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I Am An Atheist

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    ...but Atheism is not nihilism.

    (Cue Big Lebowski jokes)
    meganbreck meganbreck 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Hi. I wonder if anyone can help.

    I'm thinking about buying a new God but I'm not very familiar with the market. Perhaps if people could post what makes their God better than the other gods it would help me decide which God to buy. I've had some bad experiences with people knocking on my door and trying to...
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 46-50, M 35 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    “Man is the most insane species.

    He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshipping.” ~ Hubert Reeves
    lukeskywalker89 lukeskywalker89 22-25, M 12 Responses 4 days ago

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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 59 Responses Aug 8

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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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    understand that at a point in spacetime a

    singularity occurred quantum potential collapsed into sets of virtual particle / anti-particle pairs do to vacuum fluctuations occasionally producing a non-zero value after which solar and planetary accreation condensed the remaining gases into stars and planets the composition...
    chuckzares chuckzares 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm not an atheist at all.

    Without typing loads i want to keep it short so i suggest all atheist to listen to this song. http://youtu.be/Ql59eK19oXI
    sidraa sidraa 16-17, F 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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    There's someone called Humzar

    who recently posted a confused and rambling story beginning "Why could you say that we came from nothing" Group members should be aware that if you question any of his pronouncements, you will be almost immediately blocked. Such cowardly behaviour (indicative of the...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 9 Responses 4 days 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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    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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    Unlike most atheists,

    I say God does not exist. I base this off of 2 things, a priori sets the default position of anything to non-existence, and there is a low probability that a god does exist. This video explains the burden of proof (it also shows why non-existence is default): https://www...
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 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 39 Responses Apr 25

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    Back in high school, I was taking medical

    courses in BOCES. It was for those who wanted to go into the medical field after high school. One day, the English teacher came in to do a discussion on religious tolerance, and religion in the medical field. He went around the room to the other students to ask them their...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 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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    Not believing in the bible

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

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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 79 Responses Jul 22

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    Is it my imagination,

    or have the atheist threads over the last couple of days been invaded by some rather unpleasant religious types, sometimes trying to disguise themselves as atheists so as to then post ridiculous drivel? The last one I engaged with ranted and blocked me as I (and a couple of...
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 46-50, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    Well, to be fair, we

    now have free will, the knowledge of good and evil, and all of that other stuff. To be fair Apple also has a tendency to sap brain power/willpower anyway, what with its restricted OS and inability to use emulators without jailbreaking.At least Adam and Eve didn't eat...
    MissMadHatter MissMadHatter 18-21, T 2 days ago

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    This is a pleasant, calm,

    positive video that does a quality job of explaining atheism and answering the most hair-pulling questions/comments we face. http://www.upworthy.com/an-atheist-explains-what-he-actually-believes?c=upw1
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 5 Responses a week 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 103 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    Just saw a video of guy saying

    that atheism is a mental illness........ So I guess we all need to go to see a psychiatrist now.
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 35 Responses Oct 7

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    I find religion to be more

    or less nonsensical. It's quite idiotic and it's also disturbing that so many people believe in such things in this day and age. And not only is it dumb but it tends to have negative impacts. Not to say it doesn't have positive impact such as charity and making people feel...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 9 Responses Aug 28

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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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    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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    Atheism and Religion are

    but two sides of the same coin. One prefers to use its head, while the other relies on tales. lol
    ahova ahova 18-21, M 7 Responses 4 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 don't get why people beleive in god.

    They say he's kind and mericiful yet he lets so many live in pain. How is that kind. So I don't beleive in him
    misaka12 misaka12 13-15, F 27 Responses 4 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 58 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    I'm one ....however ,

    I can't stand the ones who are snooty about it . I find that annoying ....as if they are better then those who believe in God ....it's just ...gah ! ...anyway ...I don't care what religion someone is . I don't think it defines a person at all . Live and let live !
    chernobylplayground chernobylplayground 70+ 6 Responses 12 hrs 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 41 Responses May 18

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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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    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 4 days ago

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    Beware of Humzar he's a troll & judging by his

    profile (and posts come to that) he's mentally ill. If you're reading this Humzar see a professional & ask about Narcissistic Personality Disorder. You're a classic case.
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    New video on my channel!

    Though, not 100% relevant to this topic... though, it could be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vPU_qv5yjQ
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 1 Response 6 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 84 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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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 32 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    I finally afound a perfect analogy to explain

    why it doesn't make sense to think Eve sinned before they knew right from wrong. I try to point this out sometimes, but people never get what I'm saying. This quote sums it up really well. A goat does not know the difference between right and wrong (not yet eaten from the tree...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Five Major Evolutionist Misconceptions about

    Evolution A major reason why evolutionist arguments can sound so persuasive is because they often combine assertive dogma with intimidating, dismissive ridicule towards anyone who dares to disagree with them. Evolutionists wrongly believe that their views are validated by...
    humzar humzar 31-35, M 7 Responses 4 days 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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    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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    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 120 Responses Aug 14

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    Until 'God' comes to me in some kind of forn,

    which is impossible as he/she doesn't exist.
    Dispense Dispense 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 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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    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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    You're a monkey http://m.

    youtube.com/watch?v=4A-dMqEbSk8
    ahova ahova 18-21, M 1 Response 5 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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    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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    Properly read, the Bible is the most potent

    force for atheism ever conceived. -Isaac Asimov
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Am I the only atheist here

    that kinda wish that I believed in God? I do think that pretty much everything the bible stands for is wrong and stupid, but I really want that feeling of 'everything is going to be okay if you believe'. Like.. A place, someone that I belive will make everything better. I just...
    Mulier Mulier 13-15, F 7 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I know the internet is full of crazy people,

    but what I saw recently is just messed up. A girl said she lost her virginity to rape. A Christian man told her she needs to beg God's forgiveness. Seriously?
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 7 Responses 3 days 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 36 Responses Apr 17

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