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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 4 days ago

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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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    I grew up Catholic,became mormon in my 20's

    and talked with many people of other faiths. Read the bible many times and other books of religious topics and soon began to question things and was told I lacked faith and would be punished. Lost my faith and found my myself in the journey. I live my life being a human, not...
    WitchHazel71 WitchHazel71 41-45, F 17 Responses Aug 7, 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 just got called an idiot

    and "probably hitler" for pointing out that coming into an atheist forum it going to up to atheists "to share" is proselytizing, ie: preaching and shoving your religion down people's throats. These people approach you, ring your doorbell, invade your space, and then get all...
    CyborgBetty CyborgBetty 31-35, F 37 Responses Sep 2, 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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    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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    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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    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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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 65 Responses Jul 10, 2015

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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 18 hrs 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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    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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    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 4 hrs ago

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    just a thought. I remember in jr high we began

    sex ed. but instead of real sex ed we got a preachy evangelical type pushing abstinence. she, at one point, put a tennis racket in front of her face and said, "if I gave you all a handful of nerds and told you to throw them at my face with just this racket to protect me that'd...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 33 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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    I've been an atheist

    for about nine months now and I'm still going through the motions of it. For most people it's not a big deal but when you were raised as staunchly religious as I was there are a lot of complications that arise with letting go of religion. All the baggage aside I am happy to...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21 9 Responses 4 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    http://www.geenstijl.

    nl/archives/images/ANP-394200752000.html These muslims are morons.
    rbrtoo rbrtoo 41-45 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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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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    Here is more from "On the Historicity of Jesus

    Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt" by Richard Carrier. "Chapt. 4, Background (Christianity) Element 14" pages 114-116 "Mