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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've always been more of a science person,

    and I see no possible scientific explanation of how he exists. If God exists, then why are there many different religions out there? It is simply a mere human illusion. Even historians say that since humans didn't have the technology to explain things like why the sky is blue...
    AnimeFanGrrl AnimeFanGrrl 13-15, F 38 Responses May 1

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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 125 Responses Aug 14

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    Burden Of Proof

    Whenever somebody makes a claim, there is a necessary burden of proof on the claimant, which is to provide a level of evidence that supports their claim. The more extraordinary the claim, the more substantial the burden of proof becomes. For example, if I were to claim that there...
    TheOrdinaryGuy TheOrdinaryGuy 18-21, M 90 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    BettyValentine BettyValentine 22-25, F 49 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    All I c in this group are people bashin'

    Christianity. Can otha peeps believe in different stuff other than what y'all think? How 'bout dem Buddhists? Yiggity yow yow.
    thelonerinyourbed thelonerinyourbed 70+, T 19 Responses 10 hrs 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 81 Responses Jul 22

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    Handedness: Left and Right 1 .

    Genetic material, DNA and RNA, is composed of nucleotides. In living things, nucleotides are always “right-handed.” (They are called right-handed, because a beam of polarized light passing through them rotates like a right-handed screw.) Nucleotides rarely form outside life...
    Pahu Pahu 70+, M 20 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    I'm not an Atheist. I do lean more to the side

    of science by far though. I'm agnostic-atheist. I respect other people's beliefs as long as they do the same for me. I don't have proof "god" is real nor do I have proof he isn't. What I hate though is when the retards come out and say "you're Atheist! You worship satan!" *MEGA...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 17 Responses 1 day ago

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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 7 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    Q: What will atheists do with their time

    once religion finally dwindles to obscurity in 100 years or so? Finally USA catches up and surpasses Europe in terms of being secular and scientific. The old bible stories are by then commonly seen as quaint old fairy tales and myths similar in importance to the Roman and...
    experimed experimed 51-55, M 20 Responses 2 days ago

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    People worship this "god"

    that they can't even prove exsists.
    zennarts zennarts 13-15, F 19 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    What does it truly mean to be atheist,

    to you all? Could anyone please give me their interpretation on this word? Thank you very much.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 13 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    “In some respects, science has far surpassed

    religion in delivering awe. How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, ‘This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 18-21, M 7 Responses 17 hrs 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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    It annoys me when people say

    that "god" will support me/help me or "god" gave me the ability to be good at something. They need to learn that nothing affects nothing. If a person prays to "god" to pay their debts, they is still going to be in debt.
    Although Although 13-15 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    As far I am gathering - there are split levels

    of atheism - there are those who want to wipe out religion , there are those who say they tolerate once their beliefs are respected, and the other descriptions - ok - no body runs out with a spear to snook me ok lol - but what is this leading to? religion on one side fighting...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 21 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    And so was Frank Sinatra!

    http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-1963-interview-with-frank-sinatra.html?m=1
    experimed experimed 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day 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 2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    Who knows john lennon?

    The man who wanted to bring peace and love to the world, and he did. That man was also an atheist. He was an atheist that was murdered by a christian. This was all part of 'gods' plan right?
    VinniBaborino VinniBaborino 16-17, M 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 18-21, M 10 Responses 16 hrs ago

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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 50 Responses Apr 18

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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 8 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Atheists eat babies. I always found

    that statement amusing. In fact, whenever someone comes to my door to talk about there religion, I say, "I can't talk right now. I have a baby in the oven."
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 9 Responses 23 hrs 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 30 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    In An Overly Religious World...

    Ever since I cemented my atheistic beliefs in high school, I feel stifled in what often seems like a religion-oriented world. I know that I'm not alone in my beliefs, but it's frustrating to see hardcore religious folks negatively impact the world with their ignorance and...
    AntOnTheMirror AntOnTheMirror 18-21, F 23 Responses May 19, 2007

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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 105 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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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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    Here are some of the reasons why; Leviticus

    20:9 If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. 20:10 If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death. 20:13 If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman...
    kel25 kel25 26-30 33 Responses 5 hrs 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 40 Responses Nov 8, 2007

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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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    There is a good series of videos of atheists

    talking about what it means to be an atheist, why they are "out" and so forth. You can find them on youtube's "FFRF out" channel. BTW the videos are sponsored by the Freedom from Religion Foundation, which is an excellent organization that fights to keep state and church...
    sinofile92 sinofile92 51-55, M 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    Why are people happier

    when they are clueless? I think about that quite a bit. How I was happier when I was younger because I didn't know any better. How I failed to see the world for what it really, truly was. Is that why many Christians are more contented? That they would rather live in ignorance...
    UntimelySoul UntimelySoul 18-21, T 25 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    “And when you pray,

    you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I do not believe that there is a God,

    nor will I ever and I do not believe that the world we live in was just created. I fully believe in the scientific side of things. I believe we evolved to how we are now. My whole family are atheists, so I was brought up in that environment. I respect people who are religious...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 12 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    jedimindtrick jedimindtrick 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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 58 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    So generally - you guys ( atheist) don't have

    a fixed code of description? meaning one code of conduct , one definition of who you are as a person? beliefs? just as how a christian have 10 commandments to live up to - christ as master , etc -are atheist, people in society who are just simply non believers of god existence...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 26 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    Not believing in the bible

    or God is not a crime.
    piecestothepuzzles piecestothepuzzles 13-15, F 83 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    I get so frustrated when people say

    that atheism is a religion. It's like saying not playing a sport is a sport?
    errorunknown errorunknown 26-30, F 45 Responses May 13

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    I haven't really read any of the posts under

    this title, but I am kind of shocked by how many there are. I am happy that there are a lot of people going that direction and starting to actually have minds of their own, unless they are all just more lemmings following the current trend. Modern Science/Technology is starting...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was raised Christian,

    everyone in my family believes in god like hard core. About 4 years ago I really started to question what I was so blindly believing. I made the realization that religion is a compete and utter lie. I have resentment towards it, but that's a different story... I have never told...
    bohobridget bohobridget 22-25, F 42 Responses Apr 23

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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 40 Responses Apr 25

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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 61 Responses Aug 8

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    Well mostly because an all powerful sky daddy

    is illogical and because i enjoy me freedom. If something isn't illegal or immoral i want to be able to do that without having the constant reminder thats whatever is against god
    ButtersTheMerciful ButtersTheMerciful 13-15, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    I became an Atheist at the age of 14

    after many years of being a devout Christian. I mainly turned against it when I started becoming depressed and such from multiple factors, but I have to say it was the best decision I have ever made. Now that I am no longer a believer I am more open to things that I was never...
    UntimelySoul UntimelySoul 18-21, T 12 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 36 Responses May 18

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    But I also believe in freedom of worship,

    and am happy that the concept of God drives so many people to do so many positive things.
    alsatian80 alsatian80 31-35, M 2 Responses 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 51 Responses Jul 18

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