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I Am a Happy Atheist

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Hi. I wonder if anyone can help. I'm thinking about buying a new God but I'm not very familiar with the market. Perhaps if people could post what makes their God better than the...
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 46-50, M 17 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Am I the only atheist here that kinda wish that I believed in God? I do think that pretty much everything the bible stands for is wrong and stupid, but I really want that feeling...
    Mulier Mulier 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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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 Oct 15

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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 Oct 17

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    Why I Love AtheismHey guys, I'm a 21 year old Atheist Bodybuilder.Atheism thats was taught in My Art Class, especially drawing atheist art made me become an atheist and let me also...
    666AtheistBodybuilder 666AtheistBodybuilder 18-21, M 5 Responses Oct 22

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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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    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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    Being happy is not one of my aims in life. I think trying to be happy can get endless, and investing all your resources on another person can be dangerous because you can lose it...
    loveslikeclockwork loveslikeclockwork 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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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 Oct 17

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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 9 Responses Oct 19

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    Back in high school, I was taking medical courses in BOCES. It was for those who wanted to go into the medical field after high school. One day, the English teacher came in to do a...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 16 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 Oct 14

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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 7 Responses Oct 17

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    Is it my imagination, or have the atheist threads over the last couple of days been invaded by some rather unpleasant religious types, sometimes trying to disguise themselves as...
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 46-50, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm not an atheist at all. Without typing loads i want to keep it short so i suggest all atheist to listen to this song. http://youtu.be/Ql59eK19oXI
    sidraa sidraa 16-17, F 19 Responses 17 hrs 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 3 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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    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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    Why is it that as soon as I talk to my best friend about religion he pulls the "stop shoving your beliefs down my throat" card. We are really good friends but I can't help but...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 8 Responses Sep 30

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    I noticed there hasn't been any recent posts here, so I figured I'd make one. I'm starting to be more open with my atheism. I've told about four close friends, plus an entire high...
    thatguy3500 thatguy3500 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 30

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    I made a post a few days back as it was sort of received negatively by most, although I know I did not explain it well, because I know that every intent I have is good, and that no...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 6 Responses Oct 1

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    Ok so I'm black and an atheist and throughout most of my life I have felt this pressure to be religious or more specifically Christian. The pressure I was feeling, I feel, came...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 2

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    You know what, screw christianity. I have spent my whole life worrying about something that could or could not exist. And no matter what the hell people say on here is going to...
    Abusing Abusing 22-25 4 Responses Oct 3

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    Hello, Atheists I'm a Christian and I'm just wondering why we can't get along. In your opinion what are christians doing wrong that makes some of you guys angry.We not going to...
    coolcalmcollected coolcalmcollected 18-21, M 21 Responses Oct 3

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    I am not so much a atheist as a spiritualist. I study history and I laugh at how silly religion wars are. It is the same as two children on a playground fighting over who's...
    ziroks ziroks 22-25, M Oct 3

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    Although I am an atheist, I still think some religions have awesome gods when it comes to appearance. I think that Greek and Egyptian gods are awesome. How people came up with them...
    CactusHugger CactusHugger 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    And I'm probably the most reluctant one in the world. I never had faith growing up but when my dad died 8 years ago, I started a quest for some greater meaning in life. I went to...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 8 Responses Oct 6

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