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I Am Not Religious

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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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    Generally, people doesn't choose their religion.

    They r already have it before they r born, cause of their family and the place they live. Thats not fair. When u are a baby, they bless u with a ceremony or circumcise you and things like that.. No choosing. Thats one of the reason why i cant believe
    ddeniz ddeniz 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    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 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 9

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    People who use words like "proven fact,

    " or say things like, "I know creation when I see it," or claim the Big Bang created the universe out of nothing, or utter the words, "it's just a theory," or use the word "proof" when they're not referring to mathematics, should refrain from calling themselves scientists.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 2 Responses Mar 22

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    to be honest god doesn't exist he is the santa

    claus of schitzoprenic people who kill and are judgemental in the name of their imagination.proof is there hypocrits of their own beliefs. It is fun however pretending to be a crazy religious person. no wonder they do it. its fun to say or do anything and say its cuz of "god"
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M Jan 4

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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 3 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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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 5 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    I am Muslim. There was a time

    when I was very religious. Then one day, someone asked me what is your religion. I said I'm Muslim. That guy said no I was talking about your sect. I was like "what is this sect thing". Then I realized I was following one sect of total 72. Then second time, I was reciting Quran...
    faisal6309 faisal6309 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 25

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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, 2014

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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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    yeah, I don't really follow any religion!

    everyone r humans, tats all I see! I won't care which religion people from! tats y I celebrate all the festivals of all the religion!
    priyadharshan0 priyadharshan0 13-15, M Jan 23

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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 Dec 11, 2014

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    I believe in god but I am not in any religion.

    I just honestly don't like going to church its boring to me. I rather work or go to school and actually do something and accomplish something
    jenniebaez1992 jenniebaez1992 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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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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    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, 2014

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    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...
    Brookiecookie2000 Brookiecookie2000 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    krystalkool84 krystalkool84 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    to be honest god doesn't exist he is the santa

    claus of schitzoprenic people who kill and are judgemental in the name of their imagination.proof is there hypocrits of their own beliefs. It is fun however pretending to be a crazy religious person. no wonder they do it. its fun to say or do anything and say its cuz of "god"
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    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 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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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 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 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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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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    By the modern definition of religion,

    i can honestly say im not relugious. Im a man who is in love with Jesus Christ and live to make Him known :)
    BorderlandsFan BorderlandsFan 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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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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    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 9 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    Grew up with it all around me.

    And as I grew older and started to ask questions about it, the more I seemed to annoy people ! But as I grew into adulthood and started to take notice of the stuff that people did in the name of their respective god, I just grew sadder.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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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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    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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    Religion is practically unavoidable.

    It is the foundation upon which society was built and continues to dictate and influence many of our societal norms and governance. We cannot help but to be touched by it because it runs so deep in our cultures. I do not wish to diminish the ways religious institution affects...
    anhonestmouse anhonestmouse 31-35, F Feb 5

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    to be honest god doesn't exist he is the santa

    claus of schitzoprenic people who kill and are judgemental in the name of their imagination.proof is there hypocrits of their own beliefs. It is fun however pretending to be a crazy religious person. no wonder they do it. its fun to say or do anything and say its cuz of "god"
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I was born and raised in a catholic family

    but now identify as an agnostic. That's not bad...right?
    lunarsolar36 lunarsolar36 13-15, T 4 Responses Mar 21

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    I'm not really religious.

    Like I don't think there's a God anymore, and yeah.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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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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    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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    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 10 Responses Mar 6

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    I just don't really think about.

    It's not like a pray I just kinda live my life. Religion is something my mom is super serious about so you might expect it from me but in all honesty, I can do without all that jazz. I prefer living my life without having to think about this great big o' spiritual thing I don't...
    plantgoddess plantgoddess 13-15, F Feb 3

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    I choose not to have a religion,

    but that doesn't mean I can't believe in anything. I feel better not belonging to a religion
    fiendishcandy fiendishcandy 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 22

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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 Dec 13, 2014

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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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    I am not religious but I am spiritual.

    Religion is a device but spirituality is outside of rules.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Mar 3

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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 22-25, M 8 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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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 9 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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    Interesting http://youtu.

    be/PUzExsAJLmI
    barzins barzins 46-50, M Dec 12, 2014

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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, 2014

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    You believe what you wanna believe

    and I will believe what I wanna believe don't go shoving your religion down my throat!!
    roxielicious roxielicious 26-30, F 3 Responses May 22, 2014

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