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Has religion been good for any period of time in the history of the Erth and, in particular, for the time since humans first communicated in language? It was not present before the human species.
Has it, or any particular faith belief ever been necessary for the Earth or our species?

Is religious belief necessary for any period of time in the Earth’s existence? Does this apply to any particular religious belief? If so, why do you think that might be?

The title of THN’s topic is ‘Christianity for the Age of Aquarius’, although his aim, as I have understood it, is to show that Christianity was based on ideas of the zodiac. The fact is that both Christianity and the zodiac are entirely humanly created ideas, and I have had a question running along at the back of my mind and now realise that it is the word ‘for’ in the title.

I wondere, therefore, what is religion, religious belief, for? I can think of no purpose now and in the future which cannot be better filled by knowledge of reality, wise philosophy and practical wisdom which do not need a faith belief in anything supernatural* because they are all human ideas.

*for want of a more relevant adjective

Susan

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What is religion FOR? 580 Susan Doris 14-Oct-21 14:19
Re: What is religion FOR? 55 Eddie Larry 14-Oct-21 14:49
Re: What is religion FOR? 64 Susan Doris 14-Oct-21 17:05
Re: What is religion FOR? 44 Eddie Larry 14-Oct-21 21:33
Re: What is religion FOR? 54 Susan Doris 14-Oct-21 21:52
Re: What is religion FOR? 50 Eddie Larry 14-Oct-21 22:13
Re: What is religion FOR? 52 Susan Doris 14-Oct-21 22:23
Re: What is religion FOR? 67 Eddie Larry 14-Oct-21 22:32
Re: What is religion FOR? 49 greengirl5 14-Oct-21 22:16
Re: What is religion FOR? 56 Susan Doris 14-Oct-21 22:32
Re: What is religion FOR? 45 greengirl5 14-Oct-21 22:41
Re: What is religion FOR? 59 Wheeler 14-Oct-21 15:23
Re: What is religion FOR? 51 Susan Doris 14-Oct-21 17:00
Re: What is religion FOR? 47 Wheeler 14-Oct-21 17:06
Re: What is religion FOR? 57 Susan Doris 14-Oct-21 17:11
Re: What is religion FOR? 54 Wheeler 14-Oct-21 17:23
Re: What is religion FOR? 42 Eddie Larry 14-Oct-21 21:24
Re: What is religion FOR? 43 Wheeler 14-Oct-21 21:38
Re: What is religion FOR? 43 Eddie Larry 14-Oct-21 22:22
Re: What is religion FOR? 42 Wheeler 14-Oct-21 22:27
Re: What is religion FOR? 80 Eddie Larry 15-Oct-21 15:24
Re: What is religion FOR? 64 Susan Doris 14-Oct-21 21:38
Re: What is religion FOR? 46 Wheeler 14-Oct-21 22:35
Re: What is religion FOR? 48 poster72 14-Oct-21 18:13
Re: What is religion FOR? 45 drrayeye 14-Oct-21 18:55
Re: What is religion FOR? 42 Susan Doris 15-Oct-21 05:12
When Government actively suppresses Religion 88 drrayeye 15-Oct-21 10:53
Re: When Government actively suppresses Religion 75 Susan Doris 15-Oct-21 15:06
Religion gaining or regaining political power 42 drrayeye 16-Oct-21 12:32
Re: What is religion FOR? 77 Susan Doris 14-Oct-21 22:18
Re: What is religion FOR? 52 Naveen 14-Oct-21 20:30
Re: What is religion FOR? 58 Susan Doris 15-Oct-21 05:25
Re: What is religion FOR? 55 greengirl5 14-Oct-21 22:26
Re: What is religion FOR? 44 Eddie Larry 14-Oct-21 22:37
Re: What is religion FOR? 49 Susan Doris 15-Oct-21 05:45
Re: What is religion FOR? 48 Eddie Larry 15-Oct-21 15:22
Re: What is religion FOR? 43 Susan Doris 15-Oct-21 17:15
Re: What is religion FOR? 41 Eddie Larry 15-Oct-21 20:47
