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I Am a Happy Atheist

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    I do not believe that there is a God, nor will I ever and I do not believe that the world we live in was just created. I fully believe in the scientific side of things. I believe...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 28

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    What is "happy" anyway? I think of "happy" being when you're a kid and you have no worries, no fears, you feel that your parents will always be there to protect you, that...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I am an Atheist, and I am seeing many Christians abusing this label on here to spread their message. I am not the type of person to attack someone or beat them down for their...
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T 20 Responses Aug 23

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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 2 days ago

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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 a week ago

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    So generally - you guys ( atheist) don't have a fixed code of description? meaning one code of conduct , one definition of who you are as a person? beliefs? just as how a...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 32 Responses Aug 26

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    I find it funny when some refer to me or groups of atheists as "those atheist people" as if we're of a different breed of human. We are no less mortal than they for our lack of...
    RianBennett RianBennett 16-17, F 15 Responses Aug 19

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    I hate judge mental people. I hate them Christians that try knocking on your doors, then ones on the internet ones tryna force religion down your throat. However it goes both ways...
    Zoewithoutthei Zoewithoutthei 16-17, F 22 Responses Aug 21

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    I posted this in a thread as a response to another EPer who is both scientific and religious. As that thread was owned by someone who deletes my posts I am posting my own thread...
    experimed experimed 51-55, M 8 Responses Aug 22

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    I'm not an Atheist. I do lean more to the side of science by far though. I'm agnostic-atheist. I respect other people's beliefs as long as they do the same for me. I don't have...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 24 Responses Aug 27

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    Atheists have higher IQ’s than theists. Their intelligence makes them more likely to dismiss religion as irrational and unscientific. We should consider this before we jump into...
    SuperiorIntellect SuperiorIntellect 26-30, M 8 Responses Aug 29

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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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    Soooooo happyyy... I just cant describe it. I want to share this happy feeling to everybody. I cant help but smile all the time. I hope this bubble im in right now wont burst.
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Everytime before I go on date with girl. I try n find out if she is religious or not, or how religious. Alot of times, as soon as they find out I'm atheist. I'm not the nice guy...
    nanook30 nanook30 26-30, M 12 Responses Aug 19

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    are atheists really treated that bad in the usa or is that just people making a big deal out of it ? if you mention here that you are an atheist most people will just shrug and...
    Marceline2000 Marceline2000 18-21, F 35 Responses Aug 20

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    Over the past six months or so, my position regarding religion, faith, and beliefs have slightly adjusted. I will always be an Atheist, however I am also a Humanist and a...
    amazingyou amazingyou 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I know I've posted this before. but, I've become to think of it slightly more differently. this is not suppose to offend anyone. though you can respond with your opinion. but, I...
    horrorface horrorface 18-21, F 24 Responses Aug 25

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    There is a good series of videos of atheists talking about what it means to be an atheist, why they are "out" and so forth. You can find them on youtube's "FFRF out" channel. BTW...
    sinofile92 sinofile92 51-55, M 16 Responses Aug 26

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    Who knows john lennon? The man who wanted to bring peace and love to the world, and he did. That man was also an atheist. He was an atheist that was murdered by a christian. This...
    VinniBaborino VinniBaborino 16-17, M 18 Responses Aug 26

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    Hello. I can't take an opinion. If you disagree with me, I will attempt to silence you immediately by replying to your posts an overwhelming amount of times. If, however, you fail...
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T 6 Responses Aug 30

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    The next time someone says that Atheists aren't discriminated against in the United States, remind them that there are some states that deny Atheists the right to hold public...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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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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    Here are some of the reasons why; Leviticus 20:9 If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. 20:10 If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with...
    kel25 kel25 26-30 61 Responses Aug 28

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    Sometimes I feel targeted on this site. I know, I'm a teen girl who is an atheist… but some people just can't accept that. Shown on this photo is a conversation between me and...
    everybodyclapyourhands everybodyclapyourhands 13-15, F 24 Responses Aug 19

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    **** religion. I mean i love people that believe a certain religion. It just ****** me off when people get all pissy and bîtçhy because im am atheist.
    scoter1017 scoter1017 13-15, M 10 Responses Aug 19

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    This site and group are perfect examples of why I can't stand religion. Bible thumpers are always trying to force their beliefs on others and trying to convert them. Same thing...
    Iluvmypanties365 Iluvmypanties365 36-40 11 Responses Aug 20

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    I am tired of people trying to push their beliefs onto us Atheists.. If you want you can believe in your 'God' but don't try to convert others. We have a brain and we make our own...
    CookieMonstuh CookieMonstuh 16-17, M 9 Responses Aug 20

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    I love being an atheist. I don't have to worry about whether my actions will displease God. I don't have to worry about whether being gay will put me in Hell. I can take comfort in...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 12 Responses Aug 20

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    I responded to one of the spammer's messages. She said if I didn't stop, she would call the police, and that I would be "falling into her plan." While I doubt the police will get...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 7 Responses Aug 20

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    Right so theres this person on youtube telling a 12 year old Atheist that she will go to hell when she dies im not joking but the girls 12 its harsh to say that plus we usually...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 18 Responses Aug 20

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    I once meet an extremely religious person, who assumed that, because I'm an atheist, the cross on her necklace would burn my skin if pressed against it. When it didn't, she...
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 13-15, F 19 Responses Aug 20

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    Nope, am not. And proudly stand tall in a nation where saying so has almost 0 to lose by doing so. We are fortunate in the USA. Recalling when I saw a teen wearing a T-shirt...
    Jarlaxle Jarlaxle 46-50, M 16 Responses Aug 23

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    as in, I don't believe in God. But I do believe in my Goddess Aphrodite... not just believe, I *know* Her. All atheists should read the ancient book De Rerum Natura (On the Nature...
    aphroditespriestess aphroditespriestess 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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