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It's Idiotic

All religion has ever done for the world is brainwash weak people and kill the rest...and yet we still have to deal with it. Religion was created by early, uninformed people to explain the reasons behind the seemingly random events that occur throughout the world, and that was just the beginning. It remains because people fear their oh so merciful god, because if the don't believe in it and worship it unconditionally then they will burn for all eternity. It seems unlikely that an omniscient, omnipotent being, such as god, would be so fickle and petty that it would condemn a person to burn in hell for all eternity because they weren't dumb enough to fall into this fallacy.

 

The truth is religion is a poison to the world (or as Christopher Hitchens so elegantly put in his book God is not Great, religion poisons everything).

 

My point is this: religion was created to explain worldly events that couldn't be explained in any other way. Well now we CAN explain these things through science and logic, not only explain them but prove them. So let's put "the good book" down, remove our blindfolds, and rid the world of this vile, repulsive curse on the world.

godsmack666 godsmack666 18-21, M 19 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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You mean Scientology? That is even worse than the Judaism,Christianity, Catholicism thing!!

One thing I would point out is being anti-religion is not the same thing as being atheist, or even antitheist, as it is worded in this group. Anti-religion is something that I can agree with. Religion has been the cause of many of the worlds ills, without a doubt. Atheism though...as defined as the absolute belief that there is no god...takes as much of a leap of faith as any form of theism does. God, by definition, is one of those things that can be neither proven nor disproven. The more we understand about science, the more we realize how little we actually know. We have only just begun to scratch the surface of understanding existence. We can't even say that we've discovered even a fraction of what makes up our own universe, much less have any idea what exists beyond it. Just the idea that time and space itself is a flexible and malleable entity is something that just boggles the mind. We have no idea how far down the rabbit hole goes, so to speak. That's why I tend to stay agnostic.

I agree, Omniscience (love the name). Thanks for sharing your perspective :)

I don't believe in corduroy pants.

Thank you godsmack. =)

Very well said missymonkery

I agree with you. I do however feel that Buddhism is possibly the least flawed of all religions. As far as religions go it makes sense where others fail, although I will not deny that it too has its shortcomings. Myself, I believe that theism extremists and crackpots and theism obsessed people in general take it too far. Belief in a deity and the teachings of a deity of any sort destroy religion.

I'm with you there ag, it's is beyond me, lol.<br />
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Thanks AtheistMom! :D That means a lot to me

I'm always open minded to believing in things supported by facts and evidence. It's just so mind boggling to me that so many people want to believe something without the support of evidence.

Once again GS, I love your story. You should consider writing as a profession.

Oh wow! You actually know? What's your proof? This'll be good.<br />
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Btw, if you say faith my head will explode

Religions are very tainted, in my opinion...set to brainwash people into doing what the leaders want ie control, money. HOWEVER, I do KNOW that God lives.

thanks Piscesgal :) Idk, I like yours

Great posts guys, and damn it, I'm the only one that hasn't changed my name . . . need to get on that.

It make sense to me :) She's saying that god is a ******* douchebag because it is supposedly all-knowing and all-loving yet condemns people to suffer for all eternity for not devoting their lives to it

Haha, thanks BettyAntiChrist :)

I know exactly what you mean, yet a Christian who does "god's apparent will" is a-okay. Wtf.<br />
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Yes, for the time being religion has too firm a grip on the world, even though many are beginning to see that the hand which grasps them so tightly is not only holding them in place, but suffocating their minds. Our numbers are increasing, I take much solace in that, but I don't think we will be able to make a difference for decades. Once atheists make it into office, however, we're going to see a change, it won't be in our lifetimes, but it will happen at some point.

I agree. Not only were there multiple so-called "miracle men/prophets (profits) but many of the idiotic things the bible says about him were stolen from other religions. Do you have any idea how many religions consisted of virgin births and the like? A lot!<br />
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If I become a zombie they'd better not start a religion about me, I'll go to town on everyone's brains.<br />
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The truth is religion does nothing good for anyone but the people really high up in the religious ladder (ie, archbishops, cardinals, and popes) while the rest of us have to deal with it. Religion is trying to worm its way back into government and if it isn't stopped soon some nutjob will come out claiming to have "divine right" over the United States and the ******* idiots who adhere to this sort of thing will bow to him and he'll likely be elected. <br />
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Religion is starving the world of thought, logic and reason, and must be stopped immediately.

I sort-of agree,I believe in god, yet I myself have no religion.