17 Ways Religion Corrupts Us
When we see someone in trouble we want to help. But when we bring God along, it is often counterproductive.
Of course, believers mean well. And seeing someone in need will bring out the Good Samaritan in any of us – whether one thinks god is real or not.
Unfortunately, religion worsens things because it makes people say and do evil things without them even being aware of it.
Suppose a person has suffered a terrible loss:
“I heard you are in need, I’m going to pray for you.”
“I heard you are in need, what can I do to help?”
Each friend is acting lovingly. They both want to help.
To be fair, the Christian may pray and also offer practical help.
But what does religion add?
It deflects responsibility: “your problem is in God’s hands.”
It corrupts empathy: “God gave you this problem so I would have a purpose today.”
It corrupts friendship: “I’m here to…
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