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Religion is just not for me.

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carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Does anyone feel the same way?
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Who here has herpes?
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hanciong Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
religion is composed of spirituality and dogma. in my version: spirituality is for me, but DOGMA is NOT for me :D
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DavidSkylines Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Religion was mans first attempt at science. Now that we have actual science, with evidence based facts and theories, religion shouldnt be for anyone from this century.
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GuttedCorpse Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Apparently not, 535 seats in US congress and not a single atheist.
But surely there has to be some...I mean an educated human being
can't possibly believe in such nonsense can they?
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IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
GOOD

There is no reason for religion
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Memmil Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every religion is equally wrong and right with their beliefs. Im open-minded and accept all religions as they are. Note that religions are important reason for war and terrorism. People are stupid and way too manipulated if they're that critical towards different beliefs and cultures.

Sometimes i find it a bit weird and even scary when someone is really believing in Bible and are totally ignoring other religions. Purpose of religions is to give us strength and hope in our lives. As long as they do so it's same to me what people believe in.

Personally i feel that world religions are little "man-made" and that the real god-like thing is above all of them.
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maddmatt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Everyone serves a master.
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Saeter Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
That is very telling of your mindset.
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maddmatt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
It should be. As well is your comment of yours.
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maltese101 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
He's not my type either.
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can have faith in a higher being, without belong getting caught up in the dogma and ritual of a religion.
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Destriarch Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I like religion, so long as I'm not obliged to believe any of it.
From a purely scientific, anthropological viewpoint it's quite fascinating.
The problems only arise when people insist that their way is right and everyone else's is wrong.

-Ash
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CatapultedCarcass Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It takes a special kind of stupid to be a theist.
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CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gregor Mandel, Issac Newton, Einstein, Blaise Pascal...
yeah real stupid.
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CatapultedCarcass Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I meant in today's world, in light of what those minds have taught us, which I didn't think would need clarifying. Obviously there's always a pedant lurking nearby.
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CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What so we're somehow smarter than anyone from the last century?
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CatapultedCarcass Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Smarter? No.

However, our understanding of the nature of the universe has progressed more in the last century than it ever has in the history of mankind. That's irreputable, and also more relevant than who's "smarter" than who.
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CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree, but that doesn't mean religion has remained stagnant and we still burn people at the stake either.
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CatapultedCarcass Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, but as time goes on it will only grow further and further out of touch with modern society. It wasn't long ago that being an atheist was a minority, and you were vilified for it. Now, the civilised world grows more secular by the day, and I rejoice in that.
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CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
true religion can never just be weeded out. Time has already shown us that.
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Zazill Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No religion appreciates boobs, that's where I drew the line :XD:
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
You haven't read the Song of Solomon, have you.
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Zazill Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's one section out of an entire book that at times justifies all sorts of atrocities against women and children.:smoking:
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
How so?
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No kidding! It borders on softcore porn!
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Indeed. Nothing like making a Puritan blush.
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Destriarch Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Ohh the Victorians really ruined that one...
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
How so?
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Destriarch Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Rewrote a lot of the dirty bits, changed the word 'vagina' to 'navel' and things like that. I think it's since been restored.
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
:themoreyouknowplz:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Faith or ritual?
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I actually gain a lot from ritual, but find faith problematic enough that I feel morally compelled to abstain from it. Fortunately not all religions require you to believe in a particular doctrine to participate.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a lot of fun with ritual :B
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What sort? I'm not sure what religion you follow.

I meditate a lot. :)
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I enjoy Hindu rituals (and I wasn't raised Hindu at all :shifty:)
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carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A ritual is what you go through when you're not having fun.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's routine, not ritual.
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Clarification: Not that I think it's wrong for all other people to have faith. It's complicated. I think if I had faith, it would be for the wrong reasons.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ritual.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like ritual, it's fun. I can't have faith.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
To me, faith is intuition; and intuition is to be cherished, not scorned.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Intuition makes stupid people stupider. Screw it.
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ritual and Faith aren't exclusive to one another.
I'm Christian and I just flat down don't go to church.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"We live, as we dream - alone." Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
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carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The love of reason is a terrible fate.
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's never been for me. What really pisses me off about it is the notion that I owe any skill or talent I have to some magical invisible sky being. Fuck no.
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Rease-Hunter Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It isn't for me either. I just can't get into the notion of something unknowable, and feeling like I know when I don't. But, at the same time, I feel and want to believe that there's something else. Something that transcends our physical consciousness that sort of makes it worth it beyond rotting in a hole in the ground.

So, I'm Agnostic. I don't have the answers, but I intend to find out the same way everyone else has found them in the end.
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Patt-Ytto Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Disclaimer: I'll speak generally about religions, i will not focus on a single one because all religions are stupid as shit in their own ways.

Religion is not for everyone because religion is misinterpreted all the time. Keyphrase here is "people need to believe in something", and it *is* true, but the line that separated the "belief and faith for something" from "batshit insanity" has long since been trampled over, erased, redrawn, erased again and then re-drawn with a crayon.

The wiser and older you become, and moreso if you study any career, highlights more and more the illogical fallacies in all these ancient documents about an imaginary friend with a specific form that despite being almighty, omnipotent, omnipresent and über powerful, still finds it in it's agenda to do something completely fucking wacky, like letting little Billy fall inside the wood chipper, or letting young Ada be raped to death by some thughs, or commanding the sacrifice of someone to pay a cover for the bigass nightclub in fairyland where everything is happiness and candy and boobs, or demanding that you put your peepee in a girls vagoo because putting it on another man's butt is a no-no for some reason.

Religion is doomed to disappear with the passing of time, there's so much time you can keep a flock of sheep focused on something, and if said imaginary friends who did so many things in the past never ever show up anymore for thousands of years, people will finally stop believing that shit. If there is no manifestation of any of these holy beings anytime soon, then religion is inevitably going to disappear once nobody buys anything said documents say.
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Vanhir Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's needlessly complicated, easily used to manipulate people and more than likely complete horse-shit. So yeah, I agree.
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Knightster Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I know the feeling.
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