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I Am a Happy Atheist

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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 2 Responses May 7

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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 1 Response May 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 22

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    Related Experiences

    Okay. So a month or two ago, my mom and I were talking about religion. She absolutely hates the Mormon religion, because she doesn't understand what the religion is of, she only...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 10 Responses Sep 3

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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 6 days ago

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    Alabama Atheist Attacked for Opposing Religious Display An atheist in Alabama has been facing vicious backlash ever since she raised her voice against a religious display inside...
    innosflew innosflew 22-25, M Sep 16

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    The Bible. Christians take it too focused, and Atheists take it too unrealistic. What is the link? Is there any? YES!! If you look deep enough, Christians believe in atheist...
    Crayzelle Crayzelle 70+, M Sep 11

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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 5 days ago

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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 5 days 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 1 day ago

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    I'm tired of militant atheists giving the rest of us a bad rap. They're opinionated, bigoted, intolerant hypocrites who shove their truth down other peoples' throats while...
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 5 Responses Sep 5

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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 a week 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 a week ago

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    So I have this problem I've grown up in a strongly catholic family. I never questioned my religion until a year ago when I got very interested in philosophy and stuff... Now I...
    marsbars30 marsbars30 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Being an atheist has been one of the best decisions if my life. I dont get reprimanded(as much) about what kind if music i listen to or stupid stuff like that. It helped me get...
    Ginnetty Ginnetty 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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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 a week ago

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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 6 days ago

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    I'm sort of happy. I've started college, I have good friends but the one friend I had is sort of distancing herself away from me. I've been ill the past week and I've had two...
    cmdoran cmdoran 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    To any religious zealots looking to save, proselytize, convert, or flat out harass us, many atheists know your religions as well or better than you do. Maybe you should start...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    So I am from the Bible Belt. All my friends and family are very religious, which is fine. But there comes a point when the amount of religious Facebook posts becomes excessive. And...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 3

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    I don't really remember why I became an atheist, but I'm glad I did. It allows me to appreciate my existence that much more. Natural selection could have gone in another direction...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 4 Responses Sep 3

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    So , how many North American atheist people want me to do them a big , big favor? I mean your president says he want's to remove it - but I know it must be an eye sore still by...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 5 Responses Sep 4

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    Ok here goes - I am re posting this on this topic and on the "I love god"? topic later on - due to the fact people only read stuff based on the -TITLE HEADING - hate me or like...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 8 Responses Sep 6

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    A great deal about a choice to believe in theism arises from one’s choice of philosophy on truth. We accept all truths on the basis of what feels “good enough”. We learn...
    fastolfe fastolfe 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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    heres the main reason i became atheist i was in history learning about all the gods and started to think what if god isnt real and this god is real or this one or this one or this...
    chuckzares chuckzares 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Any body getting probs with their post or question being taken off instantly as they post? With a message inbox from EP Allen as soon as you post? Happen 3 times with me in a row...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 7

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    i know im atheist but if you compare the 7 deadly sins vs the 10 commandments the 7 deadly sins would be better
    chuckzares chuckzares 26-30, M 5 Responses Sep 8

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    I don't want to be an Atheist again. I've been there on that path before where i dont pray. And its years ago. Busy working everyday. At night i'm so tired. Just focused on money...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    The Drunken Peasants take on Joshua Feuerstein's $100,000 challenge to atheists. We expect our check in the mail soon Josh.   
    innosflew innosflew 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    Sometimes I hate myself. Sometimes I feel like a low-down lying POS scumbag. I am an atheist. I am free to say so here, in this one place, and to a few close confidantes. I live in...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 8 Responses Sep 11

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    One of the biggest reasons I'm an Atheist is because of **** like this. http://www.thegailygrind.com/2014/09/11/gay-teen-commits-suicide-outed-harassed-catholic-school-officials/
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 11

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    &--What's an Atheist? Just someone who uses thier own mind& common sense- Not a person who Blindly follows(Blind Faith wich all religions demand to some level) Congragations...
    jettys jettys 56-60 6 Responses Sep 11

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    I want to write about a recent experience I have had here at EP. It started a couple days ago when I was 'friended' by someone. The name did not ring a bell with me so upon...
    extraneous1 extraneous1 51-55, F 7 Responses Sep 12

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    What if atheists and religious folks switched roles? 
    innosflew innosflew 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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    15 things to Never say to an atheist
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 2 Responses Sep 13

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    15 things Christians say to atheists (that they shouldn't)
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 4 Responses Sep 13

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