So has homosexuality. Imagine if you used 1700 year old information in any other area of your life. Go be Amish or get over it.

When you see the word(s) religious/religion you should always read it as superstitious/superstition. The word religion just enables clinically insane people to act more justified in conversing with the voices in their heads.. and afterwards the ability to claim their actions were on behalf of the voices in their heads (that somehow came from somewhere else!?!!). It's like the word belief vs. the word opinion. A belief is an opinion that meant so much to us that our egos insisted we invent an upgrade word to make that opinion seem more important and timeless. Like the word 'faith'. Knowing something without knowing it. It's a self contradicting fallacy, be honest with yourself for once.

The main principle of all prevalent religions has been to subdue and placate the masses, till it's too late for them to know they've been lied to all along.

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Sun, 01/22/2012 - 11:51pm

The thing that gets me is that people rationalize it as "well those are just my beliefs" Well yea why do you believe them? Because you were taught them. When you think about it damn near everything you believe you've been taught and you never ever question who's teaching and why you're being taught those things? People are just scared to think for themselves, even when it comes to simpler things like basic common courtesies. Now if you think long and hard about it and come to the conclusion that this universe needs to have a creator or higher power to even come into existence i'll respect the hell out of your OPINIONS but just going with the crowd and letting yourself be indoctrinated with ideas not of your own I'm left with no other option but to look at you as a fool. That's why I've always loved the "Well your God made me this way so who are you to question his motives" line. And another thing, all these politicians today spouting religious ideals, How the fuck do the opinions of men, like you said 1700 years ago have any relevance on problems of today? They knew nothing of oil, or guns or really any modern problems. No they knew problems of their day so they did what they could to address them the best way they knew how. I havn't touched a religious based highdea in so long but I saw who posted it and decided it's time to let some shit out, hence the length lol.

 
 
Tue, 01/24/2012 - 5:55pm
dimples Says:

I love the line "wasn't the bible written by the same people who said the earth was flat?"

 
 
Tue, 05/15/2012 - 12:14pm
Lalalalea Says:

the catholic church didn't accept that the earth was NOT the center of the universe until 1996. up until then, their belief was that the earth was at the center, with the planets surrounding it, and heaven above and hell bellow. or so i was told in history haha questioning everything

 
 
Tue, 01/24/2012 - 4:48am
yoinkie Says:

A wee bit harsh, but with words so wise it would be hard not to listen to your reasonings.

"A belief is an opinion that meant so much to us that our egos insisted we invent an upgrade word to make that opinion seem more important and timeless." Good god, that might be the best definition of a "belief" anyone has ever come up with.

 
 
Wed, 01/25/2012 - 4:56pm

Either I'm gonna become Amish or I'm gonna create my own religion and the God is going to be a giant talking banana in the sky that once lived on Earth and planted his seeds everywhere which is how everyone in the world is actually born, from giant banana seeds.

 
 
Wed, 01/25/2012 - 6:09pm
dimples Says:

That shit is bananas! B-a-n-a-n-a... Thanks Gwen, for teaching children how to spell bananas.

 
 
Thu, 01/26/2012 - 9:27pm
 
 
Sat, 01/28/2012 - 1:31pm

Why do so many people want to blame all of the worlds faults on religion? The truth is everything that has happened that people blame on religion, was just people. History has shown us that people will kill, wage wars, rape, discriminate, condemn, torture and oppress people just fine with or without religion. Religion may have been a major tool used to control people but even if it didn't exist nothing would be different, we would have just come up with some other poor excuse to kill ourselves.

I feel like non religious people WANT to blame things on religion as a way shift the blame off of mankind itself, when the truth is everything we did; WE DID. People made those decisions to lie and slaughter. Religion is a set of ideas that for the most part promotes peace, love and tolerance, but PEOPLE have perverted that and twisted its message to justify atrocities. If we want reasons for why people have done horrible things we should look inward instead of generalizing a people and demonizing beliefs you don't agree with, because if you do that then aren't you literally EXACTLY the same thing as those people you are against? And doesn't your opposition to religion and religious people clearly illustrate my point even further that it's merely human nature dehumanize people you don't agree with? How can people who say the religious people are prejudice not see the blatant hypocrocy in what they are saying?

People select what history they want to see and use that to prove 'facts' they want to convey. You can look at the countless examples of 'holy wars' and such and say religion has only destroyed, but then what about people like MLK, a Christian man who spread Christianity through non violence and love or JFK or Malcolm X. What about the millions of people you've never heard of doing the exact same thing? I mean you're never gonna see the countless religious people who feed the homeless everyday, offer guidance to lost kids, go out of there way to help and spread peace, open their homes to people have no where else to sleep; you will only hear about the ugly things because that's all people as a whole wanna see.

