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I Am An Atheist

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    You can safely assume you've created God in

    your own image when it turns out he hates all the same people as you do. Anne Lammott
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 46-50, M 27 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    I am writing a book on arguments

    for atheism/against god/religion. Are there any arguments that you think should be included in it (I want them in premise-conclusion form)?
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Three powerful words.

    ..I Don't Know. I don't know how this universe came to be before the Big Bang or why we are here. Somehow, those of faith in some God think they have that all figured out. I see no convincing and compelling evidence to suggest a "God' is the answer to those questions. So called...
    virtuosity virtuosity 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't know why it is considered bigoted

    or closed minded to say that religion is a myth, an urban legend, a lie perpetuated by the wealthy and powerful. -- Let's be honest with ourselves. If an adult believes in Santa, they are not practicing rational thought. Why does religion get a pass, and we aren't allowed to...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 50 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    So, let me get this straight.

    You think evolution is a ludicrous idea yet you fully believe some random deity in the sky created the Earth for funsies? Really?
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 46 Responses Mar 9

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    I always feel awkward

    when a religious person finds out I don't believe in God and tells me I'm going to hell. It's like, I know you're trying to threaten me but I don't believe in hell so your threat really fell short. I feel bad about it. I know they tried their best.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 70 Responses May 17

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    Lol, okay if you're offended by this im not

    sorry haha. It's bill Nye and the universe. I've never laughed so hard. Something procrastination is a good thing http://www.iflscience.com/space/bill-nye-explains-secrets-universe-amy-schumer
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    What if Mary got knocked up by some guy on a

    girl's night out with her friends and the whole "God did it" thing was her hastily thought out cover story? Well that escalated quickly.....
    Lola26S Lola26S 36-40, F 38 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I feel sorry for Americans.

    The country is run by religious nuts who want to drag them all back into the dark ages, and filled with citizens who feel the same way. One of many things that makes me weep for humanity is when they say not to listen to secular music because Satan is behind it. These idiots are...
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 5 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 30 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    Lol. This perfect. Funny

    or die nailed it. http://deadstate.org/funny-or-dies-new-video-mocking-the-duggar-family-is-perfect/
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 77 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    So, someone on my Facebook said they were

    considering giving religion a shot. Another person commented saying and I quote, "Not sure if religion will work for you but Christianity certainly will." And I...I just...couldn't.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 29 Responses Mar 23

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    I am god! I created man to be imperfect.

    I made man in a way so they can not help but to sin. Then I made those sins morally wrong. Then the only way I can to forgive the flawed creatures I made for breaking the laws I chose is to impregnate a young woman with myself so she can give birth to me so I can grow up and be...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 22 Responses Mar 8

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    I've noticed a common argument

    when I'm talking religion with a Christian. They always bring up that one of us must be right, theoretically. Either it's God or nothing. They're in the clear because if there is a God, they receive no punishment but if there isn't, then nothing happens to them. So, obviously, I...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 52 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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 55 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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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. The burden of proof falls on the believers, and it is impossible to empirically prove a negative. Most atheists are agnostic. We don't believe...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 33 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    6 tips on how to remain strong in the Christian

    faith. http://youtu.be/khSo-bgjDT8
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    The code of Hammurabi was mentioned in

    KittyKat's posted youtube video and I thought it was interesting. Does anyone ever wonder if the Christian religion ever copied the outline and platform for it? About the ten commandments? I think though that the woman mentioned one thing that was different was that the Code of...
    ZombieMcChrist ZombieMcChrist 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 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've noticed that if you post something under

    this experience, the social religious warriors always seem to appear to bring you illogical arguments and insults. Am I offensive in my dealings with these people? Yes, not immediately, but yes. I'm far from unmanageable. There are plenty of people that pose good arguments and I...
    WytW0lf WytW0lf 22-25, M 42 Responses Jan 19

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    Here's a good laugh. http://explosm.

    net/show/episode/151/Footsteps
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Jesus of Nazareth was a Jewish Rabbi aka

    teacher. The Jews do not believe in human blood sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins, nor that one person can atone for the wrongdoing of another. God forgives without human blood sacrifice those who amend their wrongdoing. The Jews do not believe Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 16-17, F 114 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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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 107 Responses Jun 8, 2007

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    Well fvck this guy. Seriously,

    the BSA is finally starting to move out of the dark ages and of course here comes a conservative Christian who has a problem with that. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/05/27/christian-right-leader-if-gay-adults-are-allowed-to-become-scout-leaders-theyll...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    God is a jealous god,

    but jealousy is one of the seven deadly sins. Why would such a powerful being make something he feels a sin? How could he make that mistake? I guess he forgot.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 47 Responses Jan 23

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    "If there were a DNA test to see

    if a baby is gay in the womb, would religious people be for or against aborting it?" Food for thought.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 38 Responses Apr 19

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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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    Any fans of the atheist experience here?

    I love the episodes on gods of the old testament and how the OT god was a giant ****. I used to like callers, but now I wish they'd skip them. Makes my brain hurt
    secretlyhonest1 secretlyhonest1 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Just think if the true Christians are right?

    ?? I the Atheist is right, than no big deal we just die and that's all, but if the Christian is right! Well.............
    Grups Grups 51-55, M 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    Finally a place where I can talk to people

    about the ridiculous nature of many religions! One doesn't need to fear a god or punishment to be a kind and fulfilled human being. So many historical issues surrounding religion I could get into... Looking forward to some great dialogue!
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Lol. The world of fictional gay characters has

    responded by continuing to not exist. Rofl. Funniest thing said. http://youtu.be/1Pe2Pa8yYuM
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    What's the explanation of the existence of god?

    Was he created? Who created god? Would he know if he was created? Is god an atheist?
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 5 Responses 9 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 55 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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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 31-35, M 105 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    We are not atheists because you are bad

    Christians. http://youtu.be/tM0pNs1BeEc
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hi I'm an atheist. Apparently I have no morals.

    Because you know, I couldn't figure out murder is wrong without a 2000 year old badly translated and rewritten book to tell me that. That's why I kill people daily.......................... Oh wait......... I don't? Hmmmmmm. I wonder why?
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 45 Responses Mar 10

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    I am so sick of some Atheists,

    too many follow the following illogical trail . . I'm an Atheist.... . . I do not believe in Gods or Goddesses.... . . I do not believe in religion..... . . I hate religion.... . . I hate those that practice religion and/or think they are stupid..... . . I will make fun of and...
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 34 Responses Apr 17

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    All hail Satan! Oh wait.

    I don't worship Satan. Because I'm an ATHEIST, for ****'s sake.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 7 Responses Mar 18

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    I came across a comment thread on YouTube about

    religion, and I saw something that made me think, this is extremely paraphrased "god had no beginning, he just is" and then I began to think. Ponder, if you will. If a god (doesn't matter which one, just substitute in a belief) had no beginning, then It would "live" in a...
    Futuresdiary Futuresdiary 13-15, M 9 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    What is it about the scientific method

    that believers don't like or get? What is the scientific method? Simply an unbiased, repeatable way of looking at things to assess the truth behind them. Unbiased because results are dictated by evidence. Repeatable because you need to repeat things with the same result to...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Baileybrenton Baileybrenton 13-15, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I was 14 I spent some time in America

    when my dad took me and my little sister to visit our cousins. The second day I looked out the window and saw a Jehova's witness walking down their street, so I took all my clothes off, and when the doorbell rang, I answered. The best part was the guy trying to stay calm while...
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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