Question: What is the number one thing wrong with organized religion? –Agnöstic
Answer: My major issue, and they’re many little issues, is that religion deprives an individual of his/her ability to think independently. So many people on this planet subscribe to a religion, which is basically a set of beliefs. Most of these "believers" didn’t come in to these beliefs by their own choice. These beliefs were passed to them from their parents much like a virus. Furthermore, many don’t understand why they believe them in the first place; they just do because they were raised that way. Ask a Christian or a Muslim why they don’t like homosexuals and the answers are amusing. Rarely do they offer an attempt at a logical answer. Instead they spew out blind hatred and religious scripture. They aren’t thinking for themselves.
And did you ever notice how many Christians dislike the teachings of Islam and vice versa? Of course they won’t admit that openly but you can see it on their face when the topic of Islam comes up. What I find amusing is that these people would have been Muslims if they were born to Muslim parents. This of course goes for Muslims too. They could just as easily have been Christians.
To summarize, the number one thing wrong with religion is that it keeps people from asking, "why" and "how". They accept things and their beliefs blindly and wholly.