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Why do you reject the idea of religion?

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I see people suffering in the countries I toured. Was I just lucky to be me? Why would god high 5 me and step back on other's? Does suffering build character? Who cares! People need real help and love and compassion. Why should they have to cry and beg and make promises. Damn.

BucketlistBob Level 4 Nov 17, 2017
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I don't, I reject any ideology which is not based on reason, however, religion makes a special claim for itself, to be divinely inspired. Echoes of 'The Hitch' but truth tends to ring loud in spite of superstitious nonsense.

TheCartesian Level 1 Nov 17, 2017
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religion was only created to control the masses, but it has got out of control now, as a example islam, its followes are srt on world domination, because of a drunken, woman hater scribbels in a book, aka the koran. do we need this.

andy2451 Level 1 Nov 17, 2017
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I don't reject the idea, I just don't believe in it. Why? Stupid question. It makes no reasonable sense. I don't believe in god for the same reason I don't believe in the tooth fairy. What I DO believe in are facts. Carl Sagan said it better than anyone. Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence. Reality and the scientific method are my guiding pillars.

LDReynolds Level 2 Nov 16, 2017
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The winders of the Cosmos far exceeds that of any god or religion!

KentTorch Level 2 Nov 16, 2017
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The audacity that individuals think that their religion is the correct one . The war and hatred that it produces. The ridiculous things that they believe in. The brainwashing that they impose on their children

richiegtt Level 4 Nov 15, 2017
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It just makes no sense to me. It is the way my brain is wired. I am trying to not to judge other beliefs as much. I don't understand at all why people believe in Gods. I have many theories but the fact is I am in the minority. That doesn't change my mind in any way but it is a fact. I am strongly outnumbered. It is possible I am missing something. Somebody must be wrong.... The funny thing is I practice some Buddhism and I pray because it makes me feel better. I don't ever think the gods are listening. It does tap into a part of me that is calming. I need all the calm I can get! I have a little meditation station with Hindu Gods and a Buddha. Maybe that is why so many people believe. It makes them feel better and questioning the community that makes them feel better is absurd to them.

MichaelPaul Level 2 Nov 15, 2017
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For me personally it's not so much the ideas or teachings, I don't buy all of that, yes, but it
s more about the individuals...the practicers rather than what is practiced. My Granny was religious and she would NEVER have in a million years picketed the funeral of a Gay solider. or been involved with anyone who would bomb an Abortion Clinic. her Jesus helped the poor healed the sick and fed the hungry. Her Jesus didn't go around saying God hates fags or I hate you because you're a man who loves a man. And it's this idea that we should have bibles in public schools and make a law at the top level banning abortion or gay marriage. They have no argument against gay marriage other than they think their bible says so. there's no legal reason I digress. There is way too much hypocrisy and the list goes on and on why I call bullshit on religion.

Pfr1998 Level 3 Nov 15, 2017
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The same reason I reject vegetarianism or Republicanism or communism: I'm not interested.

hrichardson8 Level 2 Nov 14, 2017
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Because religion is the invention of few wise guys who realized the human mind is extremely impressionable and therefore can be manipulated to serve a given purpose.

DUCHESSA Level 4 Nov 14, 2017
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Let's start with common sense. Religion was invented by humans in ancient times to explain the unexplainable. It has since been used as a tool of control and oppression, especially against women.

Akatherine Level 3 Nov 14, 2017
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It is a form of control based on fear of a very earthly punishment.

JoeDime22 Level 4 Nov 13, 2017
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Because religion is a lie.

DUCHESSA Level 4 Nov 12, 2017
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I went to Catholic Elementary school-complete with Hell-Fire paddle wielding nuns who would try to whack your little ass into anything they couldnt talk it into........

VirginiaMan65 Level 3 Nov 12, 2017
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I WAS LUCKY. I WAS BORN INTO AN ATHEIST FAMILY. PUBLIC SCHOOL FOR ME.
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Grown ups shouldn't believe in fairy tales. It's to to end the propagation of ignorance, political influence, and confidence scam that is religion.

JimG Level 3 Nov 8, 2017
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Because it is just fairy stories for adults. Most of what is said in the Bible is stolen from other cultures and their mythologies.

Katydid59 Level 2 Nov 7, 2017
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For me the pendulum has now swung in both directions. I spent more than 40 years very active in a demanding church and held leadership positions. Then, in January of 2014, my wife and I abruptly resigned our membership due to finding on YouTube that the history claims of the church were a mountain of lies. My eyes were also opened to the fact that the entire Noah story is incomprehensible and impossible. So, for the past few years I've concluded, 'There is no one God, but there does seem to be great evidence for a universal consciousness in the Universe. Then... a few months ago... I read the first two books by Robert Monroe, and the "Journeys Out of the Body" by William Buhlman, and I was blown away. Finally, something that makes perfect sense and clearly answers almost all of the questions I had. The great thing was, I was able to read the book "Journeys Out of the Body" without having to spend a penny... as that it's free, online, as a PDF. So, I still don't believe there's just one 'God', but now it makes perfect sense that we are progressing through dimensions, and we're in this one right now because it is the most dense and has the lowest frequency, and are here to learn. (Damned cool book.)

Clovehitch Level 2 Nov 6, 2017
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I will also add, here, that in my opinion every person who has left religion will find at least some of the answers they are seeking in the William Buhlman book. (If you need any further motivation... Chapter 15 of one of the Robert Monroe books is titled, "Astral Sex".
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Its alllll bullshit and lies

Stacielynn16 Level 2 Nov 6, 2017
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I am evidence based instead of faith based. Evidence leads us to truth whereas faith accepts something as true. Children have faith Santa Claus is real but that belief does not make it true.

dare2dream Level 2 Nov 6, 2017
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Because it's not true and I like to live in and deal with reality on a daily basis. That is tough enough without having to deal with the made-up and mystical.

Hugene2002 Level 7 Nov 5, 2017
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My parents didn't let them get to me when I was a child so I just don't understand. I don't have any comprehension of God centeredness.

TracesTraces Level 3 Oct 30, 2017
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First is the evidence thing, of which there is none, and second is when you realize that religions were made up by humans for a purpose. That purpose was for early state societies to exert a moral code, or a means of social control over the population.

ECheGuevara Level 3 Oct 29, 2017
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it doesn't make sense, and it's completely nonsensical.

basskiller252 Level 3 Oct 27, 2017
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In my late 30’s I began a degree in Theology. I had been a “born again” protestant christian for about 20 years, with a childhood background in catholicism.
My aim in my degree was to major in Pastoral care and counselling with a view to working in that kind of area. I did finish the major studies which I loved and learned more about my self than I thought possible. However I came unstuck when I began on biblical studies.

I discovered that the bible and Jesus simply do not stand up under the rigours of academic enquiry. The bible and the life of the christ are based on myth at best and hearsay/outright lies at worst.

I realised I could not believe this stuff and maintain my personal integrity at the same time. I entered possibly the the worst period of my life, it felt like an abyss. Fortunately it only took about 6 mths to work my way through it and I have been an atheist for more than 20 years now.

Veronica Level 2 Oct 26, 2017
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I tend to question everything. The idea of a god is so ridiculous that I literally do not believe a thinking person could believe it.

CestMoi Level 3 Oct 26, 2017
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