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I Think Religious Belief Is Dangerous

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    Scary.

         From what I've seen and experienced of religion, ALL religion, in my life has absolutely terrified me. People aren't encouraged to ask questions and seldom get their questions answered if otherwise. I have seen more bigotry out of a religious person...
    secretskwurl secretskwurl 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 5, 2009

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    Religion

    When someone believes it is okay to kill me because i don't share the same religion it gets dangerous...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 96 Responses Mar 26, 2010

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    Continuing Missjupiters "And Stupid" Story:

    So this morning the kids were watching Monsters, Inc.  When it turned off the TV came on and Joel Osteen came on.  He started a monolog debating with himself over the race of Jesus - "was he white or black".  I was taken back by this so I quickly...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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    Stupid Logic Jesus, Mary, Archangels, Lucifer

    when i do not make false assumptions: is when someone claims to be lucifer, mother mary, jesus, archangel [insert name]....... why do you do that? obviously for no other reason than attentionwhoreing and because of a low self esteem needing some tender loving care. do not...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Aug 3, 2013

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    All Belief Is Dangerous

    Of course religious belief is dangerous. Unfortunately, though, most 'atheists' don't realize that more or less any belief is dangerous. Beliefs, ubiquitous though they are, promote arrogance, certainty, and static thinking at the expense of progress -- a shame, because if it...
    LeavingSociety LeavingSociety 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    Why I Cannot Take You Seriously

    you seem to lack SPIRIT, you seem to lack brains, you seem to be too full of shittt to know who you are, so how can you help anyone else or be of help to them? i say stick your religious beliefs, and i say stick your personal opinions of me before you actually know me or...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Aug 3, 2013

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    All my life I've grown up believing in God, going to church reading bible verses and joining in church activities. The thing that I'm trying to say is that my belief in God will...
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    I'm not one for judging, it's your life. Do what ever you want with it. But just because you go to church doesn't mean you make God happy. Your faith doesn't make you a good person...
    BeautifulDayDream BeautifulDayDream 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Someone very important to me will soon be facing the "establishment" for her closely-held ideas and beliefs. She has not prosthetized them. She has not gone door-to-door looking...
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    Of course I have an unshakable belief in God. I can't imagine the work in any other way. I believe wholeheartedly that God exists, runs the world, creates the world. I believe it...
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    Yeah, when Cassandra left me, I started to literally scream and cry like no tomorrow even throwing books at my couch, looking back at it makes me realize how emotional I can get...
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    I do not believe in God. I just haven't seen anything that makes me believe. While the idea of intelligent design does make sense to me, I have a hard time believing that whoever...
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    So I believe in God and Jesus but that is basically it. I think the bible is all crap and that there was no Adam and Eve. I just believe that there is a god. I don't do lent or...
    LittleBallOfFire LittleBallOfFire 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I was thinking today...LOL... this could be dangerous! As this new life of mine continues, I am discovering more about who I am and what I can do. *smile* I am going wild with...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 6 Responses Jul 13

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    You feel that? That ache? It's the ache of the slow agonizing death of tolerance. Intolerance knows no bounds and so will wriggle it's slimy head into everything, if permitted. But...
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