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I Believe In Freedom of Religion

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    Absolutely

    I believe in the freedom of religion. What I don't believe in is being an *** about it. Or using it as an excuse to hurt or persecute or even attempt to destroy others. I also believe that religion is far less important than a relationship with one's Creator. In many respects, I...
    Twisted01 Twisted01 31-35 Nov 22, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm an atheist and I believe in freedom of

    religion because religion or lack of religion is a very personal experience. It helps shape how people look at the world and life overall. I have no problem with people enjoying their religion and all it has to offer. The only time I really don't like it is when they stop making...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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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 22-25, M 17 Responses Dec 26, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    My Religious Beliefs

    I consider myself a Christian Agnostic; however, that does not prevent me from enjoying and appreciating my religion. I do pray and feel that prayer is helpful in just the act itself. Does God hear and react to my prayers. I choose to believe he or she or it does. Why do I choose...
    AndyG5v AndyG5v 56-60, M Apr 4, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 4 Responses Mar 6

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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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    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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    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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    I Believe In Your Choice

    But the only thing I don't like are the people in a religion that tell u ur going to hell because u r not _______! Fill in various religions! Or any one that involves hurting animals or other people. As long as no one or anything gets hurt, I'm cool!
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 18, 2007

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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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    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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    Free Is Good

    We're free in other aspects of life, why not religion. People have suffered in the past because of their religion, so we must follow our religion and be free with our religion :)
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 16, 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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am not what you would consider a "religious person" I do have a faith in something larger then all of us, commonly known as god. I also believe that with out teaching some kind...
    MrsJoanieBNH MrsJoanieBNH 56-60, T Apr 2

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    Let people choose what they want to believe in! Religion doesn't make a person! Plus most people only follow the parts of their religion that benefit them at specific moments or...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    The Signs! Aries - Activity, initiative, leadership, impulsiveness, courage, bravery, independence. Or, arrogance, intolerance, selfishness and dominating behavior. Taurus...
    cycloneange cycloneange 70+, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    1. I believe in the freedom of speech. There are however several exceptions. The most important being that it doesn’t evoke violence or hatred towards others. 2. I believe in...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 31

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    I believe in what I believe. I have to actually see it to believe it. I'm totally supportive of people who have their own religions and beliefs but DO NOT push your religion on...
    Mandy94 Mandy94 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm Atheist and I do think most Atheist make fun of religion. I usually don't yell out "I'm Atheist" due to many believers telling me "you are going to burn in hell for not...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I guess my beliefs are very liberal, so organized religion doesn't quite tailor to that. Let me share with you a quick story and my views on the situation. I was in psychology...
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I believe religion is what separates us. But at the same time, it's what makes us different. I believe people shouldn't worry about what people are, where they've been, how they...
    Kitzami Kitzami 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I think people misunderstand freedom of speech. For some reason people imagine that their freedom of speech gives them immunity to retribution. It does not. Yes you can say what...
    T4RD15 T4RD15 26-30 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I actually did not lose my religion come to think of it. I doubt I ever had faith.. From the moment I could think for myself I felt like religion was made up. I just knew to keep...
    xMissTix xMissTix 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I don't really have a religion. Although my family are huge Christians. But religion in my opinion is a huge hypocrisy in its self. Like hating something that doesn't hurt people...
    EmotionaLila EmotionaLila 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    I believe in freedom of speech if it within reason. If someone wants to fight for gay rights, that within reason. If someone wants to end child labour, this is within reason. As...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Mar 29

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    I no longer want to be identified as "Christian" I love Jesus, just don't believe shoving my beliefs at others, keep religion out of politics. Too many political people using...
    pumilu pumilu 61-65, F Apr 6

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    This is my story. I grew up in an Atheist household, and got my passion for Christianity from my other relatives. I loved to talk about it all the time! As I started to get older i...
    EvangelistTeen EvangelistTeen 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    Here is why : There is far too much evidence of another Realm out there to believe Death is Final , from Ghosts to Past Lives. This is no longer just speculation , and anyone...
    TsavoHunter TsavoHunter 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I feel that organized religion has way too much potential for abuse. And if a religion is being abused like that, i cant believe that it is a true institution of god. I am...
    mydays1994 mydays1994 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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