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A set of beliefs that many hold that comes in different forms. Many have similar values but different beliefs. Some believe that Jesus was the Messiah who saves your souls (Christians). Others believe you work off your bad deeds with good deeds, through reincarnation (Karma, held by the Hindus). Some believe that holding to five pillars of living will lead to Heaven (Islam). Note that none of those five pillars include murdering non-Muslims.

Religion may or may not be true; some believe that all are true, others that all are false. While extremists in the religious systems and outside exist, most do not follow their teachings correctly, only using religion as an excuse to inflict their own ideas and power over people.

Atheism is a faith as well, to some degree; the system is that you believe in your own morals, which you derive from experience and science. The belief that life comes from non-life and that something comes from nothing (the Big-Bang) is often viewed as unlikely as religious miracles (The Virgin Birth or the Ascention of Mohammed).
Atheism has killed dozens of millions of people in history. Christianity has killed a few million. Islam has killed a few million. Hinduism a couple million.

All religion has blood on its hands, but their values are all against unjust war and political murder. All value human life, all have a golden rule. However, when it comes to salvation, there could not be a more stark contrast between the major faiths of the world, even those who have the same roots and background.
by Maxsta211 August 13, 2009
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Early sport. Allowed tribes to form into competing teams for various games (football, polo, Lion-feeding).
1-0 to the Christians! 1-0 to the Christians!

Cheer up Mu-hammed, O what can it be?
You've got a shit religion and a shit football te-am!
by Jizz mopper September 12, 2003
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A result of the ever existing human need for explanations to questions that we just cannot answer. The most well known ones are violent, backward, anti-freedom and homophobic.
Person A: Are you part of any religion?
Person B: No, but I'm spiritual
Person A: It's just as stupid as religion. Neither provide answers
by JamesThe August 22, 2010
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The greatest form of emancipation known to man.
A way to find meaning in an otherwise insipid existence.
little child: Daddy, why do animals have no religion?

dad: Because they think and feel like the vast majority of people.
by asc asc July 10, 2008
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an inspiration to artists, a useless item the gets in the way of peoples lives, hurts peoples self confidence, and sometimes gives aids. also an excuse to see how many people they can 'save'. at the end of time the religion with the most followers wins
hey, im a christian, and so far our religion is beating you, jewish people! ha!
by jimmayyyyyy December 07, 2009
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Mental redtardation
Religion is as useless as a black person
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The reason some people are not losers. The reason some people are not hateful little "find a scientific explanation for everything" atheists. The reason there are nice people in the world. People who didn't let some messed-up experience in their life make them think that religion was a lie or something STUPID like that. People who don't think that they are the highest most mighty beings in the universe, people who accept that there is actually someone out there BETTER than them.
Religious 2nd Grader: Hello, would you like a piece of my cookie? In my religion it's always good to share.

Non-religious 2nd Grader: I don't have to share my cookie with you because there's no one watching to make sure I'm good and the bad things I do will never come back to me. I don't follow silly religion rules about actually being a good person instead of a buttface.
by Yaaaaaawn November 05, 2006
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