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I Am Tired of Holier-than-thou Religious People

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    Do Not Judge, Lest Ye Be Judged...

    Having studied religion in college and for my masters, there's a lot that people need to learn about religious belief and how that should shape everyday life. Being in a Christian environment for my grad studies, I soon discovered that many people, in fear that they would...
    hooponopono hooponopono 26-30, F Sep 12, 2013

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    Yesss

    I have been to more churches, church services, and church events than I can even begin to count. I have dealt with a goodly amount of people that have a holier-than-thou attitude. It is sickening. Honestly, I want to slap anyone that has this attitude towards me and tell...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 18 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    Rammed Down Your Throat!

    There are few things I like rammed down my throat, and religious fanatics are the very least, as well as political elitists. Religion is the dogmatisation of a sound spiritual idea, which results in so stagnation of purpose and sight. It's Gods honest truth! It's in the...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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    Your Convictions Aren't Helping.

    Don't get me wrong. I love my husband. That said, his beliefs about God, church, and spirituality drive me nuts. The guy has OCD and he grew up in two legalistic conservative denominations, so I understand why he's legalistic now. He recognizes it sometimes, and he lets me call...
    intheshadow intheshadow 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 18, 2009

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    So Come Out Ahead

    Unfortunately it's not likely we will ever rid our society of such people.  But we can all come out ahead by killing them with smiles, tact, and good manners, then clearing out as fast as we can.  Those kind of people love audiences.  If there'e no audience, there...
    nanasixboys nanasixboys 56-60 4 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    Got Questions?

    www.gotquestions.org Is a great resource (sight) for spiritual questions.
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F Aug 28, 2010

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    I Am Indeed

    I will never be able to acquaint myself with religious people. We're just polar opposites. I can only handle so much bullshit before I snap and I would say and do a lot more if I could do so without some type of law intervening. They prefer to lead a life of dominion, they're...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 16, 2013

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    Legalistic Pride

    In Jesus' day, they were called Pharasies. They were more concerned with outside appearance, rather than inward attitude. Genuine Christians think as follows: When I say...."I'm a Christian".....I'm not shouting......that I'm clean livin....I'm whispering....I was lost...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F 4 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2012

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    Heaven Or Hell Or Some Where In Between ?

    I was dicussing my views on religion today with my husband. I had just finished reading a pamphet I recieved at my door. I'm sure some of you may be familar with it called: The Watch Tower. A pamphet from a Jehovah witness religion. Myself I have my own personal beliefs when it...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 56-60, F Mar 11, 2011

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    Don't Shove Your Beliefs In My Face...

    ....I will respect your religion, and I wouldn't even think to change it...so don't go trying to change mine.It irritates me how there are people in this life who like to point out whatever single thing you're doing is wrong......because they think it's a sin. It's ridiculous...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 5, 2011

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    I Don't Want Your Charity!

    Let me start by saying that although I have a service dog I am perfectly capable of doing things for myself. I find it very embarrassing to accept any help, even when I need it, which is why it really pissed me off when a "good Christian girl" decided to make me her charity case...
    Agrrl Agrrl 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2011

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    Christianity Is Not A Religion - It Is A Relationship

     Question: "What is religiosity?" Answer: Religiosity can be defined as "the exaggerated embodiment of certain aspects of religious activity." Religiosity is characterized by excessive involvement in religious activities. Religiosity usually entails extreme zeal and...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F Aug 28, 2010

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    I Love Jesus

    First of all I love Jesus and what he has done to my life, but theres the thing God has I haven't done **** I am still the same messed up person at the core, so where in the world would I have the right to say anything about anyone else! Its not my place and not what I think is...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2009

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    Itss Eeee-nuff!!

    alright well mormans came to my house once and well i was just being nice so we let them in but, i didnt know they would keep showing up, so i finally got tired and asked:"and whom created god?""I'm sorry?""yhea.. who created god? he created us, who created him?""uhm well he...
    MsKas MsKas 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2010

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    Religion In Social Media

    I like millions of others have a facebook account its almost entirely made up of people i know from childhood and from different jobs etc there may be or three people on there that i have no idea who they are or how they got there. recently ive been spending some time there and...
    Caffinated Caffinated 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 7, 2013

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    True Story

    Back in 2004 my family went on vacation in our camper. Being the good democrats we are, we had Kerry/Edwards bumper stickers on our camper and truck.  We got to the beach, set up camp next to other campers like we always do.  As I was returning from the bathhouse, the...
    JojoWazoo JojoWazoo 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    Demon Tongue

    demon tongue is like a christians holy language or prayer in tongues the divine language of the angels only on the opposite end of the spectrum,,, I always find speaking in it or anything that sounds remotely demonic tends to make the fanatics disappear veryyy quickly.... mwa ha...
    LilithTheChaoticGoddess LilithTheChaoticGoddess 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2010

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    I don't like the word religion.

    This word brings up many negative connotations. What I have is an intimate and personal relationship with my heavenly Father God who created me, His son Jesus who paid for my sin and gave me His righteousness, and His Holy Spirit who lives in my heart and is my helper. I have...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    And Smug Atheists...

