I Don't Believe In Organized Religion

I don't know what I believe, but I know that religion does more harm then good! 2,638 People

    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
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    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
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 16, 2015
    harrumphed harrumphed
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2014

    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
    31 Responses Aug 21, 2013

    the religion is only between you

    and the God...there must not be a third person...no book,temple,churches,philosophy,dogmas..make any one spiritual..these all are only tools when one is young and we must go beyond these to really encounter god
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    1 Response Mar 19, 2016

    Oh great, another anti religion rant from an

    evil nonbeliever. Not really, not entirely. What I offer, what I propose is not to insult any other faith, but to offer a new one. A religion void of the earlier wars and hatred of every race but our one chosen people. Whoever you are, I understand that only you matter, it...
    Jcoe Jcoe
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2016

    I Think I'm Losing My Religion

    I think I'm losing my religion... Yaaaay... Lol Don't get me wrong, I still believe in the existence of a Creater or God. I think there is still so much that is unexplainable that it is difficult for anyone to prove that human beings were or were not created. Besides, I like the...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987
    22-25, M
    10 Responses Apr 3, 2012

    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
    9 Responses Jun 2, 2011

    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
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Aug 25, 2015

    My heart is breaking.

    I just read through a profile of a girl 18-21, raised in America. I could cry. Her groups state that she wears a burqa, studies Islam, devotes herself to her husband, etc. Those are not what floored me. She has an experience that explains how she was raised in America, in a...
    Starbr1ght Starbr1ght
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2016

    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...
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    5 Responses Sep 19, 2011

    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

    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

    Religion is hate, religion is fear,

    & most wars were caused by religion!
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    2 Responses Aug 29, 2015


    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

    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.
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    1 Response Aug 20, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 10, 2013

    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
    5 Responses Apr 26, 2012

    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
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Nov 20, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2010

    I don't believe it exists.

    All religion is either disorganized or no one attends it. (Joking) :D I do tend to think though that whenever you get a collection of people together and decide, "hey, let's go ahead and believe in stuff without doing research and validate each other believing in stuff without...
    JaxyBaine JaxyBaine
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 7, 2015

    blessed to born as hindu.

    ..no founder but many sages..no particular god but a million gods exit..no particular scripture but a thousands of it exist..nobody compell to always go to temple..even one can be atheist and no problem at all...can choose our own way to worship...everything is considered sacred...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 10, 2016

    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...
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    1 Response Dec 23, 2011

    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

    I'm an ex-Muslim and believe

    that there shouldn't be religion in this world.
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    4 Responses Mar 13, 2016

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    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015

    I am, myself, a non-denominational Christian.

    I have come to my own conclusions through reading the words of Christ, through prayer, and through meditation. My conclusion is, that Christ's message was never one that would ever rule this world of greed and human judgement we live in until the day Christ returns in glory. His...
    sierra1997 sierra1997
    18-21, F
    Mar 18, 2016

    faith is ok Is ok I suppose,

    but religion is too often used to denigrate and ostricize other people
    dethlord dethlord
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 30, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    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

    This guy said he wants our hypothetical

    children to be raised as Christian, He wants me to look into it. Yeah, I think he will have a hard time with this heathen, lol.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2016

    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...
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    2 Responses Jan 26, 2016

    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...
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    6 Responses Nov 22, 2012

    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...
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    25 Responses Jan 24, 2010

    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...
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    3 Responses Sep 27, 2015
    Justsilence00 Justsilence00
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    It's really dangerous,

    look around at what's happening around the world.
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    2 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    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
    Jul 30, 2015

    I was raised Roman Catholic

    but abandoned religion around my teen years when I really began to find out about other religions. How they all claim to be the one true religion and that all the other religions are false. It all seemed very silly to me so I turned my back on religion for good. And as I learned...
    CarverReturns CarverReturns
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2016

    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
    3 Responses Feb 29, 2012

    MissGaga MissGaga
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 19, 2015


    MissGaga MissGaga
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2015

    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
    70+, M
    15 Responses Sep 3, 2009

    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
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Dec 22, 2015
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