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I Am a Happy Atheist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 226 People

    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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    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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    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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    Live; there is no heaven.

    Smile; there is no hell. ❤️
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 27 Responses May 7, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My step-daughter's friend committed suicide on Friday. This has been incredibly difficult for her. I won't go into details, but the situation leading up to his death was horrible...
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    I am not open about being an atheist in my community. I know how these people are. They are deeply conservative and sick when no one believes in the same thing as them. There is...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 19

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    Most people on here write about how they came to lose their religion. Some on how their families reacted, how religion abused them, how they feel now. That is all great because...
    SomeBloke616 SomeBloke616 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 16

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    I know, I have read all the stats but generally speaking, the average theist is not stupid in any greater percentage than the average atheist. Yes, there are stupid theists but...
    SenoritaStacy SenoritaStacy 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Some confusion seems to have arisen from the recent spate of apologies from various members of this group. This press release will clarify the position. Atheists Against...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    People on both sides of the argument often are entirely ignorant. I believe in God and I will admit that some Christians provide nothing resembling a solid argument in such...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Why Atheists Like Me Grieve for the Chapel Hill Shooting Victims by Ali A. Rizvi The execution-style shooting of three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill is tragic, disgusting...
    findmeholdmehasbeenfound findmeholdmehasbeenfound 18-21 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Ignostic, agnostic, and atheist all in one. When I start talking to someone who has not defined god, I am ignostic about their god and therefore agnostic. I also am an atheist (as...
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Happiness is something that everybody strives for. Some people naturally have the ability to be happy, others struggle. Obviously every person goes through some tough times. I am...
    ckjackson43 ckjackson43 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    So there's something interesting about inquisition trials (trials used for people on crimes of heresy against the church.) They go in steps and if you read about them its not that...
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I have received post cards and flyers inviting us to special worship services at local churches during nearly each major holiday, but this one takes the cake. I received a flyer...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    The majority of my friends are atheists or agnostic theists. One of my and my husband's close friends is a very passionate and intelligent atheist, and quite the smart@ss. - He...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    The Amazing Atheist brought up a good point in one of his videos. If a Christian is held at gunpoint by someone who says 'Convert to my religion or die', they will die because they...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 3 Responses Feb 12

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    So I recently made a post in the "I am an atheist" experience-group. "I am an Atheist: and that's none of your business. Just like your beliefs are none of mine. ^_^ " I...
    ChemicalMouse ChemicalMouse 26-30, F Feb 18

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    I became an atheist because of a thesist - Me I went to Hinduism which had everything and many holy books but never had anyone to explain all since it had the polythesist...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Atheists, stop apologizing. Most importantly, stop apologizing for other atheists. I actually saw a post an atheist wrote apologizing for other atheists. Don't ******* do that. I...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    So we’ve all been hearing about the latest tragedy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in which a man named Craig Hicks murdered three Muslim students who all had very bright futures...
    adm1825 adm1825 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 13

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    I have been on a spiritual journey for what seems like my whole life. I was raised Catholic but I wasn't one of those kids who was dragged to church and didn't pay attention. I...
    lgannon lgannon 36-40 Feb 14

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    The term atheist refers to disbelief in God or gods. The term theist refers to belief in a God or gods. The term agnostic refers to not knowing. Agnostic atheist: I don't know for...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 5 Responses Feb 21

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    In case you didn't know it existed, I give you, AtheistTV http://atheists.org/atheistTV/live
    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    American-Bangladeshi atheist blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death by suspected Islamist extremists LIZZIE DEARDEN An American atheist blogger who spoke out against religious...
    findmeholdmehasbeenfound findmeholdmehasbeenfound 18-21 5 Responses 3 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 2 days ago

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    If you are happy , I am happy
    as3adsamy as3adsamy 22-25, M 17 hrs ago

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    I just wanna say I'm having a brilliant day today and I hope that you guys out there are having one as well ;) If not why not try something new like try talking to new people or go...
    8Alex8 8Alex8 13-15, M 8 hrs ago

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    Your Happy Word is "Laughter" You are happy because you are able to laugh at life. You believe that everything has a lighter side. You try to take a broad perspective and keep...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My guy is amazing! I have never met a man like him. He texts me all the time. He shares his feelings. He tells me how beautiful I am. He might be a little afraid of getting hurt...
    ifoundhim ifoundhim 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    In order to have a true appreciation of knowledge and understand you cannot dismiss someone else's views because you do not share them. A truly enlightened person listens to ALL...
    dub000 dub000 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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