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I Have No Religion

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    I was never raised as a religious person.

    My parents and I never went to church it's because my mom didn't like how they had you do all these things go to events give them money(when there this giant church with gold leaf everywhere) and it made sense. I've been in an actual church service I think 4 times so far in my...
    Konalover0210 Konalover0210 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Never Have, Never Will

    I have never gone to church, even as a child. My mother believed that I should be the one to decide what religion I would follow, and now, I dont really want to follow any. To me, a lot of them just limit you. You have to do this, do that. and a lot of those people all seem to be...
    JustaPerson101 JustaPerson101 18-21 Mar 11, 2013

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    Iv was really big into religion I grew up

    supposably being "catholic" when I would go to church every Sunday and Wednesdays for youth meetings. Then one day I found out the priest had raped one of the boys that would go to the youth meetings with me . I was in 8th grade. So my parents made me switch church and the next...
    desi18 desi18 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    Freedom

    You are either religious or free.
    soheil4 soheil4 18-21, M Sep 9, 2013

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    I was never bought up

    as religious. I first became aware of it when I went to school. You see, back in the 1970s some schools in the UK were still populated by the 'old school' Teachers bought up in the halcyon days of the 1950s, where Sunday School and church were a focal point of what is was to be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I Choose Not to Have One

    I feel that most religions tie you down to one way of life. I prefer to just call myself diverse. I don't have a problem with people who have strong religions though. Especially christianity and other religions of the like because I would have to say they have the strongest...
    peachplumpear peachplumpear 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2007

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    More And More

    I've come to realize I'm not suited to be a 'member/follower' of any type of religion. I just remember watching people in church 'getting the holy spirit' and jumping around and 'speaking in tongues' and wondering why I didn't feel it? What was wrong with me. At this time I was...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    Not That I Don't Want One...

            When I was young, like really young, we went to a catholic church. I went to Sunday school, I was babtised, I was getting ready for a communion. (I still don't really know what that is...) However, by the age of 7, we stopped attending church. My mother began to...
    anothersilhouette anothersilhouette 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2011

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    But That Doesn't Make Me An Atheist,,,

    My boyfriend is a hardcore atheist.  To him, there is nothing in this world that cannot be explained with science.  Anything he cannot explain with science, he believes is still explainable using scientific terms - we just don't know what those terms are.   The...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2008

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    I have no religion, but know I'll never be a

    christian. I don't read the bible, what I have read of it most I didn't understand, and really don't care to understand it either. first thing is I don't think anyone knows how we got here, 2nd I don't believe all the sin in this world was caused by a lady that ate a piece of...
    beca0a1 beca0a1 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Why Should There Be Religion?

    Why should there be religions? Yes it's something for people to believe in and to turn to but what good does religion actually give us? I know everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, I have nothing against it but I have no religion. Religion has caused wars, more deaths than a...
    thisaccountisgone thisaccountisgone 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    I Believe In Nothing Religious.

    I have absolutely no belief in God and I can't even consider such nonsense. I don't know if anyone else feels the same way, but I've only met one or two people in my life that did and I was married to both. Am I so unusual to have no faith? Is the human brain so wired for it...
    kelalone kelalone 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2012

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    Don't Believe...

    There is no religion that i have found that suits me...Everything i have tried, has just been a total let down, but i am okay be not having a religion...It just means that i am my own person, and no one else's...
    Godzirra7377 Godzirra7377 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    Feels Like A Divorce

    It has been about a month after my decision not to continue to live as a Catholic.  It happened mainly because it was time for me to pass on all of the usual rituals of baptism and communion to my son.  I suddenly began to reflect on my life as a Catholic and how strongly I...
    B3lla01 B3lla01 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    Should Have To Have One

    Oky my mom's family are religious about EVERYTHING. My dads side also except there Jehovah s. My family haven't ever really pushed religion really on me or anything when I was little. but as I got older stuff started going bad in my family and my mom and dad were like go to "god...
    D3L13 D3L13 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2011

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    wanting to buy the satanic bible next time I

    get a chance, I've looked into just a few other religions but none seem to interest me that much. mainly christianity which is a huge turn off, wicca seemed kind of interesting but just not my thing anymore. honestly don't know much about satanism, but defintely wanting to learn...
    beca0a1 beca0a1 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I Like This Group

    while i feel there is a power out there i do not feel it is what others want you to thing and feel i do not think he want you to followol others like there are a judis goat we ewere give a mind and knowledge to use it
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Mar 31, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Haha I couldn't say it better Steven Weinberg.... With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people...
    jordo1818 jordo1818 16-17, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I never thought I would say this a couple of years ago as I was raised to go to mass and do things I didn't really want to do. I viewed religion as being boring and redundant and I...
    Affley Affley 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Its something that really irks me. You tell someone you're a certain religion and instantly they think things about you without knowing what they're talking about or doing their...
    sftbllstar16 sftbllstar16 22-25, F Jul 5

