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I Am An Atheist

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    Flashback: My Story - 26th October, 2008: Rain pours down National Highway - 8 as a lone car makes it's solitary way to Delhi. Raindrops hit the windscreen like bullets...
    HereticSafiya HereticSafiya 22-25, F 28 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    It's not just that, I'm not an Atheist because I think it's cool or because of religious extremists. I do not think there is a God nor the Devil, but I do believe that there is...
    ThatDarnKatz ThatDarnKatz 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    Ok so I'm not the type person who tells other people that they shouldn't believe their beliefs but it annoys me that people use their own personal beliefs to try and change other...
    Bowtiesarecool11 Bowtiesarecool11 13-15, F 29 Responses Jan 30

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    The Beatuy Of Not Knowing - I have been thinking I would share my views on why I am Atheist for awhile now. That said, it is for friends of mine, so they can understand my point of...
    JeffSnow JeffSnow 26-30, M 5 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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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...
    TCat TCat 26-30, M 109 Responses Jun 8, 2007

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    I grew up protestant, but I soon realized all of this christian bullcrap was just mythology. I believe in reincarnation, not heaven and hell. I believe in a higher power, but not...
    VinceOfOhio VinceOfOhio 16-17 5 Responses Mar 28

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    Thoughts about atheism ???
    jaccuzi jaccuzi 22-25, M 14 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 84 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    Any advice on telling my strongly christian family that I am an agnostic atheist?
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 18-21, M 29 Responses Mar 17

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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...
    Bradford Bradford 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    Yep, it's true. Remember at 16 being scolded when I commented, it was relevant to the conversation, that I was an atheist. Thought it rude since I was expected to respect the...
    chparker chparker 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I live in a Christian household. My parents aren't too religious but I'll still be dragged to church once in a while. I am starting doubt any possibility of a god. I'm agnostic...
    apathyiswinning apathyiswinning 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Despite I'm an atheist, I'm not a person goes around and put down people religion. What a person wants to believe in is their own business. Most people I that I know believes in...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 5

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    I Hate When People Try To Change It - Whenever people find out they harass me about why I should love god CONSTANTLY, some have even gone as far as to shove a bible in my face. To...
    TheCrookedYoung TheCrookedYoung 13-15, F 20 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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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...
    yifeng yifeng 19-21, F 49 Responses Oct 10, 2006

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    There Probably Is No God, Now Stop Worrying And Enjoy Youre Life. - I figured it’s about time I wrote something about my atheism, how I became to be one and such. I suppose I was...
    NerdyBirdy NerdyBirdy 18-21, F 34 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    And one thing I hate is when a person's success on something is attributed to God's work. Like right now... My cousin's ability to handle leukemia well is thanks to God, and my...
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F 8 Responses Mar 24

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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...
    AntOnTheMirror AntOnTheMirror 18-21, F 22 Responses May 19, 2007

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    Let Believers Believe - It gives me great comfort to believe that I am speck of dust in the universe, important to nobody except maybe similar specks of dust I might come into...
    damselfly damselfly 46-50, F 13 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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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...
    MtnMig MtnMig 36-40, M 57 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    "Since it is obviously inconceivable that all religions can be right. The most reasonable conclusion is that they are all wrong."
    ScorpM ScorpM 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 23

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    i have to live with my Muslim family. so much stress...no one accept me as me any ideas what should i do other than suicide ?
    utopialover utopialover 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 23

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    I have recently admitted to myself that I am atheist. I think I was for a while I was just too scared to let people know, especially since I am living with a bunch of Catholics. I...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F 1 Response 26 mins ago

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    Everyone is born an atheist. I was born as an atheist and have remained as such.
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    Socrates Meets Jesus -   Socrates Good morning, Jesus, I have heard...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 37 Responses Nov 8, 2007

