I Don't Believe In Organized Religion

I don't know what I believe, but I know that religion does more harm then good! 2,637 People

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2015

    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

    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

    i personally.... don't share your belief on

    quite the same level, i think. I think it's super neat that you can find something that you have put your faith into believing. I think it's definately alright for people to not believe in god, i think. if there is a god however, i don't think he would be all that religion says...
    a1uM1nuM448 a1uM1nuM448
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2014

    I totally respect the catholic ethic

    as well as the Eastern philosiphies and of course the teachings of Mohamed but I believe organized religion is has been used to justify countless bad things throughout history. Especially in the catholic church. I sound so much like my brother its crazy. next thing you know i...
    QuinnStew QuinnStew
    16-17, F
    Jul 1, 2014

    I don't believe in any organized religion

    because I find that if you don't believe there way they always condemn you to there version of hell which makes then feel superior, no thanks.. I believe in god and heaven/hell but not in any book written by man trying to interpret gods words... I have added a picture to this...
    John2526 John2526
    36-40, M
    3 Responses May 9, 2014

    Jesus doesn't love you 9/11 would've never

    happened Aids would be cured Ignorance wouldn't be so prevalent World peace would have occurred That is all
    YungPocahontas YungPocahontas
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2014

    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 of spirituality or goodness that is greater then mankind, social structures tend to begin to unravel. I'm a native US citizen, I was brought up in...
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire
    61-65, T
    3 Responses Apr 2, 2014

    I believe there is some form of god

    but I'm not worried about like going to hell, I try being kind to people. I think we should all just live life to the fullest and be the happiest we can be
    Otto1234566 Otto1234566
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2014

    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

    I don’t subscribe to an organized religion,

    but I love the Bible – not because I think that it’s divine, but because I think that it’s human. There can be more insight into the human condition in a single biblical passage than in most psychology texts.
    kaltstellen kaltstellen
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 27, 2014

    I don't know if this is a religion

    or not, but I believe all religions may be true. If you think about it, they are all ridicules in some ways, everyone thinks their religion is the "right" religion. Who is to say we're all not right.
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 23, 2014

    I believe it exists. I don't believe it is

    necessary. Can't wait to get God's opinion on the subject
    luvme23 luvme23
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2014

    I do believe there's something out there bigger

    than myself, though, and I absolutely get why people attach themselves to religious groups and ideals. There's comfort in it, there are rules to follow and ways to be that you don't have to take responsibility for - you just give yourself over to this God, this unknown being. I...
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2014

    It's a sad fact that organized religion always

    falls into one or both of two traps : becoming a vertical power structure and/or encouraging persecution of nonbelievers. Usually both. Hell, even Buddhism.
    myrandomusername myrandomusername
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 12, 2014

    If humans have been involved at some point,

    there will be errors. If you take a step back and look at what a religion dictates then you can see that it meets the needs of a certain group of people and is interpreted however ones likes. Not saying that is Is evil or bad in general but It has caused a great many hardships...
    persononinternet persononinternet
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2014

    I feel lost because I do not believe in

    religion. Especially not organized religion. However I am still considering my belief in God. There is no science but I feel myself losing hope when I think there is no God.
    sarahnicole89 sarahnicole89
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2014

    I believe in one thing: be genuinely kind to

    others. We don't need outdated orders and rules. People who say they don't judge are lying. But there is a difference between judging and being judgemental. Everyone judges, but it's when you treat people differently because of who they are that you become judgemental. Accept...
    Brides Brides
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2014

    I Just Don't Believe In It...

    I was never religious, did not come from a religious background. Sure, like many, my family brought me to church when I was younger. I also went to temple with a friend of the Jewish faith. I have never honestly believed. Reading the bible, I found that it read like a story. A...
    flybutterflyD flybutterflyD
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2013

    Good Vs. Bad

    Although organized religion causes a lot of distress, disharmony, etc. I believe that in some cases it can be wonderful. Not only can it give the hopeless hope, for some people, the only reason they don't lie, cheat, steal, kill, disrespect, etc. is out of fear due to their...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent
    18-21
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

    Theology Today, Mythology Tomorrow

    A few years ago, I was a promising youth leader at the church where my dad is a senior ordained priest. Now, I'm one of the major proponents of deism among people my age. It's a long story, but here's my opinion in a nutshell: I believe any religion is formed of two basic...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 11, 2013

    Organized Chaos

    I know organized religion exists but I have decided to no longer participate in it on any regular basis. I may go to a service with a friend for a purpose - theirs or mine - but I will never belong to another church. My last church supported and endorsed a camp where sadly my...
    jenvice jenvice
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2013

    What Is My Religion?

