Now I am not particularly religious, but I have some close friends who are. We often have discussions about what religion means, and if there's any value in being a religious person. So there's today's topic, is there any inherent value in religion, or being a religious person?
On one hand, religion gives people a system or a moral code, and set of ethics to abide by in their daily lives. Particularly with christianity, everyone knows about the ten commandments. It's these (for lack of a better term) rules that people live their lives by in order to earn their way into heaven. This has the potential to lead people to being better, more wholesome, and more accepting people.
On the other hand, those same set of rules can be limiting especially when held against modern standards. Looking at older translations of the bible can show a ton of incredibly out of touch ways of thinking. The same can be said of any religious texts from any religion. So does religion actually make people more close minded, and more intolerant?
So let me know what you think! Is there any value in religion? Does one religion have more value than any other? Why? I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to say down below!