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The 14 Biggest Problems With Religion, According to People. Do You Think So Too?

Like anything else in this world, each one of us has a different opinion about religion in our eyes. What’s your single most-concerning issue with religion and its followers? Let’s talk it out today.

An internet user asked, “What is your biggest issue with religion?”. Below, we’ve compiled the top responses!

Followers Don’t Reflect The Values They Preach

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“The people who follow them don’t reflect the values they claim to hold.”

Forced Conversions

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“When they try to convert us to their religion. I couldn’t care less about your religion, I won’t hate you for this but please keep it private at your home. Don’t come in the public trying to change things for your own satisfaction.”

It Makes You Close-Minded

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“Nearly every religious person I’ve met is extremely close-minded.”

It’s Used To Mobilize People

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“Organized religion is often used as a means of controlling mass amounts of people.”

It Teaches People To Be Content With Being Screwed Over

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“It teaches people to be content with being screwed over, having to fight and grift every day of their lives because their suffering in this world will be rewarded with paradise.

I hate the immoral people who tell people this nonsense and honestly, I could weep for all those poor people who lived and live miserable lives all for nothing because they were taught not to ask for better and to suffer like Christ. It’s just not acceptable.”

It Gives You The Option To Indulge In Blame-Game

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“That it takes away agency from ourselves. ‘because God said it’, ‘because God planned it’. You could always blame it on a higher power, instead of acknowledging your errors”

It’s Used To Justify Oppression

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“Using religion to justify laws that oppress people.”

Misogynistic & Homophobic Ideas Being Promoted

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“The absolutely disgusting misogyny and homophobia in quite a lot of them.”

Full Of People Who Cannot Comprehend What’s Being Taught To Them

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“It’s full of people who don’t seem to understand what Jesus Christ was trying to teach us.”

The Hypocrisy

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“The hypocrisy. That’s really what turns me off from the concept, entirely.

You have large swaths of people claiming to believe in Jesus and all his teachings. But when it comes to LGBTQ+ people, liberals, or anyone from another faith, the whole love thy neighbor mantra no longer applies.

Then, there are the televangelists. Those tax-cheating fraudsters really take it to another level. They’ll claim that they’ll help others achieve salvation, but demand money from usually poor people that they’ll never pay taxes on.

On top of all this, the fact that the gods they worship are pretty damn cruel and sadistic if you actually take the time to read their holy texts, and it’s just hard to take it seriously.”


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“That’s it for me; Zealotry always grows, and it has no upper limit because ‘you will do anything for your God, right?’ The best case scenario is the religion slowly dies out, but due to the intertwined relationships with society and government, they usually explode while taking other things out with them.”

Its Influence Over Politics

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“That it so heavily influences politics.”, said one.

“When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong – faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it’s too late.

Dune by Frank Herbert.”

The Blind Followers

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“Religion, like anything else, is just a thing, and in my eyes, is essentially neutral.

It isn’t the problem.

The problem is the people who blindly follow mistaught, misinterpreted, and manipulated messages, and they do so blindly, devoutly, and with a holier-than-thou attitude that is unmatched. That’s the problem.”

The Narcissism It Brings About

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“Religious people are generally the most narcissistic and scummy that I’ve ever met.

The pastor at my mum’s work used to steal the nun’s underwear and wear them. Was told never to be alone with him.

They used to abuse the homeless people who would ask for food.”

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