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I Am An Atheist

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    I know the Christians lurk here,

    so I thought I could clear things up for them.
    iSimplyAtheist iSimplyAtheist 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    People that dismiss evolution oftenly ask :

    if we evolved from monkeys,why are there still monkeys? It's kinda arrogant thinking that all monkeys ever wanted is to turn into humans.
    lady2089 lady2089 22-25, F 9 Responses 4 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, and live without hatred or bigotry.  Its freedom of speech; freedom to criticize and analyze all subjects without limitations.  ...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 85 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    And i just wish stupid people would stop

    thinking Atheism is Satanism cause it f*ing isn't
    patches1999 patches1999 13-15, F 27 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I just love atheists.

    They're like, the most open-minded people. They never control you, never convince you to believe in myths, beliefs or superstitions. Just pure fact and pure science. I'm not saying that religion is bull or anything like that. Besides, I respect the belief, and the good values...
    jesssaying1997 jesssaying1997 16-17, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    iSimplyAtheist iSimplyAtheist 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yes, I'm an atheist. So what about it?

    I respect other peoples religious view but don't try and change my views. Just because I'm an atheist doesn't mean i am a satinist. You should just accept the fact that I don't believe in god or heaven and hell. Don't even try and tell me because i don't believe in god means I'm...
    alysharoberts25 alysharoberts25 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    My entire family is evangelical.

    I grew up going to a K-8 Christian school. My uncle is a pastor. But I have not been religious for more than 10 years now. I don't like using the word belief or faith about anything now. I feel like it is a way to avoid answering real questions about who we are, where we came...
    britannagis britannagis 31-35, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I always laugh when hateful Christians start

    telling me I'll burn in Hell, as I don't believe in Hell, nor do I believe in Heaven.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    There was once this person

    who took the liberty of telling every seemingly gay person on a site that they were going to hell. When the person got to me, I told them I didn't believe in hell, but nice try. They left me alone. The same couldn't be said for a few other people.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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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 38 Responses Apr 17

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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 52 Responses Apr 18

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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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    I think people are misunderstanding my posts.

    I don't mean to disrespect or judge any religions. This is an atheist group so I don't know why you guys are over here but whatever. I'm just exasperated. I'm ranting. That's it. It's nothing mean or harmful. I don't want to hear about God or your faith. I don't care. You...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Trying to talk to a Christian

    who uses God as their excuse for everything is like banging your head against the wall, hoping the wall will stop being so blind and stubborn.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 22 Responses a week ago

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    Genetic Information 1 .

    Information never self-assembles. The genetic information in the DNA of each human cell is roughly equivalent to a library of 4,000 books (a). . a. Carl Sagan showed, using straight-forward calculations, why one cell’s worth of genetic information is the equivalent of 4,000...
    Pahu Pahu 70+, M 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't believe in God

    but does that make me any less of a person? I can still show emotion and love. I still do good for people and I want everyone to be happy even if it means that I am not. And I am not. So why do we get looked down upon.
    CJHall1234 CJHall1234 16-17, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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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 57 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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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 104 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    For your reading enjoyment.

    .. http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/messages-from-creationists-to-people-who-believe-in-evolutio
    P245 P245 46-50, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm becoming fed up with religious people,

    especially Christians. They fail to realize that their entire religion is stolen from various other religions and primitive myths.
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 18-21, M 67 Responses Jun 15

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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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    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 25 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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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 27 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    I hate when anyone tries converting me.

    I used to a Christian. There is a reason after all that i am an atheist. No i'm not a satanist for any stupid people out there who think that's what it means. Please please please don't even try converting me. You will make me not like you and won't change anything other than my...
    patches1999 patches1999 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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 peoples lives. They say that they can't marry who they want because it's against their own personal beliefs. I also don't think...
    Bowtiesarecool11 Bowtiesarecool11 13-15, F 27 Responses Jan 30

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    I found the quote below at the answers in

    genesis site (answersingenesis.org) in the final section of their Statement of Faith. -- "By definition, no apparent, perceived or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the scriptural record. Of primary importance is the...
    Jimmy805 Jimmy805 56-60, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    For very brief occasions,

    the militant atheist/ anti-theist in me settles down and i stop talking about it. Then I see a ridiculous statement by a creationist and I get fired right back up. I mean, ffs, do they even read the BS that they type?
    iSimplyAtheist iSimplyAtheist 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 view. I do not have the intent of trying to convince anyone. My brother, as well as many others I know, is religious and belong...
    JeffSnow JeffSnow 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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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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    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 109 Responses Jun 8, 2007

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    I was raised as a Christian

    but I gradually fell out, looking at the god I thought I knew in disdain. As I looked for the truth I "needed" to seek, I became more self reliant. My disbelief in an ambiguous god led to a straightforward belief in myself. If there is a god, omnipotent and all-pervading, it...
    Geopion Geopion 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 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 54 Responses Jul 18

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    I am atheist because people say god makes no

    mistakes. Well this is false I myself am a huge mistake. I am a waste of space pathetic loser with no friends. I am worthless and if there is a god he is a evil bastard for creating me because I hate myself and well I want kill myself basically.
    superabe11 superabe11 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 20

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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 6 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    I use to be religious

    but that has changed I believe in science now. Everything is possible through science
    7531yo 7531yo 18-21, M 9 Responses 6 days 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 42 Responses Apr 25

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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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    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 46 Responses May 13

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    I have seen overwhelming evidence all pointing

    towards there not being a god. I also am very liberal and left wing, the truth follows a liberal bias, and I don't see conservatives being for freedom, but instead trying to make everyone follow their beliefs
    Novinia Novinia 16-17, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Atheists are also morally obligated to tell the

    truth as we see it. We should preach and proselytize too. We need to help believers. Someone who believes in god is wasting big parts of his or her life, holding back science and love, and giving "moral" support to dangerous extremists. If you believe something, you must share...
    iSimplyAtheist iSimplyAtheist 18-21, M 17 Responses 1 day ago

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    Do you ever feel like religion shows many

    similarities with biological viruses? A virus that destroys the brain’s ability of logical and critical thinking. Every virus needs a hosts, makes them contagious and then tries to contaminate another subject in order to spread. Religion fits the virus description perfectly...
    SuperiorIntellect SuperiorIntellect 26-30, M 7 Responses Jul 19

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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 82 Responses a week ago

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    My parents are very strict Baptists.

    My dad is a pastor. I don't believe in any of it but I have to pretend I do. It makes me feel like I'm losing my mind.
    marcusru marcusru 16-17, M 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    I went to Catholic primary school

    and Christian secondary school, my family is Christian, I had tried the bible studies group in the church for over a year, and Christianity was a proper subject in school. I can say I'd tried, but I just don't believe it. After trying for years, I told my family I don't believe...
    Naturalsimple Naturalsimple 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days 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 29 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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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 39 Responses May 1

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    LordoftheThigh LordoftheThigh 18-21, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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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 me it's like this; I respect your religion, I don't tell you that god isn't real or tear up the bible you put in my face... So please don...
    TheCrookedYoung TheCrookedYoung 16-17, F 20 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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

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    iSimplyAtheist iSimplyAtheist 18-21, M 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    I admit I am. I am a Christian still

    and the belief is killing me. I can't tell this to anyone, not even my parents. I've told my best friend about it and her reaction...I don't know. I don't think she supports me at all because she drops the subject just that. It's off-putting. I just want someone to support and...
    jesssaying1997 jesssaying1997 16-17, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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