Religion

Mr. Lennon

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Aunt: So does it bother you that your GF is jewish?

Me: No. I don't care for religion anymore. I believe in a god though.

Aunt: Do you pray to Jesus?

Me: No

Aunt: Yeah your GF changed you, you used to play guitar at church.

Me: Yeah for the live experience and cute girls. If anything, the lunatics at that church helped push me away from religion.

Dad: *jokingly* He's atheist. (Even though he's joking, I have a good feeling he thinks that way)

Aunt: You do know you and your girlfriend are going to hell right?

Me: So you are saying if we both live honorable and selfless lives, god won't accept us because we don't follow YOUR religion?

Mom: If you don't believe the bible, you guys are going to hell. Please don't scare me like this.

Me: I give up. You both call yourselves Christains, but you have no problem cussing and spewing hate towards others that don't share the same view as you. If there is a heaven, you guys surely would be last in line....... if you are even in it to begin with.



This is one of the many encounters I have to deal with when the subject of religion creeps up around my family. It absolutely amazes me how some of these bible thumpers consider themselves "good people" when all they do is judge and throw out hate upon others that don't share the same religious views as them.

I think religion needs to go. Religion as a whole holds back the progress of mankind and will continue to do so until people grow out of it.
 

IronWing

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Christian should be capitalized. Other than that, I can't help you, you're going to hell.
 

Mr. Lennon

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Ehh I had to hit em where it hurts. They harass me all the time about the issue and today was the last straw.
 

HamburgerBoy

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Originally posted by: Zeppelin2282
Aunt: So does it bother you that your GF is jewish?

Me: No. I don't care for religion anymore. I believe in a god though.

Aunt: Do you pray to Jesus?

Me: No

Aunt: Yeah your GF changed you, you used to play guitar at church.

Me: Yeah for the live experience and cute girls. If anything, the lunatics at that church helped push me away from religion.

Dad: *jokingly* He's atheist. (Even though he's joking, I have a good feeling he thinks that way)

Aunt: You do know you and your girlfriend are going to hell right?

Me: So you are saying if we both live honorable and selfless lives, god won't accept us because we don't follow YOUR religion?

Mom: If you don't believe the bible, you guys are going to hell. Please don't scare me like this.

Me: I give up. You both call yourselves Christains, but you have no problem cussing and spewing hate towards others that don't share the same view as you. If there is a heaven, you guys surely would be last in line....... if you are even in it to begin with.

The real conversation could not have gone as written.
 

Mr. Lennon

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Originally posted by: theblackbox
you played guitar in church? rock on brother.

I turned all their songs into a mixture of Hendrix, Van Halen, and Deep Purple. Kids loved it....older people/ultra bible thumpers not so much lol. I still had to keep the lame lyrics, but the music was off the hook.
 

tfcmasta97

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Your religious perspective I dont mind. Your parents are retards though, straight up.

Then again, Im assuming if there is a god, he wouldnt mind critical thought.
 

OCGuy

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I'd tell them to fuck off. I dont go to any of my SO's family events, because they are all Jesus freaks, and I have no problem telling them how it is. So it's just best to avoid the situation.
 

ICRS

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God belief is a mental illness. It is a delusion. It is a disease on society. It spreads and everywhere it spreads it kills. It should never be tolerated. It should be cleansed from society and its followers showed by removed.
 

TallBill

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Well, you are all wrong. Instead we'll all just decompose into nitrogen when we die.
 

TehMac

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Meh, I think sometimes family peeps can be pretty annoying when it comes to religion. The thing is that religion is such a matter of intense pride, its so easy to get personal about it. The whole thing is very intimate.

I don't think she's spewing hate, she probably didn't word it the right way, and her attitude certainly isn't very encouraging.

Originally posted by: ICRS
God belief is a mental illness. It is a delusion. It is a disease on society. It spreads and everywhere it spreads it kills. It should never be tolerated. It should be cleansed from society and its followers showed by removed.

Just like the Jews, right?
 

Jeff7

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Jan 4, 2001
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A legitimate belief that there is a place of eternal torment, and a deity that would send his "beloved" creations there, all for making a decision about the nature of existence itself, within a puny human lifespan.......breaks my mind to even attempt to conceive of this.

