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When people say stuff like this:

''Religion promotes nothing but bigotry, racism and hate in general.''

Way to overlook all the people that did good in the name of their religion, that are kind people and treat others equally despite their different beliefs OR that plenty of religions teach you good things. But hey, generalizing and acting like every religious person was ''brainwashed'' is the more logical choice right?

There are always 2 sides to it my friends, yin and yang.

:iconbuddhaplz::iconsaysplz: Booya.
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The-B-Meister Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I definitely agree. They see religion in a negative light just because of some " bad eggs". 
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AfroOtaku917 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Very well put. I get overwhelmed by all the Radical Christians and the stupid antics they pull off, but I just remind myself this. Assholes and Idiots can come from BOTH sides of Religion.

And really, I have no problem with Atheists as a whole. Just the assholes.
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BlazingMosquito Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This pretty much sums it up: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZyjuP…
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DrProfessorLuigi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014

you really have to be ignorant to believe religion is the cause of all the worlds problems. When you see religious extremists like "muslim" terrorists and the west boroa Baptist "Christians" You have to realize that these people are not doing their religion right, they are failing it's fundamental commandments. To truly understand a religion you need to jugde it by it's teaching and the people who are doing it RIGHT. When a religion is done right(a religion that teaches good morals at least and not say Satanism XD) it is the greatest source of good in the world, when the power of religion is abused it can bring nothing but evil.


That and feel like atheism or strong atheism as it were(the ones who insist there is no god, gods, or God and no morality or heaven or nirvana), has turned into a religion more so than any other on the planet. it teaches no moral, but it insists you mock others. it gives not dogmas or doctrines except that you must ridicule all doctrine. it's highly ironic to me that the ones who hate religion are the most religious people I can think of.


As for me I like where I am religiously. I like being a part of the same group as Tolkien, sitting bull, scott Hahn, gregor mendel and the new pope. We have snazzy buildings and amazing literature and scientists. yea me


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The-B-Meister Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was very well said :nod:
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DrProfessorLuigi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
thank you :)
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PandaSennin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
That is a good viewpoint to have. I find it a tad sad that many people oversimplify religion to ''man doesn't wanna face death so he comes up with religion to deal with it''. There is a lot of more to religion then that plus it also just throws every single religion together like they are literally all the same.
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DrProfessorLuigi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014

all religions are defiantly not the same. there is a huge difference between paganism and Christianity and Buddhism and Islam. They can't all be right and they offer wildly different ideas about what comes after death.

 I've even heard it argued that man fearing death might not come from being afraid of merely dying (of course we all fear dying painfully, but that's fear of pain not death) if nothing happens after you die then there is no pain afterwards and you don't have to justify what you did in your lifetime, so you should not fear death at all. However, since man does naturally fear death, it could be argued that he is afraid of there BEING an afterlife. now he has to justify what he does and he now has to deal with the possibility of repercussions for those actions. I have to admit someone was defiantly thinking when they thought of that argument. I wish I knew who first thought of it, since they probably have many other well thought out theological arguments that I would love to read.

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Giss-chan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist
My brother thinks I'm ''brainwashed'' because I have my religious views. :/ It's hencing why I rarely talk about them with my family members and feel more comfortable about with my friends.
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PandaSennin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
I would love to have a talk with him and see if he makes fun of my easter philosophies. And to kindly remind him that choosing to believe is kinda the opposite of being brainwashed.
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BraveTamerMicko Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
I used to think that way about religion, in fact. Stuff like terrorism and displays of bigotry and resentment ended up getting to me, and I began to hate religion because of it. But like you said, people have done great and thoughtful things in the name of what they believe in, and that deserves respect.
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PandaSennin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
I'm glad to hear that you changed your mind about it. People often tend to forget that there is a brighter side to some things.
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darkwee009 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Which is funny because most religions tend to teach loving all people. It's not the religion, so much as the people who use it to manipulate others.
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BraveTamerMicko Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
And I was such an idiot for not realizing that in the past.
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darkwee009 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
We all make mistakes honestly.
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PandaSennin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
Indeed and what I also find a tad annoying is when they say ''atheists aren't assholes, religious people are''. Yeah, it's not like every single person on this earth is capable of being an asshole no matter their faith...oh wait they can be.
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darkwee009 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Pretty damn sure that there are a lot of people capable of being dicks, no matter what religious choice.

You could not operate by a religion and can be the biggest asshole on the planet.
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PandaSennin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
Assholes can be found everywhere and are not excluded from any kind of group. You have asshole christians and you have asshole atheists. Both are very common but they don't (or shouldn't) detract from the good ones.

To quote The Doctor once more: ''The way I see it, life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things but vice versa. The bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant''

 
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darkwee009 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Pretty much.

And The Doctor shows his wisdom once again. Note to self: start watching more Doctor Who.
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PandaSennin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
Well he is over 900 years old so he should be.

There's this clip I wanna show. It has been edited with some older Doctor Who footage which makes it more awesome. I think you'll understand what's going on without any extra context: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRIKF1…
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darkwee009 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Now that was freaking awesome.
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PandaSennin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
It's one of the reasons why I love both the show and the character. I admire the Doctor as a character. He is wise and kind, badass and philosophical, a adventurer but also a scientist that loves mystery.

Here's another awesome clip:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=arAjbS…
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its9010 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
And this is why our Pope is awesome.
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PandaSennin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
The new one? Yeah I heard pretty good things about him.
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thefan2 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well said Panda.
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PandaSennin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you.
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thefan2 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome.
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