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I Think Religious Belief Is Dangerous

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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...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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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...
    secretskwurl secretskwurl 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 5, 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...
    LeavingSociety LeavingSociety 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    Considering the whole fundamentalist system is completely rigged to begin with. In their whole belief system, most of humanity goes to hell, and a small number goes to heaven...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 1 Response Apr 1

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    I remember there was an quote about this. But I don't think it's 100% true. Just because someone is smart and they're supposed to be able to know about everything and having that...
    vialeivia vialeivia 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I don't think religion IS a basis for morality. I have not encountered a more dividing force than religion, and people use their religious beliefs to justify all sorts of injustice...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response Mar 31

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    But I hate when people say there's nothing wrong with sleeping with a lot of people. There really is something wrong with that. I'm not saying that because of my religious beliefs...
    March7th March7th 16-17, F Apr 6

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    Ok time for the rest of the stuff I've come to learn on my spiritual journey! Please read my first post on this if you haven't already. Otherwise a lot of this one won't make sense...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I recently lost my virginity to my boyfriend of 1 month, but we have known eachother since last year. All my life I was taught to save sex for marriage, and I even got a purity...
    Ashley36Yoga Ashley36Yoga 22-25, F 6 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    It's getting weirder and harder to live my life in a religious family when I'm not religious...I accept other people's beliefs but I know my family would disapprove of mine.
    Zacarabear Zacarabear 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    The Story About Hummingbird Feet, or The Great Unknown Unknown I guess I'm spiritual. As a child, I rejected organized religion as nonsense. That hasn't changed. I thought we...
    RandomUniverse RandomUniverse 61-65, M 4 Responses Apr 3

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    I live as deep in the Bible Belt as one can get, but as the black sheep in my family, religion just irritates me so much because it has made so many people so ignorant to actual...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Spiritual Self-AssessmentThe purpose of this activity is to help you in identifying a sense of your spirituality. There are no “right” or “wrong” answers...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M Apr 6

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    Living in Narrative........Life is not a list of propositions, it is a series of dramatic scenes.As Eugene Peterson said, “We live in narrative, we live in story. Existence...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Is it Core vs. Corps?Lately, the surge is toward “justice Christianity”—intervening to prevent human trafficking or slavery, caring for indigenous cultures or for...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Why Believe God Exists? (Part 1)Are there any compelling reasons to think that God exists? Can we know with good reason that there is a God? If so, what counts as proof? If there...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think this website is dangerous for teens and children. There are so many predators on the internet & they can hide behind an 'anonymous' account here & chat with these minors...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I don't think that Creationism should be taught as a literal factual account of events in place of science, but I do think academic religious study could give people a better idea...
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M Apr 7

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    I have no time or anything religious the whole concept of throwing away your free will and freedom to think and act for yourself to blindly follow and obey a set of laws that were...
    Waywardsilence Waywardsilence 41-45, M Apr 6

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    I respect all beliefs out there. Who cares if someone believes in god and another doesn't. Let them be happy with what the believe in. Let them enjoy life they way they want. Don't...
    BeefStromi BeefStromi 18-21, M Mar 16

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    SO MUCH Hate is being given for me voicing MY BELIEFS and OPINIONS. Literally I am just done....I don't need one telling me that I don't know what I'm talking about when I post...
    blondechick0130 blondechick0130 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Yes, "dangerous" is right! I want to wait until I'm married but it's getting harder and harder. I lock myself in my room to keep from "raping" a guy. I can't concentrate...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    I keep thinking, About the words I’ll never say, And the things we’ll never do. I keep thinking, that it’s all my fault because we both know that it is. I keep...
    ILuvMusic229 ILuvMusic229 13-15, F Apr 7

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    I hate when someone responds to me telling how "God will make everything better" "God made us all perfect! You're perfect!" and it's pushing their religion in an overly positive...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    You have no idea what you are missing out on by not being religious. God gives me an inner peace that no human could ever and I have a place to turn to when the world makes me want...
    lilykyra lilykyra 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Alright guys this is my experience from earlier chatting. I'm tired sick of people who judge others for not sharing the same opinions and calling them bad names. Thinking you are...
    HarmBlackstar HarmBlackstar 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I'm done with the whole arguing thing. Okay, it's one thing to tell people they're wrong when you truly believe they're wrong. But it's another to become angry, argumentative...
    WolfNightV4X1 WolfNightV4X1 18-21, F Mar 21

