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I Am An Atheist

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    “And when you pray,

    you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 7 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Atheists & Anger - A Blog By Greta Christina

    ATHEISTS AND ANGER   I want to talk about atheists and anger.   This has been a hard piece to write, and it may be a hard one to read. I'm not going to be as polite and good-tempered as I usually am in this blog; this piece is about anger, and for once I'm going to...
    BettyValentine BettyValentine 22-25, F 28 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    This might be my lack of sleep talking,

    but whatever. This is another message for the troll: I've given up hope that you'll stop, so come at me. It'll give me a chance to stretch my creativity with my responses to you. This is going to be fun. :)
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    What Atheism Mean To Me - A Short Essay

    Atheism is liberty.  Its freedom of free-thought.  Its freedom to explore, learn, and educate.  Its freedom to love, laugh, and live without hatred or bigotry.  Its freedom of speech; freedom to criticize and analyze all subjects without limitations.  ...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 84 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    The Beatuy Of Not Knowing

    I have been thinking I would share my views on why I am Atheist for awhile now. That said, it is for friends of mine, so they can understand my point of view. I do not have the intent of trying to convince anyone. My brother, as well as many others I know, is religious and belong...
    JeffSnow JeffSnow 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    I have checked all the public

    and school libraries I have access to and none of them have any good atheist relatable books. A couple have the God Delusion and God is not Great, but I have owned thhose for a while. That's what happens when you live in the Bible belt I guess.
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Socrates Meets Jesus

      Socrates Good morning, Jesus, I have heard much of your marvelous teachings. In my own modest way I am a philosopher here in Athens. I am told you have great wisdom and...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 40 Responses Nov 8, 2007

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    That awkward moment when you're arguing with

    someone and all they do is repeat the same thing and then proceed to tell you you'll have to answer to God in the end.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 61 Responses Aug 8

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    Here are some thoughts

    that I am putting out there: If the Christian god is omnipresent then he was PRESENT at the Nazi concentration camps. He watched as children and innocent human beings suffered and died painful deaths. Christianity defends this based on a man and women eating a single piece of...
    bohobridget bohobridget 22-25, F 40 Responses Apr 25

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    People Should Respect!

    My words are for Christians in here, "I am an atheist". So, you go to the "I am an Atheist" experience as a Christian and write comments as you wish under people's experiences, instead of ep's being a free site which people can share their opinion freely and searching for...
    strongatheist strongatheist 18-21, F 27 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    What is spamming continuously?

    Spamming continuously is the vicious act of repeatedly placing the same message into an online text box with the intent to annoy, to outrage, or to just generally **** people off. Spamming is done by ********, hackers, and children with very much time on their hands. Spamming...
    UntimelySoul UntimelySoul 18-21, T 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    This isn't necessarily an atheist exclusive

    idea, but I am astounded at how many people still won't accept evolution. I know many Christians do, but there are so many who won't even entertain the idea. I know for a fact there is enough evidence that it can be trusted beyond any doubt at all that evolution happens on a...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't get this, how come

    if we say God doesn't exist or anything like that, it's deemed offensive, but if religious people say about God(s) being magnificent and stuff like that, it's never said to be offensive to us?!
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 36 Responses May 18

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    I honestly cannot comprehend how people don't

    think evolution exists. It is unfortunately something I completely cannot understand and no one has been able to explain to me why they think evolution isn't real without involving God or just plainly being stubborn and claiming the idea of evolution is idiotic.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 81 Responses Jul 22

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    The Problem With Christians Are Atheists...

    *rant on * The problem with Christianity is not the Christians themselves, trust me they are hard pressed to think outside of a fictional book they have for the most part never read, no the problem with Christianity is most atheists. Allow me to elaborate, I...
    snarkbite snarkbite 26-30, F 127 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I Think, Therefore I Am (an Atheist)

    I am an atheist, and because of that I believe life is precious. Saying life is precious might sound like something a pro-life religious person would say, so allow me to explain my reasoning. I believe that this short life we are blessed with is all that we will ever have...
    VendettA12 VendettA12 33, M 105 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    Athiest people decide to be athiest

    because there is people that doesn't like religion, the truth is that everyone believes in something, but athiest people doesn't like religion and that is not wrong, but everyone believes in something.
    Victoriastyles Victoriastyles 13-15, F 20 Responses 1 day ago

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    jedimindtrick jedimindtrick 26-30, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I am so annoyed by christians.

    They think defending god and the bible is making them a good person, or saying 'I Love Jesus' makes you a good person. They are all screwed in the head from generation to generation.
    VinniBaborino VinniBaborino 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I used to be religious,

    when I was about 5. Since then I have obviously figured out that my imaginary friend wasn't going to save me from what happens to every single human being(death). I truly believe that people are using "God" as a way to feel less fear when it comes to death. They are afraid to...
    EvansMommy33014 EvansMommy33014 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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 was all part of 'gods' plan right?
    VinniBaborino VinniBaborino 16-17, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Handedness: Left and Right 1 .

