I Am An Agnostic Atheist

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    So yeah, it happened.

    .. I was an agnostic without even noticing since highschool. And recently I've been simply investigating and studying and it all made sense. I feel free now. I'm not afraid of stupid stuff anymore.
    knock2knock knock2knock
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2015

    Not To Sound Arrogant But...

    ... frankly we're the most open and logical group. Yeah I know its a big statement and a few people might be thinking "screw this guy!" but anyway look at some facts here. God (the Abrahamic one everyone in the West thinks exists) has shown no proof of existing. Faith...
    Sabi87 Sabi87
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Jan 6, 2010

    I don't like overly religious people

    who try to convert you, but I don't like atheists who plainly declare religion wrong either. I do not think I have the right to judge religion, but I do think declaring that God simply doesn't exist renders everything modern day civilization is built upon worthless. Look at...
    ReactionaryMisanthrope ReactionaryMisanthrope
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jan 26, 2015

    "Live a good life. If there are Gods

    and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are Gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no Gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble...
    greatgost greatgost
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    Right now, I'm going to discuss what I miss

    and don't miss about Christianity. 1. I don't miss the guilt I felt about thinking another guy was attractive. 2. I don't miss feeling the need to repent Sunday morning after a Saturday night spent looking at things on the Internet and soiling my pants. 3. I don't miss having...
    Maverick1990 Maverick1990
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 28, 2014

    There is no god. Basically we are born,

    we live and then we die. No such thing as heaven and hell, they are states of mind and not actual places. There is no afterlife, our souls die with our bodies and life goes on regardess.
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2015

    Naturally Skeptical

    The thing about being a strong atheist is that you believe there's no God. I however, like to be skeptical. One thing I know about skeptics, they want to be proven wrong. They like being objective about things rather than just taking them at face value. When it comes to existence...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 28, 2008

    I don't believe in God,

    but I miss him -Julian Barnes This is how I feel. What do u think?
    dytopiandreamer dytopiandreamer
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2015

    Just like about 95% of Americans my age,

    I was raised with religion. It wasn't overbearing, but my family celebrated the high holidays, we went to synagogue, and my sister and I went to Hebrew school. My orthodox rabbi was a great guy and I have (mostly) fond memories of my years there. A scientist at heart, I...
    Freedomofexpression Freedomofexpression
    41-45, M
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    Why I Am An Athiest

    Nothing should ever be considered to be absolute truth regardless of wether it is wrong or right, because if it is wrong you would never be able to tell.
    matthewnew matthewnew
    Oct 26, 2013

    How I Became One

    I realized sometime around August or September that I was an atheist. At first, I thought I was being rash because I was not in a good place. Then, I looked back and determined it couldn't be. Growing up, I was raised to be one of Jehovah's Witnesses. The first time I could...
    changling20 changling20
    22-25, F
    Dec 1, 2012

    I was raised as a Roman Catholic.

    Catholicism gave me some morals but I just could not believe in the God as surly if God existed would there be more than one God like in Greek or Roman mythology. when science was explained to me I saw how that God could not exist on this earth or even in space it was if I had...
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    Aug 15, 2015

    My Belief

    I am what is known as an Agnostic (or Weak) Athiest. To me, I can never discount the fact that I could be wrong and a higher power could exist, but I personally doubt it. I have recieved alot of grief for my beliefs (or lack thereof) from many of my friends and even family...
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    13 Responses Nov 1, 2007

    "We live by faith, not by sight.

    " What's so great about faith? No really what's so great about holding a belief in the absence of any credible evidence? When I was younger I would always pray for snow. I knew very well I lived in a region too hot for snow but I also believed with all my heart in the teachings...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2015

    Even tho my parents aren't proud of that,

    it's my opinion and I've a right to express it! My school has religion courses for all students, and they don't give us a chance of choosing like at all! This is the worst thing ever to have to study and give exams over staff you don't even believe. Mostly the part that...
    hellohowlow hellohowlow
    18-21, F
    Dec 25, 2014

    I'm interested in some opinions.

