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I'd say I'm a religious and scientific guy. When people say particles collided to form the earth, I'd say where did the particles come from?
My point is God made the particles to collide and create a more interesting world. Think everyone was scientific there would be no investigating or anything, because everyone knew the answer. How utterly boring.
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28 / F / georgia, usa
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i am not religious just spiritual i believe that there is a grander purpose and meaning for our existence that is far beyond our understanding. but i am not religious cause all in all religion to me just seems a lot like people telling you how to live your life and to be ashamed if you feel differently then others. and all in all i think it inspires hate for those who are different. but in the same note i understand why people need religion and why it is and important aspect of so many peoples lives so i always try to be respectful and mindful not to offend.
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Yeah I'm religious and I'm a Christian. However, I'm not extremely religious. Plus I'm not the type of Christian who argues on the internet and with people about my religion. I also don't force my religion onto people by force. Whenever I see Christians do that, I can't help but face palm. I find it ridiculous...
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21 / M / Gekkoukan High
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People who believe in god shouldn't make people who don't feel silly or unwanted, and vice versa...It bothers me when I see people commenting on things about homosexuality and stuff saying "You are disgusting!" and stuff, and I am bothered when I see people who dwell outside of faith making people who do believe feel silly or making them out to be machete wielding terrorists who are responsible for every war ever in the history of man. It's kind of an on going circle of hate and anger because of immature or just resentful people.
Men of faith shouldn't be defending religion, believing in god isn't about that, it's a relationship with the god/messiah you believe in, not a society of militaristic psychopaths bent on controlling the populace. Men of science shouldn't be out tearing down crosses off monuments and telling people they are stupid or foolish for what they believe in. However this is my opinion, and I'm sure someone with a PHD or has read more than me could talk me out of my shoes but I think I'm going in the right direction.
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18 / M / Just look behind...
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Posted 7/13/13
Yes Dance MY Puppets!
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Posted 7/13/13
It's not made to be a joke, it's to make people feel more grounded. Without their belief in god, people will perceive themselves to be ultimate being. Imagine if there wasn't religion to teach people about values, and the consequences of their actions, there would be a riot. People with the most power would basically have complete control over everything. Religion is not only meant as a means of values, but also as a certain fear. Fear of going to jail is one thing, but people fear certain things which they cannot understand. For example the paranormal and superstitions. There are a lot of things that cannot be explained in this world, but that doesn't make them silly. I am religious but I don't tell people to be religious, I believe it is best not to judge one nor criticize one's beliefs.
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Posted 7/16/13

Mfangirl wrote:

Yeah I'm religious and I'm a Christian. However, I'm not extremely religious. Plus I'm not the type of Christian who argues on the internet and with people about my religion. I also don't force my religion onto people by force. Whenever I see Christians do that, I can't help but face palm. I find it ridiculous...


While it's impossible to force people to accept religion, I think it's a good idea to argue with them a little bit. Many times. I feel that atheists are very dismissive of religion. They find Christianity to be anti-rational. (Fideists perhaps are unfortunately responsible for inducing this way of thinking.) That religion only promotes wars and wishful thinking. The MIddle Ages were the Dark Ages because people universally believed in God.

This is mostly because atheists are fed lies about history and Christianity. After all, we have myths like the idea that Medievals believed the earth was flat. After the spread of Hellenism after Alexander the Great, every educated individual knew the world was round! Despite the claim that the Middle Ages were static technologically, they made many advances in agricultural technology, wind power, water power, warfare, nautical technology, economic theory (capitalism, specifically), the development of the scientific method, mechanized industry (especially textiles), and philosophy, all of which dwarfed the progress made in the middle and late Empire period in Ancient Rome! Helping them along was the understanding that the world was made by a rational Creator--even if His understanding is often greater than our finite minds can grasp, which means that the world is intelligible, i.e. it can be understood by reason.

Then, Christians are accused of being militaristic because of the Crusades, but the Muslim conquest of Arabia, North Africa, Spain, the Balkans, and nearly half of Italy is ignored. Islam is a religion of peace, you know? But, the fact of the matter is that the Suljuk Turks were threatening the overthrow of the Empire of Constantinople, which motivated the Byzantine emperor to ask the West for military assistance and thus launched the First Crusade. It was a defensive war!

So, the amount of ignorance out there concerning Christianity and the contributions of Christian thought frankly appals me, and I feel like I must do my part in reversing this trend.
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Posted 7/16/13
i believe in god but beyond that i dont believe in anything else in religion. although i do respect religion for being a collection of stories and values that can help some people who need help; but i dont respect people who take it to seriously or use it to discriminate against against other people.
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53 / M / NY
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Posted 7/16/13
No
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19 / M / California
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I'm a devout catholic, but also strongly value intellectualism and found that it is possible to question the catholic church and still be catholic
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18 / M / Arlington, TX
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No, I have no reason to be. Some people do, and that's fine. It doesn't do anything for me personally.
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Yes. and my religion is hatred .
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"I think that if there were a God, there would be less evil on this earth. I believe that if evil exists here below, then either it was willed by God or it was beyond His powers to prevent it. Now I cannot bring myself to fear a God who is either spiteful or weak. I defy Him without fear and care not a fig for his thunderbolts."
For adam and eve to sin after being created by an omnificent god, he had to know that they where going to sin before he even created them meaning their sin was his intention. so he is either a douchebag who created everyone and judges them on their actions against which they have only a limited control knowing full well ahead of time which ones will be sent to hell, OR he is not omnipotent, and not omnificent and i refuse to follow such a god.
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Posted 7/18/13
Yes, but I'm more of a believer. I was born in a Muslim family.
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Posted 7/18/13
I am a proud Christian. I respect the views of others and won't, quote on quote, "force it down your throats". Who says religion doesn't have questions? Most of the Christians I know have their own questions and all they needed to do was talk to somebody and read some scriptures. I'm also religious because Jesus saved me and forgave my mistakes. I could still be a better Christian and I try to improve my praying habits.
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