Religion has separated millions of human beings because of numerous people attempting to prove that their belief is superior, while another’s is false. For these reasons, faith is also the basis of many wars, suicide bombings, and other crimes. So is religion a fair motive to justify these actions? And if that excuse vanished to thin air, what would happen? I believe, without religion, there would still be immorality in the world. In fact, I can only imagine a world that is overflowing with corruption and wickedness.
If religion causes people to desire to end others’ lives, the absence of religion would only lead to worse happenings. Religion provides us with ideas of heaven and hell, or rewards and punishments that we will receive depending on our behaviour in the short time we have to walk upon earth. If we can blame an endless amount of crimes and wrongdoings on faith, not having consequences in the afterlife would make life on earth even more horrible. No one would be fearful of spending eternity in hell, so everyone could do whatever he or she pleases to do. This would result in chaos. Religion hands us a guideline of what is right and what is wrong, and what is the proper way of living. It provides a motivation to do things and purpose for us to fulfill, and this aids us in making more morally correct decisions.
Furthermore, life would become a puzzling mystery. Each person would continually wonder how it all began, and we would be unsure of where everything originated. People would be curious about what will occur following their demise as well. Even though religion is not guaranteed, the aspect of faith completes us, and without it, many of our questions concerning life would remain unanswered. We would be living in a world that can barely be explained, and we would be driven to become much more reliant on the study of science.
Finally, and most importantly, a world without religion is a world without hope....