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    I decided to write a new story as my old one just isn't that good. The reason I am an atheist is because I base my beliefs on evidence. I would not believe in something that there...
    AlwaysGonBe AlwaysGonBe 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I just came across a question that asked what is something that people brag about that isn't worth bragging about. Someone out down atheism and that riled me. Why can't we brag...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have nothing against other religions I just find them pointless.. I don't believe in heven or hell. The Christians just say these a heaven to get off the hell they are living in...
    xXAliCatXx xXAliCatXx 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    Simply because its how I want to be, I don't need or want to follow a religion I neither want or need those rules and laws to dictate how to live my life, I don't need or want a...
    Waywardsilence Waywardsilence 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 19

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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...
    snarkbite snarkbite 26-30, F 126 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Ive been an atheist for a few years now. I think religion causes a lot of hatred and wars between people. However i do have a lot respect for Buddhism, Hinduism, Wicca, and...
    AaronIsaac AaronIsaac 16-17, M 7 Responses Mar 30

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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...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 71 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    God Is An Epic Troll -
    BettyValentine BettyValentine 22-25, F 48 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    Comparative Theology For Computer Geeks. - Disclaimer: Esoteric comparative theological + computer geek humour within. No disrespect intended. If you do not understand the...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 11 Responses Dec 6, 2007

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    Christianity - i find it both sad and amazing that christianity is praised by millions in america. im only talking about christianity because i see it every where! how can stories...
    kylekilla1 kylekilla1 18-21, M 12 Responses May 1, 2013

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    I have a five year old little sister. She went to a daycare that was in a church so she was preached to about Jesus and God and the Bible. I, however, am an atheist. I was...
    sunny1818 sunny1818 18-21, F 30 Responses Dec 25, 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...
    BettyValentine BettyValentine 22-25, F 25 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    Decided to join a couple of atheist forums sites to maybe meet and talk to some other atheists... don't know why I bothered all I found on there was groups of hate filled whiny...
    Waywardsilence Waywardsilence 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 30

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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...
    Lazarus42 Lazarus42 46-50, M 25 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    Quiet(ish) Atheist - quick survey inside - I don't mind (too much) if other people choose to be religious. I've become nice about it over the years. Here's a question, though...
    Zandze Zandze 26-30, F 78 Responses Apr 4, 2007

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    Being an atheist is okay. Being an atheist and shaming religions and spirituality as silly and not real is not okay. Being a Christian is okay. Being homophobic, misogynistic...
    Ohxoxo Ohxoxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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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 4 Responses 20 mins ago

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    I just find it too hard to ever abandon Bill Nye, bowtie and all.
    StellaStellar StellaStellar 31-35, F Mar 17

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    Pascal’s wager “Are you willing to spend an eternity in lonely darkness for what you believe?” This question was posed to me when I first became an Atheist around the age...
    AsexualMeat AsexualMeat 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    ...but you know, I'd like things to be different. Wouldn't it be splendid if there were an avuncular omnipotent presence watching and guiding benignly? There isn't though, is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 19

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    If god was real as Christians believe why is there so much hurt, pain and suffering in the world.
    yabbyabbey yabbyabbey 56-60 10 Responses Mar 17

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    What Would Jesus Do? - I wonder what Jesus would do if he were to be resurrected and taught the last 2000 years of history. I mean, assuming that christians are in some way right...
    AnxietyReactor AnxietyReactor 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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    I'm an atheist and I respect peoples beliefs as long as they don't harm anyone else. But I think it's really negligent to put yours or other peoples problems on god or Jesus...
    Garrett1212 Garrett1212 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i don't believe in god or higher power..... i used to until i actually did some research in my early teens..... i think there is more evidence to support the existence of santa...
    wez2 wez2 22-25, M 6 Responses Mar 25

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    After doing what Christians told me to do, pray, I've come to the realization that I can't make the leap of rational thought and believe in something that relies solely on a blind...
    EmbraceThePresent EmbraceThePresent 26-30, M 9 Responses Mar 16

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    I always feel so awkward when someone "blesses" me. For example; "God bless you." I always feel so awkward. I know for some there is feeling in it, others do it out of habit or to...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 16

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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...
    VendettA12 VendettA12 33, M 104 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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