    Genetic material, DNA and RNA, is composed of nucleotides. In living things, nucleotides are always “right-handed.” (They are called right-handed, because a beam of polarized light passing through them rotates like a right-handed screw.) Nucleotides rarely form outside life...
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    What we know now, is

    that in the earliest years of life's existence, the earth was a terrifying place. There was no oxygen in the atmosphere, no ozone layer. Anaerobic organisms thrived in an environment otherwise uninhabitable by our species. This of course changed, through millions of years of...
    EthanFisher EthanFisher 16-17 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    God is a concept By which we measure our

    pain I'll say it again God is a concept By which we measure our pain I don't believe in magic I don't believe in I-ching I don't believe in Bible I don't believe in tarot I don't believe in Hitler I don't believe in Jesus I don't believe in Kennedy I don't believe in Buddha I...
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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 christian have 10 commandments to live up to - christ as master , etc -are atheist, people in society who are just simply non believers of god existence...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 12 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    God Saved Me

    One single person from the upper floors of the twin towers survived.  Horribly burned, when the lone survivor left the hospital after more than a year, he made a brief statement to the media saying that it was a miracle that he survived and that god has saved him. What...
    MtnMig MtnMig 36-40, M 58 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    Not believing in the bible

    or God is not a crime.
    piecestothepuzzles piecestothepuzzles 13-15, F 75 Responses 3 days ago

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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 feel as I find religion to be a terrible thing. so many conflicts are caused. I do not want to choose to live my life believing in...
    horrorface horrorface 16-17, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Militant Atheist

    Enough is enough! It's time to draw that line in the sand. For too long, for millennia, since man first started to form societies we have had our view of the universe tainted with religion. To say that theists have had a fair crack at the whip would be understatement in the...
    Lazarus42 Lazarus42 46-50, M 25 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    In An Overly Religious World...

    Ever since I cemented my atheistic beliefs in high school, I feel stifled in what often seems like a religion-oriented world. I know that I'm not alone in my beliefs, but it's frustrating to see hardcore religious folks negatively impact the world with their ignorance and...
    AntOnTheMirror AntOnTheMirror 18-21, F 23 Responses May 19, 2007

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    Burden Of Proof

    Whenever somebody makes a claim, there is a necessary burden of proof on the claimant, which is to provide a level of evidence that supports their claim. The more extraordinary the claim, the more substantial the burden of proof becomes. For example, if I were to claim that there...
    TheOrdinaryGuy TheOrdinaryGuy 18-21, M 90 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    I get so frustrated when people say

    that atheism is a religion. It's like saying not playing a sport is a sport?
    errorunknown errorunknown 26-30, F 45 Responses May 13

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    I became an Atheist at the age of 14

    after many years of being a devout Christian. I mainly turned against it when I started becoming depressed and such from multiple factors, but I have to say it was the best decision I have ever made. Now that I am no longer a believer I am more open to things that I was never...
    UntimelySoul UntimelySoul 18-21, T 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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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 the videos are sponsored by the Freedom from Religion Foundation, which is an excellent organization that fights to keep state and church...
    sinofile92 sinofile92 51-55, M 13 hrs ago

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    The only person looking out

    for man is man. Thats quite obvious. And its quite obvious there is no god looking after us, so get over your religion and start respecting man.
    VinniBaborino VinniBaborino 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Why do Christians lie they have proof of god?

    They quite obviously don't and it's kinda funny watching them try to avoid the topic when I ask for the source of their "evidence" :P I have no problem with their belief but lying to get your point across in a debate is just lame.
    1BluePillow 1BluePillow 13-15, F 125 Responses Aug 14

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    I want to ask the question - what is the

    disbelief about? religion? or god or a creator on the whole?
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 13 Responses 1 day ago

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    Trying to talk to a Christian

    who uses God as their excuse for everything is like banging your head against the wall, hoping the wall will stop being so blind and stubborn.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 20 Responses Jul 21

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    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel like an awful person

    but I am so tired of hearing and seeing people claim how much they love Jesus and God. How they are better people, how they'll get through any and everything, how they are so blessed and blah blah blah. I get it. You're all about that Christian life. Good for you. But I don't...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 51 Responses Jul 18

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    Born Atheist

    I was watching my baby girl in awe in this morning while reading the comments on my last EP story and could help but think.  My eight month old daughter is delightfully happy; I'm sure as most eight month olds.  She is cruising and taking a few steps on her own...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 70 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    I've always been more of a science person,

    and I see no possible scientific explanation of how he exists. If God exists, then why are there many different religions out there? It is simply a mere human illusion. Even historians say that since humans didn't have the technology to explain things like why the sky is blue...
    AnimeFanGrrl AnimeFanGrrl 13-15, F 38 Responses May 1

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    Atheism is the only logical position.

    There is no evidence for a God, there isn't even a need for a God to exist. Logic says that God almost certainly does not exist (since it is impossible to prove a negative). Theism also has a huge problem. Believers are REJECTING logic. Can you really trust people that reject...
    MrAtheism MrAtheism 18-21, M 50 Responses Apr 18

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    Religion is just not acceptable

    until they can prove to me that it's real in a scientific way
    renguard renguard 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well mostly because an all powerful sky daddy

    is illogical and because i enjoy me freedom. If something isn't illegal or immoral i want to be able to do that without having the constant reminder thats whatever is against god
    ButtersTheMerciful ButtersTheMerciful 13-15, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    BettyValentine BettyValentine 22-25, F 49 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    The Day I Became An Atheist

    I was 16 or 17, standing in my parents' bedroom, contemplating suicide. I was all alone in the house.  The only sounds were the humming of cars in the street outside and my own sobbing. I don't remember what it was that had been going on, but it must have been terrible...
    Bradford Bradford 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    Born Again Atheist

    I was brought up in a christian house, I went to church every sunday with sunday school, and youth camps and everything. I even did that whole thing where you stand up in front of the whole church and ask to be saved. That night me and my dad sat in my room, and prayed to god to...
    TCat TCat 26-30, M 106 Responses Jun 8, 2007

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    It wasn't a very hard choice,

    my entire family are atheists. So I don't have to deal with any of the problems such as them trying to enforce their imaginations onto me. To be honest, it's been ages since i've met a religious person face to face where I live.
    Although Although 13-15 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I haven't really read any of the posts under

    this title, but I am kind of shocked by how many there are. I am happy that there are a lot of people going that direction and starting to actually have minds of their own, unless they are all just more lemmings following the current trend. Modern Science/Technology is starting...