    I have a friend who has a new interest in religion/God as a result of AA. He recently discussed his final/ burial wishes which involve cremation and internment in a columbarium. He asked if I'd like to do the same. My personal preference is to let my organs be donated to people...
    Quiettimeplease Quiettimeplease
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2015

    Meaning I know that there's no way

    for sure for us to know if there is indeed anything out there. On a purely philosophical level, I tend to align with the teachings of Daoism. Going with the flow or the natural order of things seems to make a lot of sense to me. But I do not believe in any God and at the same...
    whiteair529 whiteair529
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015

    Top Ten Reasons Why Beer Is Better Than Jesus

    10. No one will kill you for not drinking beer. 9. Beer doesn't tell you how to have sex. 8. Beer has never caused a major war. 7. They don't force beer on minors who can't think for themselves. 6. When you have beer, you don't knock on people...
    miserycom miserycom
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Feb 7, 2007

    But Putting 'athiest' Down In a Hospital Admittance Form Once Got Me In a Lot of Trouble!

    When I was about 5 years old, I remember going home from School and declaring to my Mother that there 'couldn't be any such thing as a God, because you cannot see/touch/hear Him or Her'. Precocious much?! Over the years, I refined my belief system, for a variety of reasons...
    Pixie87 Pixie87
    22-25, F
    14 Responses Jul 1, 2009

    Today, I saw a thread by Churinga,

    which featured the standard bull-crap Christian argument that Christianity couldn't possibly have grown to its current size if Jesus wasn't real. I understand the difference between Jesus being real and Jesus being supernatural, but I assume Churinga was referring to 'Jesus's...
    DarksBane DarksBane
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    I used to believe in God.

    Then I realized I could do bad all by myself.
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2015

    Three Sided Coin

    Three Sided Coin By: Me Written on September 20th, 2012 "One of the earliest definitions of agnostic atheism is that of Robert Flint, in his Croall Lecture of 1887–1888 (published in 1903 under the title Agnosticism). The atheist may however be, and not unfrequently is, an...
    Kindasorta Kindasorta
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Sep 20, 2012

    I used to be Christain growing up

    as were my family so I was raised in the faith. It wasn't until Same-Sex Marriage was legalized nation wide that my parents ask me my opinion, in which they didn't like and began bashing with their religious beliefs, and was then informed that I didn't believe in a God. My...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 14, 2015

    No life after death sounds peaceful.

    ...the thought of an afterlife just sounds creepy to me. I've been having suicidal thoughts and if I commit suicide soon then I'd be happy to know that there was nothing after life....the pain would be over....
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2015

    I grew up in a Muslim household.

    My entire family is Muslim. I go to an international school and have friends from all over the world and I am so thankful to my parents for that so that I can learn different cultures and what not. But I digress ... I guess even tho there have been religious and irreligious...
    samiaboud9 samiaboud9
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jun 10, 2014

    I finally met someone like me.

    ..We share so many major and minor personality traits, beliefs, and views...She lives on the other side of the world...
    jeremylhale jeremylhale
    36-40, M
    Dec 15, 2015

    This probably doesn't belong in an atheist

    group, but I have a PERSONAL observation to share.. I live in an area with a lower percentage of religious people than a lot of places in my country, but every religious person I've ever meet OFFLINE has been very nice. And they know I'm an atheist, by the way. I also know a lot...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 26, 2015

    I won't claim to KNOW there is no God

    because that would mean I have a burden of proof to show otherwise, but I will say that I personally don't think there is a god. I just don't have a reason to believe.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 25, 2015

    Was born and raised Catholic,

    but chose to become an agnostic atheist! Who is trapped by the expectations of "religious" people around her. I am an agnostic atheist who still goes to church, listen to their "bedtime" stories and reads the gospel for them. [COULD THERE BE SOMETHING WORST THAN THIS?]
    sheisbroken sheisbroken
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2016

    Dumbest arguments against atheism.

    1. Atheist have no morals. False, atheist, just like everyone else has morals, you never see a group of atheist killing random people for no reason do you? 2. A painting has a painter therefor the universe has a creator. By that logic, the creator has a creator, and the creator...
    ratboy181 ratboy181
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    My Mother, The Preacher's Daughter.

    A few weeks back, I was driving in the car with my Mom. I asked her a simple question about the reason for circumcision in the bible. I wasn't really planning on this question to lead to something bigger (even though it did) I was just carious what her thoughts about it was...
    kholcomb kholcomb
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2013

    I'm just really skeptical.

