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I Hate Religion

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    I Don't Hate Religion

    I am an atheist. Religion has demonstrated itself time and time again to be intellectually dishonest, malicious, etc. But you all know this. This is why you joined. But while I share most of the same views the rest of you have on why religion is detrimental to society, I do not...
    DreamsinaPie DreamsinaPie 18-21, M 27 Responses Nov 12, 2010

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    I am sure many of you here agree with me,

    but I am so frustrated banging my head against the wall: RELIGION IS MAN MADE!!!!
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 14

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    Schools exist to educate.

    Religions exist to indoctrinate.
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    This is how I've always seen it.

    To be religious you have to do two things... Part A. Try and be a nice person, who does good things and tries to avoid doing bad things, accepting that we are after all only human and occasionally bad things do happen. Part B. Believe in, and repeat to others, a story that's...
    Happytohelp77 Happytohelp77 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    I'm getting really freaking sick

    and tired of seeing atheists post on here saying "I hate God, because Christians shove him down our throat, and Christians are annoying freaks." Etc. And I freaking hate the Christians that say shiz like "I hate atheists, they'll go to he'll" Does it really matter..? Does...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    emeraldtriangle420 emeraldtriangle420 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    Catholics Are the Biggest Hypocrites.

    They are the stupidest people in the world. Seriously. I mean i went to church one day to see my sister perform in some dance coz she was graduating from a private school and well..the crap the teachers said about "god".. Like you wonder why they are all "NO...
    waytoogenerous waytoogenerous 16-17, F 52 Responses Nov 16, 2006

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    The Lord's Prayer - Uncut

    Our Father, which aren't in heaven Shallow hid be thy Game. Thy Kingdom? None. Sin and corruption will be done in earth, Do your best to contradict heaven Give us this day , I give you my brain And reprimand us our inevitable idiocy As we murder them in the name of God for no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    berangere berangere 66-70, F Jun 15

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    I just don't think religion fixes problems,

    it makes problems worse. Take the crusades for example. I think life would be so much better if there were no religion. But that's just my view on the topic, everyone has the right to express their thoughts.
    xBleedMeDryx xBleedMeDryx 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2014

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    No matter what people say about cons

    and pros about religion, all I see is a pile of garbage.
    Tedermaan Tedermaan 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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    I am not religious. Everyone believes their

    religion is the correct and true religion. Who is to say? Religion is one of the main reasons for wars and hate crimes. If you are religious fine, but keep it to yourself and realize, it is only your BELIEF. There are no cold, hard facts. Just be a good person and do the...
    Psych102 Psych102 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    There Shouldn't Be Any Religion

    I hate all religions. there is no such thing like that. and God hasn't created it. God cannot divide between his own children. Why there have to be different religions when all give the same messege? I believe in God and but I just don't believe in the religion. There can't...
    Titan007 Titan007 22-25, M 21 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    I strongly disagree with religion.

    It causes nothing but war and suffering, and holding on to illogical, outdated beliefs. This is a quote from a friend of mine's grandmother: "Do not try to engage a rational discussion with religious people. No way they will change their believes /confusion / delusion. You...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 9 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    I'm not an atheist, I refuse to put myself into

    a category. I'm spiritual but not religious. Religion is idiotic, it's brainwash, nothing different from a cult. I live for me, I believe in me, i am the only person who can control my life.
    thefeels21 thefeels21 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2014

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    He says it so much better

    than I ever could. http://youtu.be/fvg3mRZXut4
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response Mar 28

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    Everything about it. A lot of Christians agree

    about hating religion, but then they pull the whole "but i love my relationship with Jesus Christ/God!" out of their butts. like WAKE UP people! The whole god nonsense is something the church instilled in them. It's something they use to keep them coming back, or the very least...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 26

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    If the closest thing is to a burning bush you

    have got to is a STD. There probley is no God.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 Apr 26

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    I Hate Religion, But I Can't Hate The Sheep...

    Intellectually - I think all religions do more harm than good, and that has been established and maintained throughout human existence. I know good people who are religious. I know very smart people who are religious. But just because some religious people can be caring or wise...
    blushdrip blushdrip 26-30, F 4 Responses May 20, 2011

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    Easter Sunday is always stressful

    for me, as I am the only one that doesn't enjoy going to church for Easter service, so I just don't. My family always invites me and encourages me to join them, but it seems hypocritical to go just because everyone else is going.
    jeffngeorgia jeffngeorgia 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    We Need Balance, Not Conviction!

