January 17, 2010

How Did You Lose Your Religion?

Ricky being serious, and making us all love him even more.

12 comments:

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prof. grewbeard said...

i may have mentioned this before but Chick Publications did it for me- "you can't scare ME, you bastards!..."

Artman2112 said...

well said!
remeinded me of this bumper sticker i saw once, it said "all those people who are living their life like there's no god had BETTER hope they're right!"

which i took to mean that if i didnt believe i am automatically a BAD person and so hey I better HOPE he aint up there judging my evil ass!

Lorna said...

By the staggering unchristian behavior of a very outwardly religious person close to me.

The powers that be tell us that the 'gospel' is true, but that people are only human...while at the same time loudly proclaiming, "By their fruits ye shall know them!" In my simple mind, you can't have it both ways...

The Frog Queen said...

Being forced to go to Catholic school did it for me. Once I was out. I was done with religion. :)

Cheers!

a rose is a rose said...

wow

(and by going to the video on youtube itself, i ended up watching all these psycho venomfangx vs. everyone in the entire universe religious videos. i have a massive headache now)

Christine Gram said...

nice clip, thanks for sharing.

How did you lose yours?

Lost mine trying to learn how to be a good person, thinking that religion might be the way to that but then finding the people there were everything I was sure I didn't want to be. It all spirals out from there.

CambridgeLady said...

Just discovered your blog - by pressing the "Next Blog" button :) Very interesting and I like this post. Ricky Gervais comes across as a very thoughtful, down-to-earth sort of guy who demonstrates that you can be a decent person without having to be religious.

Artman2112 said...

i feel lucky in a sense because i never had any religion to lose.

Lemmy Caution said...

Great comments all of you!

So surprised to hear someone find this blog by hitting the NEXT button. I didn't know anyone actually used that thing!

To answer the question....I lost mine as soon as I was able to start reading and realizing that EVERYONE seemed to KNOW they were worshiping the RIGHT god....and their idea of the RIGHT god seemed curiously tied to where they were born or more specifically what their parents believed.

Not to mention the absolute and complete lack of anything even remotely resembling proof of anything 'supernatural'. Science wins.

Blueberry said...

At one time, I was a full-fledged bible thumper, born-again, slain in the Spirit, the whole 9 yards (yes it’s true – I’ve been there and managed to bring myself to my senses and get out of it). I began to realize that the entire premise of my religion was based on the requirement for blood sacrifice (an actual killing) that enables the god/creator to be able to merely tolerate me, to look upon me without revulsion coupled with the desire to instantly destroy me. Before Jesus’s sacrifice, they had to sacrifice animals for the same purpose. I finally got up the courage to say NO to that concept and overcame the fear of damnation (and the fear of God) that had been drummed into my head all my life.

After moving past Christianity (and all the Judeo-Christian sects), being skeptical toward all concepts of god(s) came naturally. Is there a binding force out there? Something that ties together all the humans, animals, plants, stars? Maybe, but whatever it is, it’s based in science and nature. There is no “super”natural.

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