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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The good in everyone is always questioned, even by our own selves. We are dangerous to ourselves. It's messed up that most people fall victim to it when they begin to believe such...
    Maricopa Maricopa 18-21 1 day ago

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    * trigger alert* I talked a lot about my own personal beliefs here and you maynot agree* I grew up in Asia and my family is not religious, so I am not eduated or told from time...
    littlelittlepooky littlelittlepooky 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I believe I have limited God and all his Glory. I believe I lack the faith to let go of such beliefs. Something as (God, place words here to describe you) as you cannot be limited...
    Aftermyownheart Aftermyownheart 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    After looking up the definition of a higher power, I don't think I believe in that either. The definition refers to a power greater than ourselves, but I still have a feeling that...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This really bugs me to no end.I respect those are religious just as much as those who are non believers, like myself. But don't shove your beliefs down my throat, I don't want to...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So this guy just a little while ago posts something like " i don't condemn any one oh by the way if you do these things you are going to hell" I dunno about you but that sounds...
    SystemK SystemK 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    ok so I mention Jesus when I talk about spirituality not just him though and that seems to get people pissed they think I am a hypocite but in reality Ive witnessed the power of...
    TANQ247 TANQ247 26-30, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was only a child when I started to fantasize about suicide. Whenever I felt overwhelmed I would think about ending my life and it would bring about a calming effect on me. As the...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Only today did I put my reckless behavior on pause long enough to wonder why it is I am so different from everybody. It isn't just a feeling- the truth of the matter is, I haven't...
    rmcares rmcares 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am thinking about the people on the beach in Tunisia and the bravery of the people that came to their aid. The builder that threw roof tiles at the gunman. The hotel staff that...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Windstorm: Yesterday, the winds were forecasted to be 80+ MPH. Naturally, I did go out. I wore a loose silk tank top and a red knee length satin skirt. I headed to the beach, where...
    Windspirit19 Windspirit19 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Always. Too much, in fact. I am always asking myself existential questions. I feel a lot like the Buddha, I just haven't found Enlightenment yet. We're all Enlightened beings, we...
    Personalstories Personalstories 70+, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sometimes it all just feels like a lie really, like all of these beliefs just hide an even bigger truth. I'm tired of being agnostic, I wanna believe in something but it's hard
    Dollyx10 Dollyx10 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Pictures Not Included I appreciate your interest and I respect your healthy curiosity. It's important to act on one's regard for the unknown and for this I empathize (I'm an...
    mokele mokele 31-35, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I like to think a lot. Although it may not be the best thing to do. I spend a lot of time in my head questioning things and solving issues and planning. I constantly think and...
    Jasonf13 Jasonf13 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    My little sister gave me some bullshit about jesus!!?? I had a big *** knife cuz I thought someone was at the door. I pointed it up and she said,"Jesus is gonna think you are going...
    ImBiYakimaWaAlonzo ImBiYakimaWaAlonzo 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I really hate when people try to convince me that god is real. I tell them that millions of scientists who are very smart and study the earth and space are atheists. The religious...
    Boredoften Boredoften 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 29

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    The weather said yesterday, we're going to get winds 100+ MPH with gusts of 120+ MPH!!! I didn't know if my house is going to keep standing. Of course, I was also shaking with...
    Windspirit19 Windspirit19 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 28

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bMjo5f9eiX8 This is the funniest thing ever, and it's so damn ironic. In this movie "the big bad atheist" (Ooooh; haha sorry it's just funny because...
    CaptainHoof CaptainHoof 18-21, M Jun 28

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    For medical purposes, I think it's a no-brainer. For recreational purposes, though, I don't understand our country's approach to criminalizing the substance. It has medicinal value...
    mollysawyer mollysawyer 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 28

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    Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I realized last night and everything that the sixties and the counter culture taught was true. The world needs love. We should get rid off all the desert religious, the thought the...
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    Definitely more spiritual than religious.
    twisteduniverse twisteduniverse 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I am by no means a religious person, but my father was. H was a drunk by night and a preacher by day. I ask a simple trick question and got a rise out of so many people. Probably...
    MIDNIGHTRIDER4 MIDNIGHTRIDER4 41-45, M Jun 25

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    Religion can be the best or worse influence in someone's life. People like Mother Theresa make you think, "Wow... That's religion at its finest." However at its worst it can create...
    11skymoon11 11skymoon11 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Upon her knees outstretched arms beckoning the embrace of the universe A caress of truth, an answer, the cause, the explanation, of pain, unspeakable agony, of delight and rapture...
    1HelluvaMessGma 1HelluvaMessGma 61-65, F 5 Responses Jun 23

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    Yes, that's it, to judge the character of a person I don't use looks but what a person believe, the way that person behaves and the responsability they have for their own actions...
    oneiric13 oneiric13 26-30, M Jun 23

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    This is an inherited trait. Lol Dad was a huge dreamer and was always expressing his thoughts on things. He had this weekly ritual conversation with us about what he would do...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    For those who find the universe expanding an awe-inspiring concept, I have roughly translated its expansion speed from the Internet data to use distances more familiar to most. As...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    Interesting how when a white, christian guy kills someone he is never racist, terrorist, a religious fanatic, he's just mentally ill, a disturbed individual. It never has anything...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M Jun 21

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    Interesting how when a white, christian guy kills someone he is never racist, terrorist, a religious fanatic, he's just mentally ill, a disturbed individual. It never has anything...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    I wanted to do a post that was controversial or say something controversial leave it for the day . Of course it may have cost me being bashed all day , being blocked , being fought...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M Jun 21

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    Seven things Republicans have blamed the Charleston massacre on apart from race.For some reason, Republican politicians, particularly those running for the White House, seem...
    peza peza 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 21

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    Why is God in all the religions I can think of, always referred to as "the father"?? Even Allah has male connotations, but what if he was a she?? What if religious people are...
    uberfuzz uberfuzz 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 21

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    I believe we all want to be loved by someone unconditionally. However unlike popular belief I don't believe it has to be a romantic type of love. I think friendship and familial...
    MsIdiosyncrasy0 MsIdiosyncrasy0 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 20