Why do we still have religion? I understand that it does teach values to people but it also spreads distaste for others who are not their religion. I was a baptist up until a year a two ago. I didn't lose faith because someone died or anything else bad, but I did run out of explanations. Baptist believe that you have to be saved in order to go to heaven(You have to pray to God and ask him for forgiveness and for Jesus to come and save you). Which would mean that nearly every human being from the time Jesus died to the time Martin Luther showed up would be rotting in hell right now. Fair? I think not. Not to mention the bible was made up by a bunch of people who decided what was appropriate to go into the bible. Understandable? To a point but when the people who put the bible together are all "peagans" yes. So why do we believe? Because of faith. All faith is is the end of reason(which makes us different from regular animals). I can understand someone who says, "Well, we have to believe in something." Yeah, but why something that creates wars instead of peace. This is only one side of a part of christianity but hopefully you get my point. So Whats You Opinion.