    Every time I meet a religious man I walk away wondering if they have even realized that they themselves exist and have potential.  Every Christian is so obsessed with doing everything that Christ tells them to for Christ that they completely dismiss their own input and their...
    corndiggity corndiggity 22-25, M 11 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    It is a function of religion

    that it sees itself as the highest reference for morality and above all other beliefs. This means that it puts down other beliefs and is insulted when other beliefs put it down.
    barzins barzins 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 11

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    When a man on a street is reading the out loud

    through a loud speaker is it ok to stand next to him and shout prise satan and all the demons of hell?
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 5 Responses Apr 15

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    I really hate the way many christians bring up

    their kids. This is pretty much the only reason why i actually hate christianity. I can get over the wars, massacres, witch burnings and ignorance but when it comes to raising modern kids thats a different story.
    guitarspro guitarspro 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 21

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    AnotherWasteofLife AnotherWasteofLife 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    Any philosophy that encourages close-mindedness,

    is set up to take advantage of people's lack of independent thought.
    barzins barzins 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 12

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    Fetuseater Fetuseater 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    The only good thing to come out of religion is

    the BBC radio series Old Harry's Game which is a comedy set in the depths of Hell written by and staring in Andy Hamilton.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 Apr 26

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    Je Suis Charlie Every form of media should

    present this picture as a sign of true solidarity. Not just the words above.
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    Religion is used as a weapon.

    Not all religious people are bad but it seems to bring out the worst in people. Religion seems like a justified excuse to hate people and make others feel unnecessary guilt. Religion is negative when it should be positive. The hypocritical and holier-than-thou bible thumpers are...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 7 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    sikphuq sikphuq 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 8

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    So sick of being forced to be a christian.

    I love God and Jesus. But I do not go to church and I do not call myself christian. It's my own choice and what I want to believe. I had a fight with my Grandmother about going to church and she doesn't even go! The reason I do not call myself a Christian: So many times...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    Need I say more? I don't.

    But the stupid EP thing is making me write more.
    barzins barzins 46-50, M Feb 12

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 4

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    I am presently watching a documentary on Jesus,

    quite clearly by producers with a subtle Christian inclination. It is not presented with a critical tone and describes that crucified Nazarene's life as a matter of fact. For a start, this frustrates me as I can imagine the credulous audience this 'documentary' reaches and...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M Mar 28

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    What An Extremely Profitable Business

    F ollow this train of thought......   I have a product to sell you that you're really gonna need. You will pay me 10% of YOUR income for it. I'll never let you see it. You must show up weekly to me for it. You'll bring your children to me and I'll threaten them to buy it...
    qff35 qff35 41-45, M 23 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    I Hate...

    ...Christianity!!! That's right, I HATE it! Like so many others, I too was raised to pray to that phantom, Jesus. If you have any problems, just pray, and everything will be okay--trust in Jesus. I was told that Jesus was always with me, and that he would never forsake me, said...
    FilteredLight FilteredLight 41-45, M 8 Responses May 1, 2012

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    Down with the ignorant masses portraying their

    religion as fact! Realize you can never prove religion. Believe what you will bet never force me to believe your ways.
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 8

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    F*** Religion

    Religion is a blind faith for a fool of a man. I really dont give a **** wtf you believe in but why is it that you have to push your beliefs on everyone else? Thats right im talking to all you jesus freaks out there! God is bs. He just gives hope to people for s*** thats never...
    Monigrl71994 Monigrl71994 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    I'm not an atheist in any way,

    I believe whole heartedly in there being a higher power. I even believe in God, to some extent. I believe in every religion, they believe their gods but for me the one thing I don't accept, is religion. I was raised by parents who were catholic, but refused that as they grew...
    Ariadni8 Ariadni8 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2014

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    Why is it that if one person sees an imaginary

    figure it's called insanity? But if a group of people see an imaginary figure it's called religion?
    isatbytheocean isatbytheocean 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 31, 2014

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    I don't mean to be disrespectful towards those

    who are... But you do realise that religion tears people apart instead of creating a bond? Just another way to "tag" people and create yet more differences
    ElizabethRives ElizabethRives 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 8

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    Well... Religion is something very materialistic

    when it comes to a true spiritual experience. Once you experience spirituality you finally get rid of religion
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 23

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    Religion and 'the Church'

    i may believe in God.  i may believe in evolution.  i may read the Bible and watch all sorts of mind expanding science shows and believe it all but what i don't believe in is 'man.'  religion and 'the church' is all about 'man.'  it's nothing more than...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 29 Responses Jun 12, 2007

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    The topic of religion always makes me furious.

    You can try to convince me all you'd like, but all religion sounds like a fairytale made for children, so they can learn 'morals', because their parents are too busy to. It's hypocritical, it makes no logical sense, and it makes people simply narrow minded. I will never force...
    Shelbyinshambles Shelbyinshambles 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 21, 2014

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    Is there a good way of getting out off bible

    bashers? as two stopped in the street and tried to talk to me. I considered acting crazy and asking them to believe in the sky fairies.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 Response Apr 15

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    It occurred to me that hating religion is like

    trying to bite your elbow. Pointless. All that religion represents is a lack of education. How can I hate a lack of something? How can anyone hate nothing? I have explained myself in more detail in my most recent "I like to think" story, if anyone is interested in the reasons...