Yes the church has done awful things while 'spreading the word of God" but when the roman empire took over the world and soaked it in blood they spread democracy and countless other great things that we still use and I don't feel like listing and will only take a quick google search for you to find out. What I'm saying is we shouldn't blame peoples problems on religion as a whole, because for one it makes you just as bad as the people you are against, and it's not really true, religion is just a tool, a set of ideas that the corrupt have twisted to appease their blood lust. Problem isn't religion it's us.

 
 
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Sat, 05/12/2012 - 3:26pm
PoNP_87 Says:

not so fast.
sure, some problems are human.
but what morally average person would think that mutilating the genitals of a new born child was a good idea if it werent for religion?
or for thinking it is okay to have sex with a girl under 10 years old because the supposed last prophet did?
or think that it is okay to kill someone for changing their religion?
or saying that we should love our enemies or even "turn the other cheek" when people who have these ridiculous beliefs attack. im sorry i think jesus was very wrong to preach nonviolence. it only makes sense to do so if you think this world really doesnt matter very much -- we can thank religion for cultivating that attitude.

religion IS a problem because it gives sanction to attitudes and actions that no one would normally dare endorse if they couldnt claim they were speaking on behalf of the creator of the universe.

religion: sees this world as an antechamber, it harms independent thinking, it promises absolutism when the best approach is always doubt, it segregates people into moral communities when we today KNOW that the only one that will lead to something like world peace is a humanistic ethic without an anchoring in metaphysical beliefs. dont tell me that islam or judaism offer that. and christianity and buddhism preach nonviolence which, though a good idea, leads to the i think wicked idea (as i said before) that it is wrong to punish those who disturb the peace.

dont try to make excuses for religion.

 
 
Mon, 02/06/2012 - 9:52pm

My rule of thumb. If people start following something new, it's considered a cult. If it manages to stick around for 100 years, it's a religion. Gotta love this society...

 
 
Fri, 02/10/2012 - 3:24am

I like the way you think. Let's get married?

 
 
Sun, 02/12/2012 - 3:36am

I was talking to this kid the other day and the conversation turned to gay marriage. He was against it because it made him uncomfortable. I'm like, Bitch, really? You lie awake at night thinking about two men having sex and so it makes you uncomfortable? I'm sure that gay guy isn't thinking about you banging your girlfriend.

And while I'm on the subject, may I ask why all straight homophobic men are so afraid that gay guys will hit on them and randomly try to seduce them?

 
 
Wed, 02/15/2012 - 9:27pm

See I used to be "homophobic" until I was in my last relationship, she taught me a great deal about the mind and how women and men work. I've learned many things.
It's respectable that "gay" men would give me compliments.
Just like "straight" women would, heck even "gay" women would, and "straight" men would give me compliments.
I try to spread compliments as best I can, just to help improve the days of others, and receiving them feels just as nice as giving them! That's for sure!

There shouldn't even be "gay" or "straight" or even "man" or "woman" it should just be "Human Being" because we all think the same thoughts here. We are all One.

 
 
Sat, 05/12/2012 - 1:48pm

Yeah, religion sucks and stuff. Let's drink battery acid.

 
 
Sat, 05/12/2012 - 4:12pm
Blizzard28 Says:

It's sad that most people see things so black and white. There's a lot of 1700 year old information this world could learn and benefit from these days, like love, honor, decency, hard work, trust.. I could go on.

 
 
Sat, 05/12/2012 - 8:40pm
shibby Says:
 
 
Sun, 05/13/2012 - 1:52am

word..i agree 100% I'm like 100% baked at the moment so that was epic.....compared to that one about the "mcgangbang at mcdonalds"...your highdea is refreshing kinda...lol

 
 
Sun, 05/13/2012 - 8:25pm
BakedPayne Says:

reading these comments was refreshing to see an intellectual debate going on... my opinion is that religion was invented in order to make people feel good and happy, but also to reinforce the laws and rules of society. Lets be honest, if religion didnt exist, remorse and sorrow would be a thing of the past for most people. The only reason most people even feel remorse for horrible things they have done is the notion of eternal suffering. Humans are selfish to the core.

*note- i do not mean EVERYBODY, as many humans are great people. but i believe human beings in general are evil, selfish creatures.

 
 
Mon, 05/14/2012 - 6:09pm
witkacy Says:
 
 
Tue, 05/15/2012 - 7:07pm

The bible is a guide, for when youre lost. Do the best you can with your life and help others to do the same. If you get lost, seek ideas from it. Just because someone wrote it doesnt mean you have to follow it exactly. Think for yourself...be free. smoke weed

 
 
Tue, 07/17/2012 - 4:48am
Stoop_Kid_ Says:

Religion simply is for humans to have a set of morals to fall back on to seperate us from our ape savage instincts.