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I Am Not Religious

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    Spirituality - Spiritual usually has something to do with the immaterial.I personally think that you can have a spiritual connection with nature and experiencing it's beauty...
    chips24 chips24 18-21, M 9 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    Annoyance And Things I Mull Over - I recently read a blog post (I think it was here somewhere... damn I need to start writing down the thing I might refer into later) atheists...
    Fearofsilence Fearofsilence 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2012

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    Ahem - So, I wanted to explain something here. People like me criticizing religious concepts and organizations are not doing it because they're nasty and they like to attack good...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 27 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    Not Religious, Perhaps Spiritual - I just feel that thiestic belief systems aren't useful. To me they're just attempts to reconcile reality with existential questions by...
    needlessthings needlessthings 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    It's Not For Me - I don't mind if other people are religious... as long as they don't try to convert me or push their beliefs on others. I'm a live and let live kind of guy, and...
    superkev superkev 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 11, 2006

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    Not Really Anyway! - I am not religious but I consider myself spiritual. You don't need a church or a specific group or anything like that. I was brought up as an athiest, which I...
    PurpleUmbrella PurpleUmbrella 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2007

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    And Not By Choice - I fully understand the appeal of religion. For many, it explains how we got here and what we're supposed to do here, as well as provides a sort of protection...
    emilytx92 emilytx92 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    Do We Have The Right To Try And Comprehend What Our 'Creator' Would Want From Us? - I'm talking about religion. To think we, as merely human beings, could unearth what an all...
    abigailemz abigailemz 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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    Let's Go With No Offense - My family and my few and only friends are religious. I used to be as well, but nipped that in the bud after realizing the truth of the matter. I'm...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 2 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    I Am Not A Follower - I am more realistic and i am not willing to go and believe blindly just because someone said ancient texts are from some higher being. Please don't preach to...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    Neither Was Thomas Jefferson - "Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her...
    VakreLivet VakreLivet 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    Religion? Just So "wtf" For Me. - Nope, never been religious a single day of my eighteen years, nine months and 23 days in the world. It just never made sense to me. I...
    FourierTransform FourierTransform 18-21, M 15 Responses Dec 25, 2010

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    My Choice - I live in India. In India there's a lot importance given to religion. I have seen many things like executing animals under name of religion to please God, giving milk...
    AJT5142 AJT5142 16-17, M 2 Responses May 5, 2013

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    I live as deep in the Bible Belt as one can get, but as the black sheep in my family, religion just irritates me so much because it has made so many people so ignorant to actual...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Religion Is A Wonderful Demonstration Of Man's Creativity - I allow for the possibility that I am wrong, but I no longer believe in the god of any of the theistic religions. I...
    narrator narrator 51-55, M 7 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    But Am Not Opposed to Others Who Are. - I don't believe in one mighty being. I don't believe in Creationism. I don't believe in Adam and Eve. I don't believe our lives are already...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 20, 2008

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    Religion causes people to become a bunch of brainwashed faggots. Truth.
    Milkyywayy Milkyywayy 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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    Religion Is Dangerous Business.. - I used to be one of those people who believer in living and letting others live (I won't impose my beliefs on you and I expect you not to impose...
    vivaciousvivi vivaciousvivi 36-40, F 7 Responses May 9, 2011

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    In The End - sometimes life seems so pointless . . . time goes by so fast . . . & most of us just sit back & watch the days fly by . . . not noticing how short life really is...
    DesireDahvie DesireDahvie 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    Can't Help It - I was brought up without the benefit of religion (raised in Communist China for 8 years).  The closest thing to religion were exposures to stories of deities...
    froglet froglet 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    Hocus Pocus, The (un)holy Trinity And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon - I am a Libertarian.Do, eat, ****, drink, and believe whatever you want.That being said........ The Prophet...
    H3LLl3OUND H3LLl3OUND 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 16, 2012

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    Godless. I am a godless being; always have been. Its not so much of a belief or even disbelief... its more a way of seeing the world. A way of percieving reality.It can not be...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I Was Raised Catholic. - I went to a catholic school through middle school. I started to question once they started telling the boys thinking about sex was a sin. It made me feel...
    jaredtucker jaredtucker 18-21, M Sep 29, 2013

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    The Happy Learner - The Holy Spirit needs a happy learner, in whom His mission can be happily accomplished. You who are steadfastly devoted to misery must first recognize that you...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer 56-60, M Aug 11, 2013

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    Not That I Have Anything Against It - I was born a Jew and will always be one even though I don't go to Synogogue or practise my religion. In fact I've been to Church more often...
    Vanbelieves Vanbelieves 46-50, M Jan 26, 2012

