use one word to sum up your thoughts on religion in 2014.

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#1 Edited by 4myAmuzumament (1749 posts) -

use one word to sum up your thoughts on religion in 2014.

my word:

STIFLING

most importantly:

- why did you choose your word?

- complete the following, "Religion is..."

- I chose my word because the practice does advance our society in an efficient way.

- Religion is obsolete. The texts do not evolve, thus it becomes easier for thinking people to dismiss it.

#2 Edited by Kevlar101 (6101 posts) -

Very hard to describe in one word.

Perhaps...

Misguided.

Yeah.

#3 Posted by Masculus (2834 posts) -

butthurt

#4 Posted by br0kenrabbit (12889 posts) -

@Masculus said:

butthurt

Pretty much this.

"Waaah, we can't enforce our religious rules on society, we're being discriminated against!"

#5 Posted by hippiesanta (9836 posts) -

Atheist Bigotry exist - 2014

#6 Posted by Iszdope (9865 posts) -

Satan.

#7 Edited by lonewolf604 (8518 posts) -

Religion really is obsolete. The way people treat each other has nothing to do with religion. First of all, secular philosophy and the age of enlightenment had a huge impact of our thinking today; to treat everyone right etc. Also, its the say everyone has a mutual understanding that they are part of a system, a civicl society that NEEDS you "do right" or treat others right.

The holy books are very tribal, there is very little to do with a shared humanity. The books speak of "gods elect" meaning that only people who are in that religion are holy or get to go to heaven which is a load of crap. And don't bother responding by interpreting it the way you learned it because there are a hundred other interpretations that other people learned to.

#8 Edited by plageus900 (1042 posts) -

While I'm not a religious person myself and I feel that the texts supporting each religion are not very relevant, people following certain religions are close-minded and a lot of individuals pick and choose which texts to follow in accordance with their agenda, it's not my place to trample the rights of people to believe or think how they so choose.

Therefore I pick 'Ideology'.

#9 Edited by Gaming-Planet (14021 posts) -

Hypocritical.

#10 Posted by CountBleck12 (22725 posts) -
#11 Edited by lamprey263 (23492 posts) -

Religion is a ball and chain holding back the rest of society.

I think the Germans have one word for it.... ballundketteaufdiegesellschaft!!!

#12 Posted by The-Apostle (12187 posts) -
#13 Posted by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

illogical.

#14 Posted by EPICCOMMANDER (454 posts) -

Necessary.

I don't want to be a nihilist.

#15 Edited by lonewolf604 (8518 posts) -

@hippiesanta said:

Atheist Bigotry exist - 2014

Yeah, only because it is the counter culture to the oppression that religion has done. One extreme often leads to another extreme. But in this case, at least atheist are more open to things (aside from tolerating religious people).

#16 Posted by ChiefvsGordon (1085 posts) -

agnostic

#17 Posted by wis3boi (31282 posts) -

hubris

#18 Posted by hippiesanta (9836 posts) -

@The-Apostle said:

@hippiesanta said:

Atheist Bigotry exist - 2014

Yeah, only because it is the counter culture to the oppression that religion has done. One extreme often leads to another extreme. But in this case, at least atheist are more open to things (aside from tolerating religious people).

Suprisingly nowadays atheist are easily gets offended and can be extremely hostile and sometimes they hate see other people living in peace and they sounds like or even worst than al-Qaeda.

#19 Posted by lonewolf604 (8518 posts) -

@lonewolf604 said:

@The-Apostle said:

@hippiesanta said:

Atheist Bigotry exist - 2014

Yeah, only because it is the counter culture to the oppression that religion has done. One extreme often leads to another extreme. But in this case, at least atheist are more open to things (aside from tolerating religious people).

Suprisingly nowadays atheist are easily gets offended and can be extremely hostile and sometimes they hate see other people living in peace and they sounds like or even worst than al-Qaeda.

Its not the living in peace they care about. Its the religious bigots and homophobes mainly that they care about.

#20 Edited by KHAndAnime (13619 posts) -

Descension

#21 Posted by hippiesanta (9836 posts) -

@hippiesanta said:

@lonewolf604 said:

@The-Apostle said:

@hippiesanta said:

Atheist Bigotry exist - 2014

Yeah, only because it is the counter culture to the oppression that religion has done. One extreme often leads to another extreme. But in this case, at least atheist are more open to things (aside from tolerating religious people).