    I don't really believe in the Christian idea of a God, but I wouldn't go as far as to say that there isn't some higher power or being—whether it be a spiritual one or ~aliens~ or something completely different. I hope there's something bigger than us out there, but I don't...
    Littleorphanorange Littleorphanorange
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 18, 2014

    Like many, many in this group,

    I was raised completely Christian. My whole family is devoutly religious (and conservative...), and so is my school (it is extremely small, and extremely expensive for my lower middle class family). I've made the decision to leave Christianity. Everything with Christianity...
    theabsurdistunicorn theabsurdistunicorn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 2, 2016

    I've been an atheist my whole life,

    I could never buy the religious nonsense. I know the term 'agnostic atheist' isn't really necessary seeing as an atheist is simply someone who does not believe in god. I think it's because of the religious trying to shift the burden of proof onto us by stating that we're all...
    deleted deleted
    May 27, 2015

    A Gaze Of Newfound Pity

    I have been an agnostic atheist for quite some time but, I recently have begun to look upon all those that I know who believe in a god with new eyes. I do not remember a distinct feeling or deep seeded thought that remained prominent in my forethought when I looked at theist...
    phirebreeze phirebreeze
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2011

    I was raised Christian

    but being open minded and analytical I couldn't help but notice the many problems with organized religion. I don't believe any loving god would send someone to burn for an eternity in hell because they don't believe in Jesus. And I don't believe any book with the power of the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 28, 2014

    I was raised Catholic

    but left that behind years ago. Now I don't believe in nor care for any religion. But whether or not, there's an existence of a god or gods, that I do not know and don't think anyone truly does. I have my strong doubts that there are any real deities out there and it seems...
    CarverReturns CarverReturns
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2016

    You know what, screw christianity.

    I have spent my whole life worrying about something that could or could not exist. And no matter what the hell people say on here is going to change that. Because there is no proof of god I just have to take people for who they are, not what their god tells them. When you look...
    Abusing Abusing
    3 Responses Oct 3, 2014
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    I'm not sure I responded well

    and would love to hear better responses. My brother asked my professional opinion (in medicine) but, when I answered, he argued. This challenging conversation lasted a long time and I ended it. It continued in emails in which he continued to argue the expertise he sought from me...
    Chickeedoodle Chickeedoodle
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    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. I went to all-Christian schools through college, went to church every Sunday, and genuinely believed that I had been saved...
    JMcFarland13 JMcFarland13
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2014


    LIFE AND GOD. The universe and life are the most logical and rational manner of existence of reality, and it is precisely what happened. While life is almost impossible to happen because, taking into consideration all possible variables, the laws of nature, the formation of...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2015

    I realize now, finally,

    that the reason I was only recently still letting people think that I believe in God (all the while trying desperately to make myself believe in God) is that I found it easier to just agree with the majority as Im not very good at dealing with judgement & confrontation (which is...
    EmotionalNamaste EmotionalNamaste
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

    I don't believe in any deity

    or that any exist. That doesn't mean I believe that none exist though. And I don't know whether any exist or not, I wouldn't ever claim I did. I just simply don't believe, and I can't force myself to change.
    JustSomeGuyontheInternet JustSomeGuyontheInternet
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 3, 2014

    "The human body is perfect" is without a doubt

    one of the stupidist things that I ever hear any kind of religious person say. Every time I hear it, I want to go into a tirade about bone and blood cancer in children, mental disorders, and degenerative illness such as dimentia and fibromialgia. People who say things like "The...
    greatgost greatgost
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2015

    gossip shreds the gratification faith entails,

    the systematic takeover & religious hysteria rips the rug from under the innocuous messages
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2015

    How I Became An (Agnostic) Atheist

    Growing up, I had a negative experience with church and religion. Or maybe it was the way my parents chose to do it. Either way, I hated it. Everything regarding church was done forcefully. We went nearly every single Sunday. I did try to like it. When I was little I used to take...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 4, 2013

    Some Atheist Stuffs.

    I've never really believed, I don't think. I grew up in a church going family and went basically every Sunday, but I don't think I ever bought into it whole heartedly. Eventually I just kind of labeled myself an atheist when pressed on the question in a chat, then in my first...
    Absnt Absnt
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 16, 2013
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