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I Am a Happy Atheist

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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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    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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    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'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 3 Responses May 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Live; there is no heaven.

    Smile; there is no hell. ❤️
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 28 Responses May 7

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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 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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    Jeff: You're looking very festive. Happy Holidays. Walter: You know, I've been wanting to say this for a couple years now. Screw you, it's Merry Christmas. I have never heard...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Not religious at all but atheists are just as annoying. Oh you don't believe in God, you're so edgy!
    IDCFUKK IDCFUKK 18-21, M 6 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I'm going to attempt to explain a few concepts that go through my mind regarding the atheism vs religion debate. First of all, I have a catholic friend, and whenever I try to have...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 27

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    "I don't claim to know that truth. I'm not that arrogant. I only suspect strongly that religion - all religion - is false." ~ JacobStark But not God. Actions speak louder than...
    PYWACKET PYWACKET 61-65, M 6 Responses Nov 18

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    I am an atheist, and I am happy. Except I lost friends because of it. You see, I go to a catholic school and a lot of people there are catholic. My one "friend kept telling me to...
    RunawayBelle3 RunawayBelle3 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 20

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    i have posted this elsewhere as a comment, but someone has asked me to promote it to being a story. First, let’s split the world up into theists and atheists. A theist is anyone...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 26

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    Lets go over some Religious arguments shall we? Should be quite fun. I do want to quickly say something before we begin. This group has grown hugely since I was last here, we only...
    SomeBloke616 SomeBloke616 16-17, M 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    My enthusiasm about my lack of belief seems to go through stages. At first, when I realized I had been taught to believe a lie my entire life, I felt angry and betrayed, and felt...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 23

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    I saw gods not dead and feel like talking about it. I thought it was mildly entertaining and the acting was pretty good, which surprised me because I hated Kevin Sorbo in Hercules...
    tom45000 tom45000 41-45, M 10 Responses a week ago

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    I believe the whole "Merry Xmas vs. Happy Holidays" thing is much ado about nothing. I don't identify as an atheist, I'm more on the deist side. But, of course, I don't believe in...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I'm good to go with the "make others happy" part...but how do I be happy? And before you say Do what makes you happy...I can't do what makes me happy so plss don't say that.
    justified88 justified88 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I consider myself to be Christian, but believe in things that the more hardcore Christian would probably condemn me to hell for (don't worry, I will address that merry band of...
    SuperheroFanboy SuperheroFanboy 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 21

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    When I first decided I was an atheist, I was probably about eleven or twelve years old. It seems too young to be deciding my religion, but I feel that I did well. I decided God...
    soutson soutson 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    Dillusional EP member. This story has appeared. It's poster (who has me blocked) says that his comments are based on observation. "If you're an atheist to lord your atheism over...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 3

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    That being said, I am sick and tired of the lack of respect and lack of class that atheists have been showing. I grew up in an atheist home, and I had never heard these idiotic...
    Dezireesdesire Dezireesdesire 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    The argument for or against God is difficult and rather irrelevant. God is about faith, science is about observation, evidence, repeatable, testable, measurable experimentation...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 35 Responses Dec 4

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    Last year there was a dispute on Facebook between my friend and her family. Her mother kept going on Facebook to talk bad about her. When I defended her, as did her other friends...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    How do I make myself happy without distractions? I'm a teacher and during the holidays, when I have no routine or constant socialising, I am unhappy. When I can distract myself...
    classicslove classicslove 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Merry Christmas to all Atheists and cross-bearing Christians. I hope I'm not too early but I heard Band Aid on the radio and got all excited that Santa was coming. So a few...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 20

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    I've always been an atheist. I never believed anything told. I always questioned everything. As time went on, I noticed how easy it is to pick out all the flaws. I noticed how all...
    AceOtana AceOtana 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    But I haven't always been. I was adopted as an infant into an incredibly religious home. My parents took me on mission trips growing up. My mother was a Sunday School teacher...
    JMcFarland13 JMcFarland13 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I'm a 16 year old boy, an atheist and I was born into an extremely religious Muslim family in Egypt, where you could go to jail for being an atheist. I have to lie a lot everyday...
    iamabibliophile iamabibliophile 16-17, M 13 Responses Nov 29

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    Atheism 2.0 by Alain BottonWhat aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton, British writer, philosopher, and television presenter, suggests a...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I think it’s interesting that most Christians I know use their religion to justify their fear/hate of others. They preach against interracial relationships, interfaith...
    greenacres33 greenacres33 46-50, F 9 Responses Dec 4

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    I hope Atheist's don't mind having a person in their group who is not militant about being an atheist.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 9 Responses Dec 9

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    I just watched a Dawkins TED video in which he suggested that the term "atheist" causes a knee jerk reaction from people far stronger than what the term would warrant. He suggested...
    SenoritaStacy SenoritaStacy 18-21, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a Christian. I also have friends that are atheists. Even though we don't always agree, when it comes to that, I really appreciate our friendship. Whoever says that Christians...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am just astounded by people who are offended when someone says, "Happy Holidays!" If you can't be nice to someone who is expressing goodwill, then shut the hell up. When I say...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 3 Responses Dec 8

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    Christmas is about being surrounded by people you care about, and people who care about you, a special time of the year to bring the family together and create memories, celebrate...
    jen0002 jen0002 22-25, F 14 Responses 2 days ago

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    Every single person on the planet is born an atheist. How do people get upset by this fact being presented and not by the fact that they are conditioned to believe in fairy tales...
    HackerPhD HackerPhD 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 18

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    Good news everyone! My mom agreed to let me borrow her John Loftus book. Originally she said no because it would "enforce my craziness," but my sister, who is still pretending to...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 18

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    Truth: I only know two other people in my life that are atheist like me. My husband and my brothers girlfriend...this is why I joined EP. It's exhausting having to walk on...
    jen0002 jen0002 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 19

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    I am forever reading and being told that how could people possibly have a moral structure without the teachings in the bible and just recently I was criticized for questioning if a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Nov 20

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