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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    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...
    ScienceOfSouls15 ScienceOfSouls15 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    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 13 Responses Jan 14

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    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 2 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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    Religion as it is, is a deep thought

    that was never going to bear any fruit, don't get me wrong, I am not against it, it's completely fine for religion to exist, for us to accept it, but if you NEED religion, than that is the kind of territory which brings more pain and suffering in this world than anything else...
    curiousdweller curiousdweller 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 12

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    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 8 Responses Jan 14

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 28

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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 2 Responses Jul 6, 2015

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    "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"
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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    My family are Muslim from our North African

    roots. I'm undecided despite the lead my parents give me. I like to read from the Holy Qur'an.
    Shafqat98 Shafqat98 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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    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

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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, 2015

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    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 5 Responses Oct 16, 2015

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    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 7 Responses Sep 14, 2015

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    There are some very good humanistic values to

    be learned, but overall all religion is terrifying.
    uberfuzz uberfuzz 22-25, M Dec 21, 2015

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    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 2 Responses Jan 13

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    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...
    TheAutomaticMan TheAutomaticMan 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    I would also like to point out the relevance of

    Bad Religion's American Jesus
    TheAutomaticMan TheAutomaticMan 16-17, M Jan 20

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    LonelyStreets LonelyStreets 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2015

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    The problem isn't with the religions

    but the people who represent them
    IRootI IRootI 16-17, F Nov 30, 2015

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    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 1 Response Sep 14, 2015

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    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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    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 12 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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    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 1 Response Dec 21, 2015

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    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 2 Responses Jan 23

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    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 6 Responses Aug 20, 2015

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    krystalkool84 krystalkool84 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2015

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    I Do not believe in being judged

    or ruled by other beings. I do not believe in karma or luck. How can I justify my actions and others then? Yes no one is perfect and a society without some guidelines turns into complete chaos. I believe it is a matter of experience and conflicts. If someone wrongs you, the...
    Shadowghost123 Shadowghost123 18-21 1 Response Dec 20, 2015

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    Nobody can name me a religion

    that isn't full of hate and such and doesn't cause wars. Don't even say monks. They're not religious they're spiritual. There is a difference. I say all religions are bad because they are. Don't even... I don't want to hear anyone cry about how I shouldn't judge and all that...
    DiabolusInMusica DiabolusInMusica 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 13, 2015

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    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 13, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    I am not a Christian,

    nor even religious. I am a pagan, an atheist, a philosopher, a free-thinker, and an Ashkanazi Jew. I do not believe in God, nor the power of prayer. I do believe in death, taxes, and compound interest.
    silmarilion456 silmarilion456 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2015

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    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

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    Two hands working can do more

    than a thausand clasped in prayer.
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M Sep 14, 2015

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    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

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    The other night while having dinner with my

    family, My 15 year old brother broke down saying that he was bullied and teased at school for being a 'terrorist' and a few other stuff(kids can say pretty hurtful things). He said he wanted to change his name. And I remembered the 9/11 scenario... The **** I had to face in...
    DrPothead DrPothead 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2015

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    OddButResilient OddButResilient 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    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 3 Responses May 12, 2015

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    they should remake the bible

    for more modern times
    luv2pee23 luv2pee23 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 24

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    cougarloving cougarloving 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2015

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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 4 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Because I think that religious ideas serve to

    chain people's minds and oppress their instincts towards mental growth.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 13, 2015

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    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...
    luv2pee23 luv2pee23 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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