If your parents sat you down and told you that the religion you believe in was all made up and they only told you that so you would know the morals of life, What would you say?

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Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:28am


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Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:35pm
UneSol Says:

I would say yaight and the Easter bunny?
Just kidding, I would tell them they're right, but the more people focus on a good thing...then does it matter?

 
 
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:56pm
cptnmorgan Says:

Theoretically no, it shouldn't matter. But while there's a good side to religion, you also have the extremists like Westboro Baptist Church who spew hate and bigotry, as well as people who kill in the name of their god. Being religious is all fine and good until you start using it to take away the rights of others.

 
 
Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:20am

I asked my cousin he said "Bruuuhhhhhhhh"

 
 
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:48pm
3c.Thunder Says:

If God does not exist, why then do we have such a thing called laws? If God does not exist, why then did 44 authors write 66 books in the bible over a span of about 1,500 years? For fun? God inspired men to write those books, 15 generations couldn't have came up with a grand idea of writing so many stories that could be false. Nothin in the bible has been proven false, it cannot be disproven, people have attempted but it is impossible. How could a man be born of a virgin? He can't. So how was Jesus born? God sent an angel to tell Mary that she would bear a child. God wants us to have faith in his son, that is why it is possible. How can the entire earth be flooded 15 feet above the tallest mountain? It can't. The earth does not contain that much water. God wanted the world to be clean and have faith again. How could David, a young Shepard who is to lead a kingdom, slay a man who stands 9 feet tall with 5 smooth stones and a slingshot? Because that is the knowledge God have him. There's a lot of ways you can try to disprove God, but I tell you, you cannot, because God created the Heavans and the Earth, light and day, sea and shore, you and me.

 
 
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:35pm
bakayurei Says:

i don't want to do anything to shake your faith, actually i'd like there to be more religious believers in the world and fewer materialists, but having read what you've put there i think your faith's been built on really weak foundations (e.g. the contradiction in 'none of these things have been disproven, but all of these things are impossible') and you'd better spend some time examining all of your beliefs, tip over the barrel of apples and check them all for signs of rottenness, as descartes put it

 
 
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:35pm

I don't believe anybody that has written in the bible has been outside of this earth or this dimension so how can they know anything else other than what's here on earth and what their brain can imagibe. I belive there is a god but it's impossible that there is a book that can describe the god. Our brains can only think on a certain level and that's not on the level of comprehending how the universe works. Yet..

 
 
Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:07pm

It's not impossible at all... everything that is written in their is based on witnesses in ancient times. Because back then God (Yahweh) revealed himself through many people.

 
 
Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:45pm

But nothing in the bible has been proven true either so there is that.

 
 
Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:32am
lovelion Says:

A lack of proof against something does not constitute proof for it, you can't prove that I'm not receiving telepathic messages from a giant purple lizard from a different dimension but that doesn't mean it's true, let me leave you with one last bit of food for objective thought, if you were born in India, you'd be just as passionate about your beliefs as a Hindu, although maybe just a little more tolerant (no offended), I hope you can come to terms with your religious beliefs, it sounds like you just need a little push in the right direction, good luck

 
 
Mon, 09/22/2014 - 5:57pm

Man, not to disrespect, but are you for real? I'm all for the beliefs of loving others and all that, but really? Haven't you heard of science? It;s about gaining the morals of the story, not taking it literally word for word. Good Luck dude

 
 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:00am
gamerguy Says:

Ok, here we go... Just because your religion is most likely plagiarized and interpreted incorrectly (the law says plagiarism is a crime right) doesn't mean that a thing we call god doesn't exist. Things change in time and I didn't need a book to see that.
I would like to believe that a man called Jesus probably existed and had a social movement of some kind but I wouldn't look at him as some immortal being or demi-god, and I don't think Jesus would have wanted that belief anyway, hundreds of years later the Jesus group all wearing a recreation of his death, thinking they are saved by him for thinking that following this man-made creation makes them better than everyone else and special, somehow different or something like that... Interesting.
To think that I could have all the answers, all so conveniently in a book seems very limited, and closed minded and I don't think Jesus was closed minded for his time. A time where other things existed, like the roman empire and other societies, cults, secret societies etc.. but that doesn't matter cause I have my special book to tell me how to think. Either way we all make our own belief to some degree, don't you think?
The truth as I see it is that we are born and conditioned into systems, ways of thinking, beliefs, and many of which are socially limiting and cause most our problems, religious groups included. Like nature, we are ever changing and evolving, and it's proven. Dinosaurs, too bad people didn't talk about them in that book! Relax, I like to believe there is a god just not in such a limited world view way. I think their is much to learn out there and about the world, reality, the universe, and ourselves! There is so much out there in space, isn't that omnipotent? I think if there is a god and it did engineer us in some cosmic way I am most grateful for the freedom to think for myself, the freedom to imagine and make my own beliefs, and the freedom to be myself. Good luck on your journey.

 
 
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 5:00pm
ebeninami Says:
 
 
Sun, 10/19/2014 - 3:01pm

I will now answer all of your questions. Ready set go!

1) Because we created the laws ourselves, then credited God with doing it so his story would be more believable. You don't need a god to have laws and morals, you make them yourself based on basic human decency and common sense (i.e it would suck if someone stabbed me, so maybe I shouldn't stab someone else.)

