Is Religion Good For You?

Palma_il_Giovane_001I think good religion is good for good people. It has been my frequent observation that religion tends to make good people better, bad people worse and the rest of us more neurotic. I believe the good use religion to validate their love, the bad to justify their hate, while the rest are thoroughly bewildered by the incomprehensible dichotomy of it all.
No, your religion does not necessarily make you a good person (some of the most evil people in history were devoutly religious souls). How well you privately treat people, especially those who can do nothing for you, makes you a good person. It’s as simple as that. If your religion keeps you on the right track and encourages some personal accountability, then yes, I’d say your religion is good for you.

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