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I Am a Happy Atheist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 193 People

    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 1 Response May 18

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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 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 22

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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

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    There is no god it's a sorry excuse

    for hope of the human race
    TruePeace33 TruePeace33 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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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...
    catlover47 catlover47 46-50, F Sep 26, 2013

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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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    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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    Live; there is no heaven.

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

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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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    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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    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 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...
    catlover47 catlover47 46-50, F Dec 29, 2013

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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

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    I'm an atheist. I only feel comfortable to say this in private and to very close friends. When I began becoming open about this, I'd blurt it out. After a few days of saying it...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Being atheist doesn't mean I'm immoral or unethical. It doesn't mean that I cohort with Satan, or kick puppies or anything like that. Being atheist just means that I don't believe...
    casuallyscreaming casuallyscreaming 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    STOP TAKING ABOUT GOD ALL THE TIME ITS OFFENSIVE TO MY RELIGION. GOSH, RELIGION IS FULL OF IGNORANCE. ;D Now for real str I was never pressured into a religion during my early...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ok so the last time I posted on here I made a mistake and I would like to say I'm sorry for that. I shouldn't have said that religion itself is against homosexuality because not...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    Everything in my life is chaotic I just want to have a happy family and a happy relationship with my boyfriend but nothing seem to be heading towards happiness... I miss my...
    lydiasangi lydiasangi 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone, I would like to share my story about my becoming an atheist. There's no immediate change to atheism for me. When I was a kid, I just instantly said one night that I...
    vffries vffries 18-21, M 6 Responses Sep 30

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    So.. my dad makes my brother and I attend mutual once a week, on Wednesday nights. Usually I just sneak away and find a quiet place to wait the hour out, but I don't go far. I'm in...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I post in this group, way too much. This is the second story I've posted today. When I post stories like this, I get feedback, whether it's from in the comments, or privately...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 7 Responses Sep 26

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    Recently while I was searching through facebook, out of boredom I stumbled across a video. This certain video is "dear mr.atheist", at first I couldn't watch, the mans torrential...
    Konalover0210 Konalover0210 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    I've received a lot of criticism today over my last 2 posts. I won't apologize for what I said. Granted, I could have worded things better, but I stand by what I said. To those...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 10

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    This is something I've been seeing in this group more recently: Someone in the 13-15 age group talks about being an Atheist. Christians comment saying they're too young to claim...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Atheist problems 2014: When a Christian finds out you are an atheist and they ask you if you have ever seen "God's not Dead." And you have to explain why that is a terrible movie...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    It seems like it's been this way for a long time. On the outside I smile and act happy, but deep down I'm not. I'm not happy with myself, my life, friends, acquaintances or my...
    ThatDarnKatz ThatDarnKatz 16-17, F Sep 23

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    My little sister just sent me a message going through the conversation my out mom was having with my 6 year old niece. She was teaching her about the bible and told her that some...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 21

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    I have read a lot of the stories in this group and would like to make a simple comment. I have only been an atheist for a couple of years but I think most of the comments here have...
    StacyJackson StacyJackson 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 23

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    Because of my beliefs, I am both an atheist and a believer. Saying that there is no god in this world, no one with power like that who is claimed to have made us, is something I...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 2 Responses Sep 24

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    I have identified as an atheist for the majority of my life. Well, more specifically, I went through a phase of being "spiritual but not religious" mostly due to the acceptance...
    liliuminterspinas liliuminterspinas 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    So have any of you seen the Atheist vs Christian fundraiser video by Jaclyn Glenn? It's a pretty spot on representation of the discrimination and misconceptions people have of the...
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 2

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    I am a atheist but I respect religion opinions. Just as long as y don't force it on me. Same with atheist people to others
    Overdrive18 Overdrive18 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 4

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    Something I'll never understand is why some Christians think being an Atheist is so bad. Say they're right. Say, when we die, we have to stand before God. Would God really condemn...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 9

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    User Adstars asked why I brought him back into the group by posting his message to me for everyone to see (with that "I'm 'honored' you're talking about me because it proves I'm...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 10

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    My cousin owns a Mellow Mushroom in Alabama, and she offers a 15% discount to people who brig in a church bulletin in Sundays. This is illegal, and also offensive to me, as clear...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 12

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    My children were raised to respect the church and Christianity. They were encouraged to attend church and all of them have at some point. 4 of my children have embraced God and 1...
    aulaLaine aulaLaine 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I'm not a 'hardcore' Atheist or anything, but I am an Atheist. While I may not understand why anyone would believe in the stories made by religion, I respect anyone's choice to...
    tayylah tayylah 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 12

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    There is a recurring tactic in discussions between Christians and non-believers. Christians will claim that Christianity is not a religion-it is a relationship (with Jesus), while...
    Jimmy805 Jimmy805 56-60, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm so sick of people trying to make into a Christian. My mom constantly says, "I just want you to know you are because he is." I never try to make her into an atheist. I even try...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    That is my belief and I do not have an issue with others who do believe in a higher power...I do not mind if you pray at my dinner table, if you pray before a sporting or other...
    joeske joeske 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I used to believe in Christ. Heck, I live in a Christian community. I go to church and a night class and everything. Ppl there are awesome and stuff. They taught us how to pray...
    Edward001126 Edward001126 13-15, M 7 Responses Oct 11

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    This video is really awesome, and says a lot. Even if you're religious it's a good video to watch. Just don't be an ***. Be open minded. This video speaks a lot for atheists. If...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    Ok, I guess I have to put my antitheistic raves in this Atheist section. What is with the Mormon advertisements here? I can’t figure out if they are annoying or just...
    StacyJackson StacyJackson 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    I hate it when your at school and you say you're an atheist and everyone is astonished like nobody doesn't have a faith!
    hwf0712 hwf0712 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 27

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    Alain de Botton: Religion for Atheists Just bought the aforementioned book today, about what lessons secular culture can learn from various religions (without accepting their...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 27

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    I'm an atheist because to me, I don't find it logical in the slightest and I'm not comfortable with believing in a deity. But hey, if that makes you comfortable, all the power to...
    uunbeliever uunbeliever 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I'm atheist and I respect every religion but if u force your religion on me I will be mean to you and disrespect your religion.
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I just watched "The Unbelievers" last night. You can find it on Netflix. I follows Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss around the world on a book tour. Dawkins is amazing...
    shygrant shygrant 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 30

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