far

I’m going to just share my opinion: Jehovah’s Witnesses is the only religion based on my experience that hasn’t been bad or taken too far at all. It’s the only religion with solid evidence for things based on the Bible and has the Witnesses actually bonding with each other. I’ve never seen any other religion have that automatic relationship and connection with each other.

Yes, & that includes atheism (I.e.: Communist countries, etc.).

Causes war

Might just be the opposite. Ever hear the expression, "There are no atheists in foxholes? "

Why does opinion in religion matter? This why I don't believe in humanity.

Except for Paganism, Wicca. Did they cause war?

The Crusaders, need I say more?

It's the only basis for opposing many social issues (Gay Marriage, Reproductive Rights, etc)

It most certainly is NOT the "only" reason. In fact, it's the least obvious one.

I’m going to be honest: That’s because the things you mentioned are wrong due to being unnatural.

It encourages blind obedience

You are classically displaying blind obedience to dogma. You also are displaying severe lack of knowledge.
Irreducible complexity is NOT a "science," "pseudo" or otherwise. It is a FACT. Example: The tail of a flagellate (a sperm, for instance) is composed of about five parts. ALL parts must be present SIMULTANEOUSLY, or the structure will not function. Explain how such a structure could have "evolved." Explain why it SHOULD have evolved, when it served no purpose until complete and functional. And you appear to not understand the concept of micro evolution. It does NOT "create" new species. It results in MODIFICATION of existing species. And you are in serious error by citing such as Archaeopteryx and
Australopithecus as "intermediate" species. An intermediate species would be one proven to be precisely between the ones IMMEDIATELY before and after. NONE exist in the fossil record. Chicken and Egg is not some "fun thought experiment for grade school children" (smarminess does ...more

Blind Obedience to something with no strong evidence for to be more specific

What blind obedience? Book of Shadows, kitchen witch, horoscopes.

Bit mad

The Contenders
Religions always judge you

And people should never make judgements because all ideas are equally valid, and all behaviors are just wonderful, right?

That’s a part of life my friend, people will always judge you no matter what. Religion isn’t the only reason for judgement

It creates unnecessary boundaries between people

Christians and Muslims will often mock "new age" religion, and vice versa. Many political fights and wars are fought over religion. Even something as simple as a friendship/relationship can be ruined because of religious differences

Well people are going to have opinions and different religions. You’re just going to have to deal with it, knowing that Jehovah will make you feel better

It's too controversial

I think that was really good it has helped me lea

Puts a lot of pressure on me

Again, people will judge you and have disagreements. That’s what happens with, Oh I don’t know, everything else!

It causes arguments
People die in the name of God
No evidence that a hell or a heaven exists
The controversy with making fun of the religious

South Park, Family Guy, Sausage Party.

Most people (including theists) don't even want all religions to coexist
It causes relationship problems between loved ones
It's cruel
It's homophobic
No evidence of a Devil or a God
Religion is a choice
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