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I Believe In Freedom of Religion

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    Intolerance Against "non-conventional" Religions

    During Fitness class, we took this stupid "real age test". It is really, really stupid. Anyway, the teacher said we can play games when we were done. I, being of the productive type, decided to further research religion at religioustolerance.org. I clicked on the "...
    Daganliberal Daganliberal 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 12, 2009

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    I Am Wiccan.

    I am a solitary Wiccan. Wicca is actually based on a few ancient religions like Druidism, Celtic, and Egyptian just to name a few. Seeing as how my religion is made up of other past religions, I have tolerance to those other religions as well. We are still people, with different...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 18, 2007

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    A Few Of My Humble Thoughts

    “Religions are all alike - founded upon fables and mythologies.” ― Thomas Jefferson “I never told my own religion nor scrutinized that of another. I never attempted to make a convert, nor wished to change another's creed. I am satisfied that yours must be an excellent...
    AngryWhiteMan AngryWhiteMan 51-55, M Jun 4, 2012

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    It's About Tolerance

    I don't really believe in any kind of religion myself, but i don't see the reason why other people couldn't have their own beliefs. As long as they do not try to convert me or persuade me their religion is the best i don't have any problem with that. If you want to be islamic...
    Ra1nbow Ra1nbow 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2012

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    There Is No Right Or Wrong Religion

    A religion is a belief and beliefs are opinions. Opinions can be either true or false, but there is no right opinion over another. I get very frustrated when someone yells at a person with a different belief saying "they're wrong". You're neither wrong nor right, you just believe...
    Paxis Paxis 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2011

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    Freedom Of Vs. Freedom From Religion

    Simple Paper I had to write Freedom of vs. Freedom from Religion Religion is a held set of beliefs in a god or supernatural force, valid for both individuals and groups of similar believers. In the United States (U.S.) it is a Constitutional Right and some believe a God...
    KEW73 KEW73 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2011

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    Free Faith

    You folks, how's it going?Coming over from the I am an Atheist group, I thought I'd come by and support your right to worship so that I don't have to :)Anyway I'd just like to say that I support freedom of religion as much as I support freedom of expression. I believe it's an...
    ZenPseudo ZenPseudo 22-25 3 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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    Why Can't Everybody Be Right?

    I know a lot of people fight about which religion is right and when they decided, it must be that all other religions are wrong.  I studied discordian theory for a while (its a chaos based religion) and they made a good point in saying no human could possibly comprehend the...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2007

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    RustinCohle RustinCohle 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    And I Might Add . . .

    Freedom from religion if one so chooses. 
    moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor 66-70, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2008

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    Well Of Course

    People should have the right to believe in whatever they want. It's not a true belief anyways if they don't choose to believe in it themselves. Making someone involuntarily adhere to a religion is counterproductive.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F Aug 21, 2013

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    New Pledge Of Allegiance

    This kid got an A+ for this paper   BY A 15 yr. OLD SCHOOL KID...
    MarriedUnlovedAndAlone MarriedUnlovedAndAlone 61-65, M 3 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    I Believe In Freedom

    I dont know about you but I am posting this here because I want you to understand the near future of freedom. Spread the word, like it will change the world... And it will.http://youtu.be/Xbp6umQT58A
    S33K3R S33K3R 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2012

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    Islam

    Peace be on YOU..!! by the grace of Allah swt I am Muslim.. Because... if we compare many religions.. so many questions are there which most of the preist say LIMO.. but when I reach to Islam.. I found many logicial answer from their scritpure.. alhumdulillah.. I suggest...
    amman amman 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 15, 2007

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    Unwelcome:the Muslims Next Door (a Documentary)

    I was up until like 4 am watching Unwelcome:The Muslims Next Door it was the most ignorant thing I've ever seen the people of Murfreesboro,Tenn. wanted to stop the building of a mosque they destroyed two signs and equiptment purchased for the building of the mosque then a few...
    Tasia2494 Tasia2494 18-21, F Aug 19, 2012

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    Are You Feeling Oppressed By Non Christians?