Suprisingly nowadays atheist are easily gets offended and can be extremely hostile and sometimes they hate see other people living in peace and they sounds like or even worst than al-Qaeda.

Its not the living in peace they care about. Its the religious bigots and homophobes mainly that they care about.

there's a lot of atheist in asia especially in china, they don't behave like bigots unlike their western counterparts. Western people makes atheist just like other religion.

#22 Posted by XilePrincess (13129 posts) -

Technically two words, but I'd say it's a "cop-out".

Not to be confused with faith, I believe religion is a cop-out in today's society. Abortion is debated or illegal because "God said". Gays can't get married because of a vague quote from a book in the bible that, if one READS the bible, is made void later on. People are killed, enslaved, tortured and denied basic human rights because of religion. The twin towers were hit because of religious extremists.

And through it all, people use religion as an excuse to be terrorists, bigots, racists, homophobes, hypocrites and do and say all sorts of horrible stuff and do it all in the name of whatever deity they believe in.

#23 Posted by thereal25 (401 posts) -

Dying.

I chose this word because as you said it is becoming easier for thinking people to dismiss it these days.

#24 Posted by quadraleap (36513 posts) -

FRAGMENTED: existing or functioning as though broken into separate parts; disorganized; dis unified: a fragmented personality; a fragmented society.

#25 Posted by lonewolf604 (8518 posts) -

@lonewolf604 said:

@hippiesanta said:

@lonewolf604 said:

@The-Apostle said:

@hippiesanta said:

Atheist Bigotry exist - 2014

Yeah, only because it is the counter culture to the oppression that religion has done. One extreme often leads to another extreme. But in this case, at least atheist are more open to things (aside from tolerating religious people).

Suprisingly nowadays atheist are easily gets offended and can be extremely hostile and sometimes they hate see other people living in peace and they sounds like or even worst than al-Qaeda.

Its not the living in peace they care about. Its the religious bigots and homophobes mainly that they care about.

there's a lot of atheist in asia especially in china, they don't behave like bigots unlike their western counterparts. Western people makes atheist just like other religion.

Again, back to my original point, its a counter culture. Look at anything religious related in the past 100 years in America. People used the bible to subjugate blacks (slaves), women, and homosexuals, and other religions. Added to the notion that the USA is more of an industrialized nation than China, so with all that prolificness and power comes its beliefs and values that it can spread around.

#26 Posted by alim298 (1317 posts) -

inherent

#27 Posted by playmynutz (5982 posts) -

Unity!

#28 Edited by chaplainDMK (6812 posts) -

Cocaine

#29 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150701 posts) -

LOL at the atheist insecurity in here....I'd choose personal for the word. And wonder why otherwise so called liberals for every other agenda have an intolerance and discrimination toward the religious. Next time you're patting yourselves on the back for your open minded views....remember how utterly closed minded and bigoted you are in this regard.

Hypocrites.

#30 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

I will use two words....under attack.

#31 Posted by VaguelyTagged (10155 posts) -

what do you mean? is religion's status in 2014 going to be any different?

#32 Edited by toast_burner (21498 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

LOL at the atheist insecurity in here....I'd choose personal for the word. And wonder why otherwise so called liberals for every other agenda have an intolerance and discrimination toward the religious. Next time you're patting yourselves on the back for your open minded views....remember how utterly closed minded and bigoted you are in this regard.

Hypocrites.

Yet it's religious people who are leading the vast majority of anti LGBT laws in the world. So much for keeping your beliefs personal.

Attacking crazy religious people is not an attack on all religious people. If you get offended by people pushing for secularism then you should really look closer at your own views.

#33 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36791 posts) -
#34 Posted by playmynutz (5982 posts) -

@The-Apostle said:

@hippiesanta said:

Atheist Bigotry exist - 2014

That was three

...And one number

Doesn't count

You corrected him which causes his statement to be invalid, but your statement remains true.

#35 Posted by The-Apostle (12187 posts) -

@chaoscougar1 said:

@The-Apostle said:

@hippiesanta said:

Atheist Bigotry exist - 2014

That was three

...And one number

Doesn't count

You corrected him which causes his statement to be invalid, but your statement remains true.

