RELIGION IN GENERAL



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Animals


8/5/15

Nepal takes a giant step into the 21st century.
The world's largest animal sacrifice, 500,000 animals ...

have now been spared from slaughter


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9/19/12

Why are endangered elephants being slaughtered?



As if I needed another reason to hate religion.


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Blasphemy


2/24/17

In Russia they now have a law
that allows them to imprison those who hurt the feelings of ...

Ghost Worshipers

Muslims hurt Christian feelings every day.
They say horrible things about Christians and cut their heads off.
Christians say horrible things about nonbelievers
saying that we should be tortured for eternity as evil sinners.

But all that is apparently okay.

But if you are a rational person
without the protection of an invisible ghost ...
then you go to prison.

This obviously has nothing to do with right and wrong.
It is pure, naked religious domination.
It is on the rise worldwide (including in the U.S.).
You may have noticed that it flourishes where Fascism rules (like in the U.S.).
Religious domination is still the best tool that Fascists have ever had ...

for controlling the masses.


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3/17/15

Myanmar imprisons 3 men for insulting religion

Yet those who make up 90% of Myanmar (Buddhists) can insult others,
but if someone posts something that can even be construed
to be an insult against the majority, then it's off to prison.

Can you spell "B-U-L-L-I-E-S"?

No matter where you go on Earth, religion is screwing life up
by bullying, discriminating, and killing those who will not submit;
and as this story proves, that even applies to the less violent religions ...

like Buddhism


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3/9/15

This is what religion does to the brain ...
They are arguing over whether or not this guy will reincarnate



So don't be so quick to laugh at all those religious leaders centuries ago who spent entire lifetimes arguing over how many angels could dance on the head of a pin ...

We haven't come all that far


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10/26/14

Satanist destroys 10 Commandments plaque on government property

The character "Satan" is only found in the Christian Bible.
Therefore, only those who believe in the Bible can be Satanists.

Atheists don't have imaginary friends
(at least, none that originate in religion)
which highlights yet another bizarre, crazy Christian accusation:
that Atheists worship Satan.

If you read the Bible, you might be puzzled as to how anyone who finished reading the whole book could come away with the notion that between God and the Devil ...
that God was the good one.

In fact, I have offered many internet commenters this challenge:
"You post a verse from the Bible which shows the evil of Satan.
I will then reply with a verse which shows the evil of God.
We will trade verses until one of us runs out."

No one has ever accepted that challenge.
The commenter always disappears into the safety of cyberspace.


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Buddhists


2/2/15

Just when I think that there is no possible way
that religious idiots could surprise me any more,
I read something like this ...

Mummified monk not dead - he's in a rare meditative state

China is also well-known for promoting credulous acupuncture studies
so delusion is just as common there ... as it is here in the States


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12/11/14

I used to think that Buddhism was above all those other religions;
then they have to go out of their way to prove ... that they aren't



Well okay, Buddhism is certainly far more moral than the Abrahamic religions,
but stories like that one demonstrate the weaknesses inherent in all religions.


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6/21/13

Buddhists attack Muslim minority in Myanmar

There are 2 ways to look at this ...
1) Either religious extremism can appear in any religion (even Buddhism)
no matter how peaceful it claims to be, or
2) Muslims are capable of pissing off just about anyone in the world.


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3/30/13

Myanmar's majority Buddhists accused of killing minority Muslims

Time to put on our critical thinking caps:

Yes, it's true that majority religions usually attack minority religions.
But before accepting this story as unbiased or accurate,
there are a few other factors to consider.

Remember the recent attack by Palestinians on Jerusalem?
Remember the deafening silence from critics of Israel that followed?
And then when Israel finally fired back,
the world's anti-Semites howled in indignation
that the Israelis would fire missiles into Gaza.
In other words, sometimes reporters conveniently leave out the beginning,
because it may show that the people they are trying to portray as victims,
are actually the instigators

I don't know. What I do have to go on is:
this report, combined with my knowledge of Buddhists and Muslims.
This report reads backwards from the way I would expect,
based on my knowledge of those two religions.
That causes me to see a big red flag.
Maybe the report is true. But personally, I plan to reserve judgment
until more facts come forth.


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Cults


10/9/16

It's easy to find fault with most of the world's religions.
The list of atrocities connected to Christianity, Islam, etc. seems endless.
The Jain religion, practiced mainly in India, on the other hand,
seems far more benevolent by comparison.

