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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, 2014

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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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    Live; there is no heaven.

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

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 15

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    People are of two types.

    ..the people who are happy and the people who live in iran
    ArminP4E ArminP4E 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 16

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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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I just finished an awesome workout with my girl friends.Something has snapped and held with in the group...No more fitness postponement excuses. We got in like clock work, had some...
    Strawberrygiggles Strawberrygiggles 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    It was a long time before I took the "plunge, if you like, into womens clothing. I now look at "womens" clothing more often than I do "mens" clothing when I am in the stores. I am...
    MarieJosephe MarieJosephe 66-70, M 10 hrs ago

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    when I was a theist I used to believe plenty of absurd things. I would also use it to justify discrimination against homosexuals, non religious, and in weird ways even sometimes...
    SolarusXD SolarusXD 22-25, M 7 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I have a YouTube channel that I'm trying, right now it's gaming (I know, it's an over saturated media) but I was honestly thinking on doing some news or atheist centric stuff but I...
    RenaDragon RenaDragon 18-21 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hope you guys are in the mood for a rant... Because I need to get my anger out. I'm starting to get sick of the endless battle between the atheists and the theists. Now, I have...
    BlackOpium BlackOpium 16-17, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I GUESS I AM THE ONE WHO IS INSANE. THE CHRISTIANS ARE THE SANE ONES. I just had a rather vivid flashback. I don't know what triggered it. It couldn't have been the Christian...
    PYWACKET PYWACKET 61-65, M 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    When someone you knows tells the art class your an atheist and a flood of questions come... You must debunk irked at a time unless the gang up then you must need 2 atheist in the...
    BigboyBee BigboyBee 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Atheism and agnosticism We all here have had this conversation at one time or another. Describing, to those who don't know, what atheist and agnostic mean. Well, one of my...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    Oh wow the Christians had my post taken down. "Oh no the atheists are laughing at our religion, what haven's earth are we gonna do now?!" "Even though we always say they're gonna...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    All these Christians coming on my post, it's quite annoying really. Why are they looking at atheist post if their not atheists? Why do they care so much about what is more than...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Every atheists perhaps remember the boy who experienced heaven and then had a book come out right? Well turns out it was fake. He recanted his story. Ironically his parents tried...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    God's existence is a red herring. Whether or not God exists is by-and-large a red herring when it comes to most of the objections raised by rational people when it comes to...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm not an Atheist where I shove my anti-religious beliefs down your throat. I don't have religious beliefs but if you'd like to tell me about your religion I would absolutely love...
    Daphnaia Daphnaia 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I know that many Atheists used to be Christians and many an handful of people wonder If they did the right thing leaving Religion behind. I used to feel that way too for a while...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    Here's a scenario. Mr X is one of those 'atheists' who appears to be against other atheists, while being defensive if mistaken for a Christian. It may occasionally be a mistake but...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I posted a question about oaths -- I asked if Christians took them, then posted a passage where Jesus says not to do it. Now, as you might suppose, there were plenty of Christians...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It is astonishing (and a little frightening) to see what passes for reasoning in religion. Some group called the IslamToday fatwa committee will serve as a prime example of...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    When a new friend sees my room. Friend: I thought you were an atheist. Me: I am. Friend: Then why do you have so many Bibles? Me: They're great for killing bugs.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    You know it's a curious thing. No matter how stupid I think fundies are, I would never vote on a bill to restrict their rights to being religious. Notice how they chose to...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    Borderline agnostic (there will be thing we can never explain), but I live my life as an atheist in that I don't stop doing some things based on if it would be sinful. There are...
    Nothatstaken Nothatstaken 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I just wish that Christians and Muslims would stop assuming that I care about anything in their religious books. I do not believe that either of them are divine. they contain...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 56 Responses Aug 23

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    Generations of deceit When you learn that what your parents and grandparents taught you is a lie, isn't it logical to be angry? When you realize that people with authority use...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 8 Responses Aug 23

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    So apparently me and the rest of my family are no longer the only ones who see my father for who he truly is. Recently, he's been commenting on atheist posts with obscene bigotry...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 1 Response Aug 23

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    The easiest way to become happy is to do what it is you want to do. We become unhappy when we worry about what someone else thinks of us. This thought can be a passing glance and...
    Weretiger Weretiger 26-30 Aug 22

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    I was born muslim , was generally religious as I grew up . I wanted to get closer to my God and have stronger faith then I realized overtime that religion is man mad , god is non...
    euphoria94 euphoria94 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I was not baptised, but my grandmother used to take me to church sometime. Then I realised that I lost my time out there and that my words to that so-called "God" were empty. That...