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    **okay so I'm off topic a bit but** Let me be and I will let you be. My experience s of some religion people makes me understand why some people are atheist, and why some people...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    This will probably end up upsetting & offend some one. To those people, I would like to say: TO FREAKING BAD!!! This experience is My own person belief. You don't like it, I don't...
    Ronin1369 Ronin1369 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yes, I'm talking about religion. My family contains a mixture of Buddhists and Christians, so I grew up respecting both (if not, all) religions. Heck, I think I was ready to slap...
    Serendipiity Serendipiity 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I always thought that religion is supposed to being people together. So far, al I saw is religions dividing people. Even people of the same religion but different branches are...
    alexiadahl alexiadahl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Everyone is free to believe in what he or she wants. I am a christian and I believe in the bible and in Jesus and for me it is the only true religion. But I totally repsect other...
    Jennyred Jennyred 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't believe in it. I just can't. I deny God's existence. Just because there is a Bible, doesn't mean God existed. I can write a book, put it way, somebody will find it and pass...
    NoraWindsor NoraWindsor 13-15, F Jun 25

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    I think the only place religion has in a school is in a historical context. That doesn't mean picking out scriptures from a holy text and deciding when something happened. I mean...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I know i'm young and I still have a lot to learn and my opinion might differ from very many people, but I feel that religion is just a way to control people and keep them in order...
    Tuho Tuho 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    Tbh, when I see these posts against these certain religions I just sit back and wonder and the closest idea I can compare it to is, Islam, or Muslims. How they kill for 'Allah' or...
    JadoK JadoK 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I don't care what your religion (or lack of religion) is, I will still see you as a person and will not judge you based upon you beliefs. As a Christian, I believe it is what we...
    MyOwnSecretSide MyOwnSecretSide 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 29

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    It's just an observation, but because they seem to dominate the world the most evil seems to be perpetrated by those following the Abrahamic religions. Oh yes there are exceptions...
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    You must understand, hatefulness of religion is not hatred if the people of that religion, not in the slightest. It's simply a strong dislike of the philosophy or acts committed in...
    SamJanowiak SamJanowiak 13-15, M Jul 1

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    RELIGION its about having a RELATIONSHIP and having FAITH in God... Religion has torn people apart due to its "Moralistic view" and people feeling better than others just because...
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Do you belong to any religion? If yes, what is it? Why would you think your religion is the right one? In few words, what do you like the most about your religion? * I don't...
    Innocence28 Innocence28 26-30, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    Muslims particularly. I have a lot of friends who are Muslims and honestly, people need to stop judging them just because of their religion. We need to pay attention more about...
    flyoffsomewhere flyoffsomewhere 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I believe in freedom of religion and I believe in freed from religion. For those who say this is a Christian nation, I grant that they are right if they speak of culture, but they...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    There are stereotypes, double standards, etc. Even atheism has been turned into a religion of sorts with its congregating believers rising up and fighting to suppress any and all...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I don't have any theistic religion (I'm an atheist and a Buddhist) and I don't have a problem with religion (unless it is trying to infringe the rights of others) but I am...
    SamJanowiak SamJanowiak 13-15, M Jul 1

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    Although I don't understand most religions and why they have such great followings, I respect the things they teach like family values and being a good person and such, but I don't...
    laracomn laracomn 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I wouldn't say I'm an athiest as most of the time I do believe in some form of God; though i believe him to not be how he is portrayed in The Bible. For example, more of a spirit...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have no problem with people who claim they have other religions. I do care when they say that should be the only religion because we live to believe in false hope.
    Lyririden Lyririden 18-21 5 days ago

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    Spirituality is your life's experience as a human and not avoiding the facts. Religion is following someone else's and saying forget the facts.
    beautifullywrittenambition beautifullywrittenambition 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    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...
    QuinnStew QuinnStew 13-15, F Jul 1

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    Although I am atheist, I do think Christianity is a nice religion and it is just publicly tarnished by loud-mouthed people who only use it to do harm and use it justify their wrong...
    Corrina24 Corrina24 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Religion is for those too ignorant to understand science.
    NCGamerChick NCGamerChick 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I feel like every religion is straight crap. I mean im not saying i dont believe in a god or higher being. Hey they maybe on the right track but i always say god is watching over...
    silverbeastfang silverbeastfang 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I hate how the minute someone does something good, they are all like... oh the only thing missing him is to join our religion.. as if they cannot appreciate the good has been done...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    It's true I do. I'd say I'm rather agnostic. There are so many religions and all people do is say that theirs is real and others are not. But some do pick and choose traits and...
    CRizma7 CRizma7 18-21, F a week ago

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    Religious people say that Atheists or those of a different religion go to hell (or an equalivant of that) right? Let's just say Atheists for simplicity's sake. What if an Atheist...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 27