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    The No True Scotsman Fallacy is the most

    annoying hallmark of religious delusion and dogmatic non - thinking. Basically the zealot or idiotologue will at once deny any person who labels themselves as an adherent to x to be an adherent of x if they don't believe exactly as they do, but will claim someone who has...
    Theunamericanlegion Theunamericanlegion 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I don't get how so many fundies (Fundamentalist

    Christians) claim hell exists. Are they admitting to dying and actually being there long enough to observe and then come back to us? Sure there are near death experiences but even those are backed up by science. Unless anyone has proof that this hell exists I will be an atheist...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I heard that all 50 states would recognize

    gay marriage, I wanted to cry with happiness. Just imagining thousands of people in Louisiana now being able to marry their partner gave me so much joy. Except that Louisiana is withholding marriage licenses. They're trying to fight. Our wonderful governor is claiming, and I...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 18 Responses Jun 26

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    Humans have been around

    for about 5 million years although the first modern homosapiens emerged about 100000 years ago. Civilisation began about ten thousand years ago and with it came the first organised religion. Civilisation = religion. I say it's time to burn it all down. Burn baby burn!
    magsmith magsmith 41-45, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    If you use Pascal's Wager to justify your

    belief in a deity and try to use it to convert atheists into Christians, that's a bad thing. There are a lot of problems with Pascal's Wager, but I'll just present the simplest. Although it is possible that an omnipotent deity exists who will have me tortured perpetually for...
    DarksBane DarksBane 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 28 Responses Mar 23

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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 41 Responses Jan 19

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 53 Responses Dec 4, 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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    4 in 10 Americans deny evolution.

    This is an overwhelming amount of people. But I mean, who can be surprised, we have anti-vaxxers, we have congress members who deny global warming, and deny human equal rights. Goodness
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    its important to remember

    that hard core, "traditional" Christians may not have any feelings in the sense that they can have empathy for people who are in love but can't legally marry each other because of their old fashioned opinions, but they have feelings regarding the way other people view them. and...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm tired of my dad always forcing me to go to

    church. Is it wrong? I just dont like it when someone force me something that i dont want to do. I already talk to him about this and all i get is anger. I want to pick my own religion.
    rxmngerah rxmngerah 13-15, F 2 Responses 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 48 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    Christianity is just

    so full of contradictions and logical fallacies it makes me sick. how can any believe it?
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 126 Responses Jun 8

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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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    Well fvck you catholicvote.

    But lol, the response video is perfect. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/06/30/a-hilarious-response-to-catholicvotes-anti-gay-marriage-video/
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 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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    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 37 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    I don't believe in god,

    but it's really annoying when Atheists go running around telling people there is no god. That's unnecessary. Let other people believe what they want. I'm sure you don't like it when people shove their religious jargon down everyone's throats. So why are you doing the same thing...
    LoadedGunn LoadedGunn 18-21, F 19 Responses Jun 20

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    I have come to think the origin of my Atheism

    comes from not believing in "sin". You dont need to accept a 2,000 year old zombie as your master to avoid burning forever in lakes of fire because he loves you-since sin isnt real. Its just simple social rules put in place to help regulate society.
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 46 Responses Jan 23

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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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    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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    Im very late but experience project logged me

    off and i didnt remember the password to my former acc but #LOVEWINS EVERYONE YAY!
    wehttam2 wehttam2 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I can't prove to you

    that Faeries exist, but I wrote this book that says if you don't believe in them or what the books says, because the book is 100% accurate, take my word for it, then the faeries will do horrible things to you when you die. just keep that in mind. I mean, choose to believe...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days 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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    So you stand in front of a traffic light

    and it's green. The guy in front of you stands still and holds op everybody. You get out. "It's green" "No it isn't it's red" You look again. You can clearly see a green sign. "But the green light is burning" "No the red light is burning, because my faith says so" "But reality...
    rbrtoo rbrtoo 41-45 3 Responses 3 days 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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    I heard on the radio,

    an ad for Vacation Bible Camp, or something like that. Sounded like an oxymoron. It was a summer camp "where kids can go to enjoy learning about God." Yes, he actually said that. Out loud. On the radio.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Ok. So this one made me laugh.

    Came across a comment that said "It's hard to be a Christian when everyone you meet is an atheist". Ummmmm, Christianity accounts for one third of the worlds population, or about 2.2 billion people. Atheism is axp. 4% of the population. Where does the poster live and can...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    What the fvck?!! http://www.

    patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/05/31/new-biblical-guide-to-hell-for-small-children-is-sick-and-depraved/
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Being an athiest is great bc you dont worry

    about whether what you do is in accordance with a book or whatever, but rather if it is right, wrong, necessary, or unnecessary to do.
    wehttam2 wehttam2 16-17, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Have a look at what retired Episcopal bishop

    John Shelby Spong says about religion now that he is not controlled by the church. Some I agree with, some I don't. http://deadstate.org/retired-priest-hell-was-invented-by-the-church-to-control-people-with-fear/
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 2 days ago

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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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    The ignorance of some people!

    They thought the burning of 500+ pride supporters was an act of "god". The homophobic population tends to quote jewish law even though they are christian, which is basically adopting an entirely different religion. If hell was real, at least the homophobes will burn together. Oh...
    wehttam2 wehttam2 16-17, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It always confuses me

    why a God has followers anyways. There are multiple stories in mythologies including the bible where Gods and/or just any god they all admit one thing or another in those stories: That they hate humanity. They all hate the creations they create. I laugh because of the irony...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 5 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 16-17, F 114 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    So I think I want to let everyone know about

    this great youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DarkMatter2525/featured Also I thought I'd list my 3 legends of Science and Atheism: Tycho Brahe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_Brahe Charles Darwin Sigmund Freud And my 3 contemporary heroes of Science and...
    magsmith magsmith 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I do not understand why Christians endorse the

    ancient Jewish Theocratic form of government found in the Old and New Testaments when the Jews have moved on to having a Prime Minister named Benjamin Netanyahou, have stopped looking for Messiahs aka Jewish Kings, and would not allow Christians to come live in Israel. The...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Lol. So this is awesome.

    Heavy metal or bible verse. http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/heavy-metal-lyric-or-bible-verse#.mhKaG9P9KG I got 14 of 16.
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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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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    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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    So what is the convention really,

    we don't go to 'their' groups and 'they' don't come to ours? I just was kind of shown the door in a Christian group in a not to suble way, does that mean there are unwritten rules about that? What are those really? Doesn't it make sense to make a group "I want to discuss the...
    rbrtoo rbrtoo 41-45 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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 35 Responses Apr 17

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    I love it when Christians subject me to going

    to hell. Migrating to Pluto is actually more likely than going to hell. Did you know that?
    brokenfixed brokenfixed 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I once had a very good conversation with an

    Islamic man when I was still a Christian (RC) and we talked about our lives and beliefs and we had an astonishing amount in common. He used Mohammed as a role model, just as I tried to model myself on Jesus. Neither of us cared about heaven - we didn't even really want to go to...
    magsmith magsmith 41-45, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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