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I Want to End Religion

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    The Things We Swallow #2

    Basil knew for sure our origins were mysterious. But he couldn’t swallow the children’s stories peddled by grandpa Ralph and others. It was preposterous. That the world was created by some Ethereal creature who fancied us as a people during the past two thousand years only...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Oct 26, 2011

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    The Things We Swallow #1

    What follows is a series of extracts from my as yet unpublished novel MS "The Theory of Relativity." By the way, my earlier story in this Experience, Heirs of the Ages, is also an extract from that same MS. The things we swallow. The kind of rubbish teachers and parents and...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Oct 26, 2011

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    Out Of "business" Churches

    It always brings a smile to my face when I see a church with a "for sale" sign in front. Last week I found out that the bar where I eat lunch a few times a week was once a church. I think a bar is an excelent use for a church. A building which used to be a drain is now taxable...
    MarkFree MarkFree 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    Heirs Of The Ages

    When you choose your gods choose strong ones. When you fashion them in your own image, imagine stoutly and boldly. Attribute to them gentle and considerate words such as compassion, understanding, love and turning the other cheek. But beneath that veneer render them physical...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2011

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    The Mind Of God

    Towards the end of my novel MS The Theory of Relativity, the protagonist Albert A. Stone is asked to write an essay on the The Mind of God. Here is what he said: Thus far we have found it nigh on impossible to understand the mind of man – or woman. How much more difficult...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Oct 28, 2011

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    Please Answer My Question....

    w hy cant all of us live together as just human beings? why do different ppl  in different parts of the world have different gods???? why does a set of rules or privilages that apply to ppl of certain religion, does nt apply to ppl belonging to any other religion...
    kc47 kc47 18-21, M 8 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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    The Bridegroom And The Chicken Wings

    An old bachelor eschewed the customary party before wedding, and over the objections of his groomsmen, went to Hooters instead. The servers were lovely, and he was pleased; but the chicken was tough and flavorless. "I've had better wings," noticed the best man. "We should have...
    CPTrilling CPTrilling 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2011

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    The Things We Swallow #3

    Bert wanted to know what sort of sex life are we supposed to swallow for Big E? That during the nothingness there could be no sex seems straightforward, because there was nothing to have sex with. But then with creations wandering the globe, the Big E decides to impregnate one...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Oct 26, 2011

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    Here S Wat I Think...

    w hy cant all of us live together as just human beings? why do different ppl  in different parts of the world have different gods???? why does a set of rules or privilages that apply to ppl of certain religion, does nt apply to ppl belonging to any other religion...
    kc47 kc47 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2009

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    I'M Not Muslim Anymore ...

    Hi,everyone! Before I start my story I want true Muslims or any religious people leave this page,because you won't be happy with that:) Anyway,I was born muslim,but never practiced my religion.Growing up in Soviet Union I didn't see anybody who was practicing islam,but later on...
    Donthateanybody Donthateanybody 22-25 2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    Inside Theology

    What is it that pushes one to theology? I ponder this question often, I've read and listened to the works of the Four Horsemen, (Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett), everyone has their opinions including me, but what is the real answer? I look...
    DyingForTheGrave DyingForTheGrave 41-45 5 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    Give Away False Gods

    Anthropology and archaeology take us back beyond history, providing strong evidence that no human societies have existed lacking the company of some belief system we may call religion. For 6 million years our hominid ancestors have populated the planet. Using a principle of...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2011

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    Why Religion Must Be Eradicated From Society

    The topic discussed in this essay is religion and why it should be erradicated from society. Religion is bad and it has done little good for society. It has killed more people than any nuclear missile has before. Believers use the argument that science has produced weapons to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    The Things We Swallow #6 (or, Time Before)

    Taim bipo Scene: The nothingness. Big E a smoggy misty blob ethereally in the nothingness. All communication of Big E with its ethereal self is in some automatic unspoken language, translated here for ease of comprehension, into modern English. In the nothingness there is...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 26, 2011

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    Common Sense And The Senseless Common

    It seems obvious to me that all the greatest atrocities committed in the history of our species have been in the name of one god or another. From the crusades to the suicide bombings of today, the devoted have spared none....including their own. It breaks my heart. Let me be...
    MrBoing MrBoing 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 17, 2013

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    Abuse

    Thanks for commenting on the last story, Abusive Beliefs. I was going to answer you both privately but this will do better. @bbwneeds:I was going to write that my username should really be "Pity the suckers" or "IHateTheConsequences of absurd beliefs" but no...
    IHateBelievers IHateBelievers 41-45, M 6 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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    The Things We Swallow #5

    How, wondered Basil, could otherwise intelligent people like Ned Blackham, who Basil had talked with at length about these issues, subscribe to such rubbish? Ned said it was faith. Faith? If you have faith, that faith must tell you that the Ethereal would hardly just create one...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Oct 26, 2011

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    Religion On The Verge Of Extinction In 9 Countries (link)

    http://richarddawkins.net/articles/605758-religion-may-become-extinct-in-nine-nations-study-saysI think I'm going to move to Canada.
    rainwearloverUSA rainwearloverUSA 36-40, M Apr 8, 2011

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    The Things We Swallow #4

    What else does it say about Big E’s sex life? Well, as above Big E has to be labelled as a liker of forbidden fruit, exactly like our Bert. Big E is a philanderer. Does it with other men’s wives. Secondly: perhaps he didn’t like that one time with Mary. Perhaps Big E...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Oct 26, 2011

