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I Am a Happy Atheist

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    I became an atheist when I was in my tenth

    grade year of high school. I came from a very religious family, went to church every week, etc. But some things didn't add up at all. So I really just stopped believing that stuff. My world hasn't ended and honestly I'm a lot happier and things are a lot easier for me. It's kind...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Today i was pondering the concept of

    consciousness and awareness. It is very strange to think that we are made up of a bunch of chemical molecules that form cells, which form our bodies. Within are brains are specialized cells we have named neurons, which function to regulate the rest of the cells of the body. They...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18, 2014

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    My Godean

     My God is the feeling I have when I look into my families eyes and see my love reflected... my God is knowing that the sun will rise and fall everyday as it has for over 4 billion years . My God is reason and nature , love , life and laughter. My God is me and you and all...
    bart17 bart17 31-35 1 Response Jun 3, 2009

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 15

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    Happy, Content, Fulfilled, And More.

    I've been atheist for well over half my life. I used to be a bible (lowercase intended) thumping street preacher. It was a former Methodist minister who asked me if I read the so-called "good book" not just the parts I liked but the whole thing? I confessed I hadn't and that...
    RemingtonSteele RemingtonSteele 51-55, M May 13, 2012

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    There is no god it's a sorry excuse

    for hope of the human race
    TruePeace33 TruePeace33 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    Live; there is no heaven.

    Smile; there is no hell. ❤️
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 30 Responses May 7, 2014

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    I'm Glad

    Growing up whenever I had a problem I told my dad. He would just tell me lets pray about it or that's just what God wants for you. Never did I get any advice from him nor consideration. He would always blame me the bad things happen because I wasn't a perfect angel. But I was the...
    Munchkin85 Munchkin85 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2010

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    No Difference In My Life, Just More Free Time

    I have gone to church my whole life till recently. My mother took me to Baptist and Pentecostal churches, then I went on my own to Pentecostal, Methodist, Lutheran, and Episcopal churches. I realized that I always felt like an outsider even in church. I only went at the end...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 26, 2013

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    Freedom Of Irreligion

    Atheism is intellectual freedom. For me, it is an unchained, unfettered, curious, unprejudiced, fearless way of thinking. There is nothing to hold me back, no one to tell me how to think, no fear of judgment, no reprisal, no ancient and insipid rules to break. My thoughts are...
    Ticia Ticia 26-30, F 13 Responses Aug 19, 2010

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    I'm not an atheist or anything.

    ..I'm actually a Christian baptist, but I saw this while clicking around and I said to myself, "are there UNhappy atheists? why?" o.O
    SourQueen SourQueen 18-21, F 3 Responses May 7, 2014

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    The universe is just a wonderful place.

    I love my family - wife of almost 20 years and three great kids. I am grateful for a great job and a great boss. I am thankful for the outstanding schools in my town.
    experimed experimed 51-55, M May 4, 2014

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    I went to church all my life till recently.

    I was raised religious and conservative. The more I got exposed to different things, the less conservative I got. I realized that not everything church said was a sin was a sin. I realized maybe my religion wasn't the only right one, then my god wasn't the only right one. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 29, 2013

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    It's Been A Blessing (pun Intended) But...

    I grew up in a strict religious household that belonged to a church that was heavy on the hell and brimstone sermons. Growing up, I became increasingly worried about those that I knew, friends and family alike, ending up being tormented forever because they weren't the same...
    ForgottenMuse ForgottenMuse 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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    My mom is always saying

    that spirituality is an important part of life/happiness, so every day I try to show her that I can be happy without having any sort of spiritual beliefs. I don't always succeed, but I'm fine with having good days and bad days.
    nerdfighter314 nerdfighter314 16-17, F Jun 23

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    The places like church,

    temple and mosque are nothing but social business platform. It's all about money and fame. God is just commodity sold in those places with lies and garage stories. If God was protecting you then he would have protected all those million + innocent people died in the...
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    I have a loving family,

    a wonderful boyfriend, great friends, and everything I could want or need materially; and God had nothing to do with it.
    atheistkid atheistkid 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2014

