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I am not Religious
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I am not Religious
People say they are not religious even when they continue to practice religion. This seems to have two forms:

1. A Christian who feels their "relationship" with Jesus is beyond words.

2. A person who professes to be "spiritual" not religious. This person might also be a Christian but more often is someone who is involved in a New Age type of belief system.

In the first example I see an easy out for those that are confronted with the horrible legacy that Christianity has left behind. The sectarian violence, Crusades, genocide, the Inquisition. That can all be blamed on religion and the Christian can now eat his cake.

In the second example I see fluffy fairy tale religion for people who seek religious entertainment.

When I say I am not religious it is because I am not.
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#2
RE: I am not Religious
The form I generally see this take is phrase (particularly by Christians) is, 'It's not a religion, it's a relationship.' And yet, everything about the way they think and behave is religious. The only way they can justify the 'it's not a religion' claim is by stretching the word out of all recognizable shape. Silly fucks.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#3
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It's a sado-mascohist relationship.

"Please beat the crap out of me Yahweh, for I am just a dirty filthy sinner."
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(July 30, 2016 at 7:29 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: The form I generally see this take is phrase (particularly by Christians) is, 'It's not a religion, it's a relationship.'  And yet, everything about the way they think and behave is religious.  The only way they can justify the 'it's not a religion' claim is by stretching the word out of all recognizable shape.  Silly fucks.

Boru

They're in a "relationship" with the flagship of a very large religion. Perhaps they need a dictionary?
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RE: I am not Religious
It's impossible to have a "relationship" with something that can't be seen. It doesn't work and it ends up being all one sided. You do all the work while the invisible entity does nothing. It's stupid really, when one thinks long and hard about it. The "visible" person pays for everything, does all the work required in a relationship, yet they give all the credit over to their imaginary friend.

Those people need help with their delusions.
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(July 30, 2016 at 8:37 am)Nymphadora Wrote: It's impossible to have a "relationship" with something that can't be seen. It doesn't work and it ends up being all one sided. You do all the work while the invisible entity does nothing. It's stupid really, when one thinks long and hard about it. The "visible" person pays for everything, does all the work required in a relationship, yet they give all the credit over to their imaginary friend.

Those people need help with their delusions.

Actually, we should encourage this as they don't form churches or advocate giving little kids to life-long bachelors in dresses.
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#7
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Wonder where my taking the name of the Lord in vain all the time comes in at ??


Jesus fucking Christ, it's not a sin if I'm not a fucking believer, but then using the imagery for humorous emphasis and shock value is part of my MO.  It's certainly fun at 12 Steppers if I can get a 'believer' to wince when I am venting.


Therapeutically, of course.



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They are fucking nuts.
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