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I Am a Happy Atheist

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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 9 Responses Aug 19, 2010

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    There is no god it's a sorry excuse

    for hope of the human race
    TruePeace33 TruePeace33 13-15, M 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 2 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 3 Responses Dec 23, 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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    Related Experiences

    I was almost all my life a devout fundamentalist Christian. I was indoctrinated into it from a young age so naturally I didn't question it. When I was younger I'd live in fear at...
    Asadpenguin Asadpenguin 13-15, M 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'm Atheist and I do think most Atheist make fun of religion. I usually don't yell out "I'm Atheist" due to many believers telling me "you are going to burn in hell for not...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Decided to join a couple of atheist forums sites to maybe meet and talk to some other atheists... don't know why I bothered all I found on there was groups of hate filled whiny...
    Waywardsilence Waywardsilence 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 30

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    So I read a story today in which a girl claimed that she was an agnostic atheist, and that it's possible to be an agnostic christian, or agnostic catholic, etc. etc. Atheism is the...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I am often asked what the meaning of my name is. A long time ago when I was new here, I answered this question on my whiteboard. I'll copy and paste it here for those that are...
    AtheistsForJesus AtheistsForJesus 22-25, M Apr 4

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    I told my mother, whom I don't have a very close relationship with, that I am Gender fluid. She told me she accepted me. Sometimes she denies that I am fluid in ways that I mostly...
    n00d13 n00d13 13-15 1 Response a week ago

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    Being an atheist is okay. Being an atheist and shaming religions and spirituality as silly and not real is not okay. Being a Christian is okay. Being homophobic, misogynistic...
    Ohxoxo Ohxoxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I am not sure who I am anymore. Agnostic seems the be the closest description for me, yet, I don't feel it is quite right. I have always not liked being in the gray area, and being...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I dislike most atheists, not because they don't believe in religion, or that they are not spiritual in any way, but because most (not all) are so god damn arrogant and narrow...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 7

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    Everyone is born an atheist. I was born as an atheist and have remained as such.
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have recently admitted to myself that I am atheist. I think I was for a while I was just too scared to let people know, especially since I am living with a bunch of Catholics. I...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Nope, calling atheism an entire religion is just like calling theism a religion- i.e., Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism would all be classed as one big religion. There are...
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Simply because its how I want to be, I don't need or want to follow a religion I neither want or need those rules and laws to dictate how to live my life, I don't need or want a...
    Waywardsilence Waywardsilence 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    When I was young like most children I believed in god, Jesus and all that. However looking back at my school years I had no choice. We were always told that god was real and that...
    Robuk1991 Robuk1991 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 27

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    Ive been an atheist for a few years now. I think religion causes a lot of hatred and wars between people. However i do have a lot respect for Buddhism, Hinduism, Wicca, and...
    AaronIsaac AaronIsaac 16-17, M 8 Responses Mar 30

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    I'm tired of people thinking I'm a bad person because I'm atheist. I love helping others and I've never done anything to hurt anyone. I hate the separation between people that...
    InfiniteEnd InfiniteEnd 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Despite I'm an atheist, I'm not a person goes around and put down people religion. What a person wants to believe in is their own business. Most people I that I know believes in...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 5

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    I am an atheist. I don't see any logical explanation for a god. But I don't go around telling everyone what to believe. I think people should believe whatever they want to. I'll...
    xsiriusblackkx xsiriusblackkx 13-15, F 8 Responses Apr 9

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    I'm an atheist and I respect peoples beliefs as long as they don't harm anyone else. But I think it's really negligent to put yours or other peoples problems on god or Jesus...
    Garrett1212 Garrett1212 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yep, it's true. Remember at 16 being scolded when I commented, it was relevant to the conversation, that I was an atheist. Thought it rude since I was expected to respect the...
    chparker chparker 31-35, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I find it amusing that when people find out I'm an Atheist they assume I have no morals or ethics.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 37 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am an atheist proud but sad. I know If life has no meaning then make a purpose, but now i can't continue.. Still no hope in something :(
    ScorpM ScorpM 18-21, M 6 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    So much church propaganda to debunk, so little time. One of the most emotionally unifying and uplifting of all the songs in church had to be "Praise god through whom all blessings...
    experimed experimed 51-55, M 9 hrs ago

