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`LostKitten suggested that I make a stamp like this out of the similar ones in my gallery. =P Tadaaa!

The rant, rehashed:

I'm tired of hearing people say that atheists and agnostics are moral savages with no respect for anyone or anything. There are just as many religious jerks out there-- it's the nature of assholes to be assholes.

Also, if religion is the only thing that keeps you from stealing, lying, murdering, and cheating on your significant other, or perhaps committing suicide, I am officially scared of/for you. :fear:

A DD? SRSLY? Thank you guys. XD; I'm a bit overwhelmed.

I'd like to re-clarify:


I don't hate religious people. I love my super awesome religious friends. I know there are plenty of religious people that aren't jerks, you don't have to tell me :giggle: there are jerks in every group. I was just a little tired of hearing that people like me are "amoral." I can't force myself to believe in a god-- I tried-- and I wish that weren't some people's basis for telling me and other people like me that we're bad people. Don't judge a person by their religion (or lack thereof) alone. Judge them by their actions. :)
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Given 2011-03-01
Religion by ~MaruLovesStamps portrays a powerful message in a nicely presented stamp. ( Suggested by savagebinn and Featured by BurgerBunny )
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CollinMagney Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
I'm pretty sure I'm going to piss off a lot of Christians for saying this, but here I go.

I don't believe the rapture will ever happen on this planet, or that we're at the "end times". Seriously, the whole thing sounds ridiculous.
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default-cube Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
“The greatest tragedy in human history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.”
 -- Arthur C Clarke
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DreamingInLyrics Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you SO much for this stamp!:TheClap: 
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Iki-Fujisaka Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If someone needs religion to have any life rules and morals... then I suggest to rethink this life.
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ZinniaSnowdrop Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
100% believe in this! :wave: revamp 
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PervertBunnies Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Student General Artist
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SweetlyCanada Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Student General Artist
This pretty much is me in a nutshell x3
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Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Agreed.
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Yokai-no-Red Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015   General Artist
This.
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DoomsDayBringer666 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
love this stamp!
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originalCzechball Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
RELIGION IS FOR SOMEONE, WHO IS AFRAID OF TRUTH!
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Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
such accurate
so comment
wow
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Zidneya Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Amen
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RachelStormWLChasers Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm a Spiritual Christian, and I love this stamp! :love: Thanks for making it! *Use on page*
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Maolite Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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CriAzuDre Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Preach it sister!! (Irony completely intended.)

\\INCOMING RANT ALERT//
//INCOMING RANT ALERT\\

Honestly, it saddens me when people think this kind of thing.. My own dad's not even religious, and yet he seems to think I both obsess and despise religion―simply because I've opened up more to him (something he had been asking me to do for a long time, btw) on my disagreement of how some people were enforcing their beliefs on others. He doesn't seem to understand that just because I criticize a specific group of people doesn't mean I hate the entire religion―and it certainly doesn't mean I'm stepping on their right to their personal belief, seeing as; "One man's liberty ends where another man's begins".

||RANT OVER||
(Sorry for that, I'm just still in shock that my own father would think this, and that his logic could be this skewed. I had to say it at least once somewhere, or else I would've exploded! lol)

Anyways, great post! I'm definitely glad to see more people showing that we're not monsters! 
Naruto Uzumaki (Thumbs Up) 
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Kaguetora Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very true!
Sometimes it seems that us atheists are judged by religious people and called jerks, and while some of us are, there are religious jerks too :P
How about we say that we're all just human jerks to eachother ? xD
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BeaverOverlord Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I agree :3
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm learning my own morals from my past times, :)
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Barkpelt Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
This stamp is true; many atheists have values while many pseudo-Christians do not.
Seeing this actually made me realize that I have no values if I claim to be a Christian while I commit sins on this site. Often, it's much easier to live without religion, but I've found that it doesn't feel like living anymore. I've found God, and I've found Life in the Way He tells me I should live. The hardest part of it is trying to rid myself of my vices, one of which is DeviantArt. For the sake of not being a hypocrite anymore, I'm deleting my account shortly after this post.
Thanks for this, sincerely. It's helped me open my eyes. I may not need religion for morals, but I need it for my Life.
I pray that you all find whatever it is that fulfills you.
Best of luck, Deviants.
Barkpelt, signing off.

