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What is the purpose of religions?

Why do our parents feel the needs to introduce us to their religions whether it is christianity, hinduism etc... at an early age. I was christened when I was 3 months old.

Asked By: Olly - 8/3/2010
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Exploit the weak primitively evolved human ego for purposes of government divide and conquer governing ideology in an attempt to create order out of chaos whilst giving man kind a purpose which promotes altruism/though paving the way for a more sophisticated cultural perpetuation... More
Answered By: Esoteric - 8/3/2010
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religions are man made faith comes through believing in the son of man
Answered By: " shadows of the past" - 8/3/2010
 
It’s there to help the guilty feel guilt-free.
Answered By: Sam Vimes - 8/3/2010
 
This is the way that I think of it... More
Answered By: Foxy - 8/3/2010
 
To control the masses through fear.
Answered By: Delilah - 8/3/2010
 
The purpose of religions... More
Answered By: Grandpa Homer : 70 - Not Out - 8/3/2010
 
Control of the masses,by fear. @ Esoteric - A polar bear skin is black.It appears white,because the hairs are hollow and reflects the snow. @ Delilah - Apologies,Just realised you beat me to it.
Answered By: Bear - 8/3/2010
 
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