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I Am Not Religious

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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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    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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    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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    krystalkool84 krystalkool84 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I want to talk about spiritual stuff with

    someone like about being a healer or feeling connected to a complicated person...msg me if you're spiritual like that?
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I do think that there is something out there,

    but I just don't really know what exactly. But I do not believe in some kind of religion that tells that those that do not believe in the same are evil and that everyone should worship the same. If you live a good life and just enjoy that what you have, you should be good enough...
    Crazycoral84 Crazycoral84 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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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 1 Response Jan 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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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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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    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.
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Interesting http://youtu.

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

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    The main purpose to have a religion is to set a

    value for living. For your personal self. I tried Christianity and couldn't stand it... I follow virtues and beliefs of Norse paganism and my life has been great ever since. I keep it I myself but I do say you should read about it sometime like you should do with all beliefs...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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 8 Responses Feb 9

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    the following is a list of over 100

    contradictions in the bible: 1. God is satisfied with his works Gen 1:31 God is dissatisfied with his works. Gen 6:6 2. God dwells in chosen temples 2 Chron 7:12,16 God dwells not in temples Acts 7:48 3. God...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 1 Response Aug 25, 2014

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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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    Nah. if anything I'm more spiritual /: I just

    really dont care for religion but I respect other peoples views & opinions as long as they dont try shove them down my throat.
    MissRage MissRage 18-21, F Nov 30, 2014

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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 8 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    To me, religion is a tool created by man to

    control the masses. I was raised catholic. But when I was 11 or 12, I stopped believing. I just can't see believing in a belief system that is based off of a book that was compiled by one man. That book being the Bible and that man being the Emperor Constantine in the 700's I...
    hockeyfanm13 hockeyfanm13 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2014

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    So before the soccer game today the other team

    gathered and prayed. It's cool for them if they believe it but I doubt that if there is a god, that god would care. We beat them anyway. :D
    EmmaBrun EmmaBrun 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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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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    I am not religious but I am spiritual.

    Religion is a device but spirituality is outside of rules.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 don't approve atheism

    but I'm not religious person.. So I feel like the stupidest person when an atheist making doubt about my fait
    GerryS GerryS 26-30, M 5 Responses Sep 24, 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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    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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    religion only exists

    because people want a justification to their meaningless lives, or an explanation to things they can explain. most people who are religious, were raised that way
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 13, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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