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    Nah. if anything I'm more spiritual /: I just

    really dont care for religion but I respect other peoples views & opinions as long as they dont try shove them down my throat.
    MissRage MissRage 18-21, F Nov 30

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    My parents were reasonably laid back people,

    but when it came to church (Catholic) they were very strict with me and my 9 older siblings . We all had to pray every night and go to church on Sunday mornings. And I don't want to offend anyone here but it was very very boring. And from quite a young age (6/7) I started to...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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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 me that will only earn you a place on my block list.
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    Struggling With What To Tell My Children....advice From Other Non-believers?

    For now, it's just my daughter, who is nearly 8. My toddler won't be questioning for many years. A bit of a back story, my entire family is Catholic with the exception of a few cousins who are like myself and are not religious and do not believe in God. I do not believe in God...
    TattooedMissez TattooedMissez 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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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 subscribing to some absurd punishment-and-reward system no different than an autocracy. I don't believe it's our prerogative as living things to...
    needlessthings needlessthings 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    I think I want to be

    but I never really went to am church much growing up and when it comes to god I'm not saying I don't believe but I think it's more of I don't understand it but I'm not an atheist just not religious
    2kbaby 2kbaby 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I am a Catholic, but I am not really

    as religious as the rest of my family. I still believe in God, I want to believe in God, but it's just that I've put a little bit more faith in other things. If there is a God, if he is watching over us, he protects us, but we have to to everything we want ourselves. They can't...
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M Jul 22

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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 brown habit as a sign of heresy. He finally went into exile in France to escape death.  Until 1870 the Catholic...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 8 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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    My mother is though, And its the most annoying

    thing in the world because she trys to shove it down my throat. She said i need to pray or nothing good will happen for me. Like its a mandatory aspect of success. Praying never got me no where or anything.
    raynbow32 raynbow32 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 19

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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 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    I am not Religious for my own reasons.

    My family is Catholic, being we are a Greek / Italian and Irish family. I was abused by my father who used the Catholic faith as his weapon...but I am not any part of religion, I have my own thing with god....I do not think religion has to be part of that, as long as I have my...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I do not believe in anything supernatural.

    I live very much by "I won't believe it untill I see it." I still find the world a wonderful place, evolution is my favorite theory. That life can be so diverse and advanced just because of natural selection, amazes me again and again. I'm up for discussing my lack of faith, but...
    BlueDeer89 BlueDeer89 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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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 faithful people. They're doing it because they come from a religious culture, with religious references...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 27 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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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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    Catholicism Shoved Down My Throat

    Yep, my entire family is Catholic. I was baptised as a baby, 1st Communion, made my confirmation, catechism once a week until 8th grade, and church every week. I hated it. I always hated it. There was never a point where I liked going to church or learning about all the things...
    TattooedMissez TattooedMissez 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    I just don't really believe in categorizing

    relatively similar beliefs and having to pick. If we are all so vastly different and complex, there is no way the majority of humans actually feel connected with their religion of choice. We all know that one guy who goes to church just to say he goes. Some people take religion...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Jul 21

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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 unprovable rooted in some form of folklore. I'll pass on those also. Some religions are glorified personality cults. Those aren't for me. I don...
    RandomUniverse RandomUniverse 61-65, M 4 Responses Mar 9

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    when a person had an imaginary fiend he's crazy

    but when a group if people have an imaginary friend it's religion (so original lol) but yeah I don't see the point in trying to live according to some book. I mean how many people actually follow the bible or whatever, completely
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    the following is a list of over 100

    contradictions in the bible: 1. God is satisfied with his works Gen 1:31 God is dissatisfied with his works. Gen 6:6 2. God dwells in chosen temples 2 Chron 7:12,16 God dwells not in temples Acts 7:48 3. God...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 1 Response Aug 25

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    The main purpose to have a religion is to set a

    value for living. For your personal self. I tried Christianity and couldn't stand it... I follow virtues and beliefs of Norse paganism and my life has been great ever since. I keep it I myself but I do say you should read about it sometime like you should do with all beliefs...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 19

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    My Minister Is Smarter Than Your Minister

    Why do I waste my time trying to have a rational conversation with anyone who's religious? I tried to point out today that there are Christian religions who supposedly all believe in the same God and yet still have come to different conclusions on God's laws. To me, this is all...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    I don't understand why people think

    that gays and lesbians are all bad just because their sexualities
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I feel more free and less stressed.

