So I made a post about me dropping religion.. I've lost faith.(may wanna check it out)

But now I worry because honestly, NO ONE knows if there is a God or not..
But I don't want to be religious just because I'm scared of hell (IF ITS REAL)

Can I get some advice with out getting hate? I'm simply confused.
akaShaun akaShaun
18-21, M
15 Responses Aug 20, 2014

Thank you for taking those posts about me in I Am An Atheist room.

Why are you trolling this girl?

Sorry

View a Flash presentation: What is cyberbullying?

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What is cyberbullying, exactly?

"Cyberbullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against another minor. Once adults become involved, it is plain and simple cyber-harassment or cyberstalking. Adult cyber-harassment or cyberstalking is NEVER called cyberbullying.

It isn't when adult are trying to lure children into offline meetings, that is called sexual exploitation or luring by a sexual predator. But sometimes when a minor starts a cyberbullying campaign it involves sexual predators who are intrigued by the sexual harassment or even ads posted by the cyberbullying offering up the victim for sex.

The methods used are limited only by the child's imagination and access to technology. And the cyberbully one moment may become the victim the next. The kids often change roles, going from victim to bully and back again.

Children have killed each other and committed suicide after having been involved in a cyberbullying incident.

Cyberbullying is usually not a one time communication, unless it involves a death threat or a credible threat of serious bodily harm. Kids usually know it when they see it, while parents may be more worried about the lewd language used by the kids than the hurtful effect of rude and embarrassing posts.

Cyberbullying may rise to the level of a misdemeanor cyberharassment charge, or if the child is young enough may result in the charge of juvenile delinquency. Most of the time the cyberbullying does not go that far, although parents often try and pursue criminal charges. It typically can result in a child losing their ISP or IM accounts as a terms of service violation. And in some cases, if hacking or password and identity theft is involved, can be a serious criminal matter under state and federal law.

When schools try and get involved by disciplining the student for cyberbullying actions that took place off-campus and outside of school hours, they are often sued for exceeding their authority and violating the student's free speech right. They also, often lose. Schools can be very effective brokers in working with the parents to stop and remedy cyberbullying situations. They can also educate the students on cyberethics and the law. If schools are creative, they can sometimes avoid the claim that their actions exceeded their legal authority for off-campus cyberbullying actions. We recommend that a provision is added to the school's acceptable use policy reserving the right to discipline the student for actions taken off-campus if they are intended to have an effect on a student or they adversely affect the safety and well-being of student while in school. This makes it a contractual, not a constitutional, issue.

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This is amazinggod here. Is this what you all do is sit here and bash people on here because they called you out on something. Is that all you do is make fun of people's learning disability. You are telling me that I am forteen year old and three old acting like this, but you are making posts about me tehat is not right and you are making fun of me. You are making fun of my learning disability and that is not right. You are bullying me because I see you trying to humiliate me in here by posting about me and making me look bad. I would never say I hate gays. I would never bash anybody on here. The urls are put down about me and I didn't want to see them anymore. You people are truly cool, when you know I got kicked off here and you are trash talking me while I am seeing this all on here and that is true cruel to do someone. I am get banned.

I have to say you people have better things do the just bash Christians here. You mocked me for saying when Christians turn away from Christ they act like Atheists. Then you bash Christian Atheism. Christian Atheism is Christian that loves God by denies Christianity. Then you say I bash gays. Get a life. Stop bashing people. You are so evil in here.

What the hell are you talking about lol

Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, a group, or an organization.[1] It may include false accusations, defamation, slander and libel. It may also include monitoring, identity theft, threats, vandalism, solicitation for sex, or gathering information that may be used to threaten or harass.

Cyberstalking is often accompanied by realtime or offline stalking.[2] Both are criminal offenses.[3] Both are motivated by a desire to control, intimidate or influence a victim.[4] A stalker may be an online stranger or a person whom the target knows. He may be anonymous and solicit involvement of other people online who do not even know the target.

Cyberstalking is a criminal offense under various state anti-stalking, slander, and harassment laws. A conviction can result in a restraining order, probation, or criminal penalties against the assailant, including jail.

