I don't understand what is so amazing about being religious.
When you look at the world we live in filled with crime, violence, and hate for one another, doesn't it feel reassuring to have true faith in a true religion? At Matthew 24:7-14 Jesus talked about the conditions we live in being here today. But on a good note the Bible gives us hope of living forever on a paradise earth recorded at Psalms 37:10,11. With hope like that coming from Jehovah God its a very good reason to still believe in a true religion that backs up the Bible 100%
People believe in religion because the world is a scary place, and death (or anything unknown) is scary. When you pretend that you know something, it's no longer unknown, and so isn't scary. People may say they like mystery, but most don't. Religion answers all the questions of life's mysteries, so people don't have to be so scared. It also makes it so you don't have to think on your own, which appeals to our laziness.
Religion has an appeal. Take Christianity for instance. Christianity promises its followers that they will go to heaven forever. That they will never die and that they can be an bad person and still get to heaven. The idea of living forever appeals to many people. Christianity says that God loves you no matter what you do. In a world where we are judged for our behavior someone loves us no matter how bad of a person we are. Everyone wants to be loved and accepted no matter what mistakes they have made. Whatever Someone does God loves them and does not hate them. Living forever in paradise, unconditional love it is no wonder that Christianity is so appealing to so many
To survive we need to breathe, drink, and eat, just as animals need to do. But we have a need that animals do not have- the need for understanding the purpose in life. Matthew 5:3 says- "happy are those conscious of their spiritual need..." So we all a have that desire and need. In order to be happy we have to fulfill that need. But religion has fell short of giving the answers to the purpose of life, or why do we grow old, why do we die, and what hope is there for the future? A website that answer those questions and more and can fulfill that spiritual need that we all have is www.jw.org
True religion based on accurate knowledge from God's Word the Bible has the power to give persons a wonderful, God given hope and a bright future (Revelation 21:4, Jeremiah 29:11-13). True religion builds confidence, faith, and genuine love in/for the Creator of all things, Jehovah, and confidence and faith in the Bible and it's promises (Revelation 4:11). True religion also encourages its members to follow in God's son Jesus Christ footsteps and that is why many people, at least 8 million of us still believe in TRUE religion :) (1st Peter 2:21).
People still believe in religion for the same reason racism and bigotry still exist- it's passed down through generations. When the world is lucky enough, somebody down the line realizes that the entire book is complete and utter kindling. My father preached to me that God was good and something to trust in, and disowned me when I told him that I support gay rights. People want something that isn't the truth to believe in.
People still believe in religion because they need God, they need the power of God and they are helpless. Therefore they realize there is some power beyond them, some power that has created this universe and controls this universe. And because they don't know how to realize God, people continue to follow the religion they are born into. They believe in what their parents teach them, they believe in what they are taught in school and they learn from their surroundings. Unfortunately, we just follow the herd. We have to fly like a bird in the sky and find out the Truth about God. When we realize this, then we will go beyond religion and we will learn the spiritual Truth that we are the Divine Soul - that is the goal.