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Religious Extremism Stamp by MetalShadowOverlord Religious Extremism Stamp by MetalShadowOverlord
You know those pictures of the twin towers with the words "Imagine no religion"? [link] This is my counter argument.

Religion isn't the problem. The twisting of a religion's sacred texts is the problem.

This came to mind when I saw said image recently.
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Well. That's quite a message. Really, all your stamps provide smart-assed, albeit good-pointed messages, but this is pretty good. I mean, Mormons such as myself don't practice crap like polygamy, child sacrifice, slaughter, or anything that costs lives, unless we're exclusively commissioned to do so by God, which is surprisingly rare. And of course, while I hate extremism, we gotta have religion, because if there's no religion, there's no hope, and if there's no hope, then what is life?
However, you could stand to make the stamps slightly larger, as not everyone can see them so clearly, and you could try to make it more colorful. Other than that, I duly note what you're saying, and I agree.
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:iconking-of-hydras:
king-of-hydras Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017
Actually the d would be better off with no religion simply for scientific advancement
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TheHolySatanicOne666 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To me it feels and looks like every single Christian is an extremist now....
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The-Del-Bel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
:highfive: 
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:iconrainbowstriked:
RainbowStriked Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Religion isn't the problem.

People are.

Thank you so much or this stamp.
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Hates-olives Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Religion isn't the problem here. Thank you so much for this stamp.
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MolemanNineThousand Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen!
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:iconneversidefaerie:
NeversideFaerie Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
That is very true.
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alex674 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

I'm sick and tired of these racist buttholes saying "HURR MISLIIIIMS UR TERRORS HURR DURR!!"
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:iconmetalshadowoverlord:
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Uh, Islam isn't a race.
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alex674 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No but its stupid to discriminate a majority for a few bad eggs.
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
amen
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:iconnikshevina:
Nikshevina Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
I think Islam is the real problem and just Islam. Using this to demonize every other religion is just manipulative.
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SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know what extremist athiests are called?

Communists.
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:iconm00nsadness:
M00NSADNESS Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder why you said that, it seems dirty. Or are you just a sick person without a life?
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DarkVikingMistress Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2015  Student Writer
Meh I know this is an old comment but I disagree. Not because I'm an atheist extremist, but because not all atheists are liberals; and that includes the ones who disrespect other people's beliefs. There are an ample amount of rightist libertarian atheists right now. I myself prefer the label "secular humanist" because atheist is becoming a dirty word slowly but surely...and I'm centre-left and I strongly oppose communism.
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theengineerman Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Why?
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Calypsoeclipse Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Because communism is an extreme secular movement. No belief, no public or private opinion. Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Vladimir Lenin ordered the execution of religious figures if they didn't denounce jesus. Not just Christianity, but any religious belief was strictly watched over, in case anyone talked out against leaders.
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generalrusty78 Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Also Kim Jong Un 
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:icontheengineerman:
theengineerman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Ah, ok. Thanks for the explanation.
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Chiminix Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Exactly! I think money and power are the real troublemakers here.
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Writer
Religious extremism is a broad term.
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LunyToastyWolf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   General Artist
omg yes EXACTLY i hate when ppl say get rid of it and everything will be fine lol thats not true XD yeah just not needing the crazy pushy ones and the ones who use religion as an excuse then do something horrible bleh .-.
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GoddessSpiritwolf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. People seem to lack the common sense that it's the people's actions to blame, not the religion itself. Taking religion away isnt' going to solve any problems because people make their own problems by hating on anything that's different than them. I've met extremists on all sides (religious and non-religious), and i've met wonderful people on all sides (religious and non-religious), so it's not religion that's the problem. People are the problem. And I really wish they would stop blaming non-living things for the actions of each person, and just accept everyone is different without trying to change anyone. I have different friends that believe in different things, so why can't the world get along like my friends get along? It is possible if people learn to stop judging others and accept them regardless of what they believe in.