2) They were alive over 2000 years ago and very ignorant about things we know about now. Why did anyone believe in the story of Zeus? Because they wanted to know where lightning came from. Religion answers questions idiots who can't follow middle-school science ask, in modern times anyway. As for multiple authors, they all had different opinions. There are so many contradictions between gospels it's impossible to list all of them here. How can you claim to know the Truth if 44 different people tell you 44 different Truths?

3) No, for profit.

4) They can't. It's impossible. That's the point.

5) Two middle eastern peasants fucked, then their kid grew up and preached about god. I don't even think the historical Jesus ever claimed divinity.

6) They are all FAIRY TALES! How could a fucking talking wolf dress up like an old lady and trick her granddaughter into being eaten? Wolves can't talk, or wear clothes, so it's a story. Someone made it up. Look at the fossil records in the layers of the Grand Canyon and your flood story can't hold any water (pun fully intended).

Anything you can attribute to God is just a lazy way of saying "I don't know." It's a cop out answer to life that's been used and abused for centuries. Science doesn't give people the arrogance to claim they know how the world was created, but it gives them hope that one day we could very well find out.

Idk you probably won't listen to any of this but at least it's out there. Peace.

 
 
Sat, 09/13/2014 - 4:40pm

If my parents sat me down and told me that Atheists are generally snarky, condescending, know-it-alls, I'd say, "Yeah, I've noticed."

 
 
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:38pm
bakayurei Says:

i think they're a minority, it's the snarky condescending types who run around the internet putting people down from the safety of their bedrooms, the rest of the world's atheists are alright people, most people when they grow up become mature adults who recognize that everybody's capable of thinking for himself and forming his own beliefs and opinions and all the rest

 
 
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:44pm
bakayurei Says:

i'm a muslim (primarily), but here's something like how i'd respond- it wasn't you who put these beliefs in my head, all you ever did was guide me towards one of the pre-built tracks of thinking that have been worked out and which all go the same way and you could never have shown me what the destination is, i've had to find that out for myself and it's not because of what i've heard that i believe what i believe, it's because of my own experience, tho the particular flavour of my beliefs and the particular metaphors we use has everything to do with how you raised me, and just as you couldn't convince me that there's a God before i discovered it for myself, you can't now convince me that there isn't one

 
 
Sat, 09/20/2014 - 2:48pm

Being real here, I just thought this out and I would get mad at first and say bullshit its all real

 
 
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 2:42pm
 
 
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:39pm

i would ask why they ever used lies to tell the truth

 
 
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:02pm

If the parents are good parents they would have taught their children that the bible does not need to be taken literally but seen as a type of guidelines. But if that did happened to me I would say "You took me to church every Sunday to pray to fuckin' Santa Claus? Where's my goddamn milk an cookies?"

 
 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:38am

Basically we were monkeys that stepped out of the forest and needed to explain some things so they made up all these stories. As I was told Herod killed all male children, jesus healed the sick and raised the dead, turned water into wine, the entire city came out and proclaimed him king, Poiolt to pacify the jews condemned jesus to death. Well odd thing local historians never mentioned any of these things. The origins of the new bible were from Titus Flavius. He and his friends wrote it to pacify the jews in Israel, telling them a messiah came talking about peace and turning the other cheek. Here are a couple of points. When children in third world countries pray to Jesus and yet starve to death he is not powerful and can not help them or uncaring and will not help them or doesn’t exist. 2000 years ago all these great things happen and god let his will be known. Funny thing we have not heard from them since.

 
 
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:49pm
cptnmorgan Says:

Alright so this site is obviously primarily a community of theists, since this has a negative vote. But I completely agree with you. Religion was created for two reasons: to explain why we're here and to control the masses. Indoctrination is pretty fucked up in my opinion. Regardless of what you believe you should let your children choose their own path. And for those of you saying atheists are snarky and arrogant, maybe we have a reason to be sometimes. Don't spew your propaganda then cry out that you're being oppressed when someone doesn't agree with you. We all have opinions, if you're going to share yours, don't be surprised when someone else adds theirs to the mix.

 
 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:23pm

Im a christian, but i think that i will be too overwhelmed.
Just roast a bowl and move on i guess!

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Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:35pm

I'd say, better to know now, then later.

 
 
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:14am
wiseguise Says:

I'd say, "Are you God?" If they said no, I would say, "Then how do you know if it is or is not made up?"

 
 
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:53pm
SLVBros Says:
 
 
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Mon, 10/13/2014 - 9:19am
OffDa_Shit Says:

Personally I hold on the my religion for happiness, and hope. It's shitty to live through life thinking that there's nothing after you die. I choose to believe in heaven because if it does exist, I deffinetly want to be chilling in the clouds, smoking down after I die.

 
 
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:25am
Cad42988 Says:
 
 
Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:08pm

I wasn't raised with religion. But I become a follower of Christ when I was 18. If anyone tried to do that I would just be respectful about it, because as an adult you have to choose what path you take. I know I found the right one, so if someone wavers from the faith by their parents telling them it was all made up, what kind of faith is that? None at all. But not many people understand what true faith is.