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I Am Not Religious

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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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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M Mar 1

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    Yet I don't believe I am an atheist

    because their are wholes with every belief. I just am not religious. I cannot believe in a super natural God or overseer that is supposed to be great for many reasons and I do not believe the bible as it was written by humans just like Gilgamesh, and other literary works...
    SereneThoughts SereneThoughts 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 11

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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...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses May 12

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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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    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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    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...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 40 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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 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 8 Responses May 1

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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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    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 really hate when people try to convince me

    that god is real. I tell them that millions of scientists who are very smart and study the earth and space are atheists. The religious people then say "well god made them convince us about space and the earth"
    Boredoften Boredoften 22-25, M 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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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 26 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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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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    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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    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 5 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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    Just to clarify, this does NOT mean

    that I'm an annoying atheist, I used to be VERY religious actually, I used to go to church every Sunday and Wednesday, I used to pray 3 times a day, and before every meal. I used to argue with atheists, until one day, I realized I had no proof. But I'm not saying they're...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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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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    Years ago, I was a religitard.

    Now Im atheist. I dont shoot dont peoples religion, I just dont believe it. Cancer in peoples organs or in their bones. Its just f***ing stupid how people dont see that god doesnt do sh*t for us. I cant believe the crap people say when it comes to "god". "God leads in the right...
    ImBiYakimaWaAlonzo ImBiYakimaWaAlonzo 13-15, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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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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    I was born and raised in a catholic family

    but now identify as an agnostic. That's not bad...right?
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 21

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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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    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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    But sometimes I like to think

    that God is real and believe that my weight issues are a part of his plan and something great is going to happen and will be okay. But there is no God and no plan. My weight is my fault, not God's plan. What good is there that could possibly come out of this?
    ofnoimportance ofnoimportance 18-21, F 1 Response May 27

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    I'm an atheist and am almost proud of

    that fact. You hear about religious people being proud of their religion all the time yet if I go on about being happy not to believe I find people simply get offended. Which can be understandable to an extent however I definetely don't force my beliefs or really non beliefs on...
    BoredomAtItsBest BoredomAtItsBest 16-17, F 2 Responses May 30

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    I lost something and I found it So I went to

    turn it into my paper Like hey teacher I got the paper And she's like thank st. Anthony for finding it Like no He didn't find it I did and it took me a ******* hour He didn't do ****
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F May 17

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    Rust Cohle / True detective.

    .. on Religion(SPOILER ALERT)
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses May 14

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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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    SpanishCristian SpanishCristian 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I hate sitting in R.E learning all about god n

    how he's great but **** that who is finding a cure for cancer science who went to space NASA no heaven still who helped HIV n other diseases us who helped the poor n needy us not god not Allah us
    gay13uk gay13uk 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    “It’s utterly, utterly evil.

    Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain?” If i could meet God I would say: ‘bone cancer in children? What’s that about?’ Because the God who created this universe, if it was created by God, is...
    UneekGique UneekGique 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The only good thing religion has ever brought

    us is Christmas. Which in turn brought us Wallice and Gromit
    lightningagent lightningagent 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Both my parents follow different religions

    and I generally HATE any type of religion it's always the reason why most people fight about Some people hate me since there's too many Jewish people in my mother's family and some others hate me since my father is a muslim . I mean why even bother? I would rather have my own...
    Rebeccaxxi12 Rebeccaxxi12 16-17, F May 20

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    krystalkool84 krystalkool84 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 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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