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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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    Have a look at what retired Episcopal bishop

    John Shelby Spong says about religion now that he is not controlled by the church. Some I agree with, some I don't. http://deadstate.org/retired-priest-hell-was-invented-by-the-church-to-control-people-with-fear/
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    So, someone on my Facebook said they were

    considering giving religion a shot. Another person commented saying and I quote, "Not sure if religion will work for you but Christianity certainly will." And I...I just...couldn't.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 28 Responses Mar 23

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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 55 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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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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    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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    Im very late but experience project logged me

    off and i didnt remember the password to my former acc but #LOVEWINS EVERYONE YAY!
    wehttam2 wehttam2 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Ok. So this one made me laugh.

    Came across a comment that said "It's hard to be a Christian when everyone you meet is an atheist". Ummmmm, Christianity accounts for one third of the worlds population, or about 2.2 billion people. Atheism is axp. 4% of the population. Where does the poster live and can...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 8 Responses 2 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 46 Responses Mar 9

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    Lol. So this is awesome.

    Heavy metal or bible verse. http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/heavy-metal-lyric-or-bible-verse#.mhKaG9P9KG I got 14 of 16.
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 53 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    So you stand in front of a traffic light

    and it's green. The guy in front of you stands still and holds op everybody. You get out. "It's green" "No it isn't it's red" You look again. You can clearly see a green sign. "But the green light is burning" "No the red light is burning, because my faith says so" "But reality...
    rbrtoo rbrtoo 41-45 3 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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    I come here often to

    either rant or share my thoughts. Sometimes you guys agree, sometimes you don't. But I feel like this is my space. This my safe space to say exactly how I feel and think. I think this is how many people feel about the groups they become a part of. Right now someone has posted...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 33 Responses 4 days ago

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    If you use Pascal's Wager to justify your

    belief in a deity and try to use it to convert atheists into Christians, that's a bad thing. There are a lot of problems with Pascal's Wager, but I'll just present the simplest. Although it is possible that an omnipotent deity exists who will have me tortured perpetually for...
    DarksBane DarksBane 13-15, M 3 Responses 2 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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    So I think I want to let everyone know about

    this great youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DarkMatter2525/featured Also I thought I'd list my 3 legends of Science and Atheism: Tycho Brahe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_Brahe Charles Darwin Sigmund Freud And my 3 contemporary heroes of Science and...
    magsmith magsmith 41-45, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My wife and I were watching Frontline about

    growing up transgender and one boy's father was not supportive due to his beliefs. She had been rather quiet up to this point, when she suddenly spoke up. "Religion sucks," she said. "It's all about religion." That's why I married her.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 2 Responses 13 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 37 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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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    Religion is the systematic marketing of fear.

    Blessed are the poor (donate heavily). Blessed are the meek (obey). Blessed are the humble (don’t question authority). Blessed are the hungry (make us rich while you starve). Blessed are the merciful (if you catch us doing something wrong, let it go). Blessed are the pure of...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I heard on the radio,

    an ad for Vacation Bible Camp, or something like that. Sounded like an oxymoron. It was a summer camp "where kids can go to enjoy learning about God." Yes, he actually said that. Out loud. On the radio.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 3 Responses 1 day 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 46 Responses Jun 24

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    I wish people were ready to give up desert

    tribalism for simple reason.
    Todesengel Todesengel 18-21, T 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am so sick of some Atheists,

    too many follow the following illogical trail . . I'm an Atheist.... . . I do not believe in Gods or Goddesses.... . . I do not believe in religion..... . . I hate religion.... . . I hate those that practice religion and/or think they are stupid..... . . I will make fun of and...
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 35 Responses Apr 17

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    Katietreat or whatever you call yourself you

    stupid man , you think you are such A treat ? How dare you accuse me of being religious? Do you even know me ? Just because I stood up to you means I must believe in a god ? I just don't understand trannies , and the reason why I come to EP is to be honest about my feelings like...
    proudenglish proudenglish 31-35, M 9 Responses 12 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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    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 26-30, F 33 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    The ignorance of some people!

    They thought the burning of 500+ pride supporters was an act of "god". The homophobic population tends to quote jewish law even though they are christian, which is basically adopting an entirely different religion. If hell was real, at least the homophobes will burn together. Oh...
    wehttam2 wehttam2 16-17, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It always confuses me

    why a God has followers anyways. There are multiple stories in mythologies including the bible where Gods and/or just any god they all admit one thing or another in those stories: That they hate humanity. They all hate the creations they create. I laugh because of the irony...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Been an atheist all my life.

    From the age of 7 when I really started to grasp what I was being told by the church and schools that were trying to convert me, I realised I just wasn't buying it. Back then, from the age of 7 to 16, I was a weak atheist. I saw religion and god to be questioned and be very...
    AceOtana AceOtana 26-30, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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 19 Responses Jun 20

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    My husband and I saw Steven Spielberg's

    "Jurassic World" last night. Dinosaurs and homo sapiens on planet earth at the same time. The premise is that scientists took their DNA and made more dinosaurs now. The special effects are amazing. Quite a horror movie that is!
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    KenmaXhan KenmaXhan 13-15, T 2 Responses 16 hrs 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 105 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 46 Responses Jan 23

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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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    I do not understand why Christians endorse the

    ancient Jewish Theocratic form of government found in the Old and New Testaments when the Jews have moved on to having a Prime Minister named Benjamin Netanyahou, have stopped looking for Messiahs aka Jewish Kings, and would not allow Christians to come live in Israel. The...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response 1 day 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 66 Responses May 17

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    I once had a very good conversation with an

    Islamic man when I was still a Christian (RC) and we talked about our lives and beliefs and we had an astonishing amount in common. He used Mohammed as a role model, just as I tried to model myself on Jesus. Neither of us cared about heaven - we didn't even really want to go to...
    magsmith magsmith 41-45, M 7 Responses 3 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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    Being an athiest is great bc you dont worry

    about whether what you do is in accordance with a book or whatever, but rather if it is right, wrong, necessary, or unnecessary to do.
    wehttam2 wehttam2 16-17, M 3 Responses 3 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 16-17, F 114 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    I'm tired of my dad always forcing me to go to

    church. Is it wrong? I just dont like it when someone force me something that i dont want to do. I already talk to him about this and all i get is anger. I want to pick my own religion.
    rxmngerah rxmngerah 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I noticed that when people die,

    others say things like, "they were taken too soon" or "why was he/she taken from me". Nobody was "taken". They just died. Taken implies they're still alive.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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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 45 Responses Mar 10

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