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Does religion make people nicer to each other?

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Very general question but worthy of considering.
OogieBoogie · F Best Comment
Nah. I think its compassion and a balanced ego that makes people nicer.
@JonLosAngeles66 thanx for BC man 🤗

hunkalove · 61-69, M
Religion is the most evil thing that has ever happened to this pitiful broken planet. It's all about fear, hate, and feeling superior to others.
Grateful4you · 70-79, M
@hunkalove I was going to answer this question but brother, you said it all. Thank you!
BreadAndCircuses · 46-50, M
Do you see holy wars as being nice to each other?
"Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.”
― Victor Stenger
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
I think religion enhances the niceness of people who would be nice anyway. It doesn't seem to do much to improve not-nice people, unfortunately.
LadyGrace · 70-79
When a person loves and lives for Christ, they receive the Holy Spirit and the characteristics of the Holy Spirit living in us, or what is called "the fruit of the Spirit, is what produces love, peace, joy, compassion IN the follower's heart and life. Unless they're faking it, which many do, unfortunately. They give real followers of Christ, a bad name. And they'll answer to God for that.
Reject · 26-30, M
It does in my experience. I’m one experience though. I’m sure there’s cases where it doesn’t.
swirlie · 31-35, F
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Catholic priests and nuns didn't seem to have any problems committing genocide on North American Indian kids in the name of Colonialism while acting under the direction of the British Monarchy. Why if you're sober, would you think that religion makes people nicer to each other? Religion sure as hell never had a positive influence on the Brits over the last hundred or so years, right?[/c]
Adrift · 56-60, F
I have been ripped off by more religious people than you can shake a bible at.
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
Religion has nothing to do with how a person acts or reacts with others. However a spiritual renewal such as occurs in Christianity does have an effect.
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
@JonLosAngeles66 Did I ever mention anything about nicer?
@hippyjoe1955 “ However a spiritual renewal such as occurs in Christianity does have an effect.”
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
@JonLosAngeles66 Yes. It does have an effect. However 'nicer' is a subjective term that does not apply here.
It should in theory. But organized religion rarely does. People focus more on judging those who don’t follow the rules [b]their[/b] religious teachings dictate.
Abstraction · 61-69, M
Objectively, it absolutely does much of the time. It depends on the religion and the group. No denying there's some toxic religion around.
Many people who are not part of religion or have had a bad experience go on a confirmation bias trip and add up all the negatives. But there's too much evidence to the contrary that groups that get it right can be incredible human beings, and it's also been my experience all of the world.
"Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.”
@hippyjoe1955 🤡🤡
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
@Concretedust Nice to see you looking in the mirror. Have a nice oblivion.
@hippyjoe1955 🤡🤡🤡
Piper · 61-69, F
No, not that I've ever noticed.
Laffytaffy · 22-25, F
@jjoe01 Being spiritual is better than being religious.
@Laffytaffy darn tooting!
SW-User
I think it gives some people a reason to care about the well-being of humanity. For others it gives them a reason to hate those who don't believe as they do. As with many things, people tend to shape it into whatever they want it to be, for their own purposes.
spotoftea · 51-55, F
I think it depends on the person. In the end, religion or not, everyone is responsible for their own behaviour. Although, loving your neighbour is something that needs to be practiced in the world today, but I really think it's far too late for that.
Allelse · 31-35, M
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! It certainly does not. It's just one more thing for our idiot species to divide over.
No, religion doesn’t make people kinder towards each other. Kindness depends on the person not their religion. Many religious people aren’t kind.
exotic · 22-25, F
As with many things it can be a source for good and for evil. Generally, it should make people nicer to each other.
caPnNathanael · 26-30, M
Yes and no I think. Different religions say different things

Or people interpret those religions differently
Adstar · 56-60, M
Depends on the teachings of a religon.. Some teach to love even their enemies.. Some teach to smite the necks of the unbelievers..
I’m actually a little surprised at all the hard “No”s. I thought there’d be more “Sometimes”.
smiler2012 · 56-60, M
no sadly it does not just look at the middle east between the jews an muslims [jonlosangeles66]
The worst things I have experienced have been over religion and in religious communities.
LunaRavenWolf · 26-30, F
No it causes conflict and divides people if anything
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
Nice people would most probably be nice with or without religion.
Ferise1 · 41-45, M
It makes them judgemental and they send us to hell
GJOFJ3 · 61-69, M
Nice people are nice with or without religion
checkoutanytime · 41-45, M
Extreme is Extreme.
Lol somebody voted yes.
smileylovesgaming · 31-35, F
No I don't think so
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