Why there are so many religion in the world?


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Stewart Pinkerton Profile
Everyone needs someone to blame when the crops fail or other bad things happen.
thanked the writer.
Joe B.
Joe B. commented
LOL and why did my kitty cat die???????
Stewart Pinkerton
Because 'God' willed it, of course!
Nice Girl
Nice Girl commented
Joe, i must say...what a silly question...even a new born baby wouldnt ask that....lol.....thats becoz he cant speak..but still this is a silly question!
Joe B. Profile
Joe B. answered
Because everyone gets bored and needs a friend..... And unfortunately that friend demands you kill people who have another imaginary friend..... But hey it ain't all bad, that's how most of our history books got written
shalini sharma Profile
shalini sharma answered
I don't know.but i don't want people to be discriminated due to their religions.it's bad
Zaphod  Beeblebrox Profile
Religions evolved primarily as a way to control social behavior in ever increasing societies, and secondarily as a means of providing answers to the questions that all humans are plagued with. There are a couple of reasons that there are so many of them:

1. Isolated populations: If a society evolved completely independent of outside cultural influences, then it would have created its own, unique religion. This is also the reason for the staggering number of languages in the world. These are the purest forms of individualist religion; some themes may be the same (such as murder is a sin), since they (the themes) are required for a society to function properly, but otherwise all aspects of the religion are completely creative and unique. An example would be the mythology of the Australian Aborigines,  since they were cut off from all outside influences of the world until the British Empire colonized Australia. It has, of course, changed since then and has been influenced by other cultures.

2. Amalgamation: Throughout history, when an invading army conquered a new country, they would bring with them their own set of beliefs and culture. These new beliefs would clash with the pre-existing religion of the conquered country. The conquerors basically had one of three options: Force the new religion on the people, allow them to keep their old traditions, or amalgamate the new culture with the old. This is where the majority of modern religions come from, and why so many of them are so very similar. Conquering a nation is a challenge in and of itself; keeping your new citizens happy is something different all together. More often than not, whether it was engineered (as it often was) by the ruling class at the time, or if it just happened on its own, aspects of the respective religions would bleed together, producing an entirely new religion. This is why the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Islam, Christianity) are all heavily influenced by Paganism. It's why Christmas is in December (Winter Solstice/Yule) and Easter is in March (Vernal Equinox). Both were Pagan holidays of merriment and celebration. When Christians conquered Pagan countries, they would adopt some of their holidays and ideals. It sort of... Softens the blow to the defeated nation. Most of the stories of the Bible (and the Qur'an)  can be traced back to having originated in a different religion, including the creation myth, God flooding the Earth and sparing only a select few animals, the Virgin Birth, the resurrection of Christ... I could go on and on.
Witness Worker Profile
Witness Worker answered

Although there are so many different religions in the world, according to God's word the Bible there should only be only true religion.  But it is no secret to why there are so many, because the god of this system of things is causing confusion among so many.  The scripture at 2 Cor. 4:4 warns about this, it says:

4 among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through.

Moo C. Profile
Moo C. answered
Because everyone has different beliefs on how to live there life for the better 8)

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