makes you think. not oc, saw on memecenter and had to share.. You know, if people cared less about the tiny details of religion, and more about the fact that you're supposed to do good (be kind, treat others like you'd tre Religion
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#6 - insanefreak
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(12/30/2012) [-]
You know, if people cared less about the tiny details of religion, and more about the fact that you're supposed to do good (be kind, treat others like you'd treat yourself, the very basic of every religion and the like), religion would actually be a good thing and the world would be a better place.

It's the same with the idea of capitalism, communism, practically most things, y'know? People do an effort to improve life for everyone, then other people f*ck it thoroughly up.

I'm a muslim, living in Europe, born and raised a Belgian atheist in a catholic environment. And y'know what? I adhere to a few basic principles of the religion, involving having respect for one another. That's about as much religion as there is in my life.

So while I agree that true, conscious atheism is moving forward, so is having a deeper understanding of most religions.
Of course, people who just go with the flow, without thinking things through, screw things over, and do so big time, making everyone else look like an idiot.

Moving forward is a matter of being aware of things, rather than just nodding yes or no.
So basically, no matter what subject you touch, it depends on the human in question and how he/she deals with it. You can turn religion into something beautiful, or you can turn it into a mob of brainwashed morons trying to blindly convert or destroy.

And now, dear FunnyJunk community, I bid you a good day, and a happy life.
#7 to #6 - babbylicious
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(12/31/2012) [-]
You sir, win an internet
#13 to #6 - yadabla
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(12/31/2012) [-]
I completely agree. Religion could have so much potential if only people focused on the morals it teaches instead of finding reasons to be violent. I went to a Church of England school, and although I am not Christian or religious currently going to that school helped improve me as a person. The bible teaches good morals, and I'm sure other religious books do too.
#32 to #6 - sovereignsunkown
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(12/31/2012) [-]
i'm probably gonna get thumbed down to hell for this, but what about when science actually discovers the exact origin of the universe? if scientists show that the universe was created as the result quantum event (which is extremely likely, there's large amounts of evidence supporting it) and there suddenly becomes no need to consider a "god" in the grand scheme of things, why would one still adhere to religious beliefs?
i understand the whole concept of using religion for moral guidelines, but there are many other methods don't require you to buy into an entire system of belief regarding the universe. i feel as if at it's core, religion teaches us to be satisfied by not knowing...and if the claim that their is a god stops us discerning the nature of reality, then i feel those beliefs may become a problem.
#53 to #32 - insanefreak
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(01/05/2013) [-]
I can only speak for myself in that particular case, so my response is my own opinion.
I think that if scientists could pinpoint it with a 100% accuracy (evidence supporting it isn't the same as being completely certain, eliminating the option of it being possibly something else), it wouldn't answer every question there is.
You see, people would need the intellectual capability to understand how the universe would have come into existence, and even so, more questions that science couldn't answer would remain present. So there will always be people who will need a god.

For example, science says the universe isn't unlimited (bad translation, but I can't find a more appropriate word), meaning there should be an 'end'. But if you look beyond that 'end', what would be there? Atoms were thought to be the smallest thing in existence, then they found dark matter and the like. But what is that stuff made out of? And the stuff making out the stuff that forms dark matter?

As long as people can keep making questions, science will continue. But along science, religion will follow. Because a question unanswered, will always cause people to search for answers, be it by trying to find a scientific explanation, or by appointing it to a god.

As I said, this is purely my own opinion, I'm not really educated on the matter. I just like to think about things like this.
#1 - namnori
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(12/30/2012) [-]
And if you were born with a brain, you wouldn't care about other religions.
#3 to #1 - anon
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(12/30/2012) [-]
It's actually the opposite. If you were smart you would realize religion is like a virus. It infects, spreads and takes over.
#4 to #3 - namnori
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(12/30/2012) [-]
Yeah, exactly... If people took no notice of other religions there would be nothing to dispute over. I believe Atheism is the way forward but I'm not here to criticize others for thinking differently.
#28 - greatgatsby
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(12/31/2012) [-]
I am from the USA and I'm Eggonostic

so yeah you are proved wrong
#29 to #28 - Sunset
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#30 to #29 - greatgatsby
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(12/31/2012) [-]
no i'm EGGOnostic

I am not sure if god is a waffle or not
#31 to #30 - Sunset
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#22 - toyguymcderp
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(12/31/2012) [-]
I was born in the U.S.A but i am a Muslim.
#38 - darxus
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(12/31/2012) [-]
"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil—that takes religion." - Steven Weinberg, 1999
#24 - riddlerenigma
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(12/31/2012) [-]
America is a non religious country.
Why do you think you people say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas.
If you are born American you could be born any religion or none.
#27 to #24 - sovereignsunkown
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(12/31/2012) [-]
america has an extremely high percentage of people who identify as christian. it's something like 80% i believe.
#47 to #27 - riddlerenigma
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(12/31/2012) [-]
True but since America has not got a religious origin you can't a certain religious country. And if what I said was true you guys would be more likely to be Shaman Native Americans as they were the original civilians of America before the 4th of July.

Good grief I didn't even pay that much attention in my history lessons. How the **** do I know all this?
#52 to #47 - sovereignsunkown
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(01/01/2013) [-]
it's reffering to statistics of people who have a religion in the country, not the actual official religion of the nation, as far as i could tell.
#41 - WhattheNorris
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(12/31/2012) [-]
I'm a Buddhist and I was born in North America to a mostly Christian family.    
   
   
>MFW   
>EFW
I'm a Buddhist and I was born in North America to a mostly Christian family.


>MFW
>EFW
#37 - gentlememe
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(12/31/2012) [-]
If you were born in OP's mom you'd probably be a faggot.
#36 - mynameisfoo
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(12/31/2012) [-]
Over four fifths of this world is religious, and it would probably be much more if not for china. there are just different religions developed different ways & for different reasons. I don't know if any one is right but I just believe there is something more to this whole world. However, I don't attack anybody with my opinion & neither should you. Yes, what religion you are is affected by your geography, but how religious you are isn't. leave people be.
#35 - tarnis
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(12/31/2012) [-]
I was born in saudi arabia and im an athiest, no wait im dead.