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

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    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

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    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

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    Batman328 Batman328 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 1

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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 1 Response Jun 30

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    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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    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 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 16

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    After hearing about this new terrorist group

    called ISIS, I've been hearing the song "In the Name of God" by the Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton playing in my head. The song itself talks about the actions of the many terrorist groups that claim that what they do is in God's name, told from the point of view of someone...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    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

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    Tbh, when I see these posts against these

    certain religions I just sit back and wonder and the closest idea I can compare it to is, Islam, or Muslims. How they kill for 'Allah' or they yell that every-time in one of these videos. Perhaps when they behead people and shoot innocents. How they attacked te states, and...
    JadoK JadoK 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 26

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    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

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Except I AM against religion!

    Just wanted to join the group.
    Lovethebump Lovethebump 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    SamJanowiak SamJanowiak 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    A More Peaceful World

    I have nothing against religion or the people who follow it. If it helps them with their lives, then good for them. It's just I hate what people do in the name of religion. History is full of horrific deeds done all in the name of religion. The church has made some people...
    IdleTraveller IdleTraveller 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2009

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    No Excuse!

    Religion's nice and all, but I dislike it when religion is used to justify terrible acts of cruelty. It never ceases to amaze me when people preach and hide behind the light to "clean" their hands of the blood they spilled. Would your God forgive you? I think not.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Jul 18, 2011

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    ok so you do many bad things... so what I changed I came from that guy in cell block 5 to the guy that is a manager of a rc track... how I got any job after jail time I don't know...
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