    I go to a small Christian university and I've recently began to struggle within myself. I dint feel as any one around me understands because they are safely and blindly following. I feel bad for wondering, even daring to question God, but the more I delve Into one of the two...
    Dedrick2123 Dedrick2123
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Aug 28, 2013

    Then You're Going To Hell!

                          ... OR was that me going to hell? I always get confused.Maybe Zombie Jesus can help!
    OgoNay OgoNay
    46-50
    3 Responses Aug 28, 2013

    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 Path To God

    I believe, to get to heaven, you must be kind, generous, and loving. You can be catholic, protestant, atheist, hindu, jewish, agnostic, anglican, pagan, or whatever else. You can literally believe that the earth was created by a flying purple monkey with bicycles for feet. If...
    whitemiddleclassteengirl whitemiddleclassteengirl
    18-21, F
    Aug 11, 2013

    What I Learned In Catholic School

    God loves everyone. Everyone is his child. However, if you belong to another religion, you will go to hell. Jesus taught us to love everyone. Jesus says that to hate another person is to hate him. Jesus says to love the sick, the sinners, the outcasts, the poor. However, if you...
    whitemiddleclassteengirl whitemiddleclassteengirl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

    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

    Gotta Have Faith

    Tending to his duties this morning, a quiet and unassuming man moved around to the far side when he saw a strange but powerful flickering Light. He decided to investigate when he heard someone call his name, “Bob! Bob!” he heard coming from within the Light. And Bob said...
    PaleFox PaleFox
    46-50, M
    Aug 1, 2013

    Unity

    I did the most wonderful thing for my walk with God. I let organized religion go a long time ago but now I am embracing everyone idea, customs, doctrine, and more. Of course I am not going to agree with everything others choose to believe but it doesn't mean they will not impart...
    iLightBeing iLightBeing
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 23, 2013

    Hate Thy Neighbor

    Question: Is religion a compelling excuse to hate, fear, exclude, persecute thy neighbor? I know this is semi-rhetorical in this crowd but I am consistently impressed with the difference between what most religions say on the surface 'Love thy neighbor' etc. and the behavior...
    jllong jllong
    51-55
    14 Responses Jul 21, 2013

    It Doesn'T Matter What You Call Yourself

    But what you do and how you act. Do you act out of love, or from greed. Little things matter, for there no big things, just collections of little things. Do you care? I hope so, I think it matters, What if it is not God that records everything we do, what if we are recording...
    xxorama xxorama
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 6, 2013

    Caution

    It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.Robert A Heinlein.
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2013

    Theology

    Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything. Robert A Heinlein.
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    Mar 15, 2013

    Human Flaws

    If you read the book 'The Golden Bough' by James Frazer you will understand much about the relioanthrolopological foundations and see the fundamental flaw in religion, which is man himself. Each religion starts off well, with a voice in the Desert but loses its way because of the...
    Malpasse Malpasse
    18-21, F
    Feb 24, 2013

    Pinhole People

    That's what I call both religious and non-religious people that are going through life, consumed by their limited capacity for seeking truths. Pinhole People. They are so focused on their beliefs, that they leave no room for the possibility that maybe, just maybe, they believe in...
    Kidatforty Kidatforty
    56-60, M
    Feb 10, 2013

    I Believe In Morals, Possibilities, The Human Experience, Meaning, Purpose And Living

    So I am not against Organized Religion, just how over-dogmatic people can be with religion. People say the Abrahamic religions are overly dogmatic, but Eastern Religion can be just as Dogmatic. Im not one who is interested in all those metaphysical questions, like time, space...
    ratburn ratburn
    18-21
    1 Response Jan 24, 2013

    Always Questioned Religion Now I Know Why

        Know Thyself Part 1http://youtu.be/b2luC4AHmHEKnow Thyself Part 2http://youtu.be/dzaafl3M0xM
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 17, 2013

    One Man's View, Another's Distaste

    I, at one time, went to church. Whether told to as a child, or wanting to as a young adult. My great-grandfather was a Hellfire and brimstone kinda Babtist preacher. He used to scare me into belief when I heard his sermons as a boy. He was good. I trusted his knowledge of...
    CAnnesdad CAnnesdad
    41-45, M
    Dec 14, 2012

    Truths Are Self Evident

    I have always liked that statement. That is what I believe in. I have looked into different religions so that I would have a basis for forming my beliefs and have determined that it is a bunch of garbage with very little supporting evidence of a supreme being. Some things in life...
    Kidatforty Kidatforty
    56-60, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2012

    Another Life

    You only have one life....eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow you may die. I use to believe that until I became aware of some of my past lives. Now, I eat, drink, and know...tomorrow is a shadow of today. It's hard enough living on life time at a time, but sometimes knowing why...
    lynnbaker47 lynnbaker47
    61-65, M
    Nov 25, 2012

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Nov 22, 2012

    Apparently, There's A High Chance That I Wont Be Able To Go To Heaven...

