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27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Originally posted by Honestabe28 you can't put every single religious leader into that category. There are many people out there, both leaders and followers of religion that don't add up to what you're saying. That goes for everything in life...
Most religious leaders spread peace and try to help people find happiness and hope in their lives
Even if the leaders don't practice what they preach (which i agree is wrong) their followers take what they say to heart and usually go out and do good for the world. Sure, there are some who don't.
Basically, the point i'm trying to make is, i don't think religion is something to be harsh about just because there are some bad apples who don't practice what they preach.
Overall, the idea of religion (FOR THE MOST PART) helps people find the good in their hearts to make the world a better place and i think that is good. Even if it leads to conforming. But is it bad to conform to something that preaches goodness?