The Problems with Being Religious and Doing Nothing

In many cases, religious beliefs cause people to do nothing. And that's a big problem. Let me explain why.

Some religious people are comfortable doing nothing because their religion tells them there is no need to act.

It says the problems they see are going to be solved by their God very shortly. 

Worse still, they may even believe the problems themselves are a sign that God will act soon.

The more problems they see, the more confident they are to sit back and wait. 

So, they do nothing about climate change. Nothing about political corruption. Nothing about helping people in underprivileged places. 

Nothing about helping advance science research to fix basic health problems. And so on...

They may even support, or not be prepared to stand against, political powers that cause turmoil. 

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