Salve civium. Is organised religion a force for good on bad on this little rock in space? Why do you think that?
It seems to me that the discovery of microbial life on asteroids, and now other planets in the solar system, would throw serious doubt on the some of the basic tenets of organised religion. If religions got how life was created so badly wrong how can they be trusted with anything else?
- 2 months agoFavourite answer
The Jesuits at the Gregorian University in Rome are searching the galaxy for signs of intelligent life so they can convert it to Catholicism.
- MarliLv 72 months ago
The good and bad of any religion or mythology can't be proven by the possible presence of microbial life outside Earth.
- Anonymous2 months ago
As with most questions of that sort, the only possible answer is "Yes - and No".
You can point to many positive aspects, and to many negative aspects of organised religion. It would require a mind of greater intellectual capacity than yours or mine to try to work out the overall balance between good and evil in organised religion, looking at the world and its history in overall terms.
Most religions, and most societies without what the West would call a 'religion', have stories relating how 'the world and life' began. It seems a primal instinct of humans to want to know how 'we' began.