Is it normal to cringe everytime i hear someone bringing up god

I don't believe in any religion nor do I believe in hell and satan.

That doesn't mean I'm going to be a douche when someone tells me about their religion. It's just not for me. Instead, I believe in the concept of spirituality. Yes, religion and spirituality are different from each other.

Anyways, I can't help but cringe inside when someone says something like "it's thanks to God that we have food".

Don't even get me started on when someone asks me to pray or say grace...... THAT ish is awkward af!
I still do it, but with full of cringe inside.

I just want to know if that is normal or if I'm being a hypocrite

Is It Normal?
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  • The same happens to me. I live in a heavily Christian area and I'm an atheist. My co-workers frequently bring up God and how they think he's the reason for everything, and I just am sick of it. It's like, No Debbie, God did not help you get over your surgery. The doctors did.

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  • Is this Richard Dawkins?

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  • It's normal to not believe in God, but it's not normal to cringe when someone mentions it.

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  • You are a hypocrite because you just brought up God.

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    • Lol yes 😂

      In all seriousness, I meant people who bring up religion in general. I have to bring it up to explain my point.

      However you do have a point smart ass 😂

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  • If you cringe at someone else's faith it means you are insecure in your own beliefs.

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    • Maybe in your opinion, I keep telling people that I only cringe on the inside. That only lasts for like 2 seconds though. I keep that feeling secret and short because I don't want to come of an ignorant person. That doesn't mean that I'm unsupportive of them. I do support them, I just won't get too involved with them

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  • The source of all cringe is self-shame. If you were "spiritually at peace" then there would be no cringe at saying grace or whatever. You'd just be apathetic.

    My guess is that if you took the time to understand Christianity and are smart enough not to take the Bible literally, your cringe would go. If you consider the book as a series of philosophical truths told in a form ancient peoples could understand, then you'd probably appreciate it a lot more.

    Christ = the "ideal human"
    Adam & Eve = the birth of self-consciousness

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    • That's your opinion and belief, but I don't do religion because people judge others based on their religious differences.

      For example gay people often get judged because it's not on "Gods term".

      Besides, I only cringe on the inside. However, on the outside I don't judge because people are different. I don't show my cringe to others.

      Although I did show it here to express my opinion on the subject.

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  • I would argue that it is because of god we have food. I mean food literally grows from the ground we walk on. It seems weird that evolution knew we would need food to grow like that. Everything is too perfect to not be created.

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    • Evolution would argue we exist because we evolved to eat the food that's around us.

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      • I have this conversation a lot. Tell me how did evolution know a body would need a heart, a brain, lungs, blood, and opposite sex body to reproduce. Something smart had to design us. We are like engines. No way a bunch of cells just accidentally made a heart and a brain to control the heart and lungs to provide oxygen and etc etc. Something intelligent had to do it.

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        • Evolution doesn't 'know' anything, evolution doesn't consciously decide what all the different species need and then evolves them that way. Species evolve through natural laws, no different to the laws of gravity. A leaf doesn't fall towards the ground because a conscious force decides it should move in that particular direction, the same goes for the evolution of species.

          Imperceptible changes occur in an animal's genes due to mistakes in their copying. Most of these changes have no effect, most of the ones that do will just cause the animal to die, but a tiny fraction of them will incidentally have a positive effect. That animal will stand a slightly greater chance of surviving than other animals in the species, therefore having a greater chance of passing on those genes to its offspring. After many generations, those new genes overtake the old genes until there are none of the old genes left. Over millions of years (a scale of time that us individual humans have no chance of really understanding) this can create the most complex structures.

          I don't know about your specific examples, but I'm sure you can look them up online and you'll find something. I did find this example about the evolution of the eye though:

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        • I'm not an evolutionist so I really don't know, but I imagine many things are possible given an eternity. Life confounds me. I don't have the answers and neither does anyone else.

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          • And some of the food ends up becoming Ben and Jerry's ice cream. That stuff is the second best ice cream on this planet.
            What is the first best? Baskin Robbins, especially "peanut butter and chocolate" flavor.

            Those two treats alone pretty much prove there IS a God.

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  • Suddenly the site is conservative. Wierd.

    When you've moved on from religion and then you see someone watching Benny Hinn or Joel Osteen or Brian Houston from Hillsong its cringy as fuck. You can see right through the theatrics to the pathetic con artist begging for non-taxable money. And then you see gays and people who cuss and unmarried couples living together with a kid and scat/anal fetishists going to church on sunday and you see right through them too.. hypocrites! They don't know their own Bible nor have they studied it. Your own holy book condemns you! That's why the mega cringe.

    "I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth."
    Rev. 3:15-16

    "From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water."
    James 3:10-12

    "You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet."
    Mat. 5:13

    "Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God..."
    2 Cor. 6:14-18

    “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
    Mat. 12:33-37

    "It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?"
    Hebrews 12:7

    It takes an atheist to study and tell you what your book says. You see, I have stopped the pretenses of being a christian long ago. I'm "cold" according to the Bible. But your holy book states that God hates (yes God can hate, if you studied your Bible you'd know that) lukewarm nominal christians who pretend to have a relationship with christ but support gays, and swear, and all the other vices they do based on modern liberal morals instead of the morals clearly stated in the Bible. People were horribly martyred for their christian integrity (believing in points of doctrine no matter what the "world" says; today you're persecuted for being anti-"lgbt"). You nominal christians spit in Christ's face with your false faith, and he'll spit you right back out. (That is, if he exists like your Bible states.)

    I'll leave you "Christians" with something interesting from your Bible:

    "For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
    Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
    Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
    Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them."
    Romans 1:21-32

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  • Depends.

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  • You only cringe to make yourself believe that you are correct in your belief.

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