Ashish Mathew
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I am 6'1", 18 years old and I live in New Delhi, India. I am a first year computer engineering student in Manipal . I love reading, debating and hosting events and adventure sports. I come from a family of firm theists but my family has never opposed my views, even though they vehemently disagree. One day i want to be a speaker who convinces theists to see the light (lol).
My dream is to have a debate with a priest or bishop and counter every argument he makes about theism.
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It was reading that got me thinking about how my religion had oppressed many other faiths to gain dominance, and how even today it was suppressing anyone and everyone who had a different view. As an Indian I have seen my country torn apart due to religion. Even today 60 years later, India is at a permanent state of alert, hostilities can increase at any given time. Terrorist attacks have become a given for us at any point of time. I know, that its not religion but politics in religion that is the root cause of this problem, but somehow deep down i feel that religion is promoting differences in our world. In a world already divided by caste, creed and race...why do we need another one??
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Why you left your religion.
My religion has been responsible for 3 crusades and countless number of wars since its inception. It has slaughtered entire cities to stay in power and wealth, while preaching peace and non-violence. The Pope was one of the most powerful people in Europe during the 1800s, and it wasn't just by doing good.
I am sick and tired of understanding how a man can walk on water, and of every excuse made by believers to explain everything that happens in my life....there is no phrase I hate more than "It is written".
I wanted to explore a world more vast than the narrow minded one I was born I left.
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