    A few thoughts from a pagan witch. I believe that magick isn't magic. Science tells us that we are all energy vibrating along you me that rock. So when our brains focus that does create a electromagnetic vibration. That is prayer. The Children of Abraham(Those who were not...
    boedacia boedacia 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 12, 2008

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    I Plan To Raise My Children With Out Religion, So They Are Free To Choose Their Own

    My parents raised me Christian and I was never given another option. To this day, they won't let my older sister be my brother's legal guardian if they die because she left the church (as did I) and they'd rather him be halfway across the country with family friends he's only met...
    halfbloodprincess halfbloodprincess 18-21, F Sep 24, 2013

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    And you cannot have Freedom of Religion without

    Freedom from Religion (Freedom from government sponsor, support, establishment, etc. of Religion). When people try and bring creation and the Bible into schools it really annoys me.
    SNP1 SNP1 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 6

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    Religion

    Religion,Should be free,To those who want,However,Not pushed on,Those who don't.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 18, 2012

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    My Journey

    I've done my share of religion-dabbling. A small bit of Buddhism, a big stint with Christianity, a heavy dose of atheism...and now I'm here. I don't regret anything I fell into. It happened and for however long that period was, I truly believed in what I believed in. Not once did...
    reciprocal reciprocal 16-17, F Nov 8, 2010

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    Your Right

    It is your right to believe in whatever or not believe. You make the choice. It's guarenteed in the U.S. Constitution, to those of us who are American, in the first amendment. I believe in a world where a christian, jew, muslim, athiest, agnostic, etc. can all walk into a bar...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 17 Responses Dec 26, 2007

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    Me Too!

    but religion is one of those topics I just don't talk about. I hate it when ppl try to impose their views on others and talking religion always seems to end that way :(Same for politics...
    ElvenLady ElvenLady 36-40, F Jan 25, 2011

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    And Freedom From Religion

    We shouldn't have to have popular religion shoved down our throats, and I'm very glad to see the slow move to a more secular society. It should be so. People shouldn't be allowed to push thier religion on others, even if thier religion tells them to. It's rude, it's insulting and...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2007

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    I believe in freedom of religion

    and I believe in freed from religion. For those who say this is a Christian nation, I grant that they are right if they speak of culture, but they are very wrong if think it's enshrined in the law. The founding fathers were well swear of the religious wars that took place in...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Jul 23

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    We're Either All Going to Heaven . . .

    or we're all going to hell, or maybe something else completely, like nothingness or our own planets.  The important thing is, I'm pretty sure we're all going together.  
    stringme stringme 21-25, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2007

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    It Is Their Choice

    It is a person's choice in what they believe and someone should not push their religion down someone else's throat.  Yes I am a Christian and that is my choice.  I do not witness though.  That is also my choice.  If someone asks me a question about my religion...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2008

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    For Everyone

    I believe in freedom of religion- not because it's supposedly what America (my country) was founded upon- but because it is a basic human right. I am a Christian but I am not here to judge people. I want everyone to be able to worship as they choose without being persecuted by...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2012

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    Politics and Religion Don't Mix

    I agree with the idea that people have a right to choose (or not choose) a religion; and I also think that religious viewpoints do not have a place in politics. The two are completely different issues, and they should remain separate from one another. In the first term of...
    Armine Armine 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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    A Case of Mistaken Trepidation!

    Shortly after 9/11 I was in a grocery store. And I saw a man that looked like a scary crazy guy that had lived in our area for several years. He was a big Maine Cajun,  bearded, a bald faced poacher, a I will make you sorry you messed with me kind of guy. He had been...
    boedacia boedacia 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2008

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    I'm all for freedom of religion.

    If someone doesn't believe that is fine too. Atheists aren't bad people or amoral monsters. But if someone wants to believe in something higher, and it works for them, great! However those of us of minority religions should be left alone. We don't need to be "saved." Don't...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    Absolutely!

    i personally am a Christian but i believe that there are elements of truth and beauty in all searches for Truth. we should all learn from each other. "there are more things in heaven and on earth, horatio, than you have conceived in your philosophy".
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2007

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    Really I

    believe more in freedom From religion...and i am Not sorry i feel that way. Due to the right wing fundaMentalists push to jam their brand of Religion down my throat, our throats and anybodies throat that is within ear shot of their harping and carping!their Always ranting that...
    charlene1054 charlene1054 56-60, T 5 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    Respect, Respect, Respect