    Disclaimer:  The views stated below are my own personal views.  I do not mind if you disagree with them.  I am merely stating what I believe, and not what you should believe.  If you want to discuss my views in relation to your own calmly and like an adult...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki 22-25, F 19 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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    My Best Friend's Mother

    my best friend's mother thinks cause I live with people who do drugs, get a ssi check, had a child out of wedlock and seems like I'm not religious. I don't need to be her friend. She tells my friend that she need to be friends with people better than her to help her get better...
    janiceisdayna janiceisdayna 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    Everyday Of My Life

    So I'm openly non-religious, and openly bisexual in a small minded, all Christian town. So of course, I'm openly mocked, scorned, hated by most. What I fail to understand is why people think that everything I do is now controlled by the devil, whether I am volunteering or getting...
    waonderinggirl waonderinggirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 3, 2013

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    Pride Comes Before A Fall

    When I say that 'I am a Christian', I am not shouting that 'I am clean living.  I'm whispering 'I was lost, but now I'm found and forgiven. When I say 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride. I'm confessing that I stumble and need God to be my guide...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2010

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    Why Cant The Fundamentalists Just Leave Everyone Alone?

    One thing Ive began to notice ever since I was in the 4th grade has never ceased to irk me. I remember my parents preaching to me about how I must accept God into my life, that if I dont that I will burn into the lake of fire for all of eternity. I remember watching t.v. where...
    iicookieii iicookieii 18-21, F Dec 28, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    **okay so I'm off topic a bit but** Let me be and I will let you be. My experience s of some religion people makes me understand why some people are atheist, and why some people...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    When I was eleven I went to boarding school, leaving my three year old stepsister, Molly, at home. I had always been short for my age, and she had been rather tall but she was 3 so...
    betsy92 betsy92 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    When I met him. I fell for him little by little. He was my air that I need to breathe. He was my heart that I wanted to love. He was the man in my dreams that I wanted to come true...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I often think of the phrase "Nothing changes if nothing changes". Although I see my own responsibility towards my attitude and place in life, I still feel like I'm spinning my...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 15

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    UGH... So this really upset me cause this guy used to be a really close friend in High school. I will admit I had a bit of a crush on him at first then, he had a a few quirks I...
    kyla1098 kyla1098 22-25, F Jul 4

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    I want to start off by saying that no, I'm not American... But I can't help but feel this way. Many people say that "America is the land of opportunity". In fact my uncle used to...
    nadsxo2 nadsxo2 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Actually, it's not weird acting. I let go more easily of my thoughts without really wanting to rather than when I'm fully alert of what I'm doing. When tired I get irritable...
    Suxa90 Suxa90 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I wonder who I am to them? People always assume I have many friends. Yes I did have but not really many can call as friends to me. They are just by passing my life. although they...
    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F Jul 11

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    I'm so tired of loving people who only toss me crumbs. My H loves me in a lukewarm, old-man kind of way - but there's no passion in it. We haven't had sex since March. My...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I started having sex when I was 15 my original plan was to stay a virgin. All of the people around me were having sex and I can admit I went through an experimental stage. In a...
    Toocrazy4u Toocrazy4u 18-21 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've taken a big decision in my life: after 6 years living in Europe, I decided to go back to my homeland, with my husband, who is a very true European. I've got myself some nice...
    azureazalea azureazalea 22-25, F Jun 30

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    Not looking for a response or a comment by someone that wants to give me a life lesson or thinks he or she is a miss or mr know it all. However I just wanted to say don't judge me...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    You know sometimes you can try your hardest to leave a negative world. You can sit and cry to yourself and in your mind tell yourself "you know what its going to be okay, im doing...
    princessxk96 princessxk96 18-21, F Jul 15

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    It's strange but it seems the more I let people in... The more they tend to run. Perhaps not, perhaps it is just how I feel. Maybe the image of what they portrayed is shattered...
    snugglepie snugglepie 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I am just so sick and tired of complaining about how things are. Honestly, I CANNOT take it anymore. If things bother me I am going to confront it the second it irks me and not...
    obea13 obea13 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    After 7 years of being in a relationship and living together for the past year, my boyfriend and I ended our relationship and cut all contact. About a month ago there was an...
    beachbum18 beachbum18 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Everyone...please stop sending me emails that just say "hi" I won't respond. And when I ask you a question, I genuinely do want to know. And I am tired of getting back like one...
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 10

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    "I've had it worse than you" "Somebody out there has it worse than you" "____ is happening in _____ country" Whether or not that's true, I feel that people saying that when...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    If you said “Nice day,” he would look up at the three clouds riding overhead, nod at each, and go back to doing what- ever he was doing or not doing. If you asked for a smoke...
    silvermoon9619 silvermoon9619 16-17, F Jul 1

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    Nothing Feeling Nothing Feeling Confusion What do I want to be? Happy or sad? Medicated or not? Hopeless or hopeful? Why do I always have to be in the middle? Or am I in the...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F Jul 7

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    Some people have only lost a few dear ones in their lives, that is difficult in any way, shape or form. I however have lost people my whole life, since age 5. A continual line...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F Jul 9

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    Most. Most are odd. More odd than me. Or lame. Yes more lame than me.
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 17

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    Does this experience sound pathetic? Never mind, you can say yes. Come on, no one likes being rejected. This happened to me like so many times. The truth is, I’m afraid to fall...
    HikoukiGumo HikoukiGumo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I was in a relationship that ended really badly in march. A month later I decided to try online dating. None of the contacts that have made have lasted longer than a couple weeks...
    wildrose2184 wildrose2184 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    for some weird reason life has wired me so different than others im miserable. . to many times ive heard im to young , im not what is sought ,ive lived my life for other people as...
    heidischainmailangel heidischainmailangel 22-25, M Jul 19

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    I am so sick of how superficial everything is and how much I have to pretend. Stop trying to start conversations with me about things that I do not consider interesting or...
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T