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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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    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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    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 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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    I'm not exactly appalled because sadly intolerance is a thing that is almost expected to be found everywhere. But a lot of people on this site bother me. I'm a Christian. But I...
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    to be honest god doesn't exist he is the santa claus of schitzoprenic people who kill and are judgemental in the name of their imagination.proof is there hypocrits of their own...
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    If your beliefs earn the respect that you desire for them, then I will respect them. Damaging beliefs will not be respected. Beliefs are just that: beliefs. There is nothing that...
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    I think its the most dangerous place in the universe wanna go inside
    CrazyUnStableGuy666 CrazyUnStableGuy666 22-25, M Jan 17

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    I hate the people that claim to be so religious but then treat others like dirt. for example; I have these neighbors that are completely religious, so they say, but they always...
    SweeterThanFiction SweeterThanFiction 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 1

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    I hate it when people think Spiritual and religious is the same thing... It's not! .-.
    TheDesireToDance TheDesireToDance 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I'm not really religious. Like I don't think there's a God anymore, and yeah.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So wow, I'm Christian and I respect an atheists beliefs the whole time we speak, but they keep bashing what I believe in the whole time.. or they try to go behind my back after...
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