15th February 2006 - 09:34 PM
This need-to-know could explain the enduring popularity of soap operas and other gossipy media, the team believes.
Why can"t this also explain the need for religion in our society? Religion gives answers to questions otherwise impossible to answer. Instead of requiring these questions to be answered, I think we as a race should look at this as "why do we even need to answer them?" and I think this might be the answer!
15th February 2006 - 10:04 PM
I believe religion has served many purposes through out time. Answers is just one. Order and law another. Politics, war and welfare as well. Although tons of people have died in the name of religion, and it tends to resist change and science, I am sure humanity is better with it than without.
21st February 2006 - 07:52 PM
Don't get me wrong, I agree completely. And you are right, it IS more than what I generalized it as (in the words of Mark Twain-- "All generalizations are false, including this one!") but I do also feel that my point is still valid. The article I referenced really only focuses on the psychology of people. All I'm saying is that though you are right, your point is off topic. I'm referring more to the psychology of religion than the institution itself.
21st February 2006 - 11:34 PM
I am a Buddhist. Buddhism and science do not conflict with one another. As science progresses it only proves the validity of Buddhism. Of course, this is my judgement.