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I Am An Atheist

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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 26 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    i think anything anyone wants to learn should

    be a valid choice in school, i don't think anyone thing should be the only thing you learn about. all sides of a possibility should be explored an taught an people should be free to form there own belief. noone should have any beliefs forced upon them by anyone else though. its...
    findmeholdmehateme findmeholdmehateme 18-21 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Neo8 Neo8 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sorry, but I don't need to be threatened with

    the idea of a fiery afterlife in order to be a good person.
    bluegilledgirl bluegilledgirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 16

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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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    Why can't religious people just accept my not

    believing in God without have to say "my science" proves their crazy delusions. It doesn't. Most "proof" consists of bias.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 49 Responses Nov 10

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    Prayer

    For a long time, I wasn't sure whether I had sufficient claim to the word "atheist" because I never felt like I had really rejected religious indoctrination.  When I was young, my mom told me and my younger brother a little about God.  I toted books to church...
    yifeng yifeng 19-21, F 47 Responses Oct 10, 2006

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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 think it's totally ok to be an atheist

    and still think Jesus was a really cool guy. He gave people a lot of hope, and taught lots of love. Even though some teachings I do not believe in, and though I do not think he was divine, (I don't really think anything is haha,) I do believe he was a very loving man, and I do...
    RunawayBelle3 RunawayBelle3 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    BettyValentine BettyValentine 22-25, F 50 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    Neo8 Neo8 36-40, M 3 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 117 Responses Aug 14

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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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    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 8 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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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 49 Responses Apr 18

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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 who has some sort of god or gods An atheist is someone who has no god or gods Now, this division is further divided into two...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    It took a whole for me to get to full blown

    atheism. After I decided that the religion I was raised in was nonsense like rest of them, I still clung to a belief in some "god." I suppose I stumbled around as an agnostic for a while. Then I read Richard Dawkins 'The Selfish Gene' and I realized I had to let the belief in...
    ladybug76 ladybug76 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    --PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT-- Please allow me

    to step up on my soap box to make a Public Service Announcement. If you live in the United States, you get to freely practice your First Amendment Rights: the Right to Free Speech. -- That means, I get to say whatever the **** I want to, even if it offends you, makes you cry...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 10 Responses Aug 28

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    It's all a lie. Why,

    why would God kill my grandpa? Hmm? Your excuse is that it was his time. I escaped the brainwashing cult. I escaped it all, the horror and lies all brought by people you thought you trusted. I escaped, you can too! Please, come to earth and get away from these lies!
    RelaxItsJustANightmare RelaxItsJustANightmare 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neo8 Neo8 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 the claims made no sense, lacked evidence and how believers would make up excuses in desperation to defend their beliefs. Today...
    AceOtana AceOtana 22-25, M 1 day ago

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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 102 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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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 26 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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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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    Neo8 Neo8 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Season's greetings all you heathens.

    In the spirit of the season I offer this link to a Jaclyn Glenn video in which she sings a seasonal song. -- http://youtu.be/ehWTJbtEvBk?list=UUravYcv6C0CopL2ukVzhzNw
    Jimmy805 Jimmy805 61-65, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I find it amusing that

    when people find out I'm an Atheist they assume I have no morals or ethics.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 36 Responses Apr 17

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    Warning: this is probably offensive to

    christians. I saw a picture that so perfectly describes how I feel going on Facebook and seeing people announcing that they are praying for each other. Again, I know this seems offensive, but in the mind of an atheist, it has exactly the same effect. Random Facebook post...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 27 Responses Oct 26

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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 the need to do something about it. I just wanted to share with everybody and try to help them see it too. After a while I got over that. Next, I...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I Am Afraid Of Dating The Man Of My Dreams Because He Is Christian

    I lost my virginity two nights ago to a 42 year old man. I am 18 years old. I am not in love with him, but I would love to see him again. But I am afraid of getting into a relationship with him. He is wonderful, kind, sexy. But I don't know if I want to pursue him further. Not...
    penguingina penguingina 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    It's quite a shame that the majority of people

    are brainwashed into believing their family's religion!
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 68 Responses Oct 4

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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 56 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    Technically i'm Roman Catholic

    but I don't practice. It's not to say I don't believe that something might be affecting our lives or that something may happen afterwards. It's just that when I see the way religion affects the world I can help but want to distance myself a little. It seems to bring out the best...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Today my Christian boyfriend wants to speak

    about religion. How can I get my points across without offending him? I want to be very careful because he is quite sensitive.
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M 11 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 41 Responses May 18

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    No I am not. Now I believe in Vitaminus Dius,

    the god of melatonin, sun light and fat river fish. He has blessed me with divine gifts, in form of little white pills since i have not seen any of his other blessings, except the fish, in two weeks. Why Vitaminus? Why are you punishing me???
    discovery5 discovery5 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days 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 33 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    "A Christian fundamentalist

    who specializes in “exposing” liberals and scientists (she equates the two) as frauds and doesn’t mind looking really stupid doing it went deep behind enemy lines: She took a field trip to a science museum." http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/11/24/christian-fundamentalist...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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 57 Responses Aug 8

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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 debate on religion, he pulls the "I hate when people shove their beliefs down my throat card." NOOOOOOO. That is not my intention and is, in fact...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 1 hr 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 50 Responses Jul 18

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    Every theist who tries to convince me of a

    creator: "cars are designed, computers are designed, all kinds of things are designed!" Yea, all man-made things are man made. Thanks for wasting my time with a useless tautology. How exactly does that relate to the origin of the universe. See, I wouldn't mind talking to...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 14 Responses 1 day ago

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    Yesterday at my mom's house I noticed the book

    by a former christian minister called "why I became an atheist" and today we got a letter in the mail with a bulletin from my husband's old church from his mom with a not attached that said it was something to think about. All I can think is, "bless their hearts, they're so...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 18 Responses Nov 15

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    I have been an atheist

    for some time now. I do not see any evidence for the existence of a supernatural God. I am a secular humanist and I do not see any reason to use the Bible or any other so called 'holy book' to guide my morality or sense of what is right and just for humanity.
    bookman3 bookman3 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days 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 39 Responses Nov 8, 2007

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    I need to rant. There is nothing

    that I dislike more than when someone tells me that they'll pray for me or they'll leave it to god when in a debate. It is always a escape method for Christians to get out of debates. Like recently, I was debating with someone and I explained my view, giving my reasons why I...
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M 8 Responses 3 days ago

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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 39 Responses Apr 25

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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 79 Responses Jul 22

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    I don't understand why

    so many people who do not follow atheism are on these forums. I've been getting hate mail about it too. If you don't like my posts, then don't join a group you don't believe in. I wouldn't disrespect you that way by joining your groups and preaching about how wonderful my life...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 3 Responses