I Am Not Against Religion, Just the Crimes Done In Its Name

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    It's just an observation,

    but because they seem to dominate the world the most evil seems to be perpetrated by those following the Abrahamic religions. Oh yes there are exceptions to the rule, but I see most ill coming from some misplaced sense of superiority never taught by the originators of those...
    Silfverberg Silfverberg
    26-30, F
    Jun 30, 2014

    It is really sad. There were happened a lot of

    crimes done because of religious reasons in the past (crusaders, burning witches in the medieval etc.), they are Happening now in presence (terrorist attacks etc.) and I know they will happen in the future too. This is not the sense of religion at all!
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Mar 25

    Why? No Really... Why....

    Why would people do that and try to justify it by religion. Blaming God for your own sins is stupid! No, it is just an excuse evil people use to feel not so evil!
    VincentValentine VincentValentine
    31-35, M
    Aug 12, 2009

    I'm religious, and I disagree with people

    who say that religion is the cause for the world's problems. Religious extremism is. Faith is healthy, unless it's so extreme that it gets violent or discriminatory.
    TheEverythingFanX TheEverythingFanX
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2015

    I can see why Christianity has done a lot of

    crimes... Their god is a master of killing the in innocent and then telling his mindless zombies that it's a sin to kill so they kill in his name. Them they get kind of whimpy and them just blog about you going to hell.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2014

    Truly.

    Believe in what you will, it's none of my business.Every religion in the world that has destroyed people is based on love -Anton LaVeyEnough said.
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 25, 2011

    I want to join this group

    but it has 666 people in it and I just don't want to spoil the irony.
    echotimesthree echotimesthree
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2014

    U Might Find Something

    Hey guys, I wish for all those who know there is more to life than what we are taught and see, to have the chance to gain the knowledge required for you to become free and all that u can be. Religion and many people at power have used mind control and fear to manipulate us and...
    Williamlove1 Williamlove1
    18-21
    May 4, 2012

    I Am Very Confused About Religion

    I was born into the Catholic Faith and brought up and moulded by it and I loved it. Without it I don't know how I would have survived the life my family led. I didn't have the material advantages of my peers nor the relative normality of their lives but probably because of this...
    Tonii Tonii
    66-70, F
    4 Responses Jul 1, 2009

    Except I AM against religion!

    Just wanted to join the group.
    SofaKing9000 SofaKing9000
    31-35, M
    Nov 13, 2014

    For as long as there has been a 'one true GOD'

    there has been killing in his name. This is one reason why I am a non believer. And I have found out myself that those that profess to be true Catholics (for example only) are the least godly people of them all. I make no bones about the fact I do not believe and I will...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Oct 16, 2014

    One word: Crusades. It was in the name of God

    and yet there were so many 'sins' that were committed during the crusades :/
    Stillnotbroken Stillnotbroken
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2014
    Spidey0 Spidey0
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    i respect all the believes in every religion

    as long as they respect other peoples believes but since many if them dont this is why i usually dont like people like that.if you dont believe me lets think about a few things.muslims for example beat theyre wives and women are treated worse than dogs and are not given the...
    IsmaelAlejandro IsmaelAlejandro
    18-21, M
    Aug 22, 2015
    SamJanowiak SamJanowiak
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2014
    Batman328 Batman328
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 1, 2014

    A Few Points of Contention

    I am not against religion. Honestly - I am not, if you have a religion and that religion is working for you then more power to you and don't let nobody come back on a Saturday morning trying to change your mind. That being said - there are a few bones of contention I have to pick...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 10, 2009

    Well, I Partially Agree.

    I do hate the crimes done in religion's name, but more than that, I despise the religion for influencing those mindsets. Almost every single christian "bloodline" or "ancestry" (judaism, catholicism, protestants, etc) have commited crimes against...
    Shirohime001 Shirohime001
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2009

    The Fan Club

    I like the old saying, "I don't have anything against God, it's His fan club I can't stand." That is so true about any God that anyone worships and uses as an excuse to commit murder or hurt another, for or in the name of.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 19, 2010

    ppl get crazy when religion is involved.

    ... its a shame, cant we all just get along?
    Aijmeerah Aijmeerah
    18-21, F
    Mar 8, 2015

    How Religious Beliefs Could Harm Generations?

