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I Think Religious Belief Is Dangerous

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    well walking home alone at midnight I guess that's kinda dangerous
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    He won the Iowa caucus, and that honestly terrified me. I think Ted Cruz is even more dangerous than Donald Trump. Cruz is even more fundamentalist and extreme than Donald Trump...
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    Empty. It's the only word that comes to mind. When inside my head it's everything but,.... So many conflictions inside myself. When insides are Violent, Violet, blue, green, sad...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    And a very dangerous one at that
    prettyflamingo prettyflamingo 41-45, F 19 Responses 6 days ago

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    USA, great country but how has it happened that the equivalent of a Daily Mail reading school dodging barrow boy has become a presidential candidate?The same man who seems to think...
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    Everyheartbeat Everyheartbeat 26-30 1 Response Jan 25

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