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IllegalSympathy Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Weird, in my school people point and laugh at me for beleiving in God
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Hyllia14 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The people that pointed at this poor person, apparently you all believe in God or you most likely would not have pointed, go to Hell. I don't believe in god, and you don't see people laughing at me. You just abuse people because they're different, and it makes you feel better. thats just plain moronic.

It's not like EVERYONE has to believe in God. Not believing and believing are one of the things that give indivisuallity. Insulting a person is like tearing some of that indivisuallity straight out of their souls. Pointing and laughing is like disrespecting your God.
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IndigoSkyes Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's totally okay to not have a religion! It sucks that the people you know don't think it is, but there are other people out there who definitely do. And your parents love and care about you, so maybe they'll be more accepting. If you're not comfortable telling them, that's okay, too. You'll find people one day who do accept it, and accept you. Good luck. :heart:
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Dillbunny Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There parents look just like mine XD
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Heartsaorta Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I feel so connected with this. I finally admitted to my friends and family that I don't believe in God and don't have a religion. The only thing they did was look at me like I had given up on life, which had but that had nothing to do with God. THen they all just laughed about it.
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RavynRaver Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't feel bad. For the longest time, my mother rejected me because I decided being Wiccan was better for me than being Christian. I don't believe in "God" or anything in the Bible really, though I've read it several times. We cannot help what we feel is right.
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cello-squadron Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
happened to me too. i hate talking about religion.
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ToshiroAngel Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
<3
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UriahJohnson Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Good for you!!!!
(Not that you're confused or distressed, but that you're thinking for yourself: something that, in MHOP, few ever try. Most get their thoughts handed down from others, and the ones we remember as geniuses or revolutionary creators were treated poorly by the "society" of their day.)
That is why I love Deviant Art. I don't have much to contribute artwise, but it makes a contribution to my wisdom.
I suggest you begin to read authors that others hate and feel the need to put down. You sound young. I've put 30 years into this and know the things I believe (I'm not going to enumerate them) but I know exactly why I believe them. And don't feel the need to be guilty if you don't confess every thought or doubt to religionists or other conformists. I consider it a kindness to their weakness not to shock or upset them with ideas they won't be able to hear or accept.
If you don't know where to begin, I'd suggest starting with lectures by Alan Watts, played on lots of radio stations and youtube. It's a cross between the love of wisdom and comparative religions. With humor.
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emoturtlefrk Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's not a thing wrong with it.

I was baptized and raised in a semi-religious christian family and i shunned the whole damn thing.
I'm not convinced at all that there's any "invisible all-knowing" man sitting on the clouds -.-
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Hyllia14 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree.
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FizzyLuvsU Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
There's nothing wrong with it, you can believe or not believe whatever you want just as long as people don't force you to change who you are...
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Kaitkat123 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
That's horrible....I'd never be able to talk to someone the same way for saying that in front of me...
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PersonDev Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I'm not religious, but I think I can understand the feeling of being brushed of while trying to confess something.

But that's one person, out of billions. And by the way that you portrayed your parents, they seem like nice people. I think you should give it a shot, and tell them. Ultimately, it's not my place to say, especially since I don't know the details, but I hope you consider it. If not your parents, then perhaps a stranger. I mean, you've already told us. We're hundred of strangers.

Whatever you decide, I wish you luck.
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denalim Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I grew up with a religious family and went to school in religious schools. It's been close to 8 years now since I haven't believed and still everyone has no idea. But it doesn't matter to me. I'll tell my parents when I feel comfortable to do so, and that's that. It's not some huge secret burden that you have to carry around. If those people that you told can't take you seriously and accept that then don't even bother. If you feel like you need to tell your parents, don't let the actions of those people hold you back. But if you've decided to keep it hidden now, that's perfectly fine too. Your faith is your business. Many people have been in your situation, so don't worry about it too much.
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Uponbatishwings Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i dont believe, and i did tell my mom, i didnt tell them that i do use magick. every religion is really just about finding urself, if they want to judge u its only bc they are blind
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gothicemokid1 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Same... ;(
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blackstormwarrior Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
It's okay. I am a Christian, and love it, but I can understand why you wouldn't believe. Even I hate my doubts sometimes. Everyone is titled to their own opinion. Who knows, maybe one day you will believe in him as an adult. I know that most of the teachers at Crash (my Wednesday night church) didn't believe until they were adults.

