One of the most idiotic inventions known to man. The whole reason why religion was created in the first place was to try to explain the unexplainable or the unknown mainly due to what science couldn't explain at the time to make people feel more at ease when faced with the unanswerable. There are lots of people who think if it can't be explained then some higher power, force or being must have had to have done/did it and will take that as fact with hardly any or no evidence at all. The worst thing religion has done to mankind was cause religious wars. Countless of lives has been lost for something that most likely doesn't exist, is fictional and only real based on what the people of the religion say is true because they say it is with hardly any scientific evidence.
Priest: "How was the universe created?"

Scientist: "I don't know because we as humans don't possess the technology yet to come up with a correct answer to explain why and how the universe was created"

Priest: "of course science isn't going to figure out that question. you try to take something that can't be figured out scientifically only by religion and try to scientifically figure it out?"

Scientist: "well if it doesn't adhere to the laws of nature then it can't happen and doesn't exist. So how do you explain how the universe was created if you say science can't answer the question?"

Priest: "God created it."

Scientist: "Prove it!"
by Djozone September 21, 2010
The biggest lie in human history. It has been responsible for more deaths throughout human history than all other unnatural causes combined. For a thousand years the Church was a tyrannical dictatorship that used religion to control the uneducated masses. Free your minds and come into the 21st century
"Religion is the child of Ignorance and Fear"
by ShadeeFan April 18, 2003
A cult that dosn't end with suicide.
Hey Timothy, wanna join my new cul-I mean religion?
by Treg August 27, 2003
A sociological institution that's true purpose is to protect the family structure (by alienating homosexuals) through guilt, self-doubt and fear by spouting the dogma of a man-made God in order to increase the reproductive rate of pre-industrial or medieval civilizations, which in turn increases a species overall chance of survival.

Up until about two hundred years ago religion was needed in order to keep high birth rates and control the masses; however today, religion is used as a tool to make war, confuse and psychologically damage people and promote hatred towards diversity
Religion ruined my life and turned me against blacks, jews and gays.
by DesPERRYado November 01, 2004
1) the source of most of the world's problems (ei-discrimination, holocaust, homophobia, terrorism, etc...)
2)a common belief by a large group of weak minded people in an imaginary being that helps them cope with the fact that their miserable lives will end eventually
3)hipocrasy (ei-virginity=priests raping little boys, all are equal=gays should burn)
4)islam, christianity, wicca, satanism, jewdism
5)cults and a form of brainwashing
1)I am Bin Laden, my koran tell me to kill people who believe in a false god, good bye
2)Sick person-mommy i dont want to die
Mother of person-it's ok u'll be with god
Doctor-dont lie to a dying person!! son, it sucks for you, ur goin 2 decay slowly in a casket 6 feet under ground
3)Pastor-all people are created equal and should be treated so, now who wants 2 go 2 the anti-gay protest and watch some child pornos later?? an maybe we'll shoot some jew on the way to the protest!!!
4)Muslim person-I am a muslim, that means i practice Islam.
Christain guy-o well, who cares? we're christian, we're better than the rest of the world so ur goin 2 hell
5)JESUS LOVES YOU, FOLLOW THE BIBLE, IT SHALL LEAD YOU TO SALVATION, now hand over $5 for the collection basket or your going to hell
by Athena the anti-christ November 16, 2004
A series of fanciful concepts that people believe as to:
- Help themselves get up in the morning, achive inner peace, etc.
- Keep their family happy, because all their family are in the religion.
- Feel superior to other people.
- Provide moral guidance because common sense would render them otherwise lame.
- Justify war or general hatred of other groups.
Wow, so we can, like, kill abortionists if we join the right sect of the right religion? Well fuck me, religion it is!
by Stuart October 13, 2003
A lame excuse for abstaining from sex
"He was hot, and I really wanted to hit the sheets with him. But I couldn't, because I'm, you know, religious."
by Alexandra July 27, 2004
A strong belief and following in a higher/supreme being. Many follow a strict code of moral conduct which can vary from religion to religion. A very sensative subject to most people. One of the main causes of war and violence. If you want to piss someone off very fast, attack their religion.
Famous examples include the Jesuites vs. the Japanese in the 14th century and modern Christians vs. everyone else.
by Matt July 19, 2005

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