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I Want to End Religion

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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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    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 #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    What follows is a series of extracts from my as yet unpublished novel MS "The Theory of Relativity."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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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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 6 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    There's a difference between respecting other religions and respecting the people who believe in other religions. As a Christian, I cannot in good conscience respect any religion...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    The lessons about life and how to treat others in a fashion you would want reciprocated, did not come from religion. What I learned from religion is that someone can do that most...
    emoteemo emoteemo 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    In a way. I can see that all religions are mankind's attempt at understanding spirituality, and spiritual existence. None of them are "wrong", and there is divine being, behind...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I just ended a five year relationship. I do not regret it at all. I did it for myself, to live my life,to experience things that he held me back from. I am very proud of my self...
    bautry00 bautry00 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    Understandingofothersandselfism It is nine in the morning on a clear, brisk, fall day; you get your newspaper and morning coffee. You count your blessings because your perfect...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    To be honest I hate religion I was forced to go to Church as a kid and I hated it the main reason I hate religion is because all the stupid fights over it so many people die just...
    AhavaGamoran AhavaGamoran 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    I have a few poems but i have had people tell me that they aren't poems. This is one of my poems The tears rolling down her face as she makes those deep gashes in her arm. She...
    mylife1998 mylife1998 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    I really want to be a better person. I know im not the best i can be right now but i am trying really hard. I want to be nicer and more appreciative about what i have and the...
    appetanc3 appetanc3 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    1) Birth name: Zachary Gannon Marten (my last name) 2) Name backwards: Nodnal 3) Were you named after anyone?: Not that I know of.. 4) Does your name mean anything?: Landon...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Nov 24

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    What I believe... That is a question. I was raised in the church and started questioning when I was a teenager. My fathers attempt to keep me from studying other religions only...
    Dahlia2020 Dahlia2020 31-35, F a week ago

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    There is good in every religion.If anything goes wrong,the religion is not wrong .The followers are wrong.So ,I try to respect all religions. Religion is realization; not talk, not...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 20

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    I think religion is one of the main problems nowadays. It's fine, you believe in something else. But using your religion to justify your wrong doings really just ****** me off. And...
    k3ll1n k3ll1n 16-17, F Nov 30

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    I am not against people believing in things which are totally opposite to scientific reality but the way religion has limited people and has bifurcated people is simply very...
    unexpectedtraveller unexpectedtraveller 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 24

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    If you are another religion, Im not going to hate you. However, if you claim to be a Christian, then you cannot tell me that you are ok with their religion. I still love those...
    afnfnfjf afnfnfjf 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I have posted stories like this before and always ended up deleting it because my circle changes or I am having a profile clear out. My circle has changed again now, and I see it...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I am not a religious person. I am not against the idea of religion or God, I just can't bring myself to trust in something that doesn't have proof. When I was about 5, I asked...
    LoveMusicDreams LoveMusicDreams 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 23

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    It's interesting to note that religion survived the findings of Galileo, it survived the findings of Newton and Einstein, but it's entirely at odds with the findings of Darwin...
    Radmossman Radmossman 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I grew up Catholic, but once I was old enough to think for myself I realized it's just not my cup of tea. After exploring other religions I realized that organized religion makes...
    GirlInTheMountains GirlInTheMountains 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I was baptized twice into two religions, however I do not follow these religions. I have studied religion & have my own set of beliefs open to change.
    sumone1somebody sumone1somebody 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    Religion is used as a weapon. Not all religious people are bad but it seems to bring out the worst in people. Religion seems like a justified excuse to hate people and make others...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    With all do respect to every religion but I personally don't consider atheism as a religion, cause you don't really believe in a higher power right? Even my friends who are atheist...
    TheHurting TheHurting 16-17, F 5 Responses