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I Am An Atheist

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    BettyValentine BettyValentine 22-25, F 52 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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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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    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 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 76 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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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 62 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    Just saw the funiest comment on the clip of

    Take me to Church on youtube, I quote : *All you "Christians" can say what you want, but the fact that shrimp is called an abomination in the bible SIX times more than homosexuality yet you choose to eat it and call out and ostracize gays instead? Just know you are going to...
    ryan015 ryan015 13-15, M 26 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    You can safely assume you've created God in

    your own image when it turns out he hates all the same people as you do. Anne Lammott
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 46-50, M 25 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 9 Responses 2 days 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 31 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    While having lunch with a Christian friend

    today, he bowed his head to pray and I followed suit. I thought about that moment all day today, old habits die hard, old pressed way of thinking doesn't just go away. Lately on the forums here, there have been a lot of theist who have joined our conversations, some bitter...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    What if Mary got knocked up by some guy on a

    girl's night out with her friends and the whole "God did it" thing was her hastily thought out cover story? Well that escalated quickly.....
    Lola26S Lola26S 36-40, F 40 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I think it's amazing how the Christians in my

    area who claim to be oppressed for their beliefs are the same Christians who looked at me as an outcast for being an Atheist.
    AgentSean AgentSean 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    One of the ten commandments says: Thou shalt

    not kill. Genesis 7:4 Every living substance that I have made will I destroy. The God character is an evil, hypocritical *******.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm sick and tired of being afraid to share my

    opinion on this forum. Every time I speak my mind with regards to my lack of faith I end up having my account on EP suspended. I don't for one second believe it is a coincidence. The system is broken. The powers that be do not care to fix it.
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 75 Responses Jan 14

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    One of the most profound changes in belief I

    have since embracing true Atheism and Skepticism is that there is no afterlife. Upon death, it's oblivion. What's that like? I've heard some refer to it what your life was before birth. I like to compare it to what it feels like when you're in deep sleep and not dreaming. No...
    SkepticalGorilla SkepticalGorilla 41-45, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Christians, Muslims, etc.

    If you want me to believe your God or gods is true, prove it. If you can't, then I have no reason to listen to anything you say about it.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 2 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 29 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    Neo8 Neo8 36-40, M 8 Responses 1 day 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 115 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    Sarabell00 Sarabell00 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I dislike talking to Christians about

    transsexualism. Even the ones that attempt to be nice about it. The one I usually get from family is "God does not make mistakes." Correct. A possibly nonexistent being written to be perfect in every way does not make mistakes because he was written that way. Human nature...
    BloodStainedRabbit BloodStainedRabbit 18-21, T 29 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    We all know atheism is the TRUTH.

    That's why everyone else gets into such a rage over atheism. Humans are born with a moral code and without it, things like murder and ********** would be common place. Just look at the religious texts! All Christians any other type of religious people are really just atheists...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I used to think you could believe in God

    without being religious. But that is impossible. Even if you believe in God, you are religious. You might not go to church, but you are still religious. Dictionary.com defines religion as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Let's just assume, purely

    for the sake of argument (since it cannot be established) that a god exists. Most claims about "God" is that it is good and is also the source of morality (as if morality is somehow something beyond common sense and does not vary among cultures - again, this is a hypothetical...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 16 Responses 2 days ago

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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 54 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    If some people have dark skin

    because their ancestors lived in hot places, does that mean that God is black because he lives in heaven, where the sun always shines?
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Religion is finally dying.

    Who wants to help me kill it?
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 55 Responses 2 days 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 37 Responses May 18, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Just thinking about the pledge of allegiance.

    If the words "under God" were replaced with "devoted to science", would the believers finally understand why it annoys us so much?
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Uh atheist's, don't you know

    that like, morals come from God? So where do you get your morals from? I mean like your telling me you think for yourself? Ha! Disgusting. I believe in what the bible tells me. *said by almost every religious person ever.
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 20 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Terrorist is defined

    as someone who terrorizes or frightens others. If you are a Christian, and you tell people your God will send them to hell if they don't worship him, you are spreading fear. You are a terrorist.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 4 Responses 1 day 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 36 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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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    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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    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response 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, 2014

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    I don't understand how anyone can worship

    such a conceited creature. Any given deity supposedly created us simply to worship them. And like, everyone's cool with that? That's the story you want to go with? I don't get it.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 35 Responses Jan 22

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    SarcasticBadger SarcasticBadger 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 3 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 50 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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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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    Christian woman beats Jewish woman

    for not believing in the same god. The whole irony of it is, doesn't matter what religion, all religions believe in "a" god. This woman obviously wanted her Jewish friend to believe in "her" god. This is so horrid. She kicked her friend in the stomach and stomped on her neck...
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 58 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    Some religious people say

    that it takes more faith to be an atheist. Bull-*******-****. The very definition of atheism is to have a LACK of faith. Atheism and faith are complete ******* opposites!
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    Just discovered a quote from Bertrand Russell

    (in the piece "Am I An Atheist or Am I An Agnostic") that rather perfectly sums up the way I feel about that question: "As a philosopher, if I were speaking to a purely philosophic audience I should say that I ought to describe myself as an Agnostic, because I do not think that...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles 26-30, M 3 Responses 3 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 56 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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