Don't let them judge you like that.
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Parasols Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where I live almost everyone my age is an atheist or just doesn't take religion very seriously. Wanna move to Eastern Canada?
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keychain-XIII Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Already here :D But there are still the religious cooks around here, but it's not so bad
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SilverScreams999 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I haven't told my parents either and I'm going to Sunday school and it really irratates me when I'm there
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Kokorookaikasuru Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm atheist too, and I don't so much face laughter, but sharp barbs said loudly behind my back and passive aggressive comments, all from one specific person (who moved away last year).
Don't let it get you down. The one person you're required to live with your whole life is yourself, so believe what you believe. I know that it's hard to bounce back after some things. Just wait until you're ready to trust people again, and don't let go of your beliefs, even if you don't tell anybody for a while. You aren't the only one.
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m0x1eg1rl Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
no one should be afraid of believing in what they believe in. I'm polytheistic. and i'm not afraid of telling people that i am.
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angellis3 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
That's rather sad because only when we (as people) can understand why someone believes the way they do can we properly communicate why we believe the way we do. Perhaps the real problem is those that condemned you do not really know why they believe the way they do?
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NEXT-IN-L1NE Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's ok. I'm Athiest, and in being one I get a lot of crap, too. A lot of people hear the word "Athiest" and automatically assume I hate God and Christians and etc, but that is not true at all. I respect all religions and beliefs. I've been told a lot of nasty things, but don't let comments get you down. Be yourself and stand up for yourself, too. There's a saying that says, "Stand up for what's right, even when you stand alone." What you're comfortable with is right for you. Here's inspiration: [link]
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Sogri Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely said.
:D
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NEXT-IN-L1NE Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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fallencruxisangel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Don't worry, they will understand :) If not now, then with time they will.

I went to a christian high school, and after a year or so found I didn't believe what they did. I stayed, I didn't let them put me down. I respected their views, made friends, all normal things. I was a bit outcast, sure, but I never fit in to begin with lol. When you are open about your beliefs, you will draw people to you who feel the same way. They won't laugh or point, because they've been there too.


It gets easier with time :) I promise.
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EnchantingPurity Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Don't let them get you down.
Speak your mind! You should point at them for being intolerant and stupid.
If you feel like telling your parents, go ahead. I highly doubt that they'll react as stupid as the others.
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Writer
I'm not going to get into my own religious views, because I'm certain they would offend so many people, but... I think sometimes we don't tell our parents about not believing in God because we are scared of their reaction. I didn't tell my family for a long time, not until I was already grown up and out of their house. It was met with mixed reactions. My mother already suspected and hated me for it, as expected. My father was indifferent and said he saw my point. My grandmother (who is closest to me in my family) is a hardcore Christian and she didn't even get upset when I finally did tell her, she just said that it's okay for people to believe different things or whatever they want. She'll still be Christian and I'll still be what I am and that is alright. :frail:

If you don't believe, then you just don't. There is nothing people can do or say that will make you believe something different if that's what you truly believe, deep within your heart and soul. That is what I think about it. And that's not biased because it (sort of) covers my views on all religions.

The need to convert or change people is the main thing (among others) that upsets me about Christianity, in particular. Though I do realize many religions do it, not just that one.
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Rolltothebeat Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
i couldn't be more proud that i don't believe in god or the bible :P but i guess it's different from where you come from. there are many people who don't believe in god and many who do. but the more you talk about what you think, the people around you will try to understand and they will get used with it.
the they reasoned that way is that they aren't used to hearing that.
maybe one day your mind is strong enough to stand up for what you believe in. when you have made up your mind.
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Weird thing is that I sometimes do not say I do believe in god because than people tend to react strange. I guess what is deemed normal always depends on the peer group. Although I hope you might find god one day, it is your own decision. If that is what you feel, it is only honest to say that you do not believe in god. I hope you find your own truth, whatever that may be.
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grj-tardis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
well said.
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Cionie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Be strong in what you stand for and careful what you fall for.