Cyberbullying is the use of information technology to harm or harass other people in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.[1] According to U.S. Legal Definitions, Cyber-bullying could be limited to posting rumors or gossips about a person in the internet bringing about hatred in other’s minds; or it may go to the extent of personally identifying victims and publishing materials severely defaming and humiliating them.[2]

With the increase in use of these technologies, cyberbullying has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers.[3] Awareness has also risen, due in part to high-profile cases like the suicide of Tyler Clementi.[4]

Wait you don't want to be forced into doing stuff out of fear?
I'm not scared of hell. I guess because it doesn't exist. It's imaginary. Religion was invented by humans, it's fiction that has been used to control people with fear. My dad was raised Christian and says religions are political movements wrongly turned into beliefs and lifestyles.
No religions or gods are any more real than Harry Potter.
But suspend all that and pretend for a moment this heaven/hell thing is real. It still doesn't affect me. My afterlife is my afterlife to do with as I please, therefore I will go where I want and do what I want. No god is going to tell me what to do or where to spend my afterlife.

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Whether he's a being we must better ourselves for or a made up god to create guidelines for humanity either way good is still good and evil evil. So if you honestly in your heart feel you've lost every drop of faith then by all means call yourself an atheist. I don't know whether he's real or not either but it's something I use to try to better myself. Or at least used to.

That was so ADD I can't lol just ignore

It's inaccurate to say no one knows if there is a God or not. For those who believe, He has proven Himself to them. I talk to Him all the time & He talks to me. So just because you don't have those experiences with Him doesn't mean no one else does. I do, & I know many others who do.

Look at my losing faith post

I am also an ex-Christian. I truly believed and studied that book but I had seen nowhere is the universal word and I look at it and its many contradictions and none of it really convinced me. Many of those stories were recycled from religions past, but yet those stories are merely viewed as stories. You disregard the Greek gods but yet they were believed by the people in the area at the time. It is also strange how it is influenced by geographical locations. You don't believe in the Quran as likewise Muslims disregard The Bible. All I need is strong and overwhelming evidence and I am sold. Once there is something universal, that can explain everything and is right, in which can be interacted with and is everywhere, the only thing that fits that criteria is math.

Just imagine a situation if you were born in a world which didn't have any religion or god. People were just believing in humanity. In such world at the age of 16-17, you wouldn't even think about any religion because you never saw such thing.

Now in reality, for all these years you have seen, heard, read people, things about religion and god, hell and heaven, good luck and bad luck etc. That's why you are scared.

My 2 cents as advice, believe in yourself. Be a good human. You won't need to be a religious person ever to become a good human being. Have faith in yourself. Make your own rules to be and remain a kind man.

I struggled with this early on, but then I thought. I fear no other religions version of hell, why should I fear Christianity's version of it? Indoctrination is a cruel thing, mental abuse. It will probably be hard for you to shake those fears. Once you do, you will feel like a new person.

Even when I considered myself Christian I hadn't gone to church in months, I never read a lot of the bible, nothing but praying.

I just don't know what I believe honestly..

If there is a God, I have soooo many questions.

If there isn't.. I wasted all that time praying to the air.

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what ought to happen will happen no matter what so believing or not believing in god and praying is not going to change anything. it is not like ppl who pray and r extremely religious dont face any troubles... they just sorta deceive themselves by thinking about something the existence of which is not supported by any concrete evidence.
as far as your confusion is concerned i think u shud think rationally and not just by what the books say .

That's a good argument. I will point out, though, that I believe what my Dad told me once in that some people only believe in things like Christianity so they aren't scared of death (I know a friend who's like this).

In that regard, whilst I'm not suddenly on my knees praying, I can see where they're coming from. I mean, I've often thought about what awaits us at the end of our lives, and frankly every scenario terrifies me. That's basically why some people need a higher power to believe in, I think; because they'd rather think that something good is waiting at the end of their lives instead of, say, an eternity of self-aware nothingness.

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