But now, the horror of religion
strikes even the gentle Jain community



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2/28/15

This handsome devil is Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
He has 50 million followers and is a millionaire, many times over.
He is known as "The Guru in Bling"
Guess what he talked 400 morons into doing?



Darwin Awards are given to those individuals who contribute most to humanity
by removing themselves from the gene pool in the most stupid ways imaginable.
This year they have announced that there is a tie for the award ...

to be shared equally among the 400 winners


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10/19/14

Even in ancient Egypt, before anyone ever imagined inventing Christianity or Islam,
religion was still screwing up the place and ruining lives.




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9/3/12

The Reverend Moon ...
Another clown has been called away
to perform in that great circus in the sky.




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6/13/11

Urantia

It's basically Scientology ... without Tom Cruise

Urantia (~25 pages - but in large print so it goes fast)


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Hope!


1/16/13

The weapon that rational people have waited for,
for thousands of years, is finally in our hands.

Religion may not survive the internet


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12/31/11

"In God We Trust"

This video will explain why religions thrive in smaller towns (2:06:03)



But the internet is bringing a degree of anonymity and safety,
never before available, especially to those in small towns.


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India


2016

Religious freedom

This quote is by Charles Napier,
Commander of the British army in India, in the early 1800's

"You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well.
We also have a custom:
when men burn a woman alive,
we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them.
Build your funeral pyre;
beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows.
You may follow your custom.
And then we will follow ours.
"


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4/2/15

1,400 years ago, all 3 Christian Gods ganged up on Allah ... the result?

Christianity is falling worldwide while Islam is growing.
Islam is projected to surpass Christianity ...

before the end of the 21st century

If the 3 Stooges can't even beat up on one God,
it's a good thing They didn't try to take on the Hindus.




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Mental Disorders


10/31/16

Tell me if this definition taken from Wikipedia
reminds you of any particular group of people:

"Schizophrenia is a mental disorder
often characterized by abnormal social behavior
and failure to recognize what is real.
Common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking,
auditory hallucinations, lack of motivation,
and reduced social engagement and emotional expression.
Diagnosis is based on observed behavior and the person's reported experiences.
"

Let's analyze that definition and see how it fits religious believers.

Schizophrenia (2 pages)

Conclusion

So, about 90% of the human race is schizophrenic ... by definition.
But if you dare to point that out,
you might become acquainted with the definition of another word ...

incineration


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2/24/16

Here is evidence to support the accusation
that indoctrinating children with religion is child abuse.



However, it should be noted that not all child abuse is equivalent.
These parents are not intending to abuse their children
and that is a huge difference between this, and other forms of abuse.


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3/6/15

Christian Projection

That essay provided an exellent example of what religion does to the brain.
Religion renders it little more than a pile of superstitious, psychotic mush.

From Dictionary.com "psychosis":
"A mental disorder characterized by symptoms,
such as delusions or hallucinations,
that indicate impaired contact with reality.
"

Yep ... nailed it


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3/15

Christian girl finds out that her imaginary friends aren't real.

"But they told me I could live forever"



So when people ask "What's the harm?"

Here's just one more piece of evidence to throw on the pile.


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2013

According to the host of "The Atheist Experience" cable TV show,
religion is "not" a mental disorder.

Let's see what Mr. Webster has to say about that (5 pages)


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6/23/12

Afterlife (9:45)




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3/30/12

"Dust That Sings" by philhellenes (12:37)




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9/23/11

At the end, she cuts though all the bullshit and delivers ...
the coup de grace (1:16)

Kate Smurthwaite


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2009

Prayer (talking to yourself)





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2008

Bill Maher's powerful ending message in his movie "Religulous" (3:30)




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Money


4/5/16

Australians overwhelmingly want churches taxed.
What do we Americans have to gain by coming to our senses?




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6/25/13

Religion doesn't want to contribute taxes to help support our nation,
but their hands are always out ...

asking for tax money


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Orthodox Jews


12/9/15

To Christians, Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.

So why do Jews celebrate Hanukkah?

Let's find out


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3/21/15

Remember the horror stories about ultra-orthodox Jewish kids
dying from being infected with herpes by penis-sucking rabbis?

Well ...

Orthodox Jewish traditions claim more innocent lives

Ah: religious freedom ...
bringing joy and happiness to all for over 2,000 years now


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3/2/14

Even though they are surrounded and outnumbered by Muslim nations
dedicated to their annhilation, Ultra Orthodox Jews refuse to serve their country ...

but they continue to suck its meager resources dry by demanding handouts

In the case of these worthless pieces of shit ... I am anti-Semitic.

