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I Am Not Religious

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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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    I hate how if you don't believe there is a god

    and your not religious you get labeled as atheist. I hate the word atheist. I'm simply someone who lives life without believing in a god. And i'm doing just as fine as you religious folk and 'god' hasn't 'helped' me out one bit.
    VinniBaborino VinniBaborino 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 26

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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 is about to open one helluva can of worms.Unless you are your own God, unless you are your own Satan, unless your worship is based solely on the pursuit of YOUR satisfaction...
    H3LLl3OUND H3LLl3OUND 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 16, 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. 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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    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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    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 of "thou shalt nots" to focus on, scare the he££ out of people with, and receive their eternal (and financial) gratitude for pointing...
    CrowdOfOne CrowdOfOne 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 many unanswered questions. **** that straight-up contradicted itself in the Bible! I avoid discussing that kinda **** with my family...
    CaptainHowdy21 CaptainHowdy21 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 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 but still I don't consider myself religious. I don't believe a person needs to be if they don't want to be or don't feel that way in order...
    Vanbelieves Vanbelieves 46-50, M Jan 26, 2012

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    I am not. I believe that people have the right

    to believe in whatever they want to believe in. I grew up with religious parents. I am surrounded by religious people. My parents have crosses in every room of the house and my mother collects nativity sets that she has out every day of the year. And while they pray and practice...
    Laurenphoenix Laurenphoenix 18-21, F Jun 15

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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 the fact that religion is such a sensitive topic. Why do I see Jehovah witnesses swearing? Why do i see war between people who...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 16

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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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    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F 3 Responses May 30

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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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    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 Haitian Vodou. I've witnessed many forms of worship or church services from Catholic to pagan. So far the most disturbing service was...
    FaeFamous FaeFamous 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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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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    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 proven facts and science. After a stint with atheism, Wicca, paganism, and Buddhism last year, I am still clinging to calling myself a...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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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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    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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    Hm.

    Honestly, I do believe there's a higher power. At least something that watches over us besides ourselves and loved ones. Jesus Christ or not, I think there's something. I myself am not religious, although I am raised in a religious household.
    JustCammy JustCammy 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2013

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    I find it a big bunch of ****.

    .. I respect that some if my friends are religious but I don't get it is ridiculous
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 3

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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 always on his case about going to church. Of course that's fine but not when you're so strict telling my boyfriend that he's...
    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 beliefs down other peoples throats. I live by simple life rules. Be nice to others, treat them how you would want to be treated...
    freochick freochick 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    I'm an Atheist and I attend a catholic all

    girls school, everyone seems to find this schooling, I honestly don't care, other religions do not bother me as long as they respect me.
    HannahAnn HannahAnn 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 1

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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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    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 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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    I am a Single White Male Searching For Open Minded Female In Tampa Bay, Fl . i am a single white male age 58 searching for an open minded female in tampa bay, florida. if you are out there give me a buzz so that we can chat?
    thisthatcurious thisthatcurious 56-60 Nov 22, 2013

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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 created not by any deity or omnipresent being but by a person or group of people is completely beyond me.
    Waywardsilence Waywardsilence 41-45, M Apr 6

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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 6 days ago

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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 9 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    I'm in the process of becoming more spiritual

    then religious. I can follow Gods rules without religion. Religion is just a guide line and I don't think I need it anymore. I'm already on the right path to my salvation
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 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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    So my step moms side of the family is super

    religious and I honestly don't care what your beliefs are as long as you don't shove it down my throat. But every time I'm there they like to ask "well if god didn't do, what did", it really ****** me off. Just please leave me be
    yturgi yturgi 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 20

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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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    Religion causes people to become a bunch of

    brainwashed faggots. Truth.
    Milkyywayy Milkyywayy 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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    Why is it that the Christian explanation to

    everything that disclaims the bible is "that's what the devil wants you to believe"? -_- maybe the devil wants you to believe that that's what he wants us to believe. Thank God I'm Atheist!
    Mrs1105 Mrs1105 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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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 the end I found my way back.
    Gorstone36 Gorstone36 18-21, M Jan 25

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 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 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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    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'm an existentialist

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

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    It does not matter to me

    if my best friend is or is not. I can still respect those who have a faith. I think its great that they have found something that is meaningful in their lives. Its just not for me.
    grinface grinface 22-25, F Jun 1

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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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    I was raised in the Roman Catholic Church,

    and confirmed when I was twelve years old. However, I am very much a lapsed catholic now!
    Bourgault Bourgault 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21

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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 1 day ago

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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

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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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    Related Experiences

    I actually like studying religion sometimes :-) It helps me understand culture more openly and on a wider understanding of how best to communicate with certain people. I myself am...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F Jul 4

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    I am a spiritual person not a religious person, I'm also an empath too! I've always been curious about the ability of photo connectivity, I can hear and talk to spirits so it's...
    FitnessFreakTash FitnessFreakTash 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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