:) I do envy people who have that good community; I went to a spate of friends' weddings some years ago and the same vicar officiated, he was so lovely. Then when I was older, internet videos became a big thing and one of my friends introduced me to some logical argument videos against things like prayer. Back then, yeah I used to fear god. TL;DR: Cant blame ya, Grandma and Mom used religion on younger me (mostly god and jesus) as a form of punishment, older me is not too fond of religion and its addons. Ultimately, everyone believed purely on faith. He'd send me so many Carl Sagan videos and anti-theist articles and ask me classic questions like "If God is loving, why is there suffering in the world?". I was 11. They said they are not real. [–]MOPMetallica 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (1 child). I've never been religious, but I did go through a spiritual phase in middle school. May 31, 2016. Pew research shows that younger generations are just as spiritual as their elders, but less religious—two-thirds of millennials say they believe in heaven, compared with roughly three-quarters of baby boomers and members of the silent generation (adults born from 1928 through 1945). Seems unlikely. Which country you grew up in; Buddhists grow up in largely buddhist centers. [–]gastroturf 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (0 children). So many differing opinions on which text to use and on what interpretation of that text without valid reasons barring accident of birth (by which I mean when and where one was born which seem to determine what people deem to be true). I grew up religious, went to a private Christian school, I even converted others. Utah scored higher (79.96%) on the question of “very religious,” but slightly lower, 2.59, on the stigma scale. The key question, then, is why religious people are generally less intelligent. Every Sunday my parents would force me to get up and go to church with them, and every Sunday I would think 'there are other places I would rather be'. That's not God." [–]nobodyspcl 8 points9 points10 points 5 years ago (5 children), [–]Diablo-Intercept 8 points9 points10 points 5 years ago (3 children), [–]nobodyspcl 13 points14 points15 points 5 years ago (1 child), Have you been to Texas during the summer? Around 8-14 years old, I tried to really get into it. I'm not worried about an afterlife or living up to a deity or pleasing them. The church I went to really soured my view of religion. I am agnostic, but I certainly follow a moral code and celebrate Christain holidays. They told me: "When something bad happens you to, you'll find God.". The next day all day long I was detached; everything was gray and far away, I didn't feel hardly anything but sadness, people noticed. I believe god exists but I don't pray and when I die I know if there's a hell I got my spot reserved. Embarrassing. If anything that is the greatest lesson I took away from religion, even though I now do it for different reasons. If there's a god out there, and he just fucking decides where I spend eternity based on the fact that I didn't believe in him as opposed to the content of my character, he wasn't a god I'd want to believe in in the first place. [–]collapsing_sanity 3 points4 points5 points 5 years ago (3 children). I take you to be my spouse. What has the pandemic revealed to you about humanity? This is putting a blanket over a large group of people and I obviously don't think this of every religious person I meet, but in my past experiences I've known them to be judgmental and self-righteous. I'm very thankful for this. Around the time I was 15, I became depressed/unhappy with life cause things went slightly to shit then. [–]sexy4days 4 points5 points6 points 5 years ago (1 child). I think the movie Dogma got it right on this one in regard to Christianity. In stead of focusing on what might happen when I kick the bucket, for now I try to focus on the other two things. [–]Phantom_Gamer7 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (0 children). It was like he opened my brain, tossed out my identity, stuffed in a copy of his, and then slammed my brain shut. Some of the nicest people have I met are those who do not identify with religion, and some of the most judgmental and condescending people I have met are those who go to church every Sunday singing praises to Jesus. It's like you 're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't--you're screwing up in some way if you aren't in another way. more >>, Any post asking for advice should be generic and not specific to your situation alone. I would much rather look up to my friends and family than some guy who hasn't been around for thousands of years, or a book based on him much less. Religious differences don't always spell doom for relationships, but they can lead to arguments and tensions. [–]Mokumer 14 points15 points16 points 5 years ago (0 children). [–]NottyScotty 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). “In her mind, that means that I chose to be somewhere else and left her. If you're not reading that without the presumption of God being good, there's no way you wouldn't think he was evil. It felt like I was living in the middle of a minefield. So unlike most people for the sake of argument I'm willing to accept pretenses that differ from my view, which allows me to have debates about religious philosophy without trying to deal with the issue of whether or not the religion is correct. My mom on the other hand wasn't as bad, but she always said the reason kids like me were "bad" then and nowadays (and she still says this) is cause we dont have the fear of god. [–]Logic007 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). If you see others posting comments that violate this tag, please report them to the mods! I led Bible studies. One of the most clear passages of this to me was in 2nd Samuel where they were moving the ark of the covenant, a wheel broke and a guy named Uzzah tried to stop the ark from hitting the ground. Most people are religious because they are brought up that way. I wouldn't call myself atheist but I definitely have no belief in an omniscient God. Breaking news It was short-lived, and other than that my family and I have never been religious. Cupp recently put out a video describing how she has been welcomed among conservatives even though she is … Also, the evidence doesn't point to any of them being true. I imagined it would all seem irrelevant to a supreme being like God. I stopped being religious after my life got turned upside down, and that's probably the worst way to do it because it was a revenge for how life turned out. Maybe they think it like that? My parents have now changed but still, that event changed me forever. 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