Freedom of Religion is Not:

  • Freedom to impose your beliefs on others
  • Freedom to state that other beliefs are false without supporting that claim
  • Freedom to suppress the thoughts and actions of other people
  • Freedom to indoctrinate children—even your own
  • Freedom to command that homosexuals suppress who they are
  • Freedom to oppose the rights of women
  • Freedom to judge others
  • Freedom to endorse anti-science propaganda
  • Freedom to distort facts
  • Freedom to endorse proven lies
  • Freedom to suppress contrary evidence
  • Freedom to remain ignorant of other religions and how they compare and contrast to yours
  • Freedom to believe in a plethora of unsubstantiated things
  • Freedom to make myriad unsubstantiated claims
  • Freedom to condemn others to Hell
  • Freedom to wish the worst (“the wrath of god”) on someone
  • Freedom to exorcise the “demons” of an autistic or epileptic child
  • Freedom to “reenact” the crucifixion
  • Freedom to ignore the harm your religion has caused
  • Freedom to ritualize circumcision
  • Freedom to mutilate female genitalia
  • Freedom to sacrifice animals and humans
  • Freedom to force a child to marry
  • Freedom to murder people in the name of your god
  • Freedom to wish death on them who don’t believe as you do
  • Freedom to murder people who are adherents of another religion

Most importantly, freedom of religion isn’t the freedom to state that them who abuse the “freedoms” above are fake (insert religious title here).  Furthermore, it isn’t the freedom to separate yourself from them.  While you’re pointing a finger at them, they’re also pointing a finger at you; while your claiming to live by the correct interpretation of scripture, they are claiming the same.  You can’t both be right, but surely you can both be wrong, and I would argue that this is the case.  Dare to question!

Note:  This post is exposing the abuses of various major world religions (i.e. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism).

Fixed.
Removed some points in the list that I don’t agree with. Mostly ones that go against freedom of expression, freedom of speech and the freedom of personal belief.

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Romney the arrogant douche

Hours before the US election was settled, Romney said in an interview: 

"I not only think we’re going to win intellectually, but I feel it as well."

This really shows why the US is better off with Obama as president. Romney’s intellect (or lack thereof) told him that even though the polls showed that Obama was in the lead everywhere it mattered, Romney and his advisors chose to believe that the polls were wrong, that they sampled the wrong groups of people, and until the end the Republicans really believed they’d win and were baffled when they realised they didn’t win.

Romney felt like he’d win - his god either did not bother letting him know that he wasn’t going to make him win. This essentially means that the deity either betrayed Romney, did not give a shit or he/she/it simply does not exist (or maybe he/she/it was stuck on planet Kolob and had a lapse in omnipotence…)

This attitude is of course not very surprising from a religious nut - disregarding evidence and instead choosing what to believe because it’s easier.

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You can’t love God and hate religion

goodwithoutgod:

It’s illogical. If you love/believe in God, you are religious. There’s no argument to be made. You can hate the stereotypes that are associated with religion, but it is not possible to believe in a deity, but not be associated with the community that believes in the same deity.

Tell this to Ray Comfort…

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If you are willing as human beings to abdicate your intelligence to a being who you don’t understand or know, what will that lead you to?

Good quote from Alan Dershowitz. (Heard in this YouTube clip.)
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Dinesh D’Souza - well spoken, but ultimately just full of shit.

Me
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Sam Harris quote.

thechickadeescorner:

“One of the monumental ironies of religious discourse can be appreciated in the frequency with which people of faith praise themselves for their humility, while condemning scientists and other non-believers for their intellectual arrogance. There is, in fact, no worldview more reprehensible in its arrogance than that of a religious believer: ‘the creator of the universe takes an interest in me, approves of me, loves me, and will reward me after death; my current beliefs, drawn from scripture, will remain the best statement of the truth until the end of the world; everyone who disagrees with me will spend eternity in hell….’ An average Christian, in an average church, listening to an average Sunday sermon has achieved a level of arrogance simply unimaginable in scientific discourse.”

Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation


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The truth

  • “Religion is a neurological disorder. The irony of religion is that because of its power to divert man to destructive courses, the world may actually could come to an end. The plain fact is religion must die for man kind to live. The hour is getting very late to be able to indulge in having key decisions made by religious people, by irrationalists, by those who would steer the ship of state, not by a compass, but by the equivalent of reading the entrails of a chicken. Faith means making a virtue out of not thinking. It’s nothing to brag about. And those who preach faith and enable it and elevate it are intellectual slaveholders; keeping mankind in a bondage to fantasy and nonsense that has spawned and justified so much lunacy and destruction. Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don’t have all the answers, to think that they do. Most people would think it’s wonderful when someone says, “I’m willing, Lord. I’ll do whatever you want me to do,” Except that since there are no Gods actually talking to us…. that void is filled in by people with their own corruptions and limitations and agendas. And anyone who tells you they know, they just KNOW, what happens when you die; I promise you, you don’t. How can I be so sure? Because I don’t know. And you do not possess mental powers that I do not. The only appropriate attitude for mankind to have about the big questions is not the arrogant certitude that is the hallmark of religion, but doubt. Doubt is humble, and that’s what man needs to be; considering that human history is just a litany of getting shit dead wrong. This is why rational people, anti-religionists, must end their timidity and come out of the closet and assert themselves. And those that consider themselves only “moderately religious” really need to look in the mirror and realize that the solace and comfort that religion brings you actually comes at a terrible price. If you belong to political party or a social club that was tied to so much bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, violence, and sheer ignorance as religion is, you’d resign in protest. To do otherwise is to be an enabler, a mafia wife, with the true devils of extremism that draw their legitimacy from the billions of their fellow travelers. If the world does come to an end here or wherever or if it limps into the future, decimated by the effects of a religion-inspired nuclear terrorism, let’s remember what the real problem was:we learned how to precipitate mass-death before we got past the neurological disorder of wishing for it. That’s it. Grow up, or die.”
  • -From “Religulous”
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Cardinal Pell makes a good effort in portraying himself as a buffoon in this debate.
when faced with questions he cannot answer, he just starts to make things up on the spot. 

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So how are the bible pushing religionists going to explain morality now?

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…if there really was one true god it should be the singular composite of every religions gods, and uber-galactic super-genius and the ultimate entity of the entire cosmos, if a being of that magnitude ever wrote a book…then there would only be one such document, one book of god, it would be dominant everywhere in the world, with no predecessors or parallels or alternatives in any language because mere human authors couldn’t possibly compete with it, and you wouldn’t need faith to believe it because it would be consistent with all evidence and demonstrably true, revealing profound morality and wisdom far beyond contemporary human capacity, it would invariably inspire a unity of common belief for every reader. If God wrote it, we could expect no less. But what we see instead, is the very opposite of that.

AronRa
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cdesign proponentsists

Of Pandas and People - The Creationist, uh no ‘Intelligent Design’ book.
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