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    I used to get very angry

    and frustrated when I tried to debate fundamentalist Christians , then I received some great advice , instead of trying to debate with people who choose to believe superstition just look straight past them , you can't win against superstitious nonsense using logic so why even...
    ardentizzy ardentizzy 66-70, M 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    What would you think of a doctor

    who went around cutting people so he could sell them a band aid? Well that's kinda what Christianity is. Dan Barker
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 51-55, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just got called an idiot

    and "probably hitler" for pointing out that coming into an atheist forum it going to up to atheists "to share" is proselytizing, ie: preaching and shoving your religion down people's throats. These people approach you, ring your doorbell, invade your space, and then get all...
    CyborgBetty CyborgBetty 31-35, F 37 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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    AronRa on correcting Darwin's critics.

    http://youtu.be/8EqvPi24dcU
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    Kudos go out to newjaninev2

    and GiordonoBruno for their recent trouncing of LFMB. If you missed it, check it out: EP Link#reply_10248810 You might want to do it quickly, though, before the OP makes it quietly go away lol.
    extraneous1 extraneous1 51-55, F 11 Responses 22 hrs 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 34 Responses Jun 24, 2015

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    http://www.geenstijl.

    nl/archives/images/ANP-394200752000.html These muslims are morons.
    rbrtoo rbrtoo 41-45 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    i feel free and light

    since i become an atheist, life is more valuable and meaningful now than it ever did when i was religious
    lamiyw lamiyw 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    just a thought. I remember in jr high we began

    sex ed. but instead of real sex ed we got a preachy evangelical type pushing abstinence. she, at one point, put a tennis racket in front of her face and said, "if I gave you all a handful of nerds and told you to throw them at my face with just this racket to protect me that'd...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 33 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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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 31-35, F 34 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    Nobody can logically prove the existence of a

    creator. The moment someone actually sets a logical explanation, and evidence, is the moment I might believe in that ****. But for now, saying "God is there, you just have to have faith" isn't going to cut it, sorry.
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day 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 21 Responses Mar 8, 2015

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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 65 Responses Jul 10, 2015

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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 71 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 48 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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 34 Responses Jul 8, 2015

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    Ever run into this? You happen to mention you

    don't believe in God, and suddenly you're labeled as a militant atheist. You point out where somebody expressed a misconception of science, and suddenly you're said to be accusing believers of being ignorant. You express a difference of opinion, and suddenly you're judged as...
    TooInnocent333 TooInnocent333 26-30, M 15 Responses 5 days ago

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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 55 Responses May 17, 2015

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    Here is more from "On the Historicity of Jesus

    Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt" by Richard Carrier. "Chapt. 4, Background (Christianity) Element 14" pages 114-116 "Mystery cults spoke of their beliefs in public through myths and allegory, which symbolized a more secret doctrine that was usually rooted in a more esoteric...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 5 days ago

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    David Bowie, sang about Heroes

    and was one of mine. Not just for his great constant ground breaking music over many decades but also for perlers like this:
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I grew up in a religious family,

    if you come out to be an atheist, they will never see you the same. They brainwash everyone at a young age to be religious. Sadly, I was apparently too smart and I had enough common sense to think about how there're hundreds of religions, yet they all claim to be real...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 40 Responses Jan 19, 2015

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    I find it sort of surprising

    that not only do Christians want to argue with an atheist like me about how the religion was formed; but that other atheists also want to argue with me about how a religion they don't believe in was formed. My only interest in knowing how the religion was formed is to disengage...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    I know everybody has a right to be here

    and post here. but I'm really sick of the Christians posting in this group. it's as annoying as when they try to randomly preach their crap to me in public. we weren't having an invited discussion. I come here to exchange experiences with like minded individuals and if a theist...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 27 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been an atheist

    for about nine months now and I'm still going through the motions of it. For most people it's not a big deal but when you were raised as staunchly religious as I was there are a lot of complications that arise with letting go of religion. All the baggage aside I am happy to...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    Stalin was an atheist.

    George Orwell, author of one of the most significant books published in direct retaliation to the formation of Soviet Russia, was also an atheist. Of course, arguments like these tend to fall over on their own, being so assertive in their misguided assumption of atheism...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I just wish that Christians

    and Muslims would stop assuming that I care about anything in their religious books. I do not believe that either of them are divine. they contain nothing relevant to modern science so please don't try to use them to argue about scientific things like evolution with me. they...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 50 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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    Properly read, the Bible is the most potent

    force for atheism ever conceived. Isaac Asimov
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Here is more information from Richard Carrier's

    "On the Historicity of Jesus Why We Might Have Reason For Doubt." Chapter 4 "Background (Christianity) Element 15 pages 124 - 130. "Christianity began as a charismatic cult in which many of its leaders and members displayed evidence of schizotypal personalities. They naturally...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I grew up Christian but

    when I finally came to terms with my sexuality my youth minister publicly embarressed and bashed me without the ability to stand up for myself. I realized that if a God truly loved me then all of my hardships and who I am wouldn't change it. I have decided I am a proud atheist...
    Mlwxoxo Mlwxoxo 16-17, F 24 Responses Jan 5

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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 51-55, M 27 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    can we please agree,

    as humans, that the bible is evil and should not be a model for your life? Christians: READ THE DAMN BIBLE! all of it. not just the cherry picked verses they drill into you at church. I'm so tired of Christians trying to argue with me about scripture when they don't even know...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 45 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    So some friends and I had planned to see

    Deadpool later on in the month for my birthday. One of them just told me today that she is refusing to go because she's Mormon and "can't see Rated R movies." Because there's so much harm and impurity that comes with enjoying a good movie. Honestly, I wouldn't even be mad if...
    fairlydecentperson fairlydecentperson 16-17, M 5 Responses 3 days 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 31-35, M 104 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    JW at my door again this morning.

    . no I don't want your pamphlet!
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 14 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well this story effectively pissed me off.

    The teachers in question all need to be fired. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/02/10/lawsuit-alleges-that-georgia-teacher-told-child-not-to-listen-to-his-mother-because-she-doesnt-believe-in-god/
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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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 30 Responses Apr 1, 2015

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    I grew up Catholic,became mormon in my 20's

    and talked with many people of other faiths. Read the bible many times and other books of religious topics and soon began to question things and was told I lacked faith and would be punished. Lost my faith and found my myself in the journey. I live my life being a human, not...
    WitchHazel71 WitchHazel71 41-45, F 17 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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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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    Just posted this story,

    thought some of you might be interested EP Link Especially interesting if you're into politics. Might make you think about choosing the lesser of two evils, whatever that may be for you.
    Inanis Inanis 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    Leaving my former religion,

    Islam, was the best decision I've made so far. I do however regret that I didn't come to this realisation a bit earlier. I feel like I've wasted so much of my life for nothing. Well, it's never too late I suppose. The only thing that sucks is that I live in a Muslim majority...
    hmmyz hmmyz 22-25, M 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    A new study has suggested

    that belief in all-powerful Gods was absolutely vital for the development of civilisation Religion has been dismissed as the opium of the people by Karl Marx, but a new study suggests that belief in all-powerful Gods is absolutely vital for the development of civilisation...
    XIXMCMLI XIXMCMLI 61-65 8 Responses 3 days ago

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