P.S. One thing I'd like to point out is that any "Christian" organization in which the church itself (the operations, not just the logistics) is organized, isn't really Christian. The Bible says God wants a personal relationship with us, not a "religious experience". 99.9% of "Christian" religions are liars or just wrong, whether they know it or not. If you actually read what the bible says, there is no hypocrisy of doctrine that the modern religions are plagued with.
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crazyforchocobos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I've seen displays of this all over the internet. People saying that them being Christian is the only thing preventing them from committing mass murder all over the world. Those people are probably not mentally stable.
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ChaoticDarkAngel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014   Writer
Amen. Someone I know got into a debate about how only Christian people can have 'good values'. I told him there are good people with good values who aren't Christian or might have a different religion or no religion: He has that mind set where if you don't believe in God you have no good values which is crap if you ask me. Anyone of any religion or atheist/deist can have good values it's a proven fact. Sometimes there are bad Christians also who judge others which is wrong.
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elfyjello Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
It's because everyone is evil and it creates oppression in any organisation. I totally hate religion too.
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DeriveAnemone Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's fair enough, I respect that a lot. :)
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VincentGuillotine Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
A very fun stamp!
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DarkXHawsky Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
NUU!! U NEEDZ RELIGON TO LIVEE!!!!1111 IF U DONTS BELIEVE IN GOD U WILL DIE111!!!!!
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Kit--LoveDay Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Please be being sarcastic..
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DarkXHawsky Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I am lol
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Kit--LoveDay Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Phew! xD
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pixeltwee Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:(
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MaliciousTears Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's what I've tried explaining to my parents over and over again, but they just don't get it. 
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AuroraPaws Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate it when my parents try to force religion on me
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pixeltwee Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Forcing religion on anyone is wrong. Especially younger people who are art the mercy of their parents.
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rayray12k Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
I have a religion, but I agree with you. People can be good and/or be moral with or without religion at all. But that doesn't mean I agree with you completely. You have a point and that is true.

People, I believe, are judged by their morality and beliefs. Their words, thoughts and actions are what contributes to the judgement.


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crackspid3r Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
You speak the truth, my friend! :) With the availability of the internet, our future generations will continue to rely on gathering their information from countless impartial sources and perspectives, rather than limit themselves to a single book of desert stories.
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pixeltwee Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, but... Lol that icon XD
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crackspid3r Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
What? You mean my beloved two-headed Colette?
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pixeltwee Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That gorgeous mutant Colette, yes ;)
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SageFillyLuna Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this stamp. i absolutely love it.
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Titanium-Zen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally, wuv this stamp x3
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SeraphimBeatz Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you 100% It actually kind of annoys me when people sort use Religion as their only....Lifeline? If that's the right comparison. To keep them from doing crimes and other inhumane things....That is honestly scary as well like you said ^^;
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pixeltwee Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some people are weak and need to be told what to do:

That is why there is a control mechanism called Religion to tell them how to live their life.

And, hey, I'll respect that. I'd rather they had a happy life in their religion, than a sad life without one.
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SeraphimBeatz Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I guess you are right about that. Never thought of it like that,

Wow that makes me really ignorant actually! Nu!

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pixeltwee Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, not ignorant.

Just the words from a view point different to yours, is all.

To see an entire room, you have to turn your head and look in different angles, after all.
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SeraphimBeatz Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like that, something I'll remember definitely 
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ChocolateBeans8D Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this stamp <3
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Alukei Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree 100% with you thanks! :)
I'm a person who is interested in different religions and has a looot of them in the family, but I myself just can't bring myself to truly every practice one or believe in a God. I dunno :sigh:
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Unown1variable Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
I've always thought that if there was to be a god, it'd fit in an analogy like this. The person who sets up the board and merely lets the game play itself out. It doesn't need to fit the evil king stereotype of making his subject bow down to beg mercy, nor any definitive laws to live by(bar the most basic ones), and it certainly doesn't need a definitive path to follow. It merely allows for the universe to scatter itself down from a single point, guardians and destroyers rising and falling to see the universe come to a best possible end, then reset the board with new pieces to see if this game can't be a little bit different.

By the way, religious and non-religious, stop fighting and connect yourself on this point. you both believe in an original creator(not god), as in religious see the creator(s) as beings whom put the complex points of life into place at the beginning, whilst non-religious see the creator as being a collision of atoms causing a monumental reaction to take place. And, truthfully, I see no reason that all these ideals cannot coexist, as the only difference is one is a realm of chaos and chance, while the other is total order and the definite; then in the end it circumvents back to the point that the world is the same either origin, and we should keep trying to improve the lives of those involved in any creation. Smiley Face. :)
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