And that people take it seriously enough to say "don't scare us" about it.
Don't your parents feel guilty that they're allowing so many millions of other people go to Hell for not believing? They could turn so many people away from that condemned path, but instead they just ignore it, and let them be on their merry way.
Some people where my dad worked were genuinely worried about me, since I've never been baptized. But, rather than do anything to save me from an eternity of suffering, they just let it go. It's like in the back of their minds, they knew that Hell was a silly, imagined thing, a place you tell little kids about so that they'll shut up and go brush their teeth, because God sends kids to Hell if they don't brush their teeth. Jesus brushed his teeth, right?

What if they're not believing the "right" religion? What if Zeus and Hera are getting really pissed off that they haven't been properly worshipped for thousands of years, and are prepping to unleash terror on the world in 2012? Oops, you chose....poorly.

Lots of religions to choose from, they better hope they picked the best one. :p


Originally posted by: TallBill
Well, you are all wrong. Instead we'll all just decompose into nitrogen when we die.
Screw that, I'm decomposing into pure plutonium.


Originally posted by: DangerAardvark
Jesus loves you... but don't make him fuck you up. He'll do it man, he's crazy.
Hell yeah


 

ICRS

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Originally posted by: TehMac
Meh, I think sometimes family peeps can be pretty annoying when it comes to religion. The thing is that religion is such a matter of intense pride, its so easy to get personal about it. The whole thing is very intimate.

I don't think she's spewing hate, she probably didn't word it the right way, and her attitude certainly isn't very encouraging.

Originally posted by: ICRS
God belief is a mental illness. It is a delusion. It is a disease on society. It spreads and everywhere it spreads it kills. It should never be tolerated. It should be cleansed from society and its followers showed by removed.

Just like the Jews, right?



Jews who worship a god are a disease on society and should be wiped out.


Take 2 weeks off for that statement. You've done this before and if you do it again, next time will be longer than two weeks.


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TallBill

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Originally posted by: ICRS
Originally posted by: TehMac
Meh, I think sometimes family peeps can be pretty annoying when it comes to religion. The thing is that religion is such a matter of intense pride, its so easy to get personal about it. The whole thing is very intimate.

I don't think she's spewing hate, she probably didn't word it the right way, and her attitude certainly isn't very encouraging.

Originally posted by: ICRS
God belief is a mental illness. It is a delusion. It is a disease on society. It spreads and everywhere it spreads it kills. It should never be tolerated. It should be cleansed from society and its followers showed by removed.

Just like the Jews, right?

Jews who worship a god are a disease on society and should be wiped out.

Quoted, and crossing my fingers for a permaban.
 

frostedflakes

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Originally posted by: ICRS
God belief is a mental illness. It is a delusion. It is a disease on society. It spreads and everywhere it spreads it kills. It should never be tolerated. It should be cleansed from society and its followers showed by removed.
Is that your "final solution"?
 

Jeff7

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Sounds like ICRS might be enjoying a "cleansing" mod-sponsored vacation, at this rate.

 

moshquerade

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Originally posted by: ICRS
Originally posted by: TehMac
Meh, I think sometimes family peeps can be pretty annoying when it comes to religion. The thing is that religion is such a matter of intense pride, its so easy to get personal about it. The whole thing is very intimate.

I don't think she's spewing hate, she probably didn't word it the right way, and her attitude certainly isn't very encouraging.

Originally posted by: ICRS
God belief is a mental illness. It is a delusion. It is a disease on society. It spreads and everywhere it spreads it kills. It should never be tolerated. It should be cleansed from society and its followers showed by removed.

Just like the Jews, right?

Jews who worship a god are a disease on society and should be wiped out.
You've really said more than enough. :confused:

 

Mr Smiley

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Originally posted by: ICRS
God belief is a mental illness. It is a delusion. It is a disease on society. It spreads and everywhere it spreads it kills. It should never be tolerated. It should be cleansed from society and its followers showed by removed.

I hear God disbelief gives you gas.
 

TallBill

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Originally posted by: Mr Smiley
Originally posted by: ICRS
God belief is a mental illness. It is a delusion. It is a disease on society. It spreads and everywhere it spreads it kills. It should never be tolerated. It should be cleansed from society and its followers showed by removed.

I hear God disbelief gives you gas.

lol, that would explain A LOT if true :)