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1. You can be anything - Sadly life don't work that way haha if your blind or in a wheelchair for example good luck becoming a football player.

2. God - No evidence exists to prove such a being existance

3. Santa , Tooth fairy etc was real - Same as god its a nice tool to make people behave :o

4. if you swallow gum it will be stuck in your stomach for years - Smart lie to be honest

5. the balloon i lost after coming home from a show would bring santa my christmas wishes - ok i didn't believe this one but i was still told it but its funny i can believe in God and Santa etc but a balloon carrying a message? NOPE
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1. Using too much sugar in Cereal can cause worms to grow inside of you!

2. My Father told me that the guns will be mine someday (once I become adult), but next day he sold it so he could afford his beers! -_-;

3. My Friend Father told me that if I watch too much porn I'll go blind! :p

4. I remembered that this guy (actually we were 10 or 11 year old), told me that if I manage to break the Basketball pole thing in the School ground.. I can only pay $2.00 dollars... Just that I was known for my strength due to my father force me do heavy weight lifting. Anyway I just push it back and forth we were surprised how loud it gotten.. But unable to knock it down even though its very shaky (already damaged in first place).. I went back home and ask about it. was told it'll cost $2,000 dollar and lucky I didn't break it lol.

5. Was told, the way to make baby is by kissing lot lol. Because I was watching Rated R Movie and saw couple kissing and than it faded next day showing woman having baby.. So I was told if you kiss lot she'll have baby, if you kiss less.. you won't have baby. lol
Posted 5/19/17
1) Watermelon seeds would grow inside you if you swallowed them.

2) The Boogie Man would take away bad boys who didn't go to sleep early.

3) On Christmas Eve, my family would drive around looking at Christmas lights. On the way back home they would point at a random red light in the sky (an airplane obviously) and say that was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer who was leading Santa straight to our house.

4) My parents told me the same thing about swallowing gum.

5) Going to the dentist won't hurt. Lies!
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1: santa
2: Christopher Columbus discovered the new world
3: gum takes seven years to digest
4: watermelon seeds can grow in your stomach
5: we did not trade weapons for hostages
Posted 5/19/17
1) "God is everyone, everywhere" - My mother was spiritual on so many levels (she was a Wiccan with Buddhist beliefs) and she would tell me that no matter what god or deity you worship that it was the "right one" as long as it's the one in your heart. But, in the end, there's no evidence to point to this exact kind of mentality. If anything, it was closer to Tao/Daoism in terms of belief in oneself. I, personally, have adopted a similar mentality - just that I believe that everyone's entitled to some sort of belief that keeps them going. Humans are weak, frail beings that require such things to make it through the next day. Let them have their cake, just don't shove the cake down another person's throat.

2) "Letting people know you're smart is a horrible mistake" - Again, my mother knew that exposing my intelligence at a young age would have consequences. At the same time, I think it was nice to have skipped two grades and ended up taking high school STEM courses (in middle school). It taught me how to manage my expectations of myself and that others shouldn't really influence my capacity to do something.

3) "The library is out of <insert author here> books" - This was an all-too-common thing for my mother to use. If I wanted to go to the library to get a few books from a specific author while I was reading through their bibliography, she would pull this one out. Or if I wanted to go to Blockbuster to get a specific game... "I called and checked, they don't have any in stock right now. They suggested we try again in five days."

Unfortunately, those are the only things I can remember being told that were outright lies or manipulations of the truth. There were periods where my mother would withhold information regarding things internal to our family, mostly because (as I later found out) they're all crazy in some way or another.
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1. "You can't just follow your dreams, rather pursue a steady job" - Everyone's lies

2. "Be nice to others and they'll be nice to you" - The golden kindergarten lies

3. "I'll pick you up right after practice" - Dad's lies

4. "Don't stand out too much" - Teacher's words of wisdom/lies

5. "Oh, you need our school records of you in order to apply for the next school you really want to go to? I'll get on that right away!" - School's lies.
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1. Incest is wrong.

No, incest is right. The love of an onii chan and an imouto is the most powerful love type in the world.

2. Anal Sex makes you pregnant.

Fucking Public Sex Education in Virginia, man. My parents did not tell me this, but a fucking Nurse.

3. You should never hit a girl.

No, you should not assault anyone without justification period, usually some sort of self defense. Women are quite capable of inflicting damage, depending on said circumstances. These days, the statement is too broad to be applied.

4. Adults are wise and reasonable.

I would say the majority of them are still foolish.

5. Mommy and Daddy are Naked Wrestling

No, they are are hugging for warmth, and they are naked to transmit heat more easily. When you are an adult, you need another person to hug naked before you die of hypothermia and your wee wee falls off and becomes dog food.

