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whats yalls thoughts on religion?

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Affairs' started by guido pion, Dec 25, 2021.

  1. guido pion

    guido pion Trusted Member

  2. Mario2602

    Mario2602 Trusted Member

    I have no religion and I don't believe in a higher power either. As a child, I never understood why I should go to church. During religious education at school, the village pastor asked me if I believed in God. Since you are not allowed to lie, I answered no, then I got an additional job and had to write "I believe in God our Savior and in his Son Jesus Christ" 100 times. Next time I did the work and he asked me if I now believe in God. I told him I wasn't going to lie and I said no again. The pastor doubled the extra work and the game was repeated up to the number 1000. He got really angry and threatened to exclude me from communion. When I said that would be a good deal for both of us, he freaked out.

    It then became briefly political at the school. The story went through the director to the school board. The pastor accused me of a lack of cooperation and disobedience. The agency employee asked me a lot of questions. His regulation proposal was on fire, I was only allowed to see it as an adult. He wrote something like this Mario is not to be blamed for wrongdoing. If you ask such a question to people, (edit) you have to expect unpleasant answers. Mario always delivered his additional work on time and without discussions. Although he knew that there would be more problems for him if he answered honestly, he stayed true to his point of view. Even if the student had been asked to write this stupid sentence 10,000 times, it would not have changed his mind a little. If the pastor continues to punish the members of his congregation for the truth then he should go back to Russia.:D:cool:
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  3. Dane211

    Dane211 Moderator Staff Member

    That is not a Pastor, that is an idiot with abusive tendencies.
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  4. Dane211

    Dane211 Moderator Staff Member

    The most hateful people on the Earth are religious people.

    It is a shame so few of the religious actually understand the doctrine of their faith.
  5. Kakyoin

    Kakyoin Trusted Member

    Karl Marx quote “Religion is the opium of the people. It is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of our soulless conditions.” sums it up. It is an error that should be cured with leveling material conditions and education. Not the neoatheist bs.
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  6. curiousFred

    curiousFred Trusted.Member

    That pastor was an ignorant and evil twat.
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  7. Ykke500

    Ykke500 New Member

    I'm a Christian in the sense that I believe in god. But I don't like the way many Christians today behave themselves (Catholic church, JW and more). They don't follow the teachings of Jesus to be kind and accepting to your neighbors.
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  8. Dane211

    Dane211 Moderator Staff Member

    Do you believe in a "god" as you write, or do you believe in God, as in the Triune, Holy Trinity God? Or in god as Allah god? Or other god like the JW's?
  9. Ykke500

    Ykke500 New Member

    I believe in god as in a higher power, I was raised as Catholic but I don't particularly like the church as a institution. I like too keep my worship and relationship with God as a personal one.
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  10. lebron

    lebron Trusted Member

    I think its good for some people
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  11. pussycat

    pussycat Moderator Staff Member

    As I am sure as hell not a "y'all", I won't venture an opinion. :rolleyes:
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  12. Dane211

    Dane211 Moderator Staff Member

    And deadly for all others for the way one major religion is.
  13. MilaHot

    MilaHot Quebecoise Extraordinaire

    I think religion was made to try to explain the world when Mankind had a need for it, and to feel safe and all. But now, I think its just trouble.
  14. Said

    Said New Member

    I think religion helps creating a strong sense of community and bond between people. I sometime imagine I live in a fantasy world with a religion having strong incestuous rituals, like to enter adulthood a man should loose his virginity to his mom...
  15. Downnhill

    Downnhill Trusted.Member

    I don't have any problems with almost any religion. It's the establishments around the religions that are the problem.

    I do think that at least half of the 10 commandments are very good guidelines to live a life. Like "You shall not murder" or "You shall not steal".