Religion?

XxAmandaShortaayxX's picture

Anyone just want to talk about religious things and how they affect people. In my opinion, christians are against LGBT and its having a huge impact on me.

RainbowTime's picture

Atheism

i only drink irn bru and the occassional blood of my enemies

lonewolf678's picture

Well,

here comes the inevitable thing for me to say. In my opinion, Islam is one of the more misunderstood religions. It's a religion that has been hijacked time and time again by fundamentalists who seek their own personal gain and corrupt agenda. Not to mention the negative light always shown on Islam by trying to associate every negative possible thing with it.

When really it's not the religion that's at fault but the corrupt people who use it for their own destructive ends. And as always the loudest voice is the one that's heard above all the others. It really saddens me that the radicals and fundamentalists in Islam are always shown, but the good and upright Muslims get slim-to-no attention at all.

swimmerguy's picture

Atheist :P

anarchist's picture

Follow me, follow me! We're gonna start a jihad!

Just Dave's picture

Hmm

"In my opinion, christians are against LGBT and its having a huge impact on me."

This statement doesn't make any sense, even as an opinion. Which Christians are you talking about? What do you mean by "against LGBT"?

Mogul's picture

No religion!

Because I realized that religion is bad for humans!

radiosilence95's picture

Ah, religion. Allow me to

Ah, religion. Allow me to spill my entire philosophy in one boring comment.

I am an atheist. I don't believe in any gods, simply because I don't like the idea of some entity dictating how I can and cannot live my life. I have determined my own set of morals, and I am still a good person nonetheless. I believe that the only unseen entity that has some control over us is fate. Certain things happen for certain reasons. But we do have more control over our destiny than we think. I decide my own path. If I am successful, it is because I worked hard, not because it is the will of some god.

Religion is a complication, a spark for war and narrow-mindedness and arguments that go in circles. BUT I have nothing against any religion. It's the people that get irritating. Forcing their so-called moral superiority in everyone's face. Too often do religions preach conformity rather than love or unity. BUT I will say that there has been a movement, particularly in Christianity, in which religious people are becoming more open-minded and focusing on love rather than condemnation. So that's really nice to see. But, I still think religion puts too many limits on the mind.

I'm not one of those asshole atheists who's all like "You're a Christian? How stupid." People have a right to believe whatever the hell they want. I really don't care. I can understand why people turn to gods and idols, because it serves as a scapegoat of sorts. Religion is a way for people to feel better about themselves, a way for them to take comfort in knowing that there's something bigger than them. Not having complete power over themselves makes them feel good, because having total control over their destiny would be too scary for them. Someone distant and unseen is in control. It's comforting.

So, like I said, believe in whatever makes you happy, so long as you don't force it on others. I mean, I look at my mom sometimes and wonder why the hell she's putting so much energy into some entity. But then I think, "You know what? My mom is happy. Believing in God gives her peace and joy, so who the hell am I to question that?"

So, to get to the basics, my simple philosophy is that religion is fine, as long as it doesn't get shoved down my throat and religious people leave me the fuck alone.

lexisthecoolestpersonever's picture

You don't believe in God

You don't believe in God because you don't want someone to dictate your life? Don't you think that's kind of like saying, "I don't believe in Obama because he occasionally passes laws"? What impact does God's bossiness have on whether He exists or not?

Just a slight inconsistency. I don't actually care what you believe. :)

radiosilence95's picture

I just think that having a

I just think that having a thousand-page book telling me what I should think is right and wrong is so...limiting. And the idea that there's this bearded old guy floating around in the sky who just spoke the world into existence out of boredom seems a bit improbable.

javier's picture

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Religion is so boring sometimes I just want God to appear on something other than grilled cheese like the sky or something. Personally, I think everyone can believe in God and doesn't have to, but can't we just be nice to each other about it? I had a Christian friend when I was like 11 and I am Catholic so he was saying that he doesn't believe in the Virgin Mary and I thought, blashemy! I'm only kidding. I thought it was interesting and it got me curious so I questioned him about it and I learned more so it was cool.

