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    So my brother and sisters all have a problem

    with me being an atheist and supporting LGBT rights posting about posting about LGBT rights on Facebook, but instead of telling me they all call our dad and complain to him about it. They say they fear for me because I don't believe god and they're afraid I may not be straight...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days 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 45 Responses Mar 9

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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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    Attention all atheists.

    I want each of you to block Princessx2. It's for your own sanity, plus do it for the lulz.
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M 17 Responses 4 days ago

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    Somebody asked me if atheists hate God,

    I'm not atheist, but I'd hope not. I just said they have no belief in God(s) not a hatred towards him/her.
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 13 Responses 4 days ago

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    Criticism of religion has plucked the imaginary

    flowers on the chain, not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and pluck the living flower. The criticism of religion disillusions man, so that he will think, act, and fashion his reality...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I can't wait for the apocalypse!

    All the Christians will be gone :)
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F 15 Responses 4 days ago

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    Okay I need to hardcore rant about Christians

    right now. Like, I am so flipping annoyed at how they act like the victim ALL THE TIME. "Oh wah, the mean atheist told me my god isn't real." All the while they have national holidays dedicated to their religion. "Oh wah the ***** is allowed to get an abortion" all the while it...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 43 Responses Jun 24

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    God is the ultimate stalker psycho ex.

    He loves you!!! He loves you so much that he watches you all the time. He watches while you sleep. While you eat. While you lay with your SO. He loves you so much, that if you don't love him back, he will burn you forever in a fiery pit! I think we need to get a...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 34 Responses Apr 1

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 45 Responses Jan 23

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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 51 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    Big gubmint try'n to take our guns away

    and put us em er FEMA camps. Alex 'Jim' Jones keeps it real. Enjoy the comedy sketch :D http://youtu.be/ZIkoV7RAda4
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    There wasn't really a huge inciting incident

    that caused me to leave religion, but more of a cumulation of little things. My grandmother on my mom's side is an extremely religious person, and my family was averagely religious too. My grandmother would always take me to Sunday school, and I'd be fascinated by all the...
    LordNexus78 LordNexus78 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 80 Responses Jul 10

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    My becoming an atheist was completely

    unemotional and had to do with science. But afterwords I went through some traumatic experiences where I lost some people who I didn't think I could live without because of my newfound lack of faith in fairytales. So I'm not mad a religion. I simply refuse to be hurt like that...
    whaleking whaleking 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today my mom told me

    that I'm possessed by atheism. She says this because she can't understand why refuting religon is even relevant. How do you convey your thoughts about lacking a belief in god to people who don't find religion wrong or to be reprehensible?
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 19 Responses 6 days ago

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    HAAAAAHAHAHahahaha so this happened.

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/07/26/to-weed-out-protesters-at-last-nights-event-the-satanic-temple-had-attendees-transfer-their-souls-to-satan/
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    It gets lonely sometimes.

    Most of my closest friends from High School and College are atheists, which is rather surprising because more than half are artists, and statistically artists tend to be more spiritual than scientific. I'm thankful to have very smart friends. But lately, as we all get older and...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    If we proved 100% without any doubts

    that God wasn't real right now, there would be mass suicides. Some people just don't have the mental/spiritual capability to handle the idea of the vast universe as it is. To them it's terrifying and lonely, and they need that imaginary omnipotent hand to hold just to survive it...
    PicklesAndPie PicklesAndPie 26-30 4 Responses 3 hrs 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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    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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    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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    Christianity is just

    so full of contradictions and logical fallacies it makes me sick. how can any believe it?
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 122 Responses Jun 8

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    Heading back to the cities from backwater USA,

    and OMG the religion in everything makes me crave a hot bath. My toddler wasn't feeling up for quiet time so I missed the memorial service portion of my husband's uncle's funeral, but my husband summarized for me something disturbing and upsetting I have heard from a few of you...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Creationism vs. the Evolution of mankind.

    I am a former Christian. I accept the evolution of man. Homo Sapiens evolved from a primate 200,000 to 250,000 years ago. The primate did not have a soul or spirit because it was a placental mammal creature among many species that evolved from a universal one cell bacterial...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 3 Responses 5 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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    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 44 Responses Mar 10

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    my daughter was running around with a Mormon

    pamphlet yesterday (must have come in the mail.) I looked at it and saw that their depiction of Jesus is a tall, handsome, white man with short cropped hair and blue eyes. these are also the guys who believe Jesus came to America right? wtf?
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 30 Responses Jul 17

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 54 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    You all need to understand.

    It doesn't matter what you believe in. What matters is if you're going to judge people because of it. If people don't believe in something, that's fine. If they do, that's okay. Why would you go around degrading those that don't agree with you? Aren't you supposed to love and...
    Darktooth41 Darktooth41 18-21, M 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    I recently tried to read the Bible-but

    after continuously being perplexed by discontinuity, I finally had to stop at this: Genesis 4:1-16New International Version (NIV) Adam[a] made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain...2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel....Cain said to his...
    PicklesAndPie PicklesAndPie 26-30 13 Responses 3 days ago

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    I get so irritated sometimes!

    I made a comment that if there was a god, then there wouldn't need to be a book to tell us about it. Someone replied, if there wouldn't need to be a book, how would people believe in GOD? Seriously?! It's not like I was being esoteric. But I guess I need to spell it out: BECAUSE...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    You know burning people seems to be fundies

    forte. Frosty Flowers article awhile back in the group displays pure irony. I hope I am using the correct word for this though. Here's what I mean, get this. The article that Frosty Flower posted was about the Satanic Temple holding an event. They had to have a whole process...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Sorry for posting here,

    because I'm actually more of a deist. But I posted that I don't believe God interferes with human affairs, because if he did faith healing would work. You're the only people who would understand how completely stupid this guy's comment is.
    YoungOne1901 YoungOne1901 22-25, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    My husband and I have discussed this

    hypothetical theory at length. History is written by the victors. What if, God and the devil exist, BUT, Lucifer was actually a benevolent creator, or as an over-literal reading of Genesis 1 and 2 suggests, all creation and people were created by "us" plural Gods, and Lucifer...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 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 17 Responses Jun 20

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    I was raised Muslim and made to believe

    that homosexuality is wrong. After immigrating to the U.S. and getting some room to think without pressure I rid myself of a lot of beliefs based on science, love, and compassion for other people. I visited my cousin over the weekend and we had a heated argument about gay people...
    evolvinggirl evolvinggirl 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 hrs 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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    "Maybe we all have in us a secret pond

    where evil and ugly things germinate and grow strong. But this culture is fenced, and the swimming brood climbs up only to fall back. Might it not be that in the dark pools of some men the evil grows strong enough to wriggle over the fence and swim free? Would not such a man be...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 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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    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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    Not believing in the bible

    or God is not a crime.
    SayGeronimo SayGeronimo 13-15, F 66 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 18 Responses 4 days ago

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    Im so blessed. :) I just knocked over a whole

    glass of water and it fell right onto a towel on the floor. I'm so glad God is looking out for me, instead of those poor starving and/or diseased people in third world countries
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 44 Responses Jul 8

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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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