I Am Not Religious

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    * trigger alert* I talked a lot about my own

    personal beliefs here and you maynot agree* I grew up in Asia and my family is not religious, so I am not eduated or told from time to time to believe in God. I am glad this is the case, because I am spiritual but not religious. When someone is religious, I mean he or she...
    littlelittlepooky littlelittlepooky
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    I was raised in a completely non religious

    family. My dads side is Jehovah Witness and my moms side is Christian. Neither off my parent followed through with the religion within their family, out pops me all innocent to religious affairs. I've had the opportunity to go to my friends churches because my parents wanted me...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 30, 2015

    I never saw a need for a God,

    or even a religion for that matter. Just seemed a waste to talk to myself and try and get a reply from a "God"
    Elizabeth1776 Elizabeth1776
    13-15, F
    Dec 21, 2015

    I believe there must be intelligent life

    somewhere In the universe outside of earth. However I think they have better things to do that to study a planet where the dominant species only fights itself over green paper. All of these endless wars and terrorist threats, and for what? Death and suffering all because of a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 14

    Originally, I come from a

    rather christian background, mainly my mom who is very religious and attempted previously to force her ideals on me. I liked church, however I never understood the people present there, they always contradicted themselves, in a vast amount of topics. A lot transpired, it made...
    GlassySky GlassySky
    18-21
    8 Responses Mar 6, 2015

    I'm agnostic. Someone messaged me awhile ago

    and said "oh honey, I'll pray for you, find Jesus." I'm not saying he doesn't exist, I actually don't know. I don't believe he's like what it says in the bible. At all. I don't believe any of the stupid **** in the bible, like how a donkey talked, a man raised from the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    People need to calm the **** down about gay

    marriage being legal, and how it's "a huge sin" You want to know what else are sins? 1: wearing jewelry (1 Timothy 2:9) 2: women wearing showy clothes (1 Timothy 2:9) 3: eating pork (Leviticus 11:4) 4: tearing your clothes (Leviticus 10:6) 5: getting tattoos (Leviticus 19...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    26 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    When a religious person

    and atheist become friends..... Atheist thinks: you're talking crap so let's just not discuss it. Religious thinks: You're talking crap. Now let me try to change your mind every day because I can't tolerate anyone who thinks differently to me.
    AlwaysHaveParis AlwaysHaveParis
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Apr 2

    Why did mom think I would like this movie?

    Was it because it's about football, or because there's people that talk about God in it?
    Funkystronglover Funkystronglover
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 20

    There was a time when I believed

    that God could help me through anything but ever since everything went downhill and became bad I stopped believing it.
    canutomj canutomj
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Sep 14, 2015

    To be honest, I used to be religious.

    I used to be a Christian, I went to a youth group (a church for teenagers) and we learnt about God. My mum and dad is a Christian. We live in separate families, so I have step family members also. In my dads side, they're all Christians. My two full brothers are, my dad, my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 20

    LEAVING EP (After this post I'm making a

    statement about leaving EP) I really do pray for you: -Pray for your car to be completely pancaked by a cement truck -Pray that you and your new boyfriend sink to the bottom of the Marianas Trench -Pray that cannibals live across the street from you and people start going...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 13

    I don't consider myself religious anymore.

    I read a quote that sums it up for me. It goes "Religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for people that have already been there"
    traveler440 traveler440
    46-50, M
    Sep 14, 2015

    I'm not one for judging,

    it's your life. Do what ever you want with it. But just because you go to church doesn't mean you make God happy. Your faith doesn't make you a good person. Your actions do. Scientist read many books and still feel they have a lot to learn. Yet a religious man barely reads one...
    BeautifulDayDream BeautifulDayDream
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    they should remake the bible

    for more modern times
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 24

    I follow my own path,

    so I am not apart of any organized religion. I do not believe in the idea of a "god" in the way that many portray it to be. My family is Christian, but thankfully much more loose than extremist families. They act Christian on Sundays, then the rest of the week they just...
    DreamOfAFox DreamOfAFox
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 10

    I'm not an atheist either.

    But that won't satisfy my parents, and they take every opportunity to waste time trying to convert me. Sometimes they use tactics such as guilting me for not accepting their word as truth, or demeaning me for my own beliefs. It's hard, and I still live under their roof.
    stjimmy765 stjimmy765
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 8

    I always said religion is like a penis,

    It's cool to have, It's okay to be proud of, But it's not okay once you start shoving it down kids throats.
    Whathi Whathi
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Feb 9, 2015

    But I don't really give a ****

    if other people are as long as they aren't using it as an excuse to be an *******.
    submissiveboyy submissiveboyy
    18-21, T
    Mar 9

    Two hands working can do more

    than a thausand clasped in prayer.
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    Sep 14, 2015

    I won't try and shove my point of view down

    your throat. If you believe in God then I'm fine with that I won't try and change your mind. However if you try and shove /your/ views down /my/ throat then we're going to have a problem
    TheDemonsWithin TheDemonsWithin
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2015
    OddButResilient OddButResilient
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Feb 10
    krystalkool84 krystalkool84
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2015

    "My dear, religion is like a penis.