    I just believe in god and Jesus. That's it. I have occasions that I pray for good luck or if someone is in need, I'm not like these religious freaks saying "You would go to hell if you don't do this or that bla bla bla bla..." Because these type of people scare me XD My dad just...
    ArcticPotato ArcticPotato 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    I don't do any religious activity,

    I can't stand repetition for the sake of repetition. If some asked me why I am doing something I want to have a better answer than "it's just what we do ". I grew up in church and wasn't educated on basically what was going on in the world so now I value understanding
    Itwillchageyou Itwillchageyou 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I'm an existentialist

    and no it isn't a bad thing.
    KMchick KMchick 22-25, F Jun 28

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    According to my mother I am a christian

    mennonite. According to me, I'm pretty damn "*english" and not mennonite at all (but don't tell her I said that). *In mennonite and amish communities anyone that isn't one of them, is called "english", even if you don't speak english and are from France or something.
    Friability Friability 18-21 Jul 25

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    Sorry for actually wanting to use my brain to

    solve problems instead of suffering for way longer than necessary because it's part of "God's plan"
    Holmesdown Holmesdown 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    My parents are super religious

    and just bought me a new bible and the movie gods not dead. I have told them before but they just force it down my throat even harder
    silenceisgolden10 silenceisgolden10 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Moving to the Bible Belt has forced me to curb

    some potty words. God damn it.
    justmeandmydreams justmeandmydreams 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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 spent some 35 years as a "born again" Christian, but I never curbed my reasoning. The first to go was doctrine. When I learned of the 2 creation stories in Genesis...
    narrator narrator 51-55, M 7 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    religion only exists

    because people want a justification to their meaningless lives, or an explanation to things they can explain. most people who are religious, were raised that way
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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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. Evil exists because evil exists. As a science, religions are useless. In the religion I was raised in , a man...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 5 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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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 written out for us. I don't believe in reincarnation. I don't believe in heaven and hell. I believe in Evolution. I believe in choices. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 20, 2008

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    Free will is one of the pillars of Judaeo

    Christian religions. But; I have no choice in being created No choice into location of birth My family My upbringing My national religion My intelligence And a whole host of other factors that affect how I perceive the universe and life Then how can I really exercise free...
    barzins barzins 46-50, M 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't approve atheism

    but I'm not religious person.. So I feel like the stupidest person when an atheist making doubt about my fait
    GerryS GerryS 26-30, M 5 Responses Sep 24

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    Interesting http://youtu.

    be/PUzExsAJLmI
    barzins barzins 46-50, M 6 days ago

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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 blamed on my parents. My father was an athiest up and until the age of forty; after which he found Christ. I always saw my father as a wise and...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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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 don't think you need religion to be a good person.
    superkev superkev 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 11, 2006

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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 despised as amoral beings that only care about  their lives. That is wrong. Obviously there's no patent to be an atheist...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 25 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    I Finally Understand Why

    A friend of a friend posted on a blog recently and indicated that she doesn't agree with homosexuality. It annoyed me because I know she's a Mormon and to be completely honest, I have little tolerance for organized religion these days, not just LDS, but ALL religions. Why...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 8 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    To me, religion is a tool created by man to

    control the masses. I was raised catholic. But when I was 11 or 12, I stopped believing. I just can't see believing in a belief system that is based off of a book that was compiled by one man. That book being the Bible and that man being the Emperor Constantine in the 700's I...
    hockeyfanm13 hockeyfanm13 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 19

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    So before the soccer game today the other team

    gathered and prayed. It's cool for them if they believe it but I doubt that if there is a god, that god would care. We beat them anyway. :D
    EmmaBrun EmmaBrun 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 18

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    I do think that there is something out there,

    but I just don't really know what exactly. But I do not believe in some kind of religion that tells that those that do not believe in the same are evil and that everyone should worship the same. If you live a good life and just enjoy that what you have, you should be good enough...
    Crazycoral84 Crazycoral84 26-30, M 7 Responses Nov 1

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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's reverent applause, They crucify their foe in Heaven's cause." (1.5.11)
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 1 Response Aug 20, 2012

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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. People get so caught up in their busy lives in their dirty desensitizing cities. I truly feel at peace just sitting at...
    chips24 chips24 18-21, M 9 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    However, I will also not berate

    or degrade another person's beliefs. I believe religious books are beautiful stories, and nothing more. But I will not attempt to shame someone or or dissuade them from their beliefs.
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    If you're religious, don't watch this.

    It'll offend you. http://youtu.be/A_a6RjR_AHY
    barzins barzins 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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've grown up seeing Hinduism all around me. And yeah, the philosophy sort of makes sense. I even agree with some part of it. But when people start...
    FourierTransform FourierTransform 18-21, M 15 Responses Dec 25, 2010

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    I can't and have never been able to understand

    the concept of religion. If we go back to from where it all started. It's quite strange to find that these religions were made out of various school of thoughts which that time were accepted amicably by different group of people. Each group gave importance to something or the...
    thesnug thesnug 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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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, spirits, monsters and ghosts from books such as Journey to the West or Liaozhai Zhiyi.  After moving to the U.S...
    froglet froglet 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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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 feel there are others who need to trust themselves more. For me, following a religion would be too restrictive for my outlook on...
    applesncinnamon applesncinnamon 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2010

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