Reapers ain't got nothin on religion. . Isn' t it a remarkable coincidence almost everyone has the same religion as their parents? And it always just happens he
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Reapers ain't got nothin on religion

Isn' t it a remarkable coincidence
almost everyone has the same
religion as their parents? And it
always just happens he be the right
religion. Religions run in families. If
we' d been brought up in ancient
Greece we would all be worshiping -'
Zeus and Apollo. If we had been
born Vikings we would be
worshiping Wotan and Thor. How .
does this come about? Through
childhood indoctrination.
Richard Dawkins
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User avatar #181 to #78 - meganinja (04/04/2013) [-]
Guthix 4 lief
User avatar #250 to #181 - lordkyzer (04/04/2013) [-]
Guthix is died
User avatar #275 to #250 - meganinja (04/04/2013) [-]
No wai
User avatar #226 to #78 - coolioplasm (04/04/2013) [-]
"u fakin nub zamarok is tru god other god is fag"
#107 to #78 - nacholemon (04/04/2013) [-]
This made me laugh, have this in return.
#214 to #78 - bronyalex (04/04/2013) [-]
Brassica Prime is the one True God
Brassica Prime is the one True God
User avatar #89 to #78 - srskate ONLINE (04/04/2013) [-]
Zaros is the one TRUE god!
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#58 to #54 - teranin (04/04/2013) [-]
I'm honored that you took the time to throw this picture together.
I'm honored that you took the time to throw this picture together.
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User avatar #153 - CallMeCrisco (04/04/2013) [-]
Raised republican and baptist, so of course I came out libertarian and agnostic. Honestly, trying to force religion on kids doesn't always indoctrinate them; it can also push them the other way.
User avatar #159 to #153 - techketzer (04/04/2013) [-]
Very good point.
#128 - bensho ONLINE (04/04/2013) [-]
My mother went through 12 years of Catholic school, and to this day her mother and siblings are still very religious. My father went through I think 4 years of Catholic school, and his sister (my aunt) was almost a nun. Despite all of this, when my parents had me they didn't baptize me because they wanted me to grow up and pick my own religion. I think that's pretty nifty.
My mother went through 12 years of Catholic school, and to this day her mother and siblings are still very religious. My father went through I think 4 years of Catholic school, and his sister (my aunt) was almost a nun. Despite all of this, when my parents had me they didn't baptize me because they wanted me to grow up and pick my own religion. I think that's pretty nifty.
#231 to #128 - yarr (04/04/2013) [-]
May I ask what became of you?
User avatar #167 - winsauceiswin (04/04/2013) [-]
believed in god whole heartily until around 3rd grade when i was told animals didn't have souls. i thought that was ******** because my best friend at the time was an animal and i didn't want to believe he was just going to die and go away. around 6th grade i rejected god for the first time in my mind (too scared to tell religious family and i was attending religious catholic school) when gay rights came in to question. then openly rejected god freshman year of highschool.

i think religion is a good thing for kids to initially explain death and things like that (but nothing scientific) much like santa claus or the eater bunny. then when they get older it's a good idea to show them the real world.

my child, however, will not be forced one way or the other. although i'd prefer him/her to be scientific minded.
#104 - xXMAQXx ONLINE (04/04/2013) [-]
peace man, peace
User avatar #205 to #104 - iamblastoise (04/04/2013) [-]
Yeah peace! Now let's all have peace sex.
#91 - mrmcput (04/04/2013) [-]
At least nobody has been able to take religion as far as these assholes.
#106 to #91 - anon (04/04/2013) [-]
yet..
#136 - awildniglet (04/04/2013) [-]
No 			****		. The same applies for morals, manners, and perspective. Most of what you believe and how you think comes from your parents, whether it be in agreeance or opposition to them.
No **** . The same applies for morals, manners, and perspective. Most of what you believe and how you think comes from your parents, whether it be in agreeance or opposition to them.
#178 to #136 - anon (04/04/2013) [-]
inb4 batman
#197 to #136 - anon (04/04/2013) [-]
yes but many claim devine inspiration. He is saying religion is ******** because it is taught, and every "culture" has their own god. meaning there is no true religion, meaning religion is bull.
User avatar #276 to #197 - awildniglet (04/04/2013) [-]
I know what he's saying. I'm saying that it's nothing new that he's talking about. Anyone with common sense can figure out that you get your religion from your parents, and anyone who says otherwise is a liar
User avatar #215 - mtandy (04/04/2013) [-]
Can we please stop putting Dawkins quotes on FJ and make with the funny? I'm bored of seeing people who shouldn't give a **** about religion acting like internet Jehova's witnesses of atheism.
- Atheist who tries to keep his beliefs to himself.
#32 - whoovesthedoctor (04/03/2013) [-]
i dont know about that title...... reapers are pretty effective against zealots
User avatar #100 - teoberry (04/04/2013) [-]
I'm not a parent myself, but people always think that bringing up your child religious is because they want to brainwash the kid into being carbon-copies of the parent. I don't think that's the case. You see, parents love their kids. They want what they think is best for their kid. It's not what you want, but they don't give a **** , now do they? They want their kid to turn out successful. It's exactly like the parents who didn't go pro, and so they make their kid play sports so they can have the chance the parents never had. 'Indoctrination' isn't about what's being 'indoctrinated'. It's about the reason behind it. Let's be real. The atheists here will raise their children as atheist. Same goes for the Christians, Muslims, etc.
#236 - anon (04/04/2013) [-]
My grandparents are catholic, my parents are muslims and I am a hindu.

