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For Crying Out Loud... by zetsumei-kusabana For Crying Out Loud... by zetsumei-kusabana
This rant, I will say now, is focused on people who use religion for the base of their hate and is mostly on things I've seen around DA. This is in no way targeting any individual NOR is it saying religion is a bad thing. (rubs head) I've wanted to get this off my mind for a while, cause it just gets so tiring to see everywhere I go, so I hope I relay the message well:

It seems everywhere I go I see someone throwing out a verse from the bible in an argument to try and ';prove their point'. I see people who say "Well since the bible said this then it must be wrong, so I'm supposed to hate it!" or "You're [this or that]/believe [this or that] so you're going to hell! I know because the bible says-" and so on. Religion has never, EVER been there for you to use as the staple of your hatred; for you to twist and rip apart and distort so that you can use it to validate why you hate a group, a gender, a lifestyle etc. The bible is NOT there for you to take random, vague, easily interpreted as otherwise, verses out of to slap in people's faces.

People have started to use religion just to make their intolerance somehow acceptable; that I think is very wrong. Religion has always taught us to love one another and has never- from what I know- preached hate, it's never told you directly that something is acceptable to hate. Everything you take and absorb is what you interpret it to be saying. It's you. It's not the book or the God telling you its wrong, just yourself.

Religion has never been there just so you can hurt other people in what they do or believe and nor will it ever be. Stop using it to justify your hatred and for once own up to your own intolerance of something. Quit hiding behind God, it's not what he's there for.

There, hate on me all you want for that. I don't care, what's done is done and it's off my mind now.
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FireNationPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Westboro idiots
RinyaYamamoto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
I'm not religious and I would say the only thing to follow in the Bible is Genesis 1 and only that.
Most of the rest is based on hate, discrimination and misinterpretation/mistranslation.
SplashyLove Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014

I love god, not the bible
MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
This is true.  I agree with this.  God wants us to love one another and to be at peace with all men.  But God also wants us to tell the truth about sin but we shouldn't be mean or hateful about.  We are to tell the truth about sin in love.
ParanoiaSlave Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate seeing trolls who pretend that belong to some of the religions. They only want to make it look bad ._.
sweetpeppergirl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
100% agree I have a friend that doesn't think there is a god but people pound her like a hammer. telling her how she going to die the second death how she will never be saved.

I'm like leave her alone your not the king of religion.
Galaxu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Agreed. I know some sick freak who uses religion as an excuse for animal-cruelty. Now if that isn't sick...
FoxyNightmare Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Agreed. 100%. I wish I could say something more, but you put it so clearly in your description, that I feel I can't go any further not repeating. :) :+fav:
UnknownSoulCollector Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist

but well the only religion I like is Buddhism :>
LilNiii Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Great job <3 And haters gonna hate x3
TerraZero20 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. This is a good message to spread, and it jumps straight to the point.
Crystalwidow2 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist
piratesgrrl Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
If only everyone thought like this.
Dvandemon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, stop using religion to justify killing
Dvandemon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If we're talking about Christianity, in the New Testament (after the rather unforgiving God of the Old Testament) Jesus is given as a benevolent figure that loves anyone and everyone for who they are. Love the sinner, hate the sin.
yourallgnnadie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES! I couldn't agree more! Stop the hate!!! I just submitted this to my group Crap not Art which is dedicated to stopping all this hate! :peace: :heart:
00Rubychan00 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
You deserve a medal.
dA--bogeyman Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome ;)

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Silent-Pixels Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
It's so true~ <3 you win everything ever.
CHCHcartoons Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Fuck religion!
PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
It's like I always say:
"It's not religion that causes terrorism, it's the misuse of religion that causes terrorism."
Tobarah44 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Wasn't there some quote in The Crucible, it was like "cling[adhere] to no faith if the faith brings blood." or some thing like that...

