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I Am An Atheist

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    EP is notorious for its Theist vs.

    Atheist debates, but as an atheist, let me just say one thing: If you're religious because it gives you comfort, if it helps you get through the day, if it gives you hope, or if it makes you feel better about life, GREAT. I am so happy for you and I think that is wonderful. I...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 24 Responses Jan 11

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    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 12 Responses 3 days ago

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    deleted deleted 26-30 39 Responses Jan 23, 2015

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    I grew up in a religious family,

    if you come out to be an atheist, they will never see you the same. They brainwash everyone at a young age to be religious. Sadly, I was apparently too smart and I had enough common sense to think about how there're hundreds of religions, yet they all claim to be real...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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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 44 Responses Mar 9, 2015

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    JW at my door again this morning.

    . no I don't want your pamphlet!
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 14 Responses 3 days ago

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    Here you are Janine ,

    enjoy and learn something maybe you might just evolve yourself
    Popayidisident Popayidisident 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 65 Responses Jul 10, 2015

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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 71 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    Bible fact number 1: The bible is truth

    because the bible says it's truth. If the bible says it's the word of God we should just believe that because there's no way a book can lie.
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 10 Responses 3 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 55 Responses May 17, 2015

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    Try starting from here Janine ,

    surprised you missed it as you are a google expect
    Popayidisident Popayidisident 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 hrs 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 45 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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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    What would you think of a doctor

    who went around cutting people so he could sell them a band aid? Well that's kinda what Christianity is. Dan Barker
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 51-55, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Nobody can logically prove the existence of a

    creator. The moment someone actually sets a logical explanation, and evidence, is the moment I might believe in that ****. But for now, saying "God is there, you just have to have faith" isn't going to cut it, sorry.
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 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 21 Responses Mar 8, 2015

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    i feel free and light

    since i become an atheist, life is more valuable and meaningful now than it ever did when i was religious
    lamiyw lamiyw 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    1. There is no Geological proof of the great

    flood. 2. Adam and Eve could not have existed because fossil records CLEARLY show that dinosaurs and earlier forms of life came 3 BILLION years before humans. 3. Evolution has shown that we developed from apes, we haven't just stayed the same. 4. The fact that there are...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 24 Responses Jan 10

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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 38 Responses Mar 10, 2015

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    Here is more information from Richard Carrier's

    "On the Historicity of Jesus Why We Might Have Reason For Doubt." Chapter 4 "Background (Christianity) Element 15 pages 124 - 130. "Christianity began as a charismatic cult in which many of its leaders and members displayed evidence of schizotypal personalities. They naturally...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 34 Responses Jul 8, 2015

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    Some Christians are

    now saying that Donald trump is the second coming . That can't really be true can it ?
    ardentizzy ardentizzy 66-70, M 14 Responses 1 day ago

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    So some friends and I had planned to see

    Deadpool later on in the month for my birthday. One of them just told me today that she is refusing to go because she's Mormon and "can't see Rated R movies." Because there's so much harm and impurity that comes with enjoying a good movie. Honestly, I wouldn't even be mad if...
    fairlydecentperson fairlydecentperson 16-17, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    http://www.geenstijl.

    nl/archives/images/ANP-394200752000.html These muslims are morons.
    rbrtoo rbrtoo 41-45 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Just posted this story,

    thought some of you might be interested EP Link Especially interesting if you're into politics. Might make you think about choosing the lesser of two evils, whatever that may be for you.
    Inanis Inanis 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I don't usually respond to messages on here

    unless we've had s conversation or you're a regular in the atheist group. And sure enough, when I responded to someone it was psycho babble about going to hell and leading people astray. Yup; lesson learned. Thx for those who I message and are normal you know who you are...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    sunnyelp sunnyelp 36-40, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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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 51-55, M 27 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Stalin was an atheist.

    George Orwell, author of one of the most significant books published in direct retaliation to the formation of Soviet Russia, was also an atheist. Of course, arguments like these tend to fall over on their own, being so assertive in their misguided assumption of atheism...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 5 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    so i just got back from a business seminar

    for a major entrepreneurial company and the guest speakers said the one of the keys to success (the equation being need + faith = morivation) is god. so i guess i wont be successful? how ******* rude.
    evynray evynray 22-25, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Well this story effectively pissed me off.

    The teachers in question all need to be fired. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/02/10/lawsuit-alleges-that-georgia-teacher-told-child-not-to-listen-to-his-mother-because-she-doesnt-believe-in-god/
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    A new study has suggested

    that belief in all-powerful Gods was absolutely vital for the development of civilisation Religion has been dismissed as the opium of the people by Karl Marx, but a new study suggests that belief in all-powerful Gods is absolutely vital for the development of civilisation...
    XIXMCMLI XIXMCMLI 61-65 8 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 30 Responses Apr 1, 2015

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    I grew up Christian but

    when I finally came to terms with my sexuality my youth minister publicly embarressed and bashed me without the ability to stand up for myself. I realized that if a God truly loved me then all of my hardships and who I am wouldn't change it. I have decided I am a proud atheist...
    Mlwxoxo Mlwxoxo 16-17, F 24 Responses Jan 5

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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 31-35, F 34 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    I'll probably delete this post

    but there was a guy who posted in here about needing help with his friend who was having issues coming to terms with being Christian and gay. I put in advice but wanted to make sure they got it. I know they liked my comments but wondered why they deleted their post.
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just wish that Christians

    and Muslims would stop assuming that I care about anything in their religious books. I do not believe that either of them are divine. they contain nothing relevant to modern science so please don't try to use them to argue about scientific things like evolution with me. they...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 50 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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    can we please agree,

    as humans, that the bible is evil and should not be a model for your life? Christians: READ THE DAMN BIBLE! all of it. not just the cherry picked verses they drill into you at church. I'm so tired of Christians trying to argue with me about scripture when they don't even know...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 45 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    I find it sort of surprising

    that not only do Christians want to argue with an atheist like me about how the religion was formed; but that other atheists also want to argue with me about how a religion they don't believe in was formed. My only interest in knowing how the religion was formed is to disengage...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 11 Responses 3 days 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 39 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    Kudos go out to newjaninev2

    and GiordonoBruno for their recent trouncing of LFMB. If you missed it, check it out: EP Link#reply_10248810 You might want to do it quickly, though, before the OP makes it quietly go away lol.
    extraneous1 extraneous1 51-55, F 12 Responses 1 day 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 74 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    Arab scientists claim to have discovered a time

    travel method which can transport an entire culture back to the Middle Ages. The concept is called "Islam".
    ScissorhandsFingeredMe ScissorhandsFingeredMe 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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