SometimesY's picture

I don't attach myself to any

I don't attach myself to any religion, but I don't see it as something bad. What people these days don't understand is that religious writings (whether it be the bible or whatever) aren't supposed to be taken literally. They're more of a parable for how people are supposed to live their lives. It's the people who misunderstand it that make it what it is, not the religion itself. I'm not religious, but I like the idea of religions. Think about it: Islam was originally created by a man who hated the fact that women were treated worse then men. Original Islam was supposed to give women equal, if not greater, rights than men, but people corrupted it into oblivion and now women can't even go out in public without there husbands in some places.

I don't see anything wrong with religion; what is wrong is the way people interpret it. Religion is supposed to be something that helps guide people into a meaningful life. It's not a rule, but a suggestion.

lexisthecoolestpersonever's picture

CATHOLICISM!!!!!

So, basically, my religion thinks I'm evil.

I still believe in God, though. It's the Catholics who are screwy, not God.

And the way I figure it, I wouldn't WANT to go to the same Heaven as all the Catholics: I'd rather not spend eternity with my parents. All the interesting people go to Hell. :):)

MaddieJoy's picture

I come from a family of

I come from a family of diversity. My Grandma is a Roman Catholic, and my Grandpa converted to marry her. My other grandparents are some type of Christian. My aunt converted to Judaism to be with my uncle. My dad is an atheist.
My mom is an agnostic who believes in the "collective conciousness," which I've been listening to her about lately. Basically she doesn't know if there is a God, but believes that places/communities like churches, synagogues, etc. attract groups of people with faith so strong they make things happen themselves, without God. I think that's nifty! ;)
I believe something similar to what Mom says. I think that Nature--Gaia, the Universe, what ever you wanna call it--is a "collective conciousness" which connects all the planets, organisms, everything, into a vast collective mind. We each are individuals, but we are part of Nature. There are cycles and seasons which govern the overall existance of everything, and every person and plant and animal is an infinitely small, yet vital, part of those cycles. So basically I'm Pagan but don't believe in the Green Man.

"It's a helluva start, knowing what makes you happy."
--Lucille Ball

jeff's picture

Hmm...

It seems like their sexualities stayed fixed, yet they continually chose to pursue different religious lifestyles. ;-)

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MacAvity's picture

I....

I sort of wish I could belong to a religion. I like the community that it builds, the art it inspires - I wish I could enter a temple without the sense of 'I don't belong here,' only the awe. I love the idea of a god who loves us, and the idea that the world isn't all an accident. And yet I can't shake the belief that no god exists.

In my experience, queers tend to hate Christians more than Christians hate queers.

jeff's picture

Eh...

"In my experience, queers tend to hate Christians more than Christians hate queers."

I don't buy that, really.

First, the genesis of the animosity starts with the Christians being anti-gay. So, usually the gays who are anti-Christian were made inferior by the Christians.

I think it just seems that way, since they wrap their anti-gay stuff in pretty religious sounding nonsense. Love the sinner, hate the sin. But ultimately, if Christians weren't anti-gay, why would I care what they thought/did?

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"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)

Tycoondashkid's picture

it depends i think on the area

the area i live there is a church that is massively against homophobia

one time a guy went up to the priest and said "turns out my brothers a faggot, so i beat him, i dont want any satanic shit going on in my family"
and this hero looks back and goes
"my son god created us all equal if they are gay god will still love them, as i now some homosexual men like to have anal sex which means they like to fuck assholes but you choose to be an asshole aint no room for you in heaven mate"

Tycoondashkid's picture

atheism all the way

atheism all the way

stillgotlegs's picture

In a strange sense I almost

In a strange sense I almost wish I was brought up to believe in a god. It seems comforting enough to think that death isn't the total end.

My parents said they would be happy with whatever I chose. Ethnically I'm Jewish, but my parents abandoned that waay before they had any of us kids. We were always free to practice whatever religion we wanted, but there always seemed way too much pressure to pick the 'right one'.

I mean, what if I followed the wrong one my entire life, and all that time was wasted? Quite frankly, my sunday morning lie-ins are currently worth more to me than the eternal salvation my aunt keeps preaching to me about.
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anarchist's picture

I was confused about religions, too.

The first one I really believed in was Taoism because it has no (at least no powerful) dieties. Then I shifted more towards Buddhism. After that, I realized that the two don't contradict each other, so I believed in my own blend. Now I'm just a solipsist.