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    I am a closeted atheist... my family does not know. It would be heartbreaking for my mom who is already close to dying. I just want her to live her last years in peace so I keep...
    Lillith13 Lillith13 26-30, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Its easy to say, that I am hard on myself, I always have been. Some say that I may be a bit too hard on myself, and that may be true too, but something that I am learning as some...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is a mantra, which most depression victims use on an hourly basis. Today it is mine. It's hard to feel happy when you're alone with nothing but your thoughts. When alone, my...
    StrayMouse StrayMouse 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I grew up in my parents home learning about God. never did a day go by that they taught me. they brought me up in a Godly home and brought me to the house of worship every week. I...
    flyingangel7 flyingangel7 46-50, F Apr 3

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    Yes I do. I want to be happy with a woman I love. I want to be happy with a woman that will bear children for me I want to be happy with a woman that loves me for what I am I...
    CoolDad59 CoolDad59 51-55, M Apr 9

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    I try to be happy and everyone wants me to be the old me all happy but how could someone be happy when they are constantly getting put down by the same people? It's like kicking...
    fearlessbae fearlessbae 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Yeeaaahhhh. Scary, me being happy it's a miracle. It's super weird. But for once I'm legit happy. (Except the fact that I'm fighting suicideal thoughts) Anyways things are sort of...
    Blissfulkissofdeath Blissfulkissofdeath 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    i will be happy with you and i dont need anything else i just want you to love me.I dont need money or luxury i just want you to smile and that will make my day i want you to stay...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M Apr 2

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    6 months, 377 applications sent, 18 weeks of unemployment, 3 in-person interviews and 1 lump sum severance check later, I, Jai Ferrell, a 10-year entertainment marketing...
    jaiferrell jaiferrell 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I really want to be happy. Or happier. For me happiness seems like a chore, smiling seems like a chore. Something that people expect you to be and so you conform to their ideal...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I know I should Be happy that you have somebody else,,, butt I just can't be.. Butt I love you.. And I know you deserve happyness but are you happy with this person? Or are you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 20

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    Everyone that i can help makes me happy! I'm rather unhappy and the people around me happy than the people around me unhappy and i happy!
    cm98 cm98 16-17, M Mar 23

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    Can you imagine that one good deed can impact someone so greatly it can last forever? Even the simplest transaction between two people can spread through the universe with a...
    TakingTheWorld TakingTheWorld 22-25, F Mar 24

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    My childhood wasn't something you would call happy. I had my mom abuse me, to the point of pushing me once and causing me to crack my head by bumping into a glass table. I have...
    LostCore LostCore 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    i don't know how i got stuck in this vicious empty circle where i have to be happy for order of me to be happy. but i am not happy about that :S :S :S if that make any sense at...
    clownesta clownesta 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    So I've tried to lose weight and I did I lost like 20 pounds but I just didn't feel that happy any more I was always crabby. So I've decided to start packing on the pounds and...
    sexychubbygoddess sexychubbygoddess 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    OMG I am so super happy right now I met the best person ever. And they make me super duper happy. I am a happy boy.
    boomargan boomargan 13-15, M Apr 2

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    Sometimes in your quest to make everyone else happy, you make yourself miserable. Never let your own happiness wither away as you try to bring sunshine to others. Life is not...
    SatriaMerah07 SatriaMerah07 26-30, M Apr 3

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    I think to be able to say that you are happy with someone and no one else is beautiful, me being a paranoid idiot I can never believe it 100% when someone tells me this. I also...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F Apr 4

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    This is going to be a long post! When I ever I feel down - which Is fairly often, I try to write something down which reflects my general feeling at that time and now it's built...
    5tr1k1ng13 5tr1k1ng13 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I am really struggling to be happy lately. So I want to say that the best thing I ever did was become a mom. Nobody can make me smile like my kids. I will always be happy as long...
    brokenbecauseofhim brokenbecauseofhim 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I think I came to an conclusion! Lol, that I got to change how I view everything ! Take on a more positive attitude and complaining about nothing be content in whatever state I'm...
    onlytrusthim onlytrusthim 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I wasn't happy when I woke up. Literally, I was in a fowl mood but after talking to my best friend I feel great! Aha. Also. The fact I made a real genuine friend today makes it all...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F Mar 19

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