Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? :D
Tenente's wild imagination has sprung a leak :)
I am a Satanist & I love being one on the dark side. I am ordained as a high priestess & I pray & perform rituals in his honor. Being completely cruel & evily sadistic are gifts from Lord Satan. He has taught Me that I deserve & have been worshiped because of his granting Me superiority. He has also enlightened Me on my being a shemale & a homosexual dominatrix fetishist. How those along with My other strengths being aloof,egotistical,haughty heartless ,deceiving, humiliating,arrogant, greedy ,entitled, tyrannical,self centered,heartless & perverse are what make Me great & superior deserving of being worshiped. Madame Eva Evil
Good luck with meeting him when your dead ,you may find he's not so nice.
Who are you to make that judgement?
Religions are just man made organizations putting up their ideologies to men. Some of which are good and some are bad. Depends on how it is conceived and apply to individual needs. Some disown it after a while, others cling to them as it fits their lifestyles.
Misunderstood by the religious and nonreligious alike.
now that's the truth! Too bad I can't "like" it more than once.
gross waste of time
I believe to each his/her own whether your faith be Atheist, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hundu, etc you should never mock anothers religious beliefs. It makes the mocker look silly even if they presume it makes them look brilliant.
Often times the critic uses the same argument against belief as the believers use in support of their faith. Two sides of the same coin. And just as often both sides misunderstand, as was noted earlier in this thread.
What I was saying is whether you follow a religion or are Atheist you still have a faith. A belief. Noone has any proof so mocking another faith when you have no proof you are right is rather foolish.
I believe everyone should take comfort in any way they can. If God gives them solace, they should cherish their Faith,and not let any one or thing sway them. Life is hard anything that helps People through is a good thing.
I am anti-religion, pro spirituality, and a life-long metaphysician. I blog on these things here on EP.
They are just trying dunno teach the dumb to be a bit less dumber.
Hard job but they are asked to try
Religion is like stamp collecting, being a fan of Harry Potter, or a fan of NASCRASH. It's a pointless waste of time, money and effort on something that has no meaning or lasting value. People are free to partake in it and waste their own time and money, but the religious go one step further, just like vegetarians: they want EVERYONE to be forced to participate, and punished for not doing so.
At best, religion is ************ - sitting alone, rubbing your hands together and fantasizing about someone. More often than not, religion is closer to rape and ********** - the religious make repeated attempts to force themselves on unwilling people who don't want to participate, and the religious especially want to get their hands on children.
God is life.
While I respect peoples' beliefs, I think history shows that organized religion was created and exists as a means for humans to exert power over other humans in this lifetime.
For me religion is just another economic political institution. In recent years the fundamentalists have become so politically active even in their sermons you'd think they wanted to form their own political party. Their rhetoric has gotten so bad the younger members have abandoned the churches altogether.
Some people really believe in it &/or need it
I think its fine, let people believe what they want, as long as they're not trying to push it on you.
It is equally important to believers to not be discouraged or harassed for their beliefs. Sadly, that will probably never be.
I like to view it through a Telescope, so I don't have to get to close to the Koolaid.
I'm not fond of it. I don't know why we even have it.
my spirituality tends to make me question most "religions"...that being said - i find ther is more in common with all of the 'religions" then there are differences....which i hope will lead most denizens of this planet back to spirituality eventually.....
to each their own.. i know what i believe and allow others to believe what they wish..
i just wish it did not cause so much grief and violence..
Abrahamic religions are lost and should dissolve. Get back to Source, Sun and Earth. Go Pagan!