    Though it is the faith I was raised in, I am not a Christian.  If the truth be told, I'm not much of anything religion-wise.  I have some leanings...but I don't really identify with any specific faith.Which brings me to the point of this story:  respect.I think it's awesome if...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    This Is About True Tolerance

    I honestly don't understand some religions that are out there, like hindu, or Bhuddism, I'm just never going to get that kind of faith!  And, I'm even convinced some religions are actually "fake" like Mormonism or Christian Science! But, that's all ...
    stringme stringme 21-25, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2007

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    Christianity

    I am a Christian, and I follow it's beliefs and values.  I do not necessarily agree with other religions, but I do know that I am not put on this earth to disrespect others.
    meghanmcgee meghanmcgee 18-21 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    Islamic apostasy laws — a big disgrace in

    the 21st Century Posted: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:08 by Nahla Mahmoud It is absolutely ridiculous in the twenty-first century to have laws where one could be criminalised and punished for thinking differently or expressing an opinion. Just this year, Kuwait jailed Abdel Aziz...
    Freedom4all Freedom4all 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    let people believe what makes them happy.

    Let them be as committed to the religion as they liked to be. Some need to stop shoving religion down other peoples' throats. Some also need to stop making guidelines about what type of people can believe in the religion they are. You can't control others beliefs. So let it be.
    CauseImMrBrightside CauseImMrBrightside 16-17, M Aug 30

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    Pls Study J Krishna Murthy and Find the Truth.

    The religious mind is something entirely different from the mind that believes in religion. You cannot be religious and yet be a Hindu, a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist. A religious mind does not seek at all, it cannot experiment with truth. Truth is not something dictated by...
    shridevi shridevi 46-50, M Mar 5, 2008

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    Free To Chose A Religion

           I'm LDS. Or as most people call it a mormon. In the first admenment it say that we have freedome of religion. If the fpunding fathers put  that in the consituion. Then why couldn't Joseph Smith be able to start a new religion. Just...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Aug 10, 2010

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    I Belive In It

    our country was founded on the princeable of religous freedom.if you want to see what happens when religon controls the goverment,look to iran,and to the talibans afganistan.their will always be radical religous groups.christan,islam,jewdism,all have radical fringe groups.they...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Apr 5, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Two things. I don't believe religion is a good thing and I don't believe religions are real. Religions are there, but they aren't real to me. Because there are so many of them...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 25

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    I believe in god. I don't believe in any of these religions written by man. My Mother wants my sisters and I to become muslim and I don't want to be muslim. I'm not sure what to do...
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    it impossible to relate all religions (except for Mormons and scientologists). The different beliefs by different people dont just make any sense with the evolution of man. Muslims...
    ishansaha24 ishansaha24 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Heck, I've made my own religion. I follow it and believe it, and I wait for the day I can live in the world it made. How I'm going to get there depends on the not to distant future...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    "Religions, like languages, sound different even when they say the same things."
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    It's pretty hard to overlook the fact that nearly every religion's creation stories have similarities. Some type of flood (or significant disaster) event, similar characters, and...
    scrtasnman13 scrtasnman13 18-21, M Sep 8

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    God's law is the only law. God's law is love. Therefore if it is not of love, it is not of God. Apply this to your religious teachings. Are you worshiping God or the book?
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F Aug 24

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    I do I really do hate religion.why u may ask well(btw be4 we start this please this is the truth if u don't like it don't read any further than this u have been viewer discretion...
    ticklon ticklon 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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    I laugh at people who say they are believers in science and therefore can't believe in religion. I am not very religious anymore but I grew up in a religious community with many...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M Aug 27

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    So many people have a messy life, cheating, hooking up here and there, divorce and married again, showing off their body, always think that Money is priority. I wish that people...
    Jasonaditya Jasonaditya 26-30, M 9 Responses Aug 30

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    Not to sound like an atheist, but do you guys truly, and I mean down to every single speck of atom in your body, believe that religion is going to save us? You say that there is an...
    patrick199 patrick199 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I do believe in God but I don't believe in religion.. I hope in not alone there
    TheKingWizard TheKingWizard 18-21, M 12 Responses Sep 6