Check and mate.
#111 - The Fonz (04/04/2013) [-]
You could say the same about Politcal views
You could say the same about Politcal views
User avatar #122 to #111 - squirrelterritory (04/04/2013) [-]
My opinions are the exact oposite of my parents opinions most of the time, they just dont know that yet.
User avatar #124 to #122 - The Fonz (04/04/2013) [-]
Kind of like with me and my parents religious views, they are christian, I dont believe in god
User avatar #127 to #126 - The Fonz (04/04/2013) [-]
I love you so ****** much hahahahahahahaha
#184 to #175 - The Fonz (04/04/2013) [-]
i have no reaction to that on, so heres a funny one
i have no reaction to that on, so heres a funny one
User avatar #190 to #188 - The Fonz (04/04/2013) [-]
can you do a dump please these are to funny
#195 to #194 - teoberry (04/04/2013) [-]
i'm gonna go to bed now, just google 'lelbron'
User avatar #255 to #111 - RandomAnonGuy (04/04/2013) [-]
I don't even ****** know what my parents think of politics.
User avatar #117 - Noah (04/04/2013) [-]
I'm not religious, but this statement is kinda lame.
Of course parents will teach their children what they believe is right.
User avatar #143 to #117 - slumberdonkey (04/04/2013) [-]
The point is that you shouldn't force subjective views onto someone who doesn't know the difference between subjective and objective.
#262 to #117 - anon (04/04/2013) [-]
You're missing the entire point that he's trying to make.

He's saying that just because our parents teach us that their religion is right, doesn't mean it is. If someone who was a Christian had ended up being born in Saudi Arabia instead, its more than likely that they would have wound up Arabic.
User avatar #296 to #117 - rifee (04/26/2013) [-]
The point is to show how low the credability of the religion is.

If (pick a god) was truly real and the way you lived your life decided if you'd go to hell or heaven (or whatever consequences your god of choice has for you) , you'd think it would be imperative for the person to know which one is the true one.

Seeing as almost all religions can be geographically mapped it begs the question of "Do they ACTUALLY believe this".

It goes to show that , for the most part, people who adhere to a certain religion do not do so because of how convince they were of it's truth, but rather then they know of nothing else.
#120 to #117 - noaml (04/04/2013) [-]
Missing the point
User avatar #121 to #120 - Noah (04/04/2013) [-]
I get the point of it, but it's not like parents are going to stop teaching kids what they believe is right. It'll always happen.
#123 to #121 - noaml (04/04/2013) [-]
Ok, right but this is just a way of trying to get one to think for his or herself
Do you believe in what you believe because it is the truth?
Or do you believe in what you believe because it is what you were brought up to believe?
the latter is usually the case - whether people admit it or not, the truth is if you were adopted and raised in a different household with a different religion, you would call that one your own.
#135 to #123 - anon (04/04/2013) [-]
Of course. Because the offspring learns from their caretakers.
It's impossible to raise a kid to have 'their own opinions' because they're subliminally, with the parents meaning to or not, raise to have their parents opinions.
#138 to #135 - noaml (04/04/2013) [-]
It is possible to raise a kid to think for himself
Otherwise, explain Atheists
GIVEN some might just be rebellious
but not all.
#161 to #138 - anon (04/04/2013) [-]
And an atheists would most likely raise more atheist.
#272 to #161 - anon (04/04/2013) [-]
but there are athiests from religious parents
#43 - sloot (04/03/2013) [-]
just sit down and decide what you personally belief if all outside influences were taken away. Religion is not mean to be a massive cult that the entire world emulates to live the same way as each other. Your "relationship with God" is supposed to be your own individualistic view on your religion. I do not know where all this judging came from on both sides (Religion/ Atheism) but it needs to stop. People need to be happy with their own lives instead of bashing others for how they so choose to live theirs...
#196 to #43 - anon (04/04/2013) [-]
that is a very modern view of religion. religion used to be followed by strict guidlines, so frankly when people say they focus on their own relationship with god then thats exactly what it is, it is not Roman Catholicsm for example, its something you made up loosely based on Roman Catholicsm. So, frankly from an outside perspective it seems likeeveryone can just make up their own religion. If this is so that means that there is no correct religion, meaning that there is no god so it is pointless. If there is a correct religion, then it is their divine duty to enlighten the rest of us and they have to be nosy. Its easy to say everyone mind your own business, but we are a society and are affected by eachothers actions so other peoples religions do affect us. I am an athiest, but thats not the point, I just dont like it when people say "do your own thing" in regards to religion because altho you certainly can it is not what religion was.
#203 to #43 - anon (04/04/2013) [-]
Thank you. I've been waiting for somebody else other than me to have this opinion. I'm just glad to see I'm not alone ( sort of).
User avatar #93 - babbylicious (04/04/2013) [-]
While he does have a point and I do agree with his opinion, to speak out against religion as often as he does, he sounds like an asshole, just like those guys at the WBC.


