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I Believe In Freedom of Religion

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Believe In What You Think Is Right

    Yes people should be allowed to believe in whatever they wish, it's their life. I allow myself to believe that all religions are hard-to-get-rid-of and very convincing mistakes and that the world would be a better place without them because they cause so much conflict.
    Wraither Wraither 22-25, M 8 Responses Dec 30, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    TyTy19 TyTy19 16-17, M 8 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    God is great, I totally believe in God and a heaven. But I don't believe in all these religions.
    alyssab11 alyssab11 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I frankly think religion is dumb as hell. I just don't believe in anything. At all.
    BeautifulMistake21 BeautifulMistake21 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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    You tell someone a plate is hot they have to touch it to see if it is. You tell someone there's a man in the sky they believe you.
    Mikeyre Mikeyre 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    "Scientology" is a combination of "scient-," meaning "science," and "-ology," meaning "science." And it just gets stupider from there.
    ThePinkP0werRanger ThePinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 12

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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?
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 5 days ago

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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 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I believe that everything has a purpose on this planet and that there must be a certain balance for existence. Whether it's good or bad, right or wrong, and that everything just...
    theartist102 theartist102 22-25, M Aug 4

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    It is my personal belief that religion should not be preached publicly. I am a semi-atheist, and although I have no issues with people believing in certain things, to go around...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I think education should be free. Human beings are curious by nature. Even the most simple man has a thirst for knowledge. This knowledge is what has caused all the progressions we...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F 6 hrs ago