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Throughout the history of mankind there have always been certain things that separate men from animals The opposable thumb the superior intelligence and the capacity to make tools are just a few of the things that separate man from beast Yet one of the longest established and most controversial of these human characteristics is religion Archeologists have found that religious beliefs are as old as man himself In the modern world though it seems as if less and less people are buying into the religious doctrines and dogmas and creating their own beliefs through a mix of science and philosophy Why are people turning from organized religion Has modern society killed God replacing him with a more logical scientific explanation or is God just as prevalent today as he was thousands of years before Either way we must challenge religion for as Nietzsche had said To admit a belief merely because it is a custom-but that means to be dishonest cowardly lazy-And so could dishonesty cowardice and laziness be the preconditions for morality Daybreak 101 Many of the flaws that are present in modern religion today are the same flaws that were present in early religions As Jesus had pointed out the religious teachings and religious thought has been recycled from one holy man to another holy man for generations upon generations Carl Jung recognized the human elements lying behind God when he said God is always man-made and the definition he gives is therefore finite and imperfect The definition is an image but this image does not raise the unknown fact it designates into the realm of intelligibility The master we choose is not identical with the image we project of him in time and spaceMoreno 134 All religious theologies were created and expanded upon by humans although humans cannot comprehend God There is no major religion which believes that any of the religious scriptures were directly created
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