One of my Facebook friends (a liberal) asked an interesting question on her Facebook page: What do we get from religion? I was the only one who mentioned “morality” and “justice,” both of which are external standards unrelated to self. It seemed to me that the other people who responded talked about their feelings or abstractions. Here are the things her other friends said that they get from religion:
- Shared community
- Unconditional love
- Nature is religion
I’m curious as to how you, a much more conservative group of people than responded to my Facebook friend, would answer the same question: What do we get from religion?