Re: What is religion FOR? 37 Susan Doris 15-Oct-21 22:04
Re: What is religion FOR? 39 Eddie Larry 15-Oct-21 22:41
Re: What is religion FOR? 57 Susan Doris 16-Oct-21 05:51
Re: What is religion FOR? 39 Eddie Larry 16-Oct-21 13:43
Re: What is religion FOR? 37 Susan Doris 16-Oct-21 16:22
Re: What is religion FOR? 69 Eddie Larry 16-Oct-21 19:49
Re: What is religion FOR? 65 Susan Doris 14-Oct-21 22:39
Re: What is religion FOR? 57 Te Henua Nagual 15-Oct-21 03:57
Re: What is religion FOR? 66 Susan Doris 15-Oct-21 07:15
Re: What is religion FOR? 40 greengirl5 16-Oct-21 00:20
Re: What is religion FOR? 39 Susan Doris 16-Oct-21 05:56
Re: What is religion FOR? 40 Te Henua Nagual 16-Oct-21 08:52
Re: What is religion FOR? 38 Susan Doris 16-Oct-21 11:07
Re: What is religion FOR? 41 Te Henua Nagual 17-Oct-21 09:16
Re: What is religion FOR? 39 Susan Doris 17-Oct-21 12:11
Re: What is religion FOR? 41 Te Henua Nagual 17-Oct-21 12:58
Re: What is religion FOR? 89 Susan Doris 17-Oct-21 14:47
Re: What is science FOR? 100 cladking 15-Oct-21 16:33
Re: What is science FOR? 56 Susan Doris 15-Oct-21 17:22
Re: What is science FOR? 66 cladking 15-Oct-21 21:55
Re: What is science FOR? 54 Susan Doris 15-Oct-21 22:19
Re: What is science FOR? 76 greengirl5 16-Oct-21 00:14
Re: What is science FOR? 48 Susan Doris 16-Oct-21 05:59
Re: What is science FOR? 81 cladking 16-Oct-21 14:14
Re: What is science FOR? 47 greengirl5 15-Oct-21 22:21
Re: What is science FOR? 38 greengirl5 15-Oct-21 22:08
Re: What is science FOR? 37 Susan Doris 15-Oct-21 22:32
Re: What is science FOR? 40 greengirl5 16-Oct-21 00:42
Re: What is science FOR? 39 Susan Doris 16-Oct-21 05:47
Confusion 58 Archaic 17-Oct-21 02:43
Re: Confusion 50 Susan Doris 17-Oct-21 05:47
Re: Confusion 42 Susan Doris 17-Oct-21 07:05
Re: Confusion 53 greengirl5 17-Oct-21 08:00
Re: Confusion 88 Eddie Larry 17-Oct-21 19:54
Re: Confusion 47 Susan Doris 17-Oct-21 21:00
Re: Confusion 98 Eddie Larry 17-Oct-21 21:30
Re: Confusion 84 greengirl5 17-Oct-21 21:58
Re: Confusion 101 Eddie Larry 17-Oct-21 22:33
Re: Confusion 46 Susan Doris 18-Oct-21 11:55
Re: Confusion 88 Sirius7237 18-Oct-21 16:05
Re: Confusion 46 Susan Doris 19-Oct-21 06:29
Re: Confusion 58 Archaic 20-Oct-21 04:49
Re: Confusion 37 Susan Doris 20-Oct-21 05:32
Re: Confusion 51 Archaic 24-Oct-21 01:23
Re: Confusion 45 Susan Doris 24-Oct-21 04:56
Re: Confusion 47 Archaic 20-Oct-21 04:33
Re: Confusion 42 Susan Doris 20-Oct-21 05:39
Re: Confusion 46 Archaic 24-Oct-21 01:31
Re: What is religion FOR? 97 Remedios 18-Oct-21 18:46
Re: What is religion FOR? 85 Susan Doris 19-Oct-21 09:50
Re: What is religion FOR? 36 Eddie Larry 19-Oct-21 12:55
Re: What is religion FOR? 36 Susan Doris 19-Oct-21 13:31
Re: What is religion FOR? 60 Eddie Larry 19-Oct-21 14:10
Re: What is religion FOR? 43 Susan Doris 19-Oct-21 15:39
Re: What is religion FOR? 74 Eddie Larry 19-Oct-21 15:56
Re: What is religion FOR? 38 greengirl5 20-Oct-21 23:25
Re: What is religion FOR? 38 Eddie Larry 21-Oct-21 01:28
Re: What is religion FOR? 51 Susan Doris 21-Oct-21 05:21
and that's where you win 79 drrayeye 22-Oct-21 07:27
Re: and that's where you win 79 Susan Doris 22-Oct-21 08:10
Re: and that's where you win 46 drrayeye 22-Oct-21 21:30
Re: and that's where you win 69 Susan Doris 23-Oct-21 10:50
put down? nope 39 drrayeye 23-Oct-21 17:49
Re: put down? nope 60 Archaic 24-Oct-21 01:37
Where have you been--2? 34 drrayeye 25-Oct-21 01:54
Re: Where have you been--2? 40 Susan Doris 25-Oct-21 05:06
