altar wrote:Dear all,
This question is exactly what it sounds like. Is there some drawback to a belief in god/s, or worse, a real danger?
What is meant by God here is anything that acts like an omnipotent creator, overseer, divine providence, or, and especially, commander.
While attacks on the idea of God itself (as fallacious, untenable, etc.) are appreciated, my main concern is on the danger of holding such a belief, that God exists.
well i think the majority of people in history have believed in god or gods, and most of them did okay as far as not doing the sort of evil things we like to attribute to deists. this is one of those are guns bad type questions, the answer seems simple, if you had no guns no one would get shot, but then you look at things like canada having more guns per capita than america yet no where even close to the level of gun violence, so the problem isnt inherent in owning or having guns, so maybe it's an american problem , but alas the majority of americans aren't shooting each other either.. so what then is the cause? same line of logic could be used with god/s in both cases there seem to be certain individuals who just do horrible things if given any reason to do so. let us not forget in asia kingdoms would go to war killing many many people just to prove one king was a better buddhist king than the other, so then is being a buddhist dangerous? or is it that there are just a lot of A-holes in this world.