    In Hinduism people believe that babies are born in a womb based on their previous Karmas. It appears as just a stupid statement for people who do not believe in religion. But look at it how deep it has harmed the society, if some one is born to a downtrodden, that person is...
    abhi35007 abhi35007
    31-35
    1 Response Jul 29, 2013

    I believe in God, but I decided to basically

    reject organized religion of any form. I used to be a pagan and worshiped nature for a time. I think there is some truth to most religions ( save for Satanism) but I have no respect for people, regardless or race/religion, etc who kill or destroy, for any reason, In God's...
    gemini910 gemini910
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 18, 2015

    Faith

    I was raised strictly Catholic.  One of Eight kids.  Catholic school from 1st grade through high school.  Went to church most days before school and every Sunday.  My mom was Catholic, not my dad.  But he was the one who made sure we got up and made it to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2009

    Religion

    Religion,Don't reject it,Just the crimes,Done in it's name,I can't understand why,Crimes,Blamed on religion!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Mar 12, 2012
    Spidey0 Spidey0
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2015

    For each his own, as long

    as one does not hurt another. The problem is when a person, or group believe there is only one way to live, and that their religion should be the base of all moral judgements. When we allow a sense of power, fear, control, and righteousness to block our sense of humanity...
    not4nothing not4nothing
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    I took my little girl to the playground.

    She made friends with a group of children about her age. I watched as my daughter laughed, and talked, and played, and skipped, and enjoyed the thrills of the playground as a child should. And then I watched as 2 other children ganged up on her. "Do you go to church?" "If you...
    itsaggggthang itsaggggthang
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2015

    Every war was pretty much

    for religion or at least some sort of different way of seeing the world. You think how much money each country would have if there were no wars at all... Ever. Instead of taking land we could be flying off into the stars but nope, no attention is there atall sadly.
    Jolley2k Jolley2k
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 15, 2014

    The thing that really irks me about these types

    of crimes is the backlash it brings to others. For example, someone does a suicide bombing in the name of their God. Afterwards, you have two types of whack jobs commenting on it. First type: The ultra conservative folks from other faiths will undermine the people who have the...
    EmmieyCathiey EmmieyCathiey
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 14, 2014

    War Of Beliefs

    Beliefs are what wars are made of, or rather the dispute in different beliefs. Just as one man believes strongly in one religion another believes just as strongly against it. We cling to whatever belief we have and hold on to it till it makes us blind. Parents mold their children...
    Mindy723 Mindy723
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2010

    Love And Respect

    I am Pagan, have been so for many years now. I use to be Christian and even was an Ordained Minister at one point. That seems like a different life, at a different time, so very far away... a dream, if you will. BUT, for all religions, I have a deep respect for and appreciate the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Oct 30, 2009

    Is It God's Fault?

    Warfare, terrorism, corruption and the sexual abuse of innocents are perpetrated by those who claim to serve God and offend our sense of justice. Why does religion seem to be at the root of so many problems? The fault lies, not with all religion or with the Bible, but with false...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann
    36-40, M
    Apr 14, 2012

    From the Inquisition to the current beheadings

    by ISIS, religion has been used as an excuse to commit atrocities for centuries. I believe it's truly sad and pathetic when something as beautiful as faith is degraded by using it as an excuse to commit acts that that very faith says is wrong. Religion can be a great thing when...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    36-40, T
    Oct 11, 2014

    Random thought: Funny how every time a rapper

    dies people draw them with wings because they go to heaven. Seems like everyone gets in. I mean this people brag about the crimes they commit. Society is messed up. I wonder if they will draw me wings too and say in in heaven you know being Agnostic and all. People don't even...
    peoplesHere peoplesHere
    26-30, F
    May 22, 2014

    My God never told me to criticize,

    torture, or murder anyone. Actually, he told me that he would not accept me and he would send me to an eternity of Hell and fire for it because a Sin is a Sin is a Sin .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Oct 12, 2014

    Some Use It As An Excuse.

     to hurt and destroy.the see everyone else as unworthy.and who said they were perfect?when i was having to live on the street,these  a**holes said god was punishing me.really?i was 10 for gods sake.what c ould a ten year old do to **** god off that bad?the same butts...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    36-40
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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