So many people say they want nothing to do with organized religion,stating that it's all about money. In short, the church is just one big business. I must admit, I've had similar doubts, and often don't know how to respond to such accusations. I know it's just an excuse, but still, I see a grain of truth to it as well... Also that religion is bad because it divides people.
These are things an Agnostic will most likely say. My Dad use to say stuff like this.
And I always respond back with:
1.) Churches have bills to pay.
a) light bills
b) building insurance
c) gas bill
d) they gotta pay church staff
f) retirement fund
g) building fund
h) mission fund
i) education fund
j) seminary fund
2.) Everything divides people
a) TV shows divide people
b) politics divide people
c) Atheism divides people
d) Agnosticism divides people
e) any idea under the sun will divide people
but guess what?
3.) Everything also unites people
a) TV shows will unite people
b) Politics will unite people
c) any idea under the sun will unite people
The samething that divides will also unite. There is no such thing as 100% uniformity, for you will always find at least one person on the planet that will disagree.
He doesn't say this to me anymore, but the truth is, some people don't like being told what to do, and what is right and what is wrong. They feel that "religion" is trying to control their life, and stop them from being happy. ....stop them from having fun.
This is what it comes down to for some people.
They want to do what ever they want without anyone telling them it's wrong.