Simply, I agree with your stamp, and the extremists are to blame on all sides for making things worse.
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ChaoticDarkAngel Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   Writer
I agree with this stamp and I consider myself sort of religous. I'm not a whackjob or anything of the sort, I'm tolerable of other people's different beliefs ^^ Say no to extremism!
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majoramark Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Might not be christian. But i agree with this stamp 100%.
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Ok-we-get Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Indeed
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SouthParkFan99 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
If religion didn't exist, we'd still have wars :/
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Thinker1988 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
This kind of primitive point of wiew will extinct, be sure of that. Nothing stopped wars except knowledge.
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:iconmetalshadowoverlord:
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Considering 92% of all the wars that have occurred in recorded history had nothing to do with religion... yeah.
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SouthParkFan99 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Exactly ^^
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love this stamp, i wish everyone thought this way
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PsychoGrandmaster Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, we should have no religion! Then we should get rid of everything else that makes people different, like artistic tastes, choice of clothes, choice of diet, choice of ANYTHING THAT MAKES ANYONE DIFFERENT! Cuz difference leads to disagreements, which can escalate to violence, and we can't have that now can we? DOWN WITH DIFFERENCE! EVERYONE SHOULD BE THE SAME!
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ninjatakes321 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I feel like I'm the only one who thinks this, but frig man, why would god tell one side of the planet something good and then leave the others to make up their own? Why is it, that the creation story, in ALL religions, so similar? Adam and eve, pandora's box, countless religions hold so many of the same truths.
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SummonerStripclub Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
well if it's any consolation it would be a good fucking start as a means to an end I would rather see it as a thing to be hidden away rather then flaunted everywhere like it actually should mean something to someone when no one gives a fucking shit about your religion, it's like a penis an ugly warty penis being flopped around in my face, I don't want to see that shit fucking put it away that's how I view religion just keep it personally to yourself and there would be no problems
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AlphaLordCalypso Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great description
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SummonerStripclub Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
eh~ a bit heavy handed, but I was referring to the disgusting bigoted zealots
but things have perked since then, more religious people are putting their feet down on the bigots
my last point of "keep it personally to yourself and there would be no problems" still stands for me
 
the only decent religious people I've met are the ones that full stop when you tell them your an atheist & their making things uncomfortable & in all honesty being disrespectful, or better yet the ones who never bring it up
like...their not shoving it down your throat kinda people?

but hell...there's sexist's, racist's, specieist & flat earth types like that to
it's just like, could you not?...with strangers

it's all very personal & should be kept to close friends, family or groups of fellow affiliates
I fail to see how hard that is, but it's just to hard for the majority D:
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AlphaLordCalypso Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was being sarcastic. 
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SummonerStripclub Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
sarcasm doesn't work over text
but that's why I was ehh~ & iffy & said it was heavy handed

but again like I said in this aspect, things have gotten much...much better since then :)
laws protecting people are being put in place, hate crimes/extremism are little, to full out not being tolerated
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AlphaLordCalypso Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, sorry. I realized that after I posted it. 
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PsychoGrandmaster Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep your anti religious views to yourself then, hidden away where no one can see them. No one cares about your views on religion so just shut up about them already. Oh, and I disagree with them, so they suck and are gross and nasty.

And learn how to punctuate your sentences. Reading that comment gave me a headache.
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SummonerStripclub Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
HA no I won't if they can flaunt their hatred disgust and whatever else for others views, races and sexual orientations I can say whatever the fuck I want about them
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PsychoGrandmaster Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, you were the one saying people shouldn't talk about their religious views. So then, you shouldn't talk about your views on religion.

Oh wait, I just realized you're one of those people who wants to trade one form of bigotry for another.
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SummonerStripclub Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
yep because they can totes treat everyone like shit in the name of their shitty religions and nobody can be pissed or question it seems legit
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PsychoGrandmaster Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You want to take away the rights of people for your shitty views and think no one should be pissed at you.
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SummonerStripclub Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
rights for what, being a bunch of fucking racist homophobic bastards then YES go fuck yourself
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:iconpsychograndmaster:
PsychoGrandmaster Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why don't you, and while your at it, grow up and realize that people don't fit into the littlle boxes you try to put them in. Not all religious people are racist homophobes. In fact, a lot of them aren't. Do some research atual research before you make these stupid claims instead of listening to what you get spoon fed by biased media, and you may stop looking like an immature, bigoted moron.
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EclipticSpectre Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have no idea how relieved I am to finally find someone else who stands on similar grounds as myself.
It annoys me greatly when people talk down on religion as though it's the very route of all evil in the world, thus stereotyping every religion as a whole based on the much prominent religious extremists.
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gunezzue Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
if there was no religion there would be no religious exstemist.
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BronyBeforePony Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ironically I say, amen to this
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gunezzue Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
why would it be ironic? other than using the term amen.
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