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I Think Religious Belief Is Dangerous

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    Religion is sort of a part of the human condition. We're always trying to explain what we are and why we're here. There's nothing wrong with trying to find a way to be closer to...
    DjarfrFeigrHundr DjarfrFeigrHundr 18-21 1 Response Oct 18

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    I believe in the afterlife and I believe in heaven and hell. But I am in no way religious. I believe we are dimensional beings, death is the transition between our 3D world into...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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    The main purpose to have a religion is to set a value for living. For your personal self. I tried Christianity and couldn't stand it... I follow virtues and beliefs of Norse...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 19

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    I have a few suggestions for people in every nation in this world: 1) Plan your families. Make sure you have some sort of a job or a way to make money or have access to some...
    CayucosBeach CayucosBeach 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I'm not saying this as a starting point for a theological debate, but it's linked with a theme I've been talking about all day, really; to do with something I'm currently going...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 22

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    Today, these kids were talking about atheism and my friend flipped out. I was confused on what I should do, due to the fact that I wanted to respect both people because of the fact...
    kiebuttery kiebuttery 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    "Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance... the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse...
    DX2000 DX2000 22-25, M Oct 13

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    To me, religion is a tool created by man to control the masses. I was raised catholic. But when I was 11 or 12, I stopped believing. I just can't see believing in a belief system...
    hockeyfanm13 hockeyfanm13 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 19

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    Perhaps it is childish of me, but as I write this I seek to express my belief that the sensations I feel, are not solely the cause of an unusually turbulent, bodily chemical make...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 20

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    These are some differences between religion and spirituality. Please feel free to disagree. I am against the institutionalisation of beliefs. 1. Religion is about rituals and...
    Frangenia Frangenia 16-17 4 days ago

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    I think for a lot of people, an awful lot of people, Christmas, or Xmas as I like to call it, isn't about celebrating the religious aspects of the holiday anymore. It's about other...
    Happytohelp77 Happytohelp77 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    My parents were reasonably laid back people, but when it came to church (Catholic) they were very strict with me and my 9 older siblings . We all had to pray every night and go to...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Spiritual, what is spiritual? We believe in ourself, we understand feelings, we accept and forgive those. Sounds to familiar like religion, and they to have spiritualist churches...
    Create63 Create63 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Limitless... Cheesy as it may sound but life really is limitless. The limits are only in us. We see through our lenses and believe what we see to be true. But what we believe...
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Dangerous hell, he has sold out this country to the Middle East. He is a disgrace and should be made to pay for his actions; like the rest of his life in prison along with Hillary...
    debbielovescruises debbielovescruises 41-45, F 10 Responses Oct 2

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    I am officially considered armed and dangerous cos these ******* idiots can't get over themselves and I'm about to cut someone lmao
    AmberBailey AmberBailey 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I hate when I write too much, forgive me. I've been single now for 3 months. My how the time flies. My ex and I were together for 5 years, engaged for about 2 but with no plans of...
    LockRobster LockRobster 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I don't do any if that. I have a had a drunk once or twice but never been drunk. However I am not religious but do find guidance through Norse teachings and the nine noble virtues...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    I feel more free and less stressed. I just believe in god and Jesus. That's it. I have occasions that I pray for good luck or if someone is in need, I'm not like these religious...
    ArcticPotato ArcticPotato 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    'The most beautiful and deepest experience a man can have is the sense of the mysterious. It is the underlying principle of religion as well as all serious endeavor in art and...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 22

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    To the guy who posted about the girls who wound up AT THE FAKE AA MEETING, here is my reply: AA has saved many many MANY lives! Including mine. I read the article on W. Post...
    StuckSki StuckSki 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I think about death all the time. I am not afraid of it. I don't waste my time thinking what happens when we die. I am too busy living each day to the fullest. But I do have my...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    We all feel we hold things to be true. And spout them to those who can hear us without a thought to physically doing it. And shame on us! As we speak, there are youngsters my...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 11

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    I found this on the Internet and its kind of long, but I think it sums up my feelings well. It also gave me a unique perspective that I never thought of before. Maybe God made me...
    boo864 boo864 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    You know, I'm just super shy and I've never been a wallflower. Guys have never really given much attention either, so I wanted to know what you guys think.WHICH IS A LOAD OF...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 23

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    Ok so this had been bothering me I asked my two friends if they would date this black boy in our class and they said no cause he's black they said not that they don't like black...
    notready15 notready15 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    They enthrall me, the thoughts i flick through. The flights and flashes of insight, the lightening strike of realization. I consider a wide range of subjects. Morality, Crime...
    abracakyle abracakyle 22-25, M Oct 1

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    I'm not sure if its as dangerous as the disease Europeans brought to the new world that spread to the Indians and wiped them out. I hope not. But even so, there is better...
    theslyfox theslyfox 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I hate living in this area. Dogs roam free which have attacked people. Also crime and we've had right next door to us robberies. Think gangs as well live around us. It's a risk to...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45, T Oct 16

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    Ive worn a gotee since high school, i keep it shorter, working in an industrial trade it can actually be dangerous to have a beard. I have been required to shave it a few times in...
    DynamiteMike DynamiteMike 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 18

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    I've had a few really bad ghost experience in the past few months, but I think the one that will stay with me forever, happened A month ago. I was in my room it was gone 12 am, I...
    roseangle roseangle 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Check out this nutty chick in the link. Who do you think is responsible for this type of stupidity, and looney mentality? I have my opinion but I'm interested in yours for now...
    fnformetoo fnformetoo 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    With all of these police shooting citizens in the United States, I can see that they are jumpy, often irrational, and let their adrenaline control their actions. I understand that...
    lordspaulding lordspaulding 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    So my opinion use to be smart is sexy and still somewhat holds true but if this is how I want my self to view or consider to be attractive em I selling my self short? Sure there's...
    Janisoneluv Janisoneluv 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    We are all created equal. In my book, it should be 50/50. It's a shame that people still have beliefs that are outdated and frowned upon by hopefully most of society!!
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M Oct 5

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    There is nothing worse than a fundamentalist christian and a self proclaimed genius neck beard atheist... I tend to stick to my own belief that very few follow anymore.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 8

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    What's your version of the truth? There's no absolute truth or it's there but unattainable by humans according to the philosophical aspect of it, there's nothing that is absolutely...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    For Sweet Nelladell With Love....A Friend Is a Treasure...by Jean Kyler McManusA friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift.A friend is someone we treasure, for true...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 5 Responses Oct 13

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    I had this amazing dream last night but I don't know what it means. I saw my own eyes in the dream, and they shone with this brilliant green light. I could feel the light coming...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M Oct 14

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    Lately my beliefs and philosophies have been causing a lot of problems in my relationships around my. I'm getting frustrated at how ignorant and how so many ppl have such a low...
    thelonelyloner23 thelonelyloner23 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 16

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    Something in me... There is something in me that stops me from doing things my heart wants to do. It's like a presence that watches me and stops me from listening to my heart...
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 18

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