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I Am An Atheist

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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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    The next time someone says

    that Atheists aren't discriminated against in the United States, remind them that there are some states that deny Atheists the right to hold public office.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 1 Response 19 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 36 Responses May 18

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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 105 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    Persistent and Stupid I recently had one of

    the least intelligent conversations about my anti-religious position to date on the website Omegle. The question was "Which religion is your least favourite?" My answer was simple: the religion I despise most is Islam. My conversation partner asked me why, of course. I ran...
    SourPennies SourPennies 18-21 4 Responses 17 hrs 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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    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 126 Responses Aug 14

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    I have just emailed EP about "amazinggod"

    and all of her fake usernames. If you want to get rid of this psycho then I advise you to email EP as well. Here is the link... http://help.experienceproject.com/customer/portal/emails/new
    gradyjellyneck gradyjellyneck 18-21, M 8 seconds ago

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    I think a world without religion would be much

    more productive, safer, and more respectful to all life. Cant people see the pattern of what it does? It causes wars and hate. Its been going on for far to long. Think of the thousands of years of intolerance in England while it was ran by the church. The torturing and massacres...
    VinniBaborino VinniBaborino 16-17, M 33 Responses 2 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 60 Responses Aug 8

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    My mother believes in God,

    although she doesn't believe in organised religion. My dad is... Well, my dad just doesn't care about that kind of stuff. Neither of them ever forced me to believe like they did. They taught me how to think, but they let me think for myself. I am an Atheist by my own choosing.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    Spambot Amazinggod aka Jesuslovesmeforever

    and 100 other accounts took spamming to a new level - likely via scripting. I guess some people really don't like Atheists and will do anything to shut down free speech. I've complained to support but it looks like they can't do anything.
    experimed experimed 51-55, M 39 Responses 2 days ago

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    I GET IT! I finally get it!

    It's like Beetlejuice! We just need to stop saying her name in the mirror 3 times!
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 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 40 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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    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 40 Responses Nov 8, 2007

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    Does anyone watch Darkmatter2525's cartoons on

    Youtube? The animation isn't the best, but they get their point across pretty well.
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T 44 Responses 3 days 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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    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 31 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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 81 Responses Jul 22

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    I am absolutely fascinated by how far

    scientific discoveries and technological advancements have come in the last few years. If you have some time for a listen, RadioLab has some intriguing stories. This one is really relevant lately: http://www.radiolab.org/story/137407-talking-to-machines/ Does anyone else have...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Here is Bertrand Russell thought experiment

    about a celestial teapot. “If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed...
    dactylion dactylion 26-30 32 Responses 2 days ago

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    i have this problem where,

    like jehovas witnesses keep bothering me... ive asked them to go away, ive stopped answering the door... wat do i do? im gonna lose my sanity
    aijmeerah aijmeerah 16-17, F 45 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can't believe that spammer is trying to make

    us stop posting here by being annoying as ****
    VinniBaborino VinniBaborino 16-17, M 33 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hello there atheists of experience project I am

    here today to ask you a simple question to help me with my confusion can you tell me the reasons why god does not exist? I will also be posting this on the "i am an christian" experience with the opposite question. hopefully this will allow me to pick a side Thank you for...
    IBelieveInAThingCalledLove IBelieveInAThingCalledLove 16-17, T 56 Responses 3 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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    From a young age, I have believed

    that there are no gods. I respect religious people; just as long as their religion isn't forced upon me. I always have Jehovas' Witnesses knocking at my door on weekends. I politely tell them that I am not religious, but they persist. They tell me I'm a sinner and "need to be...
    Kneetar04 Kneetar04 18-21, F 19 Responses 2 days ago

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    Here are some of the reasons why; Leviticus

    20:9 If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. 20:10 If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death. 20:13 If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman...
    kel25 kel25 26-30 93 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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    --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 4 days ago

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    VinniBaborino VinniBaborino 16-17, M 27 Responses 2 days ago

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    One thing that irks me about Christians (not

    all, but a good measure of them) is when they say something bigoted or idiotic and then call it a breach of free speech when someone calls them on it. No, it isn't a violation of free speech to get called on your bullshit. Getting called on your bullshit is part of free speech...
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T 35 Responses 2 days ago

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    You could seriously post "i like puppies" in

    here and get at least 5 people telling you how much they love god and about 17 spam comments from whatever the **** that trolls name is now :| religious people, really, stay in your religious groups. We do not want to hear your bullshit. And also, whatever the hell your account...
    ButtersTheMerciful ButtersTheMerciful 13-15, F 4 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 7 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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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 69 Responses Jun 15

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    I hate when I see people post

    or comment in this group like, "Is all you Atheists do here is bash Christians?" Let me answer your question with another question. Do you purposely not read the posts that don't bash Christians to make yourself feel better, or are you legitimately not seeing them? EDIT: For...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    If you had the power to change the world

    completely what would you do with that power, and how would you change the world?
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T 21 Responses 1 day ago

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    I think a good person is not someone

    who follows their religion and worships a god. I believe a good person is someone who respects nature and the environment. Someone who understands the downhill turn the world has taken for the destruction of nature and all of the species that are dying. I really couldnt care...
    VinniBaborino VinniBaborino 16-17, M 32 Responses 2 days ago

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    I grew up a Catholic kid.

    Or at least that's what everyone else believed I was (and still am). Everyone on my mom's side of the family are big on Catholicism and sin and going to Mass every damn day and things like that. As a kid, I went to Mass every Saturday/Sunday, went to Religious Ed, got my First...
    FlyingToHell FlyingToHell 13-15, F 24 Responses 1 day ago

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    Poetess: I am an Atheist

    and Painter is not...he's more agnostic. However before you go quoting me scripture and handing pamphlets to your flavor of religion please continue reading. I probably know more about God, scripture and holy books than you will EVER know. I went to university to study it. I...
    PaintedPoemCpl PaintedPoemCpl 36-40 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    But I also believe in freedom of worship,

    and am happy that the concept of God drives so many people to do so many positive things.
    alsatian80 alsatian80 31-35, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hello. I can't take an opinion.

    If you disagree with me, I will attempt to silence you immediately by replying to your posts an overwhelming amount of times. If, however, you fail to delete your posts, I will continue pestering you because your opinion is bullying. Without wholesome white Christian Jesus in...
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T 29 Responses 2 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 106 Responses Jun 8, 2007

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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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    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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    Not believing in the bible

    or God is not a crime.
    piecestothepuzzles piecestothepuzzles 13-15, F 78 Responses Aug 23

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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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    In An Overly Religious World...

    Ever since I cemented my atheistic beliefs in high school, I feel stifled in what often seems like a religion-oriented world. I know that I'm not alone in my beliefs, but it's frustrating to see hardcore religious folks negatively impact the world with their ignorance and...
    AntOnTheMirror AntOnTheMirror 18-21, F 23 Responses May 19, 2007

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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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    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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    My dad grew up as a catholic

    and went to a catholic school and church. Although once he finished school and left home he didn't continue any of that, he basically forgot about all of it. He doesn't speak of god or anything, he doesn't go to church nor pray. I've grown up with my own choice and I've chosen...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 25 Responses 2 days ago

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    Atheists have higher IQ’s

    than theists. Their intelligence makes them more likely to dismiss religion as irrational and unscientific. We should consider this before we jump into arguments with theists: Atheists tend to be more intelligent than religious people. Researchers found that those with high IQ...
    SuperiorIntellect SuperiorIntellect 26-30, M 48 Responses 3 days ago

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