Re: Where have you been--2? 37 Archaic 26-Oct-21 23:19
Re: put down? nope 80 Susan Doris 25-Oct-21 05:24
Re: put down? nope 49 Susan Doris 24-Oct-21 05:17
Re: What is religion FOR? 88 Remedios 18-Oct-21 18:49
Re: What is religion FOR? 44 Susan Doris 19-Oct-21 06:19
Re: What is religion FOR? 50 Wheeler 19-Oct-21 15:39
Re: What is religion FOR? 45 Sirius7237 19-Oct-21 15:48
Re: What is religion FOR? 86 Eddie Larry 19-Oct-21 15:52
Re: What is religion FOR? 47 Sirius7237 21-Oct-21 02:08
Re: What is religion FOR? 35 Eddie Larry 21-Oct-21 03:13
Re: What is religion FOR? 81 Sirius7237 21-Oct-21 04:25
Re: What is religion FOR? 50 Wheeler 19-Oct-21 15:54
Re: What is religion FOR? 38 Sirius7237 21-Oct-21 04:19
Re: What is religion FOR? 87 Susan Doris 19-Oct-21 17:23
Re: What is religion FOR? 40 Sirius7237 20-Oct-21 22:54
Re: What is religion FOR? 53 Susan Doris 19-Oct-21 17:14
Re: What is religion FOR? 48 Wheeler 19-Oct-21 17:24
Re: What is religion FOR? 91 Susan Doris 19-Oct-21 17:31
Enough evangelistic Gospel of Susan 55 drrayeye 19-Oct-21 20:18
Re: Enough evangelistic Gospel of Susan 48 Archaic 20-Oct-21 04:50
Re: Enough evangelistic Gospel of Susan 67 Susan Doris 20-Oct-21 05:05
Re: Enough evangelistic Gospel of Susan 76 drrayeye 25-Oct-21 22:47
Re: Enough evangelistic Gospel of Susan 44 Susan Doris 26-Oct-21 10:13
Does it really matter? 36 drrayeye 26-Oct-21 18:12
Re: Does it really matter? 55 Susan Doris 27-Oct-21 05:13
Re: Enough evangelistic Gospel of Susan 38 Archaic 30-Oct-21 03:40
Re: Enough evangelistic Gospel of Susan 33 Eddie Larry 01-Nov-21 22:25
Re: Enough evangelistic Gospel of Susan 29 Eddie Larry 01-Nov-21 22:22
Where have you been? 46 drrayeye 20-Oct-21 13:03
Re: Where have you been? 92 Susan Doris 20-Oct-21 14:16
Re: What is religion FOR? 61 drew 27-Oct-21 08:11
Re: What is religion FOR? 61 Susan Doris 27-Oct-21 09:38
Re: What is religion FOR? 41 drew 28-Oct-21 08:48
Re: What is religion FOR? 59 Susan Doris 28-Oct-21 14:00
Re: What is religion FOR? 59 drew 29-Oct-21 20:51
Re: What is religion FOR? 42 Susan Doris 30-Oct-21 05:57
Re: What is religion FOR? 40 drew 31-Oct-21 03:45
ps 56 drew 31-Oct-21 03:49
Re: ps 14 greengirl5 22-Nov-21 06:42
Re: What is religion FOR? 50 Susan Doris 31-Oct-21 05:50
Re: What is religion FOR? 56 drew 31-Oct-21 06:31
Re: What is religion FOR? 43 Susan Doris 31-Oct-21 09:06
Re: What is religion FOR? 43 drew 01-Nov-21 05:35
Re: What is religion FOR? 39 Susan Doris 01-Nov-21 06:29
Re: What is religion FOR? 29 drew 03-Nov-21 07:01
Great thoughtful heartfelt post 32 drrayeye 01-Nov-21 20:49
Re: Great thoughtful heartfelt post 50 drew 03-Nov-21 07:12
Re: What is religion FOR? What is morse code for? 20 greengirl5 22-Nov-21 06:53
Re: What is religion FOR? What is morse code for? 21 Susan Doris 22-Nov-21 14:41
Re: What is religion FOR? What is morse code for? 24 greengirl5 22-Nov-21 19:51
Re: What is religion FOR? What is morse code for? 24 Eddie Larry 22-Nov-21 20:33
Re: What is religion FOR? What is morse code for? 22 Susan Doris 23-Nov-21 06:12
Re: What is religion FOR? What is morse code for? 33 greengirl5 23-Nov-21 21:25
Re: What is religion FOR? What is morse code for? 19 drew 23-Nov-21 01:21
Re: What is religion FOR? What is morse code for? 21 greengirl5 23-Nov-21 01:48
Great fun 52 drrayeye 27-Oct-21 12:43
Re: Great fun 51 drew 28-Oct-21 08:59
Re: Great fun 46 Susan Doris 28-Oct-21 13:53


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