"the fact is that many identify personally with their beliefs. if you insult their belief, as far as they're concerned, you are insulting them, their choice in belief, and taking it personally they will react accordingly. they may attack you in…"
"when people say 'you have a god given talent' they are giving you the highest compliment they can think of, so no need to take it any more personal that them praying for you.
the sad thing is that by accepting their offering you are…"
"when my kidneys failed, around 5 years ago, so many of my 'friends' -who were believers of various faiths, advised me that my lack of faith was mainly the cause of my health issues and if I would pray and accept the lord, i would be…"
"i don't think is IS 'all about them' really. it's about them, yes, forcing their belief upon you, and your lack of a reaction just makes them think you agree with their view.
religion has become so prevalent in the world because…"
"prayer is a great way to do nothing for someone while pretending to do something.
the psychological effect of having someone pray for you can be upliting, to know that others are thinking of you in a loving light is reassuring. but it is a placebo…"
""Religion, comprises a system of wishful illusions together with a disavowal of reality, such as we find in an isolated form nowhere else but in amnesia, in a state of blissful hallucinatory confusion."
-Dr. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)"
"Religion depends on ignorance to survive. Especially in this day and age, with all the advances of science and medicine and the knowldge that has been aquired by scholars and researchers of the past few centuries has shown the conscious person much…"
Do you think I'm going to hell? If yes, why? Why would God condemn me to eternal torture just for not believing him in the face of a huge lack of evidence? Why did he create me with my questioning, rational mind ...
"Actually, and ironically, to follow jesus or muhammud is, in a way, worshipping evil, or 'satan.'
Most, if not all, follow these ancient superstitions out of fear. If there were a 'satan' - he would want people to fear, not love,…"
"religion does have it's uses. it helps to reveal the maniacs out there, they are drawn to religion like moths to a flame.
also, it helps to keep a lid on the population.
the trick is to avoid it whenever possible or ignore it, when it's…"