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The most popular type of organization on the face of the planet. And a force of extreme orientation. Motivator of history and mover of the masses. All religions are based on very similar doctirines (usually founding morals that are fun to argue about) and a theory of why we are here and who created us. Unfourtunately religion is such a strong force of orientation and deals in so many ultimates (gods unquestioned will, good and evil,life after death) that it can cause people to become unquestioning of their own beliefs. Which can be very destructive (see Ellie Weisels Preface in "Night" for a profound acount of what happens when people dont ask questions). Religion, although capable of many wonderfull things with its sense of community and task, can become very destructive when it becomes simply "about itself". Especially when people become polarized by religous/ social/ political trends. Religion can be a great thing if wielded with an inteligent and questioning outlook, and not one that only seeks comfort. Those who critisize religion should ask themselves if their own objections to religion (although justified) haven't become just as militant as the beliefs they oppose.

Also, Jehovas witnesses are way to excited about the apocalypse
Religion.......see also: a good reason to have a fund raiser, kill someone, mutilate the genitals, be compassionate.
by Po Ivey August 13, 2006
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There are several types of religions on this planet. Each as crazy as the next. People believe in all different kinds of higher powers or Gods. Why is YOURS the right one? Christianity for example is ruining the united states. The Bible is in essence of a book of magic and miracles. In the stories of the Bible, God talked to people, and miracles happened, why doesnt that happen anymore today? Because it never happened, and the Bible was written by man. One last thing...consider this, there are a growing number of people who believe that we descend from alien life(me not being one of them), and you may laugh at that theory. But there is a mountain of evidence(even evidence documented by the U.S. government, yes it's true. Don't believe me? Well it's certainly out there) pointing to the existance of extra-terestrial life compared to the NO evidence of the existance of God. That is all.
The opium of the masses.
by Max January 14, 2005
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A fools way of explaining things they cannot comprehend or do not wish to comprehend. Something to control and make people feel secure.

Has caused countless deaths and wars for such rediculous reasons.

A social culture so riddled with flaws, lies and contradictions it is laughable. Wait, so where did all these other people come from after Adam & Eve? What of Dinasaurs, eh?! What of them!?
God: "Thou shall not build houses of worship in my name"

*we go an build houses of worship*

God: "Your you humans are fucking idiots, I leave you now to kill yourselves..."
by Your Lord & Master April 20, 2004
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A system of organised belief, based on unproven and unprovable events and theories. Those who practise religion would claim that not being able to prove them is the point. Anyone with a brain would say that that was a load of bullshit.
See also retarded fucking dumbass wankers.
by Steroozi May 29, 2004
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Religion may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money and compliance from it in order to carry out the will of the few.
Pick a war any war.

And HE said unto the people gathered before the cross "I can see my house from here"
by Self Aware&Carbon Based March 27, 2005
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"religion is a failed attempt to explain our reason, & our meaning. Just books of unrealistic and unbelievable stories."
-me, me, and me

or if your religious...

the belief, usually by a large group, which usually explains the creation of life, morals, and reason for life. often with an after-life or reincarnation which can either be bad (hell) or good (heaven). Usually is theistic with one or more gods and in some groups, has an underworld keeper like Satan which is the symbol of everything evil.

smaller groups which follow these guidelines are called cults
boy would god smite me if he heard me say that first part
by CorrodedBeing November 30, 2004
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The, in my opinion, TRUE plague and scourge of the Earth.


...Not much else I can say that hasn't already been said...
OMG RUN!!! IT'S RELIGION!!! AHHH *is consumed by unescapable darkness*

Is "unescapable" even a word? Meh, who cares.
by The God of all you know. February 23, 2005
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