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    When I was a teen I did not enjoy school, and it really was my own fault i didn't enjoy it because I constantly jumped to negative conclusions about what others thought of me. This...
    Hincty Hincty 22-25, F Mar 23

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    Just think. If any other animal of our size had a population of 7 billion we would regard it as a dangerous pest and cull it vigorously. We can of course support such a population...
    Apasas Apasas 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    My experiences shape my beliefs. If you have been where I have, you understand. If you haven't, you can try, but if you don't agree with me, that's ok. I don't need anyone's...
    dasLicht dasLicht 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Should I leave my asperger husband? I have been married for 9 years and have 2 boys. My youngest has autism and does not talk. My kids prefers to be with me as my husband rarely...
    Angell2014 Angell2014 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Should I leave my asperger husband? I have been married for 9 years and have 2 boys. My youngest has autism and does not talk. My kids prefers to be with me as my husband rarely...
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    Should I leave my asperger husband? I have been married for 9 years and have 2 boys. My youngest has autism and does not talk. My kids prefers to be with me as my husband rarely...
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    Should I leave my asperger husband? I have been married for 9 years and have 2 boys. My youngest has autism and does not talk. My kids prefers to be with me as my husband rarely...
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    Should I leave my asperger husband? I have been married for 9 years and have 2 boys. My youngest has autism and does not talk. My kids prefers to be with me as my husband rarely...
    Angell2014 Angell2014 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I believe in order to dismiss something you must first try it and know. I do however, accept that people with religious or cultural conflicts to trying a particular thing are the...
    twentysometh1ng twentysometh1ng 26-30, M Mar 30

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    Dailymail article Professor Semir Zeki, who carried out the brain scan study at University College London, said: "Hate is often considered to be an evil passion that should, in a...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I am tired of people misusing the Bible. Really tired of it. I'm a conservative Christian and I'm tired of it, enough to want to stand up on a chair and shout 'Nonsense!' if I...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F Apr 1

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    I believe life is more important than money, i will do anything i must to maintain my life and the lives of those in whom i love and care for. Currently money is what will do this...
    anton88 anton88 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I wanna talk about what I've found in my spiritual journey :) 1. I believe that Earth serves as a sort of school for us. We come here to learn important lessons. For example...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    After months of looking for a job, I’ve recently settled for a minimum wage thing in a popular “Family Restaurant” that specializes in pizza and Italian food. I won’t name...
    JennyFilth JennyFilth 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have a CRAZY story to share with you guys! Here goes: I was leaving a small out of state boarding school that I had attended for a year. I didn't want to make a big scene, (you...
    lifeisatest lifeisatest 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I personally believe that if the humans on this planet used LOGIC & REASON as oppose to BELIEFS(which I don't judge) & stories, our planet will be so much better.
    yummypoet16 yummypoet16 16-17, M Mar 16

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    Yesterday morning while l was waiting for my dental appointment l was approached by a tired looking woman with heavy breasts; who told me that she had once worked as a filling...
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M Mar 31

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    And I think my profile and stories are starting to get the bipolar look. Well I just write what I think and feel at the moment. Like right now, the Q&A section has been talking...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I'm a teenager but I think I'm depressed. I've been depressed in the past before but I think it's come back to haunt me. I wear nothing but giant jackets and jeans all year round...
    iLoveAsjohn iLoveAsjohn 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    Sometimes.. I mean sometimes I'm jus really low about myself. Then sometimes I fell almost beautiful... Hot. Sexy... But I know I'm not either of these things, not even ugly but...
    crumbling389 crumbling389 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    i think every person has wonderful thing inside him or her that must be shown to the whole world
    nero1991 nero1991 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone sees this....INNOCENT....little girl!! If they knew half the **** I do and the things I think about they wouldn't know what to do with me!
    jinxxypoo134 jinxxypoo134 13-15, F 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    "But I have a secret. You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a...
    dreamoftomorrow dreamoftomorrow 22-25, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    People look at my face and say, you are such an innocent girl, you look so sweet and nice.... But can we judge a book by its cover, never.... "I may look innocent, but have you...
    Samysam Samysam 22-25, F 34 Responses 21 hrs ago