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I Think Religion Causes More Harm Then Good

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    I was raised by a woman

    who used God to get her way. She's my mother. I love and respect her very much. Honestly, I'm not sure if she even knows she does it. Since I was fourteen she wielded the power of God like her own personal sword and rod of judgement. God "told" her a lot of things. I did...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 16, 2015

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    I Think Religion Causes More Harm Then Good

    I Must first Say i am a non Believer, due to the fact i believe in Science not God and my past experiences tell me religion is not nescessarily a good thing, ive had familly become distant because of religion and it seems to have ruined there life they are no happier for it they...
    gooey0037 gooey0037 18-21, M Mar 23, 2012

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