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I Am An Atheist

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    Well fvck you catholicvote.

    But lol, the response video is perfect. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/06/30/a-hilarious-response-to-catholicvotes-anti-gay-marriage-video/
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 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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    Why I am not a Christian Bertrand

    Russell http://youtu.be/HQJ3sqkdCRE
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The No True Scotsman Fallacy is the most

    annoying hallmark of religious delusion and dogmatic non - thinking. Basically the zealot or idiotologue will at once deny any person who labels themselves as an adherent to x to be an adherent of x if they don't believe exactly as they do, but will claim someone who has...
    Theunamericanlegion Theunamericanlegion 22-25, M 18 hrs ago

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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 1 day ago

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    I can't prove to you

    that Faeries exist, but I wrote this book that says if you don't believe in them or what the books says, because the book is 100% accurate, take my word for it, then the faeries will do horrible things to you when you die. just keep that in mind. I mean, choose to believe...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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 1 day 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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    When I get really annoyed at the heat,

    I always think, oh yeah, it's because there's a giant ball of fire in the sky. O.O Then I think how ironic it is how fire brings us both life and death. If anyone were to touch that giant ball of fire, they'd burn. But at a safe distance, it nourishes the planet and gives us...
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have come to think the origin of my Atheism

    comes from not believing in "sin". You dont need to accept a 2,000 year old zombie as your master to avoid burning forever in lakes of fire because he loves you-since sin isnt real. Its just simple social rules put in place to help regulate society.
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Christianity is just

    so full of contradictions and logical fallacies it makes me sick. how can any believe it?
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 126 Responses Jun 8

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    I wish people were ready to give up desert

    tribalism for simple reason.
    Todesengel Todesengel 18-21, T 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 41 Responses Jan 19

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    its important to remember

    that hard core, "traditional" Christians may not have any feelings in the sense that they can have empathy for people who are in love but can't legally marry each other because of their old fashioned opinions, but they have feelings regarding the way other people view them. and...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    4 in 10 Americans deny evolution.

    This is an overwhelming amount of people. But I mean, who can be surprised, we have anti-vaxxers, we have congress members who deny global warming, and deny human equal rights. Goodness
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    What the fvck?!! http://www.

    patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/05/31/new-biblical-guide-to-hell-for-small-children-is-sick-and-depraved/
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Why are people atheist?

    Is it because case you once had belief in a higher power and something happened that changed it, or is it something you believe just because that's all u know?
    Krazycool Krazycool 36-40, F 14 Responses 3 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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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 am non religious, but I looked at the

    Christian Experience. I am disgusted. PMWhite posted a video of the fire where 500 homosexual people were burned at a Rave party in Taiwan. He agrees with the speaker on the video who thought it was OK that the fire happened and that Jesus would approve of the fire because "gay...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 15 Responses 2 days ago

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    ATTENTION ALL ATHEISTS AND CHRISTIANS!

    Everyone needs to read this photo right now. My old acc, was im pretty sure w3htt4m so just letting you know
    wehttam2 wehttam2 16-17, M 4 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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    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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    It's quite a shame that the majority of people

    are brainwashed into believing their family's religion!
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 55 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 47 Responses Jun 24

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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 6 days ago

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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 6 Responses 17 hrs ago

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

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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    Sometimes i feel like I have lost my freedom.

    I´m a 16 year old closet atheist, raised in Denmark as a muslim by two Arab immigrants. I have lived under immense mental stress ever since I came to the conclusion that i did not want to live as a muslim anymore. Down below is my story, it´s a bit long but i really needed to...
    anonymousgamer anonymousgamer 16-17, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Does anyone else struggle with being accepting

    and not condescending concerning Christians? Many atheists seem to enjoy describing how stupid and wrong Christianity is. Sometimes I think it's basically a way of saying, "Look how smart I am to have figured out that your religion makes no sense. Look how stupid you are." But...
    katappi katappi 26-30, F 13 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    TLC strikes again. "Modern day miracles" about

    to be broadcast to the gullible public. This ought to whip the fundies into a whole new frenzy. I call bullshit. http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/answered-prayers/about-answered-prayers/
    extraneous1 extraneous1 51-55, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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