Top Ten Reasons to Not Be Religious


The Top Ten

1 Religious beliefs hold back education and science

We have actually the knowledge to create life or even cloning ( using cells to create life ). If that science has so many critics it's because religious institutions think that we are messing with god's creation. And I'm talking about one thing here. Theories about how life started ( there are many plausible theories, not only the big bang ) are also getting critics by religion. In other words ; Religion is certainly holding back or at least slowing down progressions made by science and therefore the teaching or education about those progressions.

Pardon me, but you people obviously don't see that Songsta41 doesn't view atheism as the only true belief. on his list of reasons to not believe in God, he said that you can't just flat out say that God doesn't exist and expect everyone to agree with you. He also said you don't know for sure if a God doesn't exist. He doesn't know if a God doesn't exist (Meaning that he's not prejudice and he doesn't view atheism as the only true belief).

If science education is cut off in schools, we would advance medically very slowly and many more people will die of cancer and other diseases than they have to, and who knows? That could be you. - Songsta41

This is THE reason

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2 Christianity caused the dark ages

Let's not let history repeat itself. - Songsta41

Save the children...

3 Religions are another series of groups which evoke genocide

Um, who developed the Atomic bomb and other weapons of mass destruction? - Billyv

Funny that you refuse to show comments about Atheists committing genocide.

Make one. There aren't any, and you should know that people can't moderate list comments. - Songsta41

Largest genocides of the past 100 years:
Mao Zedong=Atheist
Hitler=Atheist (although born Catholic)
By the way, Mao's genocide of 65 million civilians is the largest in human history.

Neither Mao, nor Stalin, nor Hitler were atheists. Mao started a religion called Maoism; Hitler died a Catholic; and Stalin studied at an Orthodox seminary, and is a Saint in Russian and Georgian Orthodox Churches (quite the feat for an atheist, don't you think? ).
However, even if, for the sake of the argument, all 3 were atheists, did they commit their atrocities in the name of atheism, or did they commit their atrocities in the name of Nazism or Communism? And we all know that Islam is same as Nazism (Hitler argues for this in Mein Kampf), and Christianity is the same as Communism (Thomas More's "Utopia" was a blueprint for a Communist society - and that guy is a Catholic Saint of politicians, despite burning alive people for daring to own the Bible in English).

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4 The stories about the religions are far-fetched and false

With all the religions in the world, there can only be one right one if they are all very intricate. The most likely religion to be true is atheism, which isn't a religion at all. - Songsta41

Nobody has proof. We mustn't argue simply. - Animefan12

Religion is faith! Look, I respect your beliefs and everything, but this list is taking religion too far. - Minecraftcrazy530

And you can scientificly prove this how? - Billyv

5 You have to pray

If we're wasting time praying, Atheists are wasting time trying to disprove a religion they believe is false. - Puga

Who wants to take time in the day to pray to a made up figure? That's like praying to Shrek every night before bed. - Songsta41

Aw geez, some people out there really love Shrek, and I did not need the reminder! - keycha1n

You do not HAVE to pray, it's a choice you make. I'm a Christian, pentecostal, I don't pray everyday, I don't read my bible everyday. Sure, we have to go to church a few times a week, but what's so big about that? - CloudofMercury

Maybe you don't have to pray in some religions ( buddhism, taoism ) and some where it's a choise ( Christianity ) but in the Islam you have to pray 5 times a day. And it seems that this is also the most ridiculous of all religions.

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6 Scientific arguments are unlike religious arguments, in that they are based on evidence and peer reviewed support

Faith without evidence of proof is blind faith and a very stupid way of life. How could you living reasonless with faith?

I have faith that science is true and that religion is not.

We don't need proof, all we need is faith. - Puga

7 Most Christian groups practice and promote the hatred of homosexuals
8 Most religious people are not open-minded to other people's beliefs

Not saying ALL are. Just some people that I know in real life. Like my teacher is a Hindu and some of the students in the class who were Christians were against that and started complaining.

The Islam will tell you that it is a religion of love and understanding but behind your back they despize you. It's the most hypocrit religion in the world.

9 Most people use religion as an excuse to do whatever they want

And they say that god give them free will and whenever they do something wrong with their free will they say that god will forgive ( fancy ethic to clear their conscience ). Religion is the most hypocrit way of living!

That's why terrorists continue to be asses - Ihateschool

10 Religious abuse

The Contenders

11 Religion brainwashes you permanently


12 Most religious people have been paranoid that the Devil will take control of their lives
13 Most religious people have wasted their lives by rushing into getting into Heaven
14 Most people have taken religion to the extreme
15 Religion has led to most extremist groups
16 Religion has been harmful to most individuals
17 Religion hurts people sometimes
18 Religion is cowardly
19 People kill over it
20 The rules for religion are contradictory
21 If there is the "right" religion, no other religions would exist
22 People select only the rules they want to follow
23 Science is disproving religion more and more
24 Nobody knows who "God" actually is
25 Your parents and you have different views on them

My parents (especially my mom) is religious and I'm not. I asked a question about it once and my mom thinks that I'm insulting her religion. SERIOUSLY? >:(

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