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I Don't Believe In Organized Religion

I don't know what I believe, but I know that religion does more harm then good! 2,728 People

    Too much crap grows. Moronic crap.

    Jesus was love. But hate gays And send books around the world. But dont solve american problems. Unless its preventing gays wed Or atheist schools Separation of church and state But fund raisers for politicians. Evil crap posing as divine. Divine brown...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 24, 2015

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    No Middle Man Needed

    I was raised Catholic, was an altar boy and thought of becoming a priest earlier in my life. I am older, wiser now and have seen the harm, cruelty and suffering caused in the name of 'God' and organized religion. Humans dictating to others what 'God' wants us to do think, feel...
    paco35 paco35 56-60, M 11 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    I believe in organized religion.

    I know it's real. Unfortunately, I think it does more harm than good. I've seen more hate come from organized religious groups than non-religious groups.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 20, 2015

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    I was raised to be a devote christian.

    I learned a lot about the bible. I don't want to be labeled as a Christian because I don't relate to the church because my beliefs are not aligned with theirs and I feel like I don't want my own personal desires to be categories in the debate of what's wrong and right. I...
    Montanamoonchild Montanamoonchild 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    When I see religious people attack science,

    and by attack I mean belittle the scientific method, when they even fail to the basic concept of what a scientific theory is (germ theory of disease, theory of gravity.)It makes me wonder how can they be so quick to find fault (even when there is none) and at the same time so...
    Synapse81 Synapse81 31-35, M 6 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    I think I'm going to start a new religion.

    It will be called Don't be a **** about it. Because for every aspect of one's life there should be one rule... don't be a **** about it. So you are having a bad day, just don't be a **** about it. Your wife has run off with her yoga instructor. That's her problem, just don't you...
    Kriekki Kriekki 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2015

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    The Unnecessary Nature of Religion

    As I paused from my daily tasks today, a thought struck me... "Religions" are really unnecessary... and I'll tell you why. I had just been reading Zecharia Sitchin's book, "The End Of Days", in which he records his researches and conclusions therefrom...
    Waiwera Waiwera 66-70, M 16 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    Rules .. Rules .. RulesBack then,

    such an illustrative picture would interest me ... am I praying the right way or not? OMG what if I am not? I never really wondered, what difference does it make to God, whether my hands were on my chest or on my stomach? Am I a bad person for putting my hands on my chest while...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 5, 2015

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    Lies And Deceit

    I believe that everyone has the right to believe what they want, that is as long as it does not step on the rights and beliefs of others. Many organized religions are happy to just be the best they can be without having to forcefully recruit new members. Such organizations range...
    WrathAngel WrathAngel 36-40, F 13 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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    Where Is Christ?

    To me it seems people are worshiping their religion and not Jesus Christ. Where do Jesus and God fit into this scenario? Certain religions have made rules that are not biblical at all, therefore are lies. These teachers are going to be held accountable for teaching their...
    Delphinia65 Delphinia65 46-50, F 7 Responses May 28, 2012

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    Watch this: http://m.

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    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 23, 2015

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    Don't get me wrong, I still like Christmas time.

    Not a lot, I hate cold, snow, the commercialization of Christmas. But why do we continue to celebrate it as Christ's birthday when it is quite obvious it is not. Not even close. Let us assume for arguments sake a child named Jesus was born 2000 years ago in Bethlehem as the...
    Jcoe Jcoe 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 22, 2015

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    Spirituality Not Religion

    I have nothing against spirituality and I am a very spiritual person and believe it is a very important part of the human experience with the universe. However I do not believe in organized religions. Religions are man made power structures used to control people through...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Sep 19, 2011

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    I just try and be nice to people

    and do good things. If a religion helps you, fine. But I don't need it in my life.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 29, 2015

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    For all of you who do believe in a God,

    the place you were born in, your colour, your nationality, your appearance and the language you speak doesn't matter. Your faith and your belief is all you need. Your gods are one- he has different names. Don't be deceived. Your prayer, your manner of worship, the way you join...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 27, 2015

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    Who's Right?

    Each religion thinks their beliefs are the only way to achieve whatever. Can they all be right? One wouldn't think so. What if I choose the wrong one? What of I don't want one? If I believe in God, does it have to be yours. What makes you think you're right? When it comes to...
    pentupfreedom pentupfreedom 46-50, M 7 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    I don't deny that there are some relevant

    lessons that can help people in religious texts. There is enough proof out there that religion has helped people live better lives. For me, however, it is less than useful to follow a certain depiction on life to the letter allowing only a single view to narrow my understanding...
    JessicaMarie35 JessicaMarie35 36-40, T 3 Responses Mar 6, 2014

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    Ooops !!! Let´s Reset That Button And Maybe Not Start Again ?