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    Tautology - As idealisms, religions are very lame, they solve no real philosophical issues, they only shift problems. They explain problems with one original occurrence of evil...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 5 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    The Paradox. - I have a complicated relationship with religion. That's not to say I have no religion everyone does... The difference is that some religions are much more mature...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    I Am Not Religious But I Will Fake It Until I Am Secure In Finances - I mean let's take a good look on how this society id run in America. 1. If you are not a Christian or Jew in a...
    Freeindividual Freeindividual 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    WELCOME -  Happy travels, and I´ll catch you all later at the barbecue.  Bye  :-)
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    I Don'T Understand - My boyfriend is in this religion close to Christianity , and he isn't much of a religious person just like me. But the problem is his auntie is, so she is...
    laaanie laaanie 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    I went to a catholic school and had to suffer through all the church bullshit, I don't judge others for their religion or beliefs so why can't religious people stop shoving their...
    freochick freochick 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    Religion No Thanks ! - for me religion is manipulation,far from god and is unconditional love,but I respect ,the choices of people,when I had a religion, I was without hop in a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 25, 2011

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    I was raised without religion and I think that is why I find it so fascinating. I really enjoy learning about all different types of religions. My favorite would have to be...
    FaeFamous FaeFamous 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I have no time or anything religious the whole concept of throwing away your free will and freedom to think and act for yourself to blindly follow and obey a set of laws that were...
    Waywardsilence Waywardsilence 41-45, M Apr 6

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    I Don't Want To Be - I grew up going to church.it was ok. At one point I stopped, my mom was fine with it. At one time I had thought I would get baptised. I got angry with god,i...
    Hannarose Hannarose 22-25, F Sep 17, 2013

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    Marinated In Love. (If You Could Hear Angels Talk This Is What They'd Say) - So many of your prayers and concerns are about filling some perceived lack or gap, healing something...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer 56-60, M Aug 14, 2013

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    Thinking Of Starting My Own Religion - This could really go somewhere. I used to find my way through The Good Book pretty handily, I'm sure I can figure it out again. Find a couple...
    CrowdOfOne CrowdOfOne 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    Best Enemies -  I'm half amused half disheartened to read about this never-ending warfare between believers and atheists. Not that I refuse to take sides.  I've seen the way...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 2 Responses Jun 21, 2009

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    Short Share - I am not religious but I am a spiritual being with soul.
    AngeGardien AngeGardien 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2013

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    I may not be religious but I'm not the kind of guy to hate on someone because of their religion. Unless they shove it in my ******* face or hate on me because of my sexuality
    gaybritboy gaybritboy 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    I believe in God in my own way, without the need to follow any religions. I admire Pope Francis a big deal, though. I was an atheist for a couple years when I was younger, but in...
    Gorstone36 Gorstone36 18-21, M Jan 25

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    I grew up going to church every Sunday, and helping my Nanna out at fairs etc. I went to girls prayer group once a week, So I was brought up with the stories of GOD!!! I just find...
    darkasmidnight darkasmidnight 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I myself am not religious but I've always respected others that are, but there are several things i don't understand. Things that I've never attempted to ask out load because of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 day ago

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    George Carlin &Amp; Bill Hicks - All of you should look up for George Carlin & Bill Hicks stand ups about religion. Their stand ups makes absolute sense and theist wouldn't have a...
    Lesaneparishcrooks Lesaneparishcrooks 31-35, M Mar 5, 2013

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    Le Tartuffe - "They [men like Tartuffe] cloak their spite in fair religion's name, Their private spleen and malice being made To seem a high and virtuous crusade, Until, to mankind...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 1 Response Aug 20, 2012

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    Religions all come with a set of rules and beliefs. If any of the rules don't make sense to me, count me out. Similarly, they all require a leap of faith, a belief in the...
    RandomUniverse RandomUniverse 61-65, M 5 Responses Mar 9

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    I Hate Living In The Bible Belt - I am so sick of these bible happy people around here. Everything revolves around religion and hate. They hate gay people, they hate middle...
    misanthropyrules misanthropyrules 36-40, M 6 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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    Francisco De Goya - Through his etchings, the Spanish artist  (30 March 1746 – 16 April 1828) bore witness to the Inquisition's atrocities. He was tried and forced to wear the...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 9 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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    You Called Me An Atheist?? -  hello there, true life worshippers, I just wanted to put something straight: so often atheism is confused with raw individualism, atheists are...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 25 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    Oh, The Trials And Tribulations. - I haven't been "religious" in any sense of the word for a very long time now. In fact, even when I considered myself a "Christian", I had too...
    CaptainHowdy21 CaptainHowdy21 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    I'm Not Religious Because... - Quite frankly there are too many rules to follow and I don't need yet another reason to feel guilty. Granted there are those who need guidance, but I...
    applesncinnamon applesncinnamon 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2010