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    I am a former Christian, now non religious. Christians believe that disembodied Spirits aka Ghosts exist. They include Spirit Yahweh, Spirit Jesus, Holy Ghost, Angels, human...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    As an Atheist, I am not sad, I’m not happy, I’m not unhappy. There is a great burden in knowing that ultimately, I am responsible for everything I do. Good or bad, right or...
    Account1138 Account1138 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was brought up in the kind of household where we weren't forced to go to church but went occasionally for things like Easter services or stuff like that. I find it hard to...
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was raised Muslim and made to believe that homosexuality is wrong. After immigrating to the U.S. and getting some room to think without pressure I rid myself of a lot of beliefs...
    evolvinggirl evolvinggirl 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    There wasn't really a huge inciting incident that caused me to leave religion, but more of a cumulation of little things. My grandmother on my mom's side is an extremely religious...
    LordNexus78 LordNexus78 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Atheist say they believe in nothing but it's clear they worship man. All atheist so called facts came from a man.Ask atheist where did people from their going to tell u a myth...
    martinez93 martinez93 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Somebody asked me if atheists hate God, I'm not atheist, but I'd hope not. I just said they have no belief in God(s) not a hatred towards him/her.
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    It gets lonely sometimes. Most of my closest friends from High School and College are atheists, which is rather surprising because more than half are artists, and statistically...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    Can anyone tell me the difference between the 2 groups "I am an Atheist" & "I am an Atheist (Strong)"?
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    You all need to understand. It doesn't matter what you believe in. What matters is if you're going to judge people because of it. If people don't believe in something, that's fine...
    Darktooth41 Darktooth41 18-21, M 9 Responses Jul 22

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    Thank an Atheist If you live in western civilization and are Jewish, Protestant Quaker Catholic, Anglican....and you have not lost family members in sectarian wars and atrocities...
    IDAK IDAK 70+ 1 Response Jul 18

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    I don't see why some people treat their atheism as an excuse to feel superior to those who are religious. For those who talk about "those idiots who believe in an imaginary guy in...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 16 Responses Jul 17

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    It's not a 'worldview' so to speak even though there are a lot of militant atheists out there who spend a lot of their time debunking superstition and woo. It's simply a rejection...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    the Christian bible itself, when interpreted correctly with good intentions, may yield a few good aphorisms and suggestions on how to live a better life. but any of these sayings...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I notice a lot of atheists are smarter and can stay in touch with reality better then weird Jehovah's witnesses, I have a lot of respect for atheists... Although I can go for each...
    SorryImClarice SorryImClarice 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 16

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    Intelligence can lead to atheism, but not the way some would think. It doesn't take much to question religion. Anyone who hasn't and is older than the age of 13 is probably stupid...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 28 Responses Jul 16

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    Thank you to the atheists who have validated my decision to leave the Christian Apocalyptic Cult ten years ago. Now that I think about it, Christians did that too. The difference...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 11 Responses Jul 15

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    Why are there so many Christians on here fighting and arguing. It doesn't make any since. I am a Christian and a strong believer, but don't you think your actions are more...
    I8CookieMonster I8CookieMonster 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 14

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    Militant atheist page advocates the murder of national leaders and clergy. Do they realize that this is the sort of mentality that lead to the Dechristianisation during the reign...
    Princessx2 Princessx2 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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    Being an atheists doesn't make you smarter than everyone else. http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/11/study-more-religious-by-some-measure
    Princessx2 Princessx2 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 14

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    Atheism is a fairytale full of magical stories like a universe from nothing, life from non-life, purpose out of purposelessness, and morality from science. Good luck with your...
    Princessx2 Princessx2 31-35, F 36 Responses Jul 14

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    I originally joined this site (EP) hoping to discuss male sexuality but instead I have done nothing but trawl the atheist experience. I had hoped to find a forum discussing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 14

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    Wow I just saw this video by DarkMatter. I haven't known this guy's channel long but he has a lot of good stuff. This video is about rejection and how people react to it. I liked...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    Does organic atheists mean they are free ranged also?
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    Sometimes atheists posts can be so comical, like this one where a young lady was concerned Christains were gonna take over her neice. As is Christains were some alien force on...
    Princessx2 Princessx2 31-35, F Jul 13

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    A little more Atheist fun for those who enjoy it: Theism vs Atheism Double Standards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpz8PMcRJSY&list=WL&index=20 About video: "This video...
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 13