Obviously.


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1. God/Christianity is true.
2. Being Christian = Being Good (obviously, there are good Christians... But the concepts that Christians are all good or that being good has anything to do with being Christian are wrong)
3. The USA is a country of freedom, with open arms for people of all cultures, races, religions, etc. (obviously there are worse places, but that doesn't mean that we don't have issues)
4. You can do anything you set your mind to. Obviously, we all have limitations.
5. Adults/Supervisors/people in power will take care of the 'bullies'. This has never been my experience. Not as a child in school, and not as an adult at work. Bad people sure get away with a lot, even when the people in power know what they're doing.
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Ryulightorb wrote
2. God - No evidence exists to prove such a being existance

3. Santa , Tooth fairy etc was real - Same as god its a nice tool to make people behave :o

but i was still told it but its funny i can believe in God and Santa etc but a balloon carrying a message?


(Ever hear an atheist who DIDN'T dump all his personal childhood/parent issues on the world?...Didn't think so.
It's just hard to go back and beat up dead or retired people twenty years later, now that you can.)
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(Ever hear an atheist who DIDN'T dump all his personal childhood/parent issues on the world?...Didn't think so.
It's just hard to go back and beat up dead or retired people twenty years later, now that you can.)


*raises his hand to being an atheist that doesn't dump all of his personal childhood/parent issues on the world*

Mother was murdered at age 12, father died in bed due to heart complications at age 15. My childhood issues were due to external issues. My parents' deaths had a lot to do with the trauma but neither can be blamed on themselves. Then again, this is more of a generational thing, not an "atheist versus believer" thing. Past generation or two have always been about "my parents treated me like <insert word here> and that's why I had such a screwed up childhood." My uncle (who's 60) still whines that my grandfather never played catch or took him to a baseball game as to why he turned out to be such a clusterfuck. lol
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I knew this would turn into an atheist vs christian thread the moment I saw the title.
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I was told I would gt a car from my rich as fuck grandparents when I graduated highschool, since im too poor to be able to afford one
their friends held this little car for me since I was 8, and at my graduation PARTY, my grandpa walked up to them and canceled the deal without me knowing, rude as fuckto me, and rude as fuck to them, for fuck sake, they could have sold it all those years, or I could have a fuckin car to this day..
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ninjitsuko wrote:


Ejanss wrote:
(Ever hear an atheist who DIDN'T dump all his personal childhood/parent issues on the world?...Didn't think so.
It's just hard to go back and beat up dead or retired people twenty years later, now that you can.)


*raises his hand to being an atheist that doesn't dump all of his personal childhood/parent issues on the world*


(And then proceeds to dump all his childhood/parent issues on the thread: )


Mother was murdered at age 12, father died in bed due to heart complications at age 15. My childhood issues were due to external issues. My parents' deaths had a lot to do with the trauma but neither can be blamed on themselves. Then again, this is more of a generational thing, not an "atheist versus believer" thing. Past generation or two have always been about "my parents treated me like <insert word here> and that's why I had such a screwed up childhood." My uncle (who's 60) still whines that my grandfather never played catch or took him to a baseball game as to why he turned out to be such a clusterfuck. lol


Hey, a Type 1 (mom died) AND a Type 2 (abuse victim)!--
Most are usually just one or the other, and a lot more of the Type 3 (Red-state homeschool victims) and 4's (lapsed Catholics who were never taught any other denomination existed, so it must be All Religion's fault).

And let's be honest, did you think Ryu started the thread just to talk about doctors finding a hole if you didn't wear clean underwear?
Posted 5/19/17 , edited 5/19/17

Ejanss wrote:
Hey, a Type 1 (mom died) AND a Type 2 (abuse victim)!--
Most are usually just one or the other, and a lot more of the Type 3 (Red-state homeschool victims) and 4's (lapsed Catholics who were never taught any other denomination existed, so it must be All Religion's fault).

And let's be honest, did you think Ryu started the thread just to talk about doctors finding a hole if you didn't wear clean underwear?


Lol. I don't blame religion for anything - look at my original response. "Lies" are subjective when it comes to what you're told as a child. Your perspective and environment as you become an adult determine your overall view. I'm okay with people believing whatever they want to believe in, but the "lies" that I listed (or those that were about religion) are still subjective to the individual. There's no "objective truth" when it comes to religion or the lack thereof.

Nor would I call those "parent/childhood issues" - they're just the reality of the matter. I'm long over my parents' deaths. I even forgave the person who killed my mother (in person, mind you) back when she was released. Life happens, then you just deal with it or whine about it.
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