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I don't have a problem with religion or those that lack faith, what I have a problem with are radicals. these are the most dangerous people, I don't hate them but I do my very best to avoid them. radicals come from all aspects from the terrorist group known as ISIS to the ones parked within the other religions such as Christians to the radicals in even the lack of faith atheists. nothing good comes from radicals, nothing good at all.

but people tend to "hate" on religion because they are brain washed to do so, such as some sects. they can't tolerate people who are happy so they might tend to lean to hate religion or those from a certain religion. they hate a religion for what said religion did before they were even born let alone thought of and then there's those who just hate everything, they don't know why they just hate, possibly even themselves.
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tridragon1 wrote:

I'm not one of your "avid" religious believers but, still a believer and I've been wondering, why do people hate on religion so much? Whether it's a person of no religion or a different religion, what makes the other belief stronger than the other? This doesn't apply to one religion, but pretty much all of them, I've seen people think their religion is more superior, but do different beliefs really effect which is inferior or not?

Hating on religion is pretty much on the same level of racism.

Do you dislike religion? If so, why?

What's your opinion on this?


I have no problem with faith and spiritualism. What I have a problem with is people abuse faith into a medium of control. And unfortunately a lot of organised religions (or at least their leaders) are or have been guilty of that.

The other thing I don't like about religion in general is the very thing you touched upon. The fact that many people use their faith as proof they are superior to others who believe differently.

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as long you are not breaking any laws or killing people I'm fine with whatever cult you want to be in
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Stands in opposition to their political world view and ambitions.
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The Bible makes very certain claims that it is the true Word of God. All other faiths fall apart from logical inconsistency when comparing their holy writ against other textual passages. Modern Abrahamic faiths all contradict the Bible. Judaism stands true insofar as it's unfulfilled Scripture, but Christianity is Judaism fulfilled. In Rev. 22, you see the closure of Bible Canon, and every faith thereafter stands false.

Personally, I hate the term, "religion," since it is so often familiarized with vain piety and ritualism. But Christ, the Christ of the Bible is the substance of my faith.

Come at me bro's. I'm willing to debate and presupp all y'alls.
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I hate religion for what it is, when I can see what it could be.
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Lemme preface this by saying I am Asatru, which is essentially Reconstructionist Germanic Polytheism.

I think Atheists are still culturally Christian (or any other religion's culture that promotes ideological superiority), claiming that my (or someone else's) way of life is still wrong for the sake of their own arguments. They haven't matured past that line of one-sided thinking, and still insist that one cannot be religious while still accepting scientific truth. They see science in the same monolithic light as they did their Christianity, or other Abrahamic (or other that supports ideological superiority) religion.
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I think Atheists are still culturally Christian (or any other religion's culture that promotes ideological superiority), claiming that my (or someone else's) way of life is still wrong for the sake of their own arguments. They haven't matured past that line of one-sided thinking, and still insist that one cannot be religious while still accepting scientific truth. They see science in the same monolithic light as they did their Christianity, or other Abrahamic (or other that supports ideological superiority) religion.


Absolutely. Atheists posit all their truth claims found in Christianity, or whatever religion is dominate in their society.
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I don't hate, I'm just not fond of trading my power and self-worth for the comfort of hierarchic, salvational, and/or standardized worldviews that exercise my imagination more than anything.
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No hate, just don't care for it.
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Most people hate on religious fanatics not on religion.
If religion helps you to be a better person that's awesome, I doubt you will find anyone against that. I think many people (including atheist) are ok with religion as long as you don't try to recruit people, avoid brainwashing kids and use your common sense. The Catholic Church burned thousands of people alive for things like studying the circulatory system (Miguel Servet) or trying to improve medical treatments. For centuries you could pay your way out of hell if you had enough money. Some people just use religion as a free card to hate on minorities and avoid any kind of personal responsibility. Obviously those people give everyone bad reputation.There is nothing wrong with Religion as long as people use their common sense. Religion without common sense is just fanaticism and most people will be against fanaticism of any kind. Why? because throughout history we can find thousands of examples when political/religious figures manage to manipulate people into committing horrible atrocities (mob mindset).

When someone says things like "do as I say or my God will punish you for eternity" that someone shouldn't be that surprised that most people are not going to react well to emotional blackmailing. Also they way that the Catholic Church tried to hide hundreds of cases of pedophilia for centuries has hurt their public image (and still does due to the lack of active punishment). Unfortunately religion lately has more to do with power, politics and money than with trying to be a better person.


From Wikipedia, on Servet:
After being condemned by Catholic authorities in France, he fled to Geneva where he was burnt at the stake for heresy by order of the city's governing council and at the personal instigation of Protestant reformationist John Calvin.

He was not, as you claim, executed for studying the circulatory system..
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theyre agnostics in disguise
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Religion...as the world see it ,is a 2 edge sword,and the real meaning is lost because of the human who profess it to be true and the one only way of life as we see it in history and the current world.

But to me , true religion is base on respect for life and those that gave it to you and there is truth in everyone religious order who exercise this respect and one has to discover the truth for themselves.
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Isn't it usually organization and not the actual religion that tends to be the problem?
That's why when people move to different cities, they shop around for churches before joining one right? That's why Westboro has a reputation right? And there are large groups of hate that aren't necessarily religious either.

It isn't religion that's the problem so much as it is mob mentality. Unfortunately, since so much of humanity follows a religion, that tends to be the face of the mob. I'm pretty sure having a physical gathering place helps gather the mob too.
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karatecowboy wrote:


PauPow wrote:

Most people hate on religious fanatics not on religion.
If religion helps you to be a better person that's awesome, I doubt you will find anyone against that. I think many people (including atheist) are ok with religion as long as you don't try to recruit people, avoid brainwashing kids and use your common sense. The Catholic Church burned thousands of people alive for things like studying the circulatory system (Miguel Servet) or trying to improve medical treatments. For centuries you could pay your way out of hell if you had enough money. Some people just use religion as a free card to hate on minorities and avoid any kind of personal responsibility. Obviously those people give everyone bad reputation.There is nothing wrong with Religion as long as people use their common sense. Religion without common sense is just fanaticism and most people will be against fanaticism of any kind. Why? because throughout history we can find thousands of examples when political/religious figures manage to manipulate people into committing horrible atrocities (mob mindset).

When someone says things like "do as I say or my God will punish you for eternity" that someone shouldn't be that surprised that most people are not going to react well to emotional blackmailing. Also they way that the Catholic Church tried to hide hundreds of cases of pedophilia for centuries has hurt their public image (and still does due to the lack of active punishment). Unfortunately religion lately has more to do with power, politics and money than with trying to be a better person.


From Wikipedia, on Servet:
After being condemned by Catholic authorities in France, he fled to Geneva where he was burnt at the stake for heresy by order of the city's governing council and at the personal instigation of Protestant reformationist John Calvin.

He was not, as you claim, executed for studying the circulatory system..


That would be Michael Servetus, John Calvin had told him in writing that if he should ever come to Geneva, he should expect to lose his life. He was anti-Trinitarian and Pelagian. John motioned for him to be beheaded, but the Council of Geneva voted against him in favor of death in fire. The catholics would've burned him anyway for his stance on the Trinity. The Anabaptists would've done similar.

ADDENDUM: Catholics burned Protestants; Protestants burned Catholics; everybody and their mother seemed to hate the Anabaptists. It was a bad time for the church.
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