My guess is that Jews hate these bastards as much as I do.


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6/4/13

Students from an orthodox Jewish school scream racism
when their bad behavior gets them kicked off a plane.
But did they learn their lesson?

It doesn't sound like it (5 pages)


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5/21/12

Ghost Worshipers hold rally in New York




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12/28/11

The Abrahamic religions have carried out a war of domination
against women for thousands of years.
Now, secularists and modern religious believers
are joining forces to combat fundamentalists.

Israelis Rally in Support of Threatened Schoolchildren


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Polls


6/23/17

Hollywood's most famous nonbelievers

F.Y.I. - "Agnostics" and "Non-Religious" do not believe in God.
They are atheists who are wise enough about American culture to choose other labels.


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12/18/12

The Pew Research Center releases the latest data on the extent of ghost worship.

Worldwide Religiosity

Summary from the article:
"As of 2010, the demographic study based on analysis of
more than 2,500 censuses, surveys and population registers finds:

Belief                  Number         Pct.
Christians           2.2 billion     32%
Muslims              1.6 billion     23%
Nonreligious      1.1 billion     16%
Hindus                1.0 billion     15%
Buddhists           0.5 billion       7%
Miscellaneous    0.5 billion       7%
Jews                   14 million      .2%

As dismal as it may first appear, it is important to remember
that as far as we know, it's the best shape the civilized world has ever been in.
(Additionally, it should be noted that Buddhists don't worship Gods.
That bumps the religiously rational crowd up to about 23%).


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3/27/12

Gallup Polls Americans on Religiosity



The small print in the picture shows
that Islam is the second largest religion in 20 states;
Judaism is second in 15 and Buddhism is second in 13.

Almost every ultra religious state is in the South;
that's why they call it "The Bible Belt."

What an embarrassment.
Maybe we should have let the South secede when they wanted to:
our national I.Q. would have jumped 20 points in one day.
But if that had happened, who would have freed the slaves? God?
Not likely. He was all for it.

Pat Robertson said that God sent an earthquake to Haiti in retaliation, 200 years later,
for Haitians becoming the only nation to successfully revolt
and free itself from its slave owners.
Robertson said they succeeded because they made a pact with the Devil.
So by Robertson's own admission,
the Devil freed the slaves, and God punished them for it.

Did I get a little off track?


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2010

What trait do all gods share?

Every single one of them is terrified of humans,
and will go to great lengths not to be seen by us.

Yet even in the 21st century, most humans still cling to their gods.
To what degree, depends on where you live ...




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2009

Where you grow up will likely determine which god you believe in

Oceana:
                                            Christian = 80% ;
                                            Nonreligious = 13%Canada:
                                            Catholic = 45% ; 
                                            United Church = 12%United States:
                                            Protestant = 49% ; 
                                            Catholic = 21%Latin America:
                                            Catholic = 93%Europe:
                                            Christian = 76% ;
                                            Nonreligious = 18%Africa:
                                            Christian = 46% ;
                                            Muslim = 40%Asia:
                                            Muslim = 23% ; Hindu = 22% ;
                                            Nonreligious = 19%Australia:
                                            Protestant = 50% ;
                                            Catholic = 26%

To see the major religions of each continent,
hover your mouse over the area of interest.
Clicking on the area will bring up a detailed spreadsheet.

To see religious statistics by country
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Terrorism


10/19/15

Wherever you go in the world (say, like India) ...

Religious nutjobs are still killing people


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9/14/15

Hindus prove that Christianity and Islam aren't the only religions
willing to use violence in order to gain political control
to ensure control over the resources and power.

Hindus riot when Nepal votes to keep government secular


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9/28/13

Current status of "stoning"

Yes, this story is from the 21st century.


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11/12/12

Uganda will pass "Kill the Gays" law, effective 2013

American gays are fighting for equal marriage rights.
Ugandan gays would be thrilled ... not to be killed.


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9/4/12

This is how it's done

Women put a halt to witch-hunting

Now, quit feeling helpless and start changing the world ... like they did.


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2009

Anyone can talk about "stoning"
but this short excerpt (6:52) from the movie "The Stoning of Soraya M"
brings the word to life in a way you will never forget.

Watch it only if you have the courage

If you've ever wondered why I fight ...

now you know


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