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I Am An Atheist

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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 10 Responses Aug 28

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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 56 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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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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    It's quite a shame that the majority of people

    are brainwashed into believing their family's religion!
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 69 Responses Oct 4

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    Yesterday at my mom's house I noticed the book

    by a former christian minister called "why I became an atheist" and today we got a letter in the mail with a bulletin from my husband's old church from his mom with a not attached that said it was something to think about. All I can think is, "bless their hearts, they're so...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 18 Responses 5 days ago

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    Warning: this is probably offensive to

    christians. I saw a picture that so perfectly describes how I feel going on Facebook and seeing people announcing that they are praying for each other. Again, I know this seems offensive, but in the mind of an atheist, it has exactly the same effect. Random Facebook post...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 27 Responses Oct 26

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    As a parent, I feel an overwhelming urge to

    protect my daughter from what will hurt her and keep her safe from the judgments. How to you prepare them? I know the best way to parent is to arm her with knowledge and information and allow her to make up her own mind. She is six, has started school and is suddenly asking all...
    jen0002 jen0002 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days 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 49 Responses Apr 18

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    Proof #35 - Notice Jesus' myopia If you think

    about Jesus, you realize that his biggest problem is an incredible case of myopia. We can see this myopia quite clearly as we look back at Jesus' time on earth. The obvious question that any intelligent person is forced to ask is this: If Jesus is God, then why didn't Jesus use...
    findmeholdmehateme findmeholdmehateme 18-21 5 mins ago

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    Another Sunday in which I have to pretend to be

    something I'm not. Praise yahweh, hallelujah, amen. Let me read scripture to the mass of sheeple. Let me lead the Prayers of the Brainwashed... I mean Faithful. Please friends, give me the strength to make it through this day. I feel so hopeless. Someday this cycle must end.
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 34 Responses 4 days 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 50 Responses Jul 18

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    There is a debate among atheists about

    whether they should celebrate Christmas or not. Some do so because they aren't out as atheists. Some do so in order not to rock the boat among religious family members. Some do so because they always have and don't want to change or simply enjoy the holiday. Others argue that it...
    jen0002 jen0002 22-25, F 14 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why can't religious people just accept my not

    believing in God without have to say "my science" proves their crazy delusions. It doesn't. Most "proof" consists of bias.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 49 Responses Nov 10

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    1. Why won't God heal amputees?

    2. Why are there so many starving people in our world?3. Why does God demand the death of so many innocent people in the Bible?4. Why does the Bible contain so much anti-scientific nonsense?5. Why is God such a huge proponent of slavery in the Bible?6. Why do bad things happen to...
    findmeholdmehateme findmeholdmehateme 18-21 19 mins ago

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    Good news everyone! My mom agreed to let me

    borrow her John Loftus book. Originally she said no because it would "enforce my craziness," but my sister, who is still pretending to be christian, convinced her that was silly. Now she will let me borrow it as long as I read her refutation of the book. According to her, it is...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    The alarming number if Christians

    that patrol this forum is ridiculous. We are not people to be changed, and we are not infringing upon your right to religion on our own forums. If I mock or rant or post the story of why I am not faithful, I am looking for support and sass from atheists, not arguments from...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 13 Responses 4 days ago

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    Would you ever be in a relationship with someone

    who believed in god? (I'm going to post the opposite version of this same question on the Christian forum. Because I am curious)
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M 6 Responses 2 days 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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    Not believing in the bible

    or God is not a crime.
    piecestothepuzzles piecestothepuzzles 13-15, F 70 Responses Aug 23

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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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    So Charles Manson has just gotten a marriage

    license in PRISON but in some States Gay couples can't get married. Lets just do some American Religious Math here People !
    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M 4 Responses 2 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 33, M 102 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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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 41 Responses May 18

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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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    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 26 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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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 33 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    Who am I? 1 Who am I You are not the body,

    you are not the senses, you are not the thoughts, you are not the unconscious state in which objects do not appear. 2 If I am none of these, then who am I After negating all the above as not this not that the awareness which alone remains is who you are 3 What is the nature of...
    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M 9 mins ago

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    I'm both thrilled and appalled at this.

    But it's a good laugh, either way. -- http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/11/14/after-satanists-plan-to-give-away-coloring-books-school-board-considers-banning-religious-distributions-altogether/
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 3 Responses 7 hrs 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 8 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    Every single person on the planet is born an

    atheist. How do people get upset by this fact being presented and not by the fact that they are conditioned to believe in fairy tales?
    HackerPhD HackerPhD 31-35, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    BettyValentine BettyValentine 22-25, F 50 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    Anybody who wants to see a chest thumping

    christian scientist in their natural habitat should read my exchange with Missreedy in my post about my last post.
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 13 Responses 2 days ago

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    The Validity of Thought 2 .

    By destroying the validity of ideas, evolution undercuts even the idea of evolution. “Science itself makes no sense if the scientific mind is itself no more than the product of irrational material forces” (b). . A related issue is the flexibility and redundancy of the human...
    Pahu Pahu 70+, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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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 39 Responses Apr 25

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    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    If you don't like it,

    then that's your problem!! XD
    MusicJunkie6794 MusicJunkie6794 18-21, M 2 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 13-15, F 119 Responses Aug 14

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    Sometimes I'm going through my Facebook

    and I see my Christian friends posting religious articles and some make sense if you believe in God and follow the lifestyle but other articles are so outrageous and I'm just like you can't that gullible. You just can't. It's not possible.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days 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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    I just realized there could be a god.

    I mean, theoretically. Because, theoretically, if I could live long enough and had a way to travel the universe, I could search literally everywhere for God. Because, you know, the only way to show that God doesn't exist, is to literally search everywhere and not find it. But...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Truth: I only know two other people in my life

    that are atheist like me. My husband and my brothers girlfriend...this is why I joined EP. It's exhausting having to walk on eggshells all of the time around the ppl in my life to avoid any awkward moments or arguments. :/ at least on EP I can be myself.
    jen0002 jen0002 22-25, F 10 Responses 21 hrs 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 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 don't claim to know

    that truth. I'm not that arrogant. I only suspect strongly that religion - all religion - is false." ~ JacobStark But not God. Actions speak louder than words. Usually. The young lad claims to be an atheist. He says on 'philosophical' grounds. Well, the last serious...
    PYWACKET PYWACKET 61-65, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Feeling beyond lost. I found a mass

    that shouldn't be there. I felt around more and felt a mass underneath my arm. Petrified and beyond hope is a little how I feel. I try I knock it out of my head but it won't go away. My body has been in crazy pain lately, the kind where i can barely sleep. I have an appointment...
    ladybug76 ladybug76 36-40, F 10 Responses 2 days 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 80 Responses Jul 22

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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 4 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    I think I have stated

    before how much I feel like an outsider sometimes, how hard it can be to make new friends, especially parent friends, when 70+% of the population is Christian. This is in my news feed, from one of the mommy-friends I know from daycare: -- "Today my daughter asked to pray at...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 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 26 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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