I am not an atheist myself, but can someone who is explain to me why most posts on the atheist channel are posts which attack religion and the concept of God as opposed to showing self pride and happiness that one does not believe in God?
#227 to #93 - anon (04/04/2013) [-]
we care about the truth and defending people from religious indoctrination.
User avatar #274 to #227 - babbylicious (04/04/2013) [-]
A deist would say something quite similar, even if he/she is basing it on faith.
User avatar #94 to #93 - StaticX (04/04/2013) [-]
This is not a matter of religion, it's more human nature. Naturally, humans are dicks. The only time I, as an atheist will ever bother to degrade a religion, is when I am being degraded for my lack thereof.
User avatar #95 to #94 - babbylicious (04/04/2013) [-]
And you are talking about this one post in particular?
User avatar #96 to #95 - StaticX (04/04/2013) [-]
I'm talking about most things regarding peoples religions, it always seems to be a war between everyone.
User avatar #98 to #96 - babbylicious (04/04/2013) [-]
Aye. Why can't just all drink a beer and calm the heck down? Oh yeah...some people are just assholes.

:(
User avatar #41 - douthit (04/03/2013) [-]
Everything kids learn and pick up can be called "indoctrination". He could say speaking English is indoctrination.
User avatar #109 - WakaTakaBang (04/04/2013) [-]
Richard Dawkins is a pretentious asshole with that phrasing. "Isn't it a remarkable coincidence"... incredible. Of course you're going to adhere to your family's religion- it's tradition and culture. I'm Italian and have grown up believing that pasta is delicious and that Catholicism is right. How is it that I've been indoctrinated into one and yet culturally it's appropriate to just find the other delicious. So holier than thou.
User avatar #199 to #109 - YllekNayr ONLINE (04/04/2013) [-]
The pasta in your analogy should not be your focus, but the Catholicism. No one mentioned pasta. Pasta is not a belief system (outside of Pastafarianism).

Tradition and culture is not a good reason for anything. Go back and read your own argument, but substitute "slavery" where you wrote "religion", and understand that there's no difference in the reasoning there.
#221 to #109 - mrtwitty (04/04/2013) [-]
You're saying that as if it somehow validates your faith. I have always found the argument of 'it's just tradition' to back up one's faith utterly absurd. It was also tradition for 1000's of years to believe in an earth centered universe, and we were all able to abandon that belief in light of new evidence, why aren't we capable of doing the same with religion?
#147 to #109 - doxedits (04/04/2013) [-]
Someone's compensating for doubt in their religion, aren't they now?
#110 to #109 - fordun (04/04/2013) [-]
Yes. Also **** John Locke.
User avatar #118 to #109 - djbagboy (04/04/2013) [-]
Yeah. Instead of letting me choose my own opinions, let my parents make it for me. That's just culture! Nothing wrong about it. Let them teach me about religion before I can fully understand it. That's just great!
#139 to #118 - anon (04/04/2013) [-]
Because once your in a religion you can't convert or disown it.
**** off. You act like there are chains around kids who are brought up with religion in their lifes.
If I was raised Republican nothing stopping me from becoming Democrat.; the same can be said about religion.
User avatar #198 to #139 - YllekNayr ONLINE (04/04/2013) [-]
It's not as simple as you'd like to suggest, anon. Beliefs such as those are among the hardest to change.
#261 - anon (04/04/2013) [-]
This isn't Reddit so gtfo and don't attempt to start a ********* again. If you can't shut the **** up about your masturbation to atheism than please at least post something funny instead of a quote that doesn't make a point.
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