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    Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Of the world's 5 largest religions, which do you believe has more insight into human nature as in how we think and what we need in life to be happy and fulfilled? By this I do not mean which do you think is the "true faith" or not, but rather which one in its teachings and scriptures reveals the most about our true nature.
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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    I'd have to go with either Buddhism or Tao, but I think it's because they are more accepting of human error than the Abrahamic religions tend to be. Their insight may not be more- they just perceive the errors and consequences differently.
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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Of the world's 5 largest religions, which do you believe has more insight into human nature as in how we think and what we need in life to be happy and fulfilled? By this I do not mean which do you think is the "true faith" or not, but rather which one in its teachings and scriptures reveals the most about our true nature.
    I am going to go with Buddhism. Abrahamic religions tend to be transformational, meaning its more concern with the destination than where you are at now (not that this focus is wrong, mind you, but that's how I see them). Buddhism and more eastern religions is about making now work. I did not choose Taoism because its gotten too archaic.

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    I think that all major religions have a lot of insight into human nature. In fact, I would say that even pre-axial religions such as traditional African religions do. However, I think that the eastern religions, specifically Buddhism, have spent thousands of years contemplating human nature and what we really need in life, thus they are probably more insightful into how we really think at our core than the western Abrahamic religions. However, I am sure others would disagree.
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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Buddhism has a massive advantage over the others because the others, abrahamic religions especially, believe everything is settled with their ancient holy book, and do not strive to evolve their views with observations of the world around them.

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Christianity, without question.

    It does not labor under the nave delusion that human behavior is naturally inclined to be good.
    Last edited by Gathomas88; 01-20-14 at 12:40 PM.

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Don't know, don't care.

    Imo, every major religion is a complete and total waste of time.

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Of the world's 5 largest religions, which do you believe has more insight into human nature as in how we think and what we need in life to be happy and fulfilled? By this I do not mean which do you think is the "true faith" or not, but rather which one in its teachings and scriptures reveals the most about our true nature.
    The American constitution has better insight into human nature than any of the above.

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Don't know, don't care.

    Imo, every major religion is a complete and total waste of time.
    In terms of sociology I tend to disagree.

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    The American constitution has better insight into human nature than any of the above.
    I am not religious, but I can't agree with that. For example, the constitution has nothing to say on holding on to anger or our core motivations in life.
    Last edited by SouthernDemocrat; 01-20-14 at 01:51 PM.
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