Anyway nice stamp. :D
fledgeforthephoenix Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
I can't help but be happy that I'm an agnostic.
There's just no way to hate anything while being one. Where's logic in hate?
Zero-TheStichPunk-9 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I sadly have to agree,
But you cant really blame the religion you have to blame the idiots,meaning people who use it to justify their own actions,and then you have to blame the people who actually do wrong things who go around thinking they do no wrong

I dont care who belives what or what but there is a right and there is a wrong

And Im religious ...well kinda but I dont go to people and say "HEY BITCH BELIVE IN MY BELIEFS OF I'LL SLICE YER TITS OFF" nope I rarely ever preach,I just dont like being offended

Its not right to go out of anger and damn other people's opinions
This is towards both people who are and arent religious,

The world anymore is going down the toilet so these days you can keep blameing relegion,

I just blame the influence people have on others,
I think people whould be allowed to have an opinion so I wont damn this stamp,
People are grown up but they still act like childern,
So its their own fault,

So there should be a stamp that tells people who try to act stupid making themselve look good for doing things they KNOW is wrong(like rapeing,killing,robbing etc.) are actually full out idiots...-sigh-

But people just like to hurt others so ...why do that?
Its just human nature to hate I guess :\
Allendra3 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'm Christian, and I adore this stamp! It really makes me mad when "Christian" groups say that "God hates this" and "God hates that". God doesn't hate anything, and Christianity is about love. It gives us a bad name. Very great stamp!
anakalivas Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   General Artist
I'm a Christian and I LOVE this stamp. You made such a great point, everything you said is so true! :clap:
I'd totally use it if I had a sub :D

Gosh, sometimes I can't believe all the crap I hear from some Christians.... =_=
RabidDoller Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. I've seen so many people hurt because others were using some of things the Bible says. My gay friend, whom I've known since I was in diapers, asked me the other day if I had condemned him to Hell because the Bible says homosexuality is sinful. I almost cried right there thinking that he was worried about that.
InkBleederWolf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Student General Artist
This is why I'm not deeply religious, I've seen religion used so many times as a weapon to hurt others that it's just plain ridiculous. Religion is meant to give guidance and hope to people, not to be used to hurt them.
RabidDoller Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hear, hear!!
DaBlackX Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
God Made Man

Man made religion

Man kills in the name of religion

God "facepalms"...
aspired2inspire Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
DaBlackX Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Lol! It's so true you know...
DungeonKirby Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Im catholic, i agree...there are a lot of logical resons to hate ...religion is when you are out of ideas...
yellowcreammarch Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010   Writer
I'm a Christian and I agree with you.
Tre-Sedici Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
I couldn't agree with you more. People seem to think that if you throw a bible at someone when I an argument that they win or look better, personally I see it as a slap in "Gods" face he wouldn't want to be apart of any sort of fight, let alone choose a side he loves us all equally. That's just my take on it.

Tou have AWESOME stamps! I will be adding you to my watch list!
zetsumei-kusabana Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Very much agreed, and thank you! Truly appreciated!
ryuran123352 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you o.o I get a ton of crap from religious people. for many many reasons... So someone telling them to cut it out is very nice....
coolblue22 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
That's stupid to hide behind something that taught you to love and accept to prove that is a good reason to hate it, that's like being a hypocrite.
BlackEarEevee123 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Imma religious person(not extremely tho) and i agree with u totally! ppl do need to resist doin stuff like tht cuz ppl hav their own opinions but some are btr left unsaid y'know? I also think ppl who do tht want attention correct? lol. But as i said befor Im relegious but i still say "God Damn!" and "Oh My God!"
And tht goes to show even if ur religious, u can like thing against your religion.^^ Srry for going on like tht but y'know how ppl get lol. Once again VERY nice point
TheLastIronMan Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Eh, religion is just a way to collect money.
Lacelette Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Ah, well, you know how hard it is for some people to stop doing that. But the stamp speaks the truth. =D
Marsmar Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Everything is evil, even aliens.

Why do they say aliens are evil, if they don't believe in them, why say something that you don't believe in is evil.
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SizzyBubbles Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well said. I applaud you.
It drives me mad when people use and interpretation from the Bible to justify their hate. Same as when Satan is blamed for their misdeeds 'cause they can't take responsibility for their own actions. Love is constantly preached but it seems that misplaced hate is constantly abound. Religion would be better if there would be more people that celebrated love for your fellow man.
EllwyenDarwin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
I agree with you completly.:+fav:
DigiTails Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This stamp is made of win. I agree with you, in the entirety of your rant.
iSapphirus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very valid rant though, which is why I love it. Ranting is fun 8D!
zetsumei-kusabana Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
xD Well thanks. Yeah, ranting is really fun. I do it practically on a daily basis now a days. xDD;;;
Shi-Gu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Student Filmographer
I totally agree with you, this is just like what jews do in Israel
deadrabbit13 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
unfortunate thing is that when you use religion as a weapon of hate, you get a bunch of brainwashed sheep following behind you
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