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    Then You Have Become Part Of The Problem

    of trying to force others in to how you feel and we all have the right to how we feel or should have with out others trying to force us to think there ways unless we are hurting others
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 4 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    Abusive Beliefs

    Since I relinquished my faith and discarded the absurd beliefs that have been forced on me since infancy I have felt liberated.The catalyst was Sam Harris' "The End Of Faith". I really wish everybody would do the same then we might have some chance of surviving the...
    IHateBelievers IHateBelievers 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    The Facts Of Life

    You don't have to read The Origin of Species to resist fundamentalist dogma. Participating in EP's Q&A, I was reminded that my skepticism about religion originated in the kiddie monograph, "How Babies Are Made." I studied this in preparation for a birth in the family when I was...
    CPTrilling CPTrilling 41-45, M Nov 19, 2011

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    My Purpose As An Atheist

    I want to get my graduate degree in 6 years. I want to major is psychology. What I want to do is put people like Bill O'Reilly and alex jones and Victor Zammit in the asylum. They are damaging humanity for the worse and hurting people. We need to stop them, NOW!!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 24, 2013

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    Religion Being One Of Primitive Man's Mistakes

    I do want to end religion. All sorts of horrific things have been done in the name of religion-but I also believe that people NEED religion. Well, some people. My father was an atheist (which is where I get my doubting attitude from I suspect), but my mother was (what she...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    Why End Religion?

    There are so many arguments by religious individuals and groups as to why we must believe. But really why? God this and god that, but the reality is I see no place for deities of any sort in the universe. As for god the character, I believe it was Richard Dawkins that said...
    DyingForTheGrave DyingForTheGrave 41-45 6 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    On Childbirth

    Rcently I have had reason to be confronted with a few cases of childbirth which say significant things to me about its origins, and the implications of that for faith and belief in an ethereal creation. The cases involve young women, one the ex-wife of a friend, one the wife of...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 23, 2012

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    Reflections On The Mind Of God

    Now for something completely different: a little light relief. Bert informs readers what his best friends thought of his newly published essay; he tells us about comments made by his army superiors, his twin brother, and their other friends. What did Warrant Officer II Hendrik...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 2 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I guess just my own set of beliefs. I can explain them. My Religious beliefs: (You don't have to agree with any of them. I won't bash you for your religious beliefs as long as...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M a week ago

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    I have been on a spiritual journey for what seems like my whole life. I was raised Catholic but I wasn't one of those kids who was dragged to church and didn't pay attention. I...
    lgannon lgannon 36-40 Feb 14

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    I usually decline all pending mail from people I don't know but thought I would accept one for a change .... and wonder why I bothered. So I am posting this is for all you MEN...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    So I was talking with this zealous Atheist and all her cronies who sincerely believed that the world would be better off without religion. Now there's a few problems with that...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M 34 Responses 1 day ago

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    Whatever....doesn't bother me. I'll give a thumbs up if you want a rating lol
    PartyGuy21 PartyGuy21 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I'm getting really freaking sick and tired of seeing atheists post on here saying "I hate God, because Christians shove him down our throat, and Christians are annoying freaks...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    Religion is the root of most of the evil happening in our world. Terrorism, because of religion. Killings, in some cases, because of religion. The holocaust, because of religion...
    ChattingIsNiceToo ChattingIsNiceToo 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I wish I could create like a religion but it an actual religion there isn't there is no God to worship no rules to follow apart from one. respect all those who are different. I...
    elizachloe06 elizachloe06 18-21, F Feb 15

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    Life Lessons - by Jason Wachob 1. "You can't connect the dots going forward; you can only connect them looking backward." Steve Jobs was right on the money with this one. There...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I have decided to stop watching the news and stay away from media. Hearing about the three Muslims killed over religion by an atheist terrorist (not a parking dispute) is beyond...
    NotVibrant NotVibrant 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    Does anyone have any advice for me? My kids are 13, 10, and 6. I was a Catholic until about 3 years ago. After years of internal conflict, I decided to leave the church and...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Oh trust me. I want to believe. I pray at night, and I just try to get myself to believe to no avail. I just can't believe. My mind won't let me. There isn't logic, yet at the same...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    I believe that religion is used as a tool by people to gain power and control over others. Monetary gain is also an advantage. I do believe that there some truths and great...
    thesoundoftruth01 thesoundoftruth01 18-21, F Feb 14

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    I don't care for religions at all. Some of them, I find interesting. But only in the same way I find books or games to be interesting. I find it disturbing that some people can't...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Religion and I will never get along Even making friends with religious people is a problem sometimes I permanently fell out with a friend over religion. He is Muslim and I'm not...
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Okay, so I've been wrestling with this issue since I was about 8, but it wasn't really much of an issue until I reached 15, when I started hitting puberty. I don't experience...
    Elsiphael Elsiphael 16-17, T 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Unlike the first world nations the third world nations hav e a different story when finding love and getting married to the person of your life. Its not the once you are 18 you...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M Feb 17

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    I am against religion because I believe it takes away from people individual thoughts, feelings and actions. So many times when talking to people I know about their religion, I've...
    Kxtten Kxtten 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    not that I have my own religion it's that I believe what I wanna believe I hate religion! But basically I sorta kinda think the show xfiles is sorta real I believe aliens started...
    RatxInxAxCage RatxInxAxCage 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think all Religions have something that is true but I allso belive beliveing in any woun't change the way i grow up or the state of my bank account . I allso think that respect...
    bestimmung bestimmung 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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