    "The entire Christian calendar is based on a miscalculation", the Pope has declared. The culprit ? The mistake was made by a sixth century monk known as Dionysius Exiguus or in English "Dennis the Small", says the Pope. But exactly how Dennis The Small calculated the year...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 13 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    Im an atheist. The rest of my family are

    protesten. No one except one of my cousins know. I just feel like ive been screwed over so many times and have so many issues that god would have already stepped in by now. I dont want any replies pertaining to how amazing god is and how he will come when he does. I just wanted...
    PCOSstrength PCOSstrength 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    There Is No Pride In Being Part Of An Organized Religion

    In my opinion ,there is no reason whatsoever to be proud of belonging to an organized religion. With all due respect I don´t  understand how someone can feel proud of being Jewish,Muslim,Catholic , etc, when those are simply insular ways  created by men to explain our...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 42 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    I hope I am not the only one frustrated with

    the following. Church of England bishops writing to David Cameron requesting 60000 refuges are taken into the UK. Here are my thoughts: 1) It implies having such a position is morally superior to those without faith. 2) I suspect a proselytising motive behind it as the...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 6 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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    When my children were toddlers,

    I did a year with a Baptist church that was masquerading as a "Non-Denominational" church. Some of my friends attended this church, so I gave it a chance. It was a good social experience. I enjoyed the services and the teachings as long as I remained detached. I would probably...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    Here is something else to challenge believers

    in Heaven. If they believe that sincerely following their faith 'saves them' and those who do not follow their faith will not go to Heaven, then people they know and love who don't follow their faith (e.g. sons and daughters) will NOT be there. That means by logic, the absence...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 16, 2015

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    Disgusting.

    I believe organized religion is what's tearing our world apart. We must not be separated by unworthy religions. Blind faith is one of the worst vices a person can have. It's degrading. It's disgusting.
    kawaiifishy kawaiifishy 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 24, 2011

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    My dear wife has recently started talking about

    getting our children christened, I object on many levels. She was christened and brought up catholic. It was her mothers belief. I was christened, but because my mother didn't attend church regularly between my birth and the birth of my younger brother, the church refused to...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 17, 2015

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    Religion Vs Karma

    I honestly believe that if we had been taught to accept the consequences and the responsibilities of our own actions instead of hoping for some divine intervention with the help of a paid minister every time we screw up, the world would be a much better place and the horrible...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19, 2015

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    Faith Vs. Religion

    One thing that I've discovered about myself is that I have faith in a higher power. Call it what you will but I believe there is something bigger than me at work in the universe. So many people that I know have said in one way or another that their "faith" is nothing more than...
    Kassandra85 Kassandra85 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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    Religion is hate, religion is fear,

    & most wars were caused by religion!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 29, 2015

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    Does anyone have any advice

    for me? My kids are 13, 10, and 6. I was a Catholic until about 3 years ago. After years of internal conflict, I decided to leave the church and Christianity. I consider Christianity an organized religion. I am spiritual; I am in touch with my soul and on my way to true...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 1, 2015

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    Pushing Christianity On Young People

    I dated a Jewish girl for 3 years while I was in high school. Our relationship was solid, and had absolutely nothing to do with religion. We each knew that our respective families believed differently, and that neither was heavy into practice. That is, until my parents hit a...
    Luvboobies Luvboobies 31-35 1 Response Nov 10, 2012

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    So do I. Nevertheless I had experienced a

    so called chakra opening during an LSD trip years ago. It has 3 stages: 1. A sudden explosive clarity and consiousness 2. A mental sliding down into yourself whereas your thoughts and your mind is in complety harmony and order 3. Diving into a undescribable yellow ocean of pure...
    niezuweit niezuweit 26-30 Jul 30, 2015

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    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2015

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    When you condemn the Paris attacks ,

    Muslims directly tell you; there are Muslims dying in Burma, Palestine and Syria, you know! Why are you not condemning those? It is exactly as if you are holding the funeral of a family member of yours and someone shows up at your doorstep and tells you; my uncle died too you...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 20, 2015

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    The Thin Red Line

    In my opinion, in a conversation with the truly religious, the line between preaching and not preaching is very, very  thin. I have always been interested in learning why people believe the things they do, but that is as far as my interest goes as I have no desire to join any...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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    Ben Carson is taking a lot of heat

    for saying a Muslim should not be president. Full disclosure: I am a secular liberal, whose religious views are summed up by Diderot's observation that mankind will not be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. My definition of...
    MidwestPagan MidwestPagan 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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    I was baptized twice into two religions,

    however I do not follow these religions. I have studied religion & have my own set of beliefs open to change.
    sumone1somebody sumone1somebody 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    Religion Does Not Teach Love.

        Sadly religious beliefs reduce God to the level of humanity with all its foibles and prejudices,so that makes the God of religion a cruel,vengeful and petty God of the male gender.God has no gender and God is far above punishing unmarried mothers or same sex couples for...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 35 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    harrumphed harrumphed 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2015

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    Justsilence00 Justsilence00 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 2, 2015

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    I was raised catholic.

    ..well not in a strict catholic manner...we frequently went to church. Before tucking me in I always said a prayer with my mother and at school we had religious education once a week.But I never stuck to that religion stuff. Don’t get me wrong. I am a believer. You may ask...
    MentallyVibrating MentallyVibrating 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2015

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    I hate religion my self

    but I love Jesus Christ. Religion is a bunch of laws we can't keep, that's why we need a savior which is a relationship with God (not religion) something has to pay for sin.
    arin19807 arin19807 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 25, 2015

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    I Believe..just Not In Religion..

    I believe in God However, I do not believe in any one religion. I suppose if I had to identify with one, I might be inclined to lean towards Catholicism because I do take some comfort in the saints. I digress. The main reason I don't believe in organized religion is simple...
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    Religion Isn't For Me

    Religion is a way of telling you how you should live your life.  I believe that people should decide how to live their own lives, and that the more they hand over their willpower over to a "higher power", the more out of control they really become.  I will never...
    Drakkonvulfish Drakkonvulfish 16-17, F 11 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    I've rejected the idea of God

    for a long time, but I knew something felt not quite right about that. It became clear in my mind recently, it's not God I'm rejecting, it's organised religion. I want God, I just don't want organised religion. Simple, really.
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 21 Responses Nov 18, 2015

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