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Do you think religion (in general) is harmful or harmless... ( if you deside comment, please be respectful of others views and opinions) 

54%
2,286 deviants said Its harmful..but only if its in the wrong hands
27%
1,156 deviants said Both
10%
444 deviants said Its harmful... full stop...
6%
239 deviants said Its harmless...
3%
108 deviants said (other)

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:iconmellin-q:
Mellin-Q Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Harmless... Something that will make it become harmful is human society, not the religion...
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:iconlonenightkit:
lonenightkit Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
one thing about religion is that it tend to decide what is good or bad.
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:iconmousenibbles:
Mousenibbles Aug 13, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I like to avoid general controversy with my opinions by being a boss.
Pro life or pro choice question? I'm pro-condom:icontrollfaceplz:
Religion or atheism? I believe in Jesus, not in church:icontrollfaceplz:
Problem?
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:iconthimbles-thursday:
Thimbles-Thursday May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Religion can be a source of both great hindrance, help, harm and happiness, depending entirely on the situation and religion in question, simply because of the utter sway it has on the human psyche. As the universe on a whole proves to be larger, bigger, and less comprehensible as the years and decades go by, many wish to feel to be a part of a larger group, where comfort and familiarity, as well as easy 'rulebook' to life can be a great pull. Not only does that person follow that rulebook, but so does (supposedly) everyone else in that group. Humans are cliquish by nature. It's perfectly natural, and harmless, in and of itself. It's only when you start to run into politics that it starts getting iffy--but that's natural and unavoidable as well, even in small groups.
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:iconvivienneswan:
Looking at the big 5 (Christianity, Judaism, Islamic, Hinduism, and Buddhism) I don't believe they are harmful unless put in the wrong hands. If a government runs with religion, instead of being separate from it like a good government should; it can and will use religion to scare and govern its people. Its just like you can have good governments and bad governments. It all depends on who it is that is running it during the time.
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:icondragononigiri:
no offence to anyone who is not chrstian or anything but there are millions of religions in the world (hyperbole) that require killing and warfare so it can be harmful. plus differnences in religion can cause conflict which is harmful. but all in all i still am going to continue to believ in christ i don't care if teh whol;e world tries to kill me. Jesus is lord and savior.
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:icongaladhwin:
Galadhwin Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would have to agree with :iconvisualspiff:'s assessment :)

It doesn't matter if someone is religious or not, we all need to employ the rules of basic human decency and courtesy, every human deserves to be treated with dignity and respect... If we all lived by that, then there would be no hatred, no violence...
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:iconarkblanc:
It's harmless to the point where human morale, freedom rights and other people's lives are challenged by it.
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:iconvisualspiff:
Religion in itself is harmless, it's the psychopaths that warp it into whatever they want it to be and use it to harm others. So basically religion is only harmful when certain humans get ahold of it.

I have no problem with people being religious, but I think the people standing around protesting with signs like 'God hates fags' just because of something the bible said are harmful, yes.
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:icongaladhwin:
Galadhwin Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree completely :) See comment above...
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