You don't have to believe in G-d in the same way as everyone else for it to matter. If you are somewhat religious then remember that G-d is to be defined by you, not by the majority of humanity. If you are closer to the Agnostic or Atheist side then take comfort in education and surround yourself with those that understand that (again) the idea of a higher power doesn't make it so. Science doesn't care what people believe, fact is fact. On that note, there are still plenty of things that science can't explain and it's up to your imagination to define them :)
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Red-London Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Just curious, why won't you spell out GOD?
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Cionie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm Jewish, we don't spell out the name :)
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Red-London Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Ah, all right :) But isn't "god" more a description of a function as a deity than a single name?
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Cionie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I suppose. It's really more habit, at this point, than a concious definition or statement :)
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Red-London Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
All right, i respect that :)
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starseedSpiritualist Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't believe in God, I don't remember being pointed and laughed at about not believing, but I have been pointed out and laughed out about my spirituality and my beliefs in reincarnation.

Also I have told my parents, and my parents dislike me for it, yest, but theu learned to respect it, even though one of them keeps saying I'll end up going to Hell. And they especially know that if my grandparents knew (they are the super religious type) that I would end up being shunned by them, maybe even discriminated against. To me there is no God either and I go to a Catholic school, and Athiests outweigh the catholics here. Its crazy!

But I know where you come from, I've been through it too. But its what we believe in is right, and do not let others scare you from being who you are and believing what you believe in.
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ChainsawBlossom Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where I come from we laugh at people who believe in God. (and bitch around about it)
Cheer up! Do you know what is more ridiculous? Believing that a giant Gandalf is sitting around in heaven eating doritos and creating stuff without even moving his fingers, I mean like is he 'I Dream of Jeannie' or what?
So don't be ashamed of not believing in god, they should be ashamed because they're laughing about you while their 'believes' are equal with santa claus.

Aaaand religious butthurt people in 3....2....1...
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Lol, I agree with you. :clap: Well said. VERY well said. :nod:
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Leewano Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
are you implying that Santa Clause isn't real?! not cool.. *sobs brokenly* :iconcryforeverplz:
(im so sorry...i couldnt resist...*rolls away to the oblivion*)
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ChainsawBlossom Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh shush shush don't cry bby *pats head* He lives in your heart :rose: :heart:
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Red-London Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Hey, chin up! Stand to your believes.

Religious people are hard to debate with, because they by definition don't listen to logic. So you have to prepare. Read up on religious "arguments" and find your own answers, why they don't apply. Tell people that you respect their beliefes - and they should respect yours. Because it's not what defines the person behind those views.

I know, as a kid, it's hard to be different - you usually want to fit in, to be part of the crowd, to be accepted.
But once you get over the hurdle, people WILL not only accept you - at least true friends will - they will respect you, and maybe even admire you for your strength and courage.
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Marmodre Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Sucks that some people are like that. But why donŠt you believe in God? If there's any room for doubt in the seeming nothingness of No-God, seek him up. not eccesarily in the mocking and very un-Godly place you seem to come from, but in the love of life.
And if you're not able to find such a room for love of God, well, you're not alone. Though I'll admit that makes your friends dicks and you the smart one. Though life, hope you find some room in yourself for opening up. Perfect the way you are: inperfect the same way. Can't promise you that life becomes easier, but I can promise you that you could make it so: simply by believing in yourself.
To you, who made this, if you ever read the commentary field.
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Xescay Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry 'bout it! They're just being irrational and putting their faith into something that doesn't exist. ^^
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Marmodre Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Why shouldn't they? Same resoult, different way of achieving it(seen from an atheist's view)
By God(I use that expression a lot...), being religious could at some times be better. At least if you're having a peaceful, loving and caring religion that makes you feel loved and makes you want to love others.
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Xescay Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I completely disagree with you. By relying on 'God' to encourage yourself to love others and care for them, you're saying to yourself, however implicitly, that you can't trust yourself to be a loving caring person. And since 'God' is imaginary, that's just like saying 'I believe in fairies because everyone else does, and because I believe in fairies, I am therefore a loving caring person'.
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Marmodre Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Whatever I might say won't work with you, so good bye.
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