That doesn't change the fact that atheists who sue to get Christian stuff taken down are, in fact, bigots.

#36 Posted by Master_Live (14403 posts) -

Suckish.

#37 Edited by Master_Live (14403 posts) -
#38 Posted by GIJames248 (2176 posts) -

Necessary?

Sort of hard, because 'religion' is a vague and broad word. Theism/deism is very likely true (certainly fulfilling inference to the best explanation), but religions are extremely diverse in how they view god. So to the true religion, 'awesome', and to the rest, 'tragic'.

#39 Posted by playmynutz (5982 posts) -

@playmynutz said:

@chaoscougar1 said:

@The-Apostle said:

@hippiesanta said:

Atheist Bigotry exist - 2014

That was three

...And one number

Doesn't count

You corrected him which causes his statement to be invalid, but your statement remains true.

That doesn't change the fact that atheists who sue to get Christian stuff taken down are, in fact, bigots.

Now you corrected him and his statement has become invalid

#40 Posted by GeekInkINC (195 posts) -

Confusing.

#41 Posted by GamerForca (7086 posts) -

poop.

^so many "one word" paragraphs

#42 Posted by -Sun_Tzu- (17384 posts) -

Controlling

LOL at the atheist insecurity in here....I'd choose personal for the word. And wonder why otherwise so called liberals for every other agenda have an intolerance and discrimination toward the religious. Next time you're patting yourselves on the back for your open minded views....remember how utterly closed minded and bigoted you are in this regard.

Hypocrites.

#43 Posted by vl4d_l3nin (920 posts) -

Controlling

@LJS9502_basic said:

LOL at the atheist insecurity in here....I'd choose personal for the word. And wonder why otherwise so called liberals for every other agenda have an intolerance and discrimination toward the religious. Next time you're patting yourselves on the back for your open minded views....remember how utterly closed minded and bigoted you are in this regard.

Hypocrites.

lol

TOPIC: "lol"

#44 Posted by comp_atkins (31328 posts) -

yawn

#45 Posted by thegerg (15029 posts) -

Religion really is obsolete. The way people treat each other has nothing to do with religion. First of all, secular philosophy and the age of enlightenment had a huge impact of our thinking today; to treat everyone right etc. Also, its the say everyone has a mutual understanding that they are part of a system, a civicl society that NEEDS you "do right" or treat others right.

The holy books are very tribal, there is very little to do with a shared humanity. The books speak of "gods elect" meaning that only people who are in that religion are holy or get to go to heaven which is a load of crap. And don't bother responding by interpreting it the way you learned it because there are a hundred other interpretations that other people learned to.

"Religion really is obsolete."

Religion is as simple as belief about the nature of the universe. In what way is such belief obsolete?

#46 Posted by Joedgabe (5111 posts) -

I think my word would be "alright",

people need something to believe in. Even if they're just believing there's nothing to believe in.

#47 Edited by thegerg (15029 posts) -

Misunderstood. Many people (as seen in this thread) seem to hold very narrow-minded and simplistic views on what religion is.

#48 Posted by wis3boi (31282 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

LOL at the atheist insecurity in here....I'd choose personal for the word. And wonder why otherwise so called liberals for every other agenda have an intolerance and discrimination toward the religious. Next time you're patting yourselves on the back for your open minded views....remember how utterly closed minded and bigoted you are in this regard.

Hypocrites.

Yet it's religious people who are leading the vast majority of anti LGBT laws in the world. So much for keeping your beliefs personal.

Attacking crazy religious people is not an attack on all religious people. If you get offended by people pushing for secularism then you should really look closer at your own views.

"You're closed minded for not giving my insane ideas equal time" is hilarious.

If you wake up in the morning and think that saying some latin words over your pancakes will turn them into the body of Elvis, you've lost your mind. But if you do basically the same thing with a cracker and jesus, you're just another catholic

#49 Posted by lamprey263 (23492 posts) -
#50 Posted by British_Azimio (2452 posts) -

One word? That will not suffice. All I can say is that religion has become terribly warped. Both for the religious and the ones who deny religion and make it a scapegoat for all of the horrors this world has perpetuated and will continue to perpetuate. Love, Love, Love; Where has the Love gone?