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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    No, I want to learn and understand religious beliefs. That is why I went to a bible study group on Monday. I don't want to naive about religious. I was called a bimbo racist...
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I believe in the fundamental Truth of all great religions of the world. And I believe that if only we could, all of us, read the scriptures of the different Faiths from the stand...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 9 Responses Apr 10

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    Let me clarify. Extremists views by any party are dangerous. I'm a moderate and have little patience for those that will not compromise
    don0063 don0063 51-55, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    They support wealthy crimes. Or hide such crimes. http://youtu.be/9ZnNVgr6xB8
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 19

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    (This is the kind of action I was taught about in church. I'm not certain I could've managed it even then.~bb)The teenager who saved a man with an SS tattooBy Catherine WynneBBC...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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    It's simply who I am, but believe me when I say I'm not one of those people that shove their religion and beliefs down your throat. I have respect for everyone and their beliefs, I...
    DevinaLockwood DevinaLockwood 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I think that anyone has the right to believe whatever they want, so long as it does not harm or oppress another in anyway. I just wish others would return that in kind. I love...
    ellequence ellequence 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Death, it is a main factor in our lives. In my opinion, death is the center of many things in human life and society, like the principle of “carpe diem” (enjoy the present...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Mar 18

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    There are two things in the universe: energy; and, information, which is the conformation of energy. This conformation, differentiation, of energy is in closed circuitry, that...
    mpereira1112 mpereira1112 66-70, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I live in Indiana... You can only imagine the hype right now. My girlfriend who used to be a Christian has a lot of Christian friends who try and get her to leave me for my...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    The other day a Christian decided to challenge me on my beliefs. They got a nice earful. Who else enjoys telling off those kinds of people?
    Mydogsaremylife Mydogsaremylife 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Well the strangest thing I have experienced on this site happened tonight. There was this EP user who commented on my posting about religion and I felt we had mutual ground...
    John2526 John2526 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    " The marijuana trick " I DO NOT TAKE CREDIT FOR THIS. SIMPLY SHARING THE INFORMATION.And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger...
    Hiddenheart101 Hiddenheart101 56-60, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Death, it is a main factor in our lives. In my opinion, death is the center of many things in human life and society, like the principle of “carpe diem” (enjoy the present...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Death, it is a main factor in our lives. In my opinion, death is the center of many things in human life and society, like the principle of “carpe diem” (enjoy the present...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Mar 18

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    I met L again recently. I keep telling myself it’s nothing more than 2 friends getting together for drinks and some bar food. Nothing more physical than a friendly hug hello...
    qcrash qcrash 41-45, M Mar 26

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    I am Muslim. There was a time when I was very religious. Then one day, someone asked me what is your religion. I said I'm Muslim. That guy said no I was talking about your sect. I...
    faisal6309 faisal6309 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 25

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    Hitler wanted to create a perfect human being. Something that is impossible to do, we already see ourself as perfect because the moment anyone differs from society's standards they...
    Ichki Ichki 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    It doesn't matter what country you live in. He is dangerous for your country.
    pafireman pafireman 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 26

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    Being alone in my thoughts can be down right dangerous. If I feel like I'm being ignored, avoided, unloved, or anything of the sort I'll start to think if there's someone else. Or...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    ten things that irks me the most... 1) how scantily clothed female and male angels are portrayed in art... 2) new age stuff has made angels look bad 3) people and psychics...
    EternalViolet EternalViolet 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    People always look at me weird when I don't pray or say a non religious comment. I'm like dude chill. Sorry, that more than half are you are Christian. In school everyone prays...
    Brookiecookie2000 Brookiecookie2000 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    Everyone always asks me whether i am religious or not and it really annoys me. I dont mean to offend people who do believe in god but i just dont see how one man can sit back and...
    KeliseLovesBVB KeliseLovesBVB 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Everyone always asks me whether i am religious or not and it really annoys me. I dont mean to offend people who do believe in god but i just dont see how one man can sit back and...
    KeliseLovesBVB KeliseLovesBVB 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    Why do some people claim to be religious then act all indifferent to what happens to people? Is religion a cover for something sinister within?
    norahcutie norahcutie 22-25, F Mar 29

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    "Come on, oh my star is fading" This is how Coldplay's A Rush Of Blood ends, with that beautiful piece of song that is 'Amsterdam'. I've been listening quite a lot to their music...
    actuelly actuelly 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Just reflecting on where I've been in the past year. . . Wow! Originally came on this site because of Dave, a man I have fallen in love with despite my being married. A man who I'm...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 3

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    My Facebook friend posted a status about how he is gay. His Facebook friend was alarmed and was hoping he was kidding or lost a bet. Turns out, his roommate took his phone and...
    Ohmygosh1234 Ohmygosh1234 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    i think it's sad that this site has become dangerous to kids under 18. lots of kids need people to talk to and don't feel like they can the same as adults. it's totally...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Its so quiet, I feel like i can hear my thoughts for once. As if I’ve just realised whats actually been going on for the last few years. Its hit me so hard. As if a light bulb...
    Masuka99 Masuka99 13-15, F Mar 30

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    Toxic Love..... dangerous kind of love of all...... The chaos, the back and forth, hardened words of anger, coldness, empty feeling...... The next hand, friends, lovers, happy...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Mar 18

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    'President Obama forced the Republicans to demonstrate their position as the Party of No. Here's an incomplete list of things Republicans refused to applaud last night: equal pay...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Swansea JackSwansea Jack was a black retriever who lived with his owner William Thomas near the River Tawe in Swansea, Wales, during the 1930s. One day, Jack saw a small boy...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    i really want to help poor people , i have seen people dying because of no food , no clothes and bcoz of dieseases and i feel really very bad abt. it , bcoz we all people in this...
    dieseldrumm dieseldrumm 22-25, M Mar 31

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    To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind the walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of LIFE. ~ forgot where I heard/saw...
    N22B N22B 26-30, M Mar 31

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    I'm thinking the wonderful complexity of the known world is fabulous Let us allow tht the unseen unknown is fully more complex
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 2 Responses