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I Am Tired of Holier-than-thou Religious People

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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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    I am 15 years old and I consider myself a

    Christian although sometimes I'm not too sure. I weekly attend a Baptist church where I live. I have not been baptised but a few weeks back my twin sister decided that she wanted to get baptised. Now ever since then the whole church knows and so far all of the weekly sermons...
    safiya999 safiya999 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 10

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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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    It's sad to say but there is no one personally

    in my life, especially church leaders, whom I respect, admire or want to emulate. They are poor examples to non-christians. As a Christian I learned long ago to look to God not to men. Hippocrits will never turn me away from my relationship with God. That's just an excuse to...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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    Well it's Christmas with my dad's family today,

    and that means I'm stuck in the same building as my aunt... my self-righteous, holier-than-thou, "good Christian woman" hypocrite of an aunt that I am embarrassed to be related to. I swear it's going to take all my self-control to not rip her a new one and tell her where to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 24, 2014

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    One thing I'm learning through my journey with

    the Norse gods is respect. Yes Vikings are known for their war like culture but they lived by the all fathers blood and the nine noble virtues. If they went to a foreign land they learned of the local peoples god(s) that's something the crusades should have done.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Nov 24, 2014

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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 3 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    It really bugs me when people think they are

    above or better than others. You still are human and make mistakes. They act like they have all their stuff together and life is treating them great. Well I've learned that no matter who you are. You cannot be perfect or have a perfect life. Although blessings are very apparent...
    Jaye17 Jaye17 18-21 1 Response May 13

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

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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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    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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    Converted Converted 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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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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    In Denver, an urban church

    that makes grace the center point of it’s ministry has a bulletin that expresses it this way: “Married, divorced, or single here, it’s ONE family that mingles here. Conservative or liberal here, we’ve ALL gotta give a little here. Big or small here, there’s room for...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F 1 Response May 12

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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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    The other day a Christian decided to challenge

    me on my beliefs. They got a nice earful. Who else enjoys telling off those kinds of people?
    Mydogsaremylife Mydogsaremylife 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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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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    I am so utterly disheartened

    and sickened by hypocritical, sactimonious condescension that so freely oozes from these elitist religitards who think they're better just because they believe in their sacred books. I was having a conversation with one of them that basically ended after I was told that I won't...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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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    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 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, 2014

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    I'm a Christian, but I would never do the

    things other "Christians" do! Respect all!
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F Dec 25, 2014

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    There are many reasons

    why God shouldn’t have called you. But don’t worry, you’re in good company. Moses stuttered, Hosea’s wife was a prostitute, Jacob was a liar, David was an adulterer and a murderer, Solomon was too rich, Abraham was too old, David was too young, Peter was afraid of death...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F 1 Response Feb 8

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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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    I am so ******* tired of people saying

    that my beloved Isis is a terrorist group or is a demon. you know nothing of her unconditional love for all of us. we are all her children and she loves each and every one of us. you don't have to worship her for her to love you. you don't have to pray to her for her to love you...
    CosmicPanda CosmicPanda 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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