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I Am a Happy Atheist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 233 People

    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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    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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    Live; there is no heaven.

    Smile; there is no hell. ❤️
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 27 Responses May 7, 2014

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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 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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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2014

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 16

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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    DISCLAIMER: Religious nuts need not reply So, a recent experience I made blew up, with some interesting and narrow minded theist chiming into the conversation. A few people had...
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    I am a true atheist not to be confused with being an atheist. I don't believe in god by any means. I am accept everyone for who they are no matter their religion. My number one...
    Sesshomaru031 Sesshomaru031 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I'm just wondering if atheists argue with people who have beliefs other than Christian? I always see Atheists and Christians arguing on every social network I'm on...some...
    Kayloves060814 Kayloves060814 22-25, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    Atheists need to chill the **** out! Just because people choose to believe in something more that meaningless. Personally I feel a lot of Atheists feel inferior - like they wish...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M Mar 11

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    For the best word I am an atheist I like naming off what I do or don't believe. do I believe in god(s)? No but does that make people who do inferior yes. Now all you wonderful...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 11

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    I've never believed that there is a 'higher power' up there... I've seen no evidence of it to be true. I don't know how to put my faith into something/someone that I have only...
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    To a theist, an atheist is claiming there is no god. And this is why they have such a problem with us. The trouble with this is an atheist is not (or at least should not) claiming...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 20 Responses Mar 13

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    I'm an atheist and I just want to know why Christians think that we are so horrible? What did we do? Nothing, we believe in equal rights for everyone and don't believe in an...
    BeYourOwn BeYourOwn 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Here is a link to an article by Greta Christina that answers for me the question I've asked-why some theists post here on an atheist discussion group. -- http://www.alternet.org...
    Jimmy805 Jimmy805 61-65, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    Anti-Atheist Apologists. There have been a number of people inviting themselves onto this group to tell us that we are a load of closet believers with a strong need to over...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 10

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    For the lack of a better word I am an atheist I dislike naming off what I do or don't believe do I believe in god(s) no but does that make people who do inferior no. Now all you...
    Sesshomaru031 Sesshomaru031 16-17, M 8 Responses Mar 11

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    The argument that Atheists have no morals is something I find both sad and funny. It's true. As an Atheist, I have no morals. Just this morning I murdered 3 people because I don't...
    AgentSean AgentSean 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 11

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    Dear Theists, Please do us all a courtesy and remove the following questions and statements from your repertoire: ---- "It takes as much effort and faith to not believe in God as...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 14 Responses Mar 13

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    I have been having some awkwardness with my religious older sister. I'm not a closeted atheist, but I also don't announce it everywhere and to everyone. If people put two and two...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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    Now, I am an atheist, I cannot deny this, but I'm getting rather tired of the infantile method of preaching that I've been subject to to either side of the argument. There can be...
    WytW0lf WytW0lf 22-25, M 8 Responses Mar 17

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    So, atheists have no morals? Christians burned witches. Hitler said, 'I believe I am doing the work of the Lord.' Christians use the Bible to justify their hatred toward...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Just venting.As a believer it is not my job to push/force anyone into believing in God because God does not force any of us to follow him. It is my job to at least express my...
    imustdevourthysoul imustdevourthysoul 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Youtuber shockofgod asks: Is atheism true? How ******* stupid are you? Atheists exist. I am an atheist. Atheism is real. The stupid part is, he really meant: Is atheist disbelief...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm not sorry that atheist hurt your feelings. I'm not sorry that despite the easily available evidence they we consistently try get you to acknowledge, you still play the fool. I...
    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 28

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    Just discovered a quote from Bertrand Russell (in the piece "Am I An Atheist or Am I An Agnostic") that rather perfectly sums up the way I feel about that question: "As a...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 2

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    We all know atheism is the TRUTH. That's why everyone else gets into such a rage over atheism. Humans are born with a moral code and without it, things like murder and...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 3

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    Religious idiots who say that atheists 'preach' their atheism... ugh. The dictionary defines preaching as a public religious service with a sermon. Atheists are not shoving...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Agnostic theist: I don't know if there is a god, but I believe in him. Agnostic atheist: I don't know if there is a god, therefore I don't believe in him. Idiot: I'm agnostic. I...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 4

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    this is for the crazy religious people Just because I am an atheist doesn't mean im going to go out and kill or rape, I don't need "god in my heart" to know not to kill someone...
    DannibalLecter99 DannibalLecter99 16-17, M 15 Responses Mar 5

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    So I've talking to this one woman at school. And for last couple of week I haven't been to school. A family emergency happened and I had to leave the country. So we texted in order...
    ElMatador96 ElMatador96 18-21, M Mar 6

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    I don't think that "atheist" is the right term for what I am. I mean, you can't tell religious people that because when you say "atheist", they hear "devil worshiper". But I'm...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 7 Responses Mar 8

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    So I discovered this yesterday and I don't think its anything new but I finally found the term for atheists who believe in god, well not a physical god but they still have the...
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 8

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