    I honestly believe in the existence of a higher being, a god, but I dont believe in the church. Growing up in a religious community though, my companions often tried (they still do sometimes) to "reach out" to me. They make it like I'm some sort of a special project or something...
    frutti frutti
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2012

    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

    I Never Thought.

    I never thought much of a Spiritual Life when I was young. Mostly because my parents fought more over religious ideals than bills. My Dad was Spiritual while my Mother was a Born Again Christian. The thing I noticed between the two was...my Dad was more broad minded. This doesn't...
    lynnbaker47 lynnbaker47
    61-65, M
    Nov 9, 2012

    Why Is There So Much Conflict?

    Most religions claim that their followers will be saved, but in the end (in my opinion) more harm is done than good. Do some people realize we are arguing over events that probably never even happened?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2012

    Spiritual Over Religious.

    For myself I don't believe in organized religion, just spiritual, not religious. While religion works for many people, that's fine it works for them, I have nothing against that at all. Just when it comes to myself. I believe we all should do what works for US, and others do what...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2012

    Not At All

    No I don't believe in organised religion, because I don't believe god (or whoever you want to call him/ her/ it/ them) can be defined. God is everywhere, in the wind, in the land, and in the miracle of each breath we take. I am not a christian, I am not part of any religious or...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    8 Responses Aug 29, 2012

    I Made A Mistake Guys And Girls!!!!

    HELLO EVERYONE. I WROTE A SPECIAL STORY THAT I VERY MUCH WANTED TO SHARE WITH AT LEAST A FEW PEOPLE. WELL IT LOOKS LIKE UNLESS I TELL YOU ALL THIS NO ONE WILL EVER READ IT. SEE I MADE A BIG BOOBOO AND STARTED A NEW GROUP SILLY ME IT WAS ONLY MY 3RD STORY AND I REALLY DON'T KNOW...
    tabitha1960 tabitha1960
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2012

    Behold, I Am The Herald Of The God Hedonistis!

    Worship Hedonistis, for he will grant you your heart's desires upon your death! What does Hedonistis demand? Simply that you fulfill your own desires! Have sex at least three times a week and eat whatever makes you happy. The power of your happiness feeds Hedonistis' eternal...
    Ubermen5ch Ubermen5ch
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 25, 2012

    As Much As The Idea Is Tempting...

    I could never truly submit to an organized religion by choice. I mean, hey I'm sure it would be so peaceful to never have any doubt about your faith and become so wrapped up in that, but I'm just not wired for that. Part of it was that I grew up Catholic (not in a highly...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 13, 2012

    So Corrupt!

    I'm a member of the Catholic church, but not by choice. I have a very strict religios family, who belives in every single rule and will blindly follow whatever the church says. I hate that there are so many rules and regulations in something that is supposidly circled around...
    sweetpeads sweetpeads
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2012

    Religion Is About Control

    I read a book called 'The war on heresy' which is essentially about the Catholic Church's consolidation of its power in the early middle ages. It was insightful to me, being from a very old Languedocien family, the oppressions effected on the peoples of southern France by the...
    Rosis92 Rosis92
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2012

    Mormonism - A False Belief Created By A False Prophet

    I was born into this organization and only recently managed to escape its crushing falsehoods, lies and deceptive ways. I am not here to convert people (not anymore), but to educate them in the lies of this organization and to have people honestly ask themselves: "Why do i...
    ScottShaw ScottShaw
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2012

    Non-existent Part Of My Life.

    This is the group closest to what I believe. If it makes sense (I know it doesn't I can't find anyone else who can follow my logic much less believe what I believe). But, I've been in a lot of religions and the technical term for what I have been for the last few years is...
    AHealingSound AHealingSound
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2012

    Possessions Through History

    Possessions through History This article is available at www.bloidnews.com Please visit my site, like us and please help spread the site around. I need fans to keep it going. Please help.Thanks. Sometimes nature plays the role of the villain, other times disease ravishes mankind...
    ricknaub ricknaub
    36-40
    Jul 2, 2012

    Religion An Operating System For Humans

    Through Religion they have Programmed Humans and as a innocent future generation landing on earth, they have modified our behavior to suit their wishes, and to make us follow them as LAMBS.. One thing that I can't understand is that why the so called literates never thought of...
    in10RjFox in10RjFox
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jun 19, 2012

    I Believe It Exists, I Just Choose Not To Believe In It Anymore.

    I have experienced DELUSION by believing in organized religion.When I was seeking "truth", I was pushed away from writers who were expansively minded and "out there" and OUT of the christian comfort zone to the point of being labeled "new age" or "heresy". All of this was...
    Missalaineyeus Missalaineyeus
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2012

    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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