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I Am An Atheist

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    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    On the Richard Dawkins scale,

    I identify as a 6, a De-facto Atheist. Even though I live my life without a belief in any god or deities or anything, I still feel that I don't have all of the answers. Nobody does. To say that I am 100% sure that there is no god or deity, I feel like I would need hard proof to...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 6 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Not believing in the bible

    or God is not a crime.
    SayGeronimo SayGeronimo 13-15, F 66 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    I've noticed that if you post something under

    this experience, the social religious warriors always seem to appear to bring you illogical arguments and insults. Am I offensive in my dealings with these people? Yes, not immediately, but yes. I'm far from unmanageable. There are plenty of people that pose good arguments and I...
    WytW0lf WytW0lf 22-25, M 40 Responses Jan 19

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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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    I am not agnostic, I am a staunch

    and proud atheist. I was brought up in a deeply religious Hindu family, with my mom observing all the fasts on tuesday, praying twice a day in the small temple in our room and frequent visits to the temples of the city, I was certainly not brought up an atheist. When I was a...
    uiop09 uiop09 18-21, F 2 days 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 59 Responses May 17

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    If you are an online atheist,

    message me please.
    itsjakedam2 itsjakedam2 22-25, M 8 Responses 4 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 16 Responses Jun 20

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    I don't get it. We are told from an early age

    that it is vital we take things into our own hands and do for ourselves, it's the path to success. Then you have religions telling us m@sturb@tion is a sin.
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    RenaDragon RenaDragon 18-21 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've noticed a common argument

    when I'm talking religion with a Christian. They always bring up that one of us must be right, theoretically. Either it's God or nothing. They're in the clear because if there is a God, they receive no punishment but if there isn't, then nothing happens to them. So, obviously, I...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 51 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    Im so blessed. :) I just knocked over a whole

    glass of water and it fell right onto a towel on the floor. I'm so glad God is looking out for me, instead of those poor starving and/or diseased people in third world countries
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 43 Responses Jul 8

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    It definitely is hard to come out the closet.

    Today i posted a picture on instagram about my beliefs. And my family members told me i was making a mistake and that they would pray for me. I wish they would just accept my point of view and not think i was risking my life (or after life). I need to meet more people who are...
    pantera613 pantera613 18-21, F 11 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 55 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 44 Responses Jan 23

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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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    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 43 Responses Jun 24

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    Jesus and the gays. http://www.

    wouldjesusdiscriminate.org/biblical_evidence/born_gay.html
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 7 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    If u actually believe the bible,

    there is some crazy **** in there but if u believe it than u have to live by it. ( I am paraphrasing) Deuteronomy 23 1 If u got a wounded penis than u can't go in church. If ur circumcised than u can't go into church Timothy 2 11 Women can't teach Luke 16 18 Divorce...
    bendadrummer21 bendadrummer21 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I guy just came to my door

    and told me about a service being held in town. he said if I come with a container I can get holy water that will cure any ailments or problems in my life. smh. these people are crazy.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 35 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well, I was blocked from EP

    for a few days because someone flagged my story that recommended an article that related to the Evolution of mankind. I emailed EP, stated my case, and now I'm back on this website. For a while there I was worried that EP was invented by some Creationists in San Francisco making...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I thought this was good.

    But that's just my opinion. http://www.houstonpress.com/arts/no-it-s-not-your-opinion-you-re-just-wrong-7611752
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 8 Responses 6 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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    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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    As an Atheist, I am not sad,

    I’m not happy, I’m not unhappy. There is a great burden in knowing that ultimately, I am responsible for everything I do. Good or bad, right or wrong. I also have a great memory, and I remember everything I have ever done to inflict pain, discomfort and/or suffering. Be it...
    Account1138 Account1138 36-40, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Alan watts- Buddhism

    and science, interesting video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dzyDTV6EzUs
    guitarspro guitarspro 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Well, I decided to look up

    who started The Experience Project. His name is Armen Berjikly. He has a Masters from Stanford in Management Science and Engineering with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship. Prior to that he graduated with honors in Computer Science from Stanford where his primary research focus...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 day 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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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 79 Responses Jul 10

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    my daughter was running around with a Mormon

    pamphlet yesterday (must have come in the mail.) I looked at it and saw that their depiction of Jesus is a tall, handsome, white man with short cropped hair and blue eyes. these are also the guys who believe Jesus came to America right? wtf?
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 28 Responses Jul 17

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    It would be awesome if I could wish (pray) away

    all the problems in the world but sadly we can't. We have to rely on ourselves to push the things we can control in that which is within our control to a positive light. No, your prayer is not welcome nor needed, take your condescending self elsewhere Thx
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 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 77 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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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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    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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    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 45 Responses Mar 9

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    I could of course go on

    and on and on about why I despise religion, but it's already been said on here. The fairy tales about this god in the sky that people believe are mind boggling and it makes me sad for them. My dog and my cat passed away last month within a week of each other and my grandpa...
    Mmccor02 Mmccor02 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day 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 44 Responses Mar 10

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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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    Let me get one thing straight - I decide

    when I am going to die, not some deity.
    comfi comfi 51-55, M 3 Responses 6 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 31-35, M 105 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    There's and ancient book of eastern wisdom

    called the Tao Te Ching that everyone should read. My favorite translation is the one by Jane English and another author. In any event, I think it is a misunderstanding to view this as a religious text; its a book about living a life attuned to life and this does not require...
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 51-55, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just find religion really hard to believe.

    And no offence, but it's just stupid. How the heck can you believe that some omniscient person can exist and live in the sky? Where are heaven and hell at in other than in people's imaginations? Its hard to believe the big bang and evolution are true too, but they seem much more...
    AceAroAthe AceAroAthe 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    "Charles Robert Darwin 12 Feb.

    1809 - 19 Apr. 1882 was an English naturalist and geologist best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If you could reason with religious people,

    there would be no religious people !!!
    Shivang05 Shivang05 22-25, M 8 Responses 1 day ago

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