I Am Tired of Holier-than-thou Religious People

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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

    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

    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

    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, 2015

    As cruel and heartless

    as physical bondage can be, spiritual bondage is worse. It is a prison where joy is stolen, faith is sometimes killed, and hope is often destroyed. It is called LEGALISM. The Christian life is first and foremost a relationship, not rules! It is a personal faith-relationship with...
    jburns1947 jburns1947
    61-65, F
    1 Response Mar 20

    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

    Isaiah 65:5 "Who say,

    'Keep to yourself, do not come near me, For I am holier than you!' These are smoke in My nostrils, A fire that burns all the day". So all you guys saying you are better than other people when we are all human, you are making God mad It is pretty bad when you have to talk bad...
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair
    18-21, M
    Oct 18, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Nov 24, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    Apr 10, 2015

    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

    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...
    KL30 KL30
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2015

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

    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, 2015

    God’s grace has leveled the religious wall

    which partially obscured my view of Christ – and I’ve come to love Him more deeply and serve Him more fervently than ever before. In His grace God looks beyond a confused mind and sees a sincere heart. In 2nd Kings:4:38-40) is a story about poison being served up by sincere...
    jburns1947 jburns1947
    61-65, F
    Jan 17

    Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper,

    David had an affair, Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossiper, Martha was a worrier, Thomas was a doubter, Sarah was impatient , Elijah was depressed, Moses stuttered, Zaccheus was short, Abraham was old, and Lazarus was...
    jburns1947 jburns1947
    61-65, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2015

    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

    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

    We're all different,

    so it doesn't matter who's holier, it's all subjective.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    16-17, M
    Oct 18, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 11, 2011

    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, 2015

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

    things other "Christians" do! Respect all!
    emiveritas emiveritas
    22-25, F
    Dec 25, 2014

    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
    2 Responses May 3, 2013

    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

    Sanctimonious hypocrites!

    Practice what you preach. We're all human and more often than not, make mistakes where unfortunately someone is hurt. Not intentional, so please don't castigate to the sin-bin when you don't know the whole truth. There's two sides to any story.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    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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