    It is perfectly fine thing for one to have and to take pride in, but when one takes it out and waves it in my face, we have a problem"
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Sep 17, 2015

    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

    My father is a communist

    and i was raised without religion.I knew about Adam and Eve from the cartoon i watched as a kid,but theh never taught me about God.I was raised believing in evolution.I thought everybody grew up like that,until we moved tot his small religious town.That is the first time i heard...
    LilithMoonsmiler LilithMoonsmiler
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2015

    I'm not usually the one to do religious posts

    because I realize this can start fights. I used to be VERY religious, I grew up in a Christian family, my mother was so religious that she would ONLY let me wear dresses, and skirts below the calf. She's gotten better about that stuff now that I'm older, I'm not the type to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 12, 2015

    I am seriously contemplating

    whether I want to go to church tomorrow or not. because i go to make my parents happy but, there's people who go to the same church who i make uncomfortable to be around me. so, what to do?
    Funkystronglover Funkystronglover
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 26

    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
    4 Responses Oct 11, 2006

    I don't believe a god has a place in my life,

    and I don't need one to make sense of the world. I believe in an afterlife, yes, but I'm an atheist as I don't believe in a god.
    ThatGirlSara2 ThatGirlSara2
    18-21, F
    6 Responses May 1, 2015

    I've been so much happier in my life

    since I've left Christiananity. I feel life life is more worth living and it's nice to not have to pretend there's someone looking iver my shoulder and judging my choices.
    oceanskyy oceanskyy
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 9

    I always find it strange

    when Christians believe they're morally superior to atheists. After all, these are people who need the threat of eternity in a furnace to motivate them into behaving like decent human beings.
    AlwaysHaveParis AlwaysHaveParis
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Sep 29, 2015
    Wisdomjay Wisdomjay
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 20

    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

    I think it's funny when Christians

    and atheists go at it. One guy believes in a fictional book while the other doesn't believe in anything. The atheist usually avoids the potential for good in religion and bashes the nonsense, and the Christian is too brainwashed to have a valid or logical argument. No...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Jan 14

    Some of my best friends are religious.

    I even used to be a christian. But after my biological father was let out of prison after finishing his sentence, I started realizing things and everything just kinda fell down into my lap and I saw things clearly. I finally saw how i had been abused, neglected, fooled, betrayed...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 20

    I'm not religious but I'm not an atheist either.

    I don't know what happens after death and I don't care but I'm not gonna act like people go to heaven or act like nothing happens at all. if there is or if there isn't some type of deity out in the universe no one has explored or been to themselves, will not change how I live...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 14

    All the problems with Muslim terrorists

    and all the uk government is worried about is how much alcohol people should drink.
    firemansam1234 firemansam1234
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 8

    I believe that the Religions of the world ,

    will be the destruction of mankind !!!!
    VikingDruid VikingDruid
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Mar 13

    That being said, I respect people

    who are. But today I got a very abusive message from a man on here that said I was going to Hell for not being religious and that his religion said that as a woman, I should have sent him whatever he asked for, I told him politely that I was not going to stand for it. I don't...
    Ejoyh97 Ejoyh97
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Mar 19

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    cougarloving cougarloving
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2015

    I'm am athiest for many reasons.

    I could go on and on but I'll just say that I find many religious claims to be completely contradictory to what we can observe, I also find very many scientific truths that can be proved and very few religious beliefs that can do the same. I'm not extremely outspoken about what...
    Uku7777 Uku7777
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 23
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 28

    jesus is my homie and we are

    both atheists. we love to talk about religion being irrelevant and tacos.
    bananaholic bananaholic
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 29

    Because I think that religious ideas serve to

    chain people's minds and oppress their instincts towards mental growth.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    I'm an atheist. No offense,

    but I just think the beliefs are just kind of ridiculous (to me) They aren't ridiculous, I'm sorry if I offended anyone, that's just my view. I don't hate religious people. I'll be friends with them anytime. But I admit sometimes I'm scared and play along and pretend I believe...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jan 14

    People always look at me weird

    when I don't pray or say a non religious comment. I'm like dude chill. Sorry, that more than half are you are Christian. In school everyone prays during the moment of silence and I just sit down. My teacher hates me now, because I didn't stand and pray for the soldiers. I once...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Aug 3, 2012

    I would also like to point out the relevance of

    Bad Religion's American Jesus
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 20

    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
    25 Responses Jun 26, 2011

    I used to be, 100% But then I realized how

    stupid religion can be. And I'm sorry guys, I don't mean to offend anyone. But do you know how many times I hear "because the bible says Gods real" No, the bible is written by man, not by God, and if the bible is proof that God exists, then Is Harry Potter real too? Or...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    10 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Dec 19, 2014

    I honestly can't really understand how people

    can go about life like thinking their is some supernatural being looking down on everything. Like if you genuinely believe it makes sense to you. But to me it's exactly that, it's supernatural. I walk down the street and think, that's just, it's just too much to consider to be...
    princessriley princessriley
    18-21, T
    4 Responses Sep 14, 2015

    My mother tried to convince me

    that i should believe in God...ok,how do you do that?Do you just say ,,Oh ok i will believe now" and you become a believer?I mwan what the hell,i can't believe in something that does not make any sense to me.I can't accept thr fact that there is somebody up there just looking...
    LilithMoonsmiler LilithMoonsmiler
    22-25, F
    Dec 21, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2012

    I don't like to label my beliefs.

    So yeah. I tried to be christian but every time i do wrong i get bashed and get judged so hard meanwhile the person/ people judging me are out doing worse things nor the same thing im doin. i believe in a higher source.. i believe there is a God but i dont believe this is how...
    LunarDream LunarDream
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 13

    i like to think for myself.

    don't need some bullshit fairytale book to tell me how to live my life. There would be less hatred in the world without religions period.
    sammyy2qt16 sammyy2qt16
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 21

    My mom got mad at me today

    because we were talking about science, and she said "I believe God created everything" And I said "well yes, that's fine, but somewhere in the world, people are worshipping multiple Gods, there's people who don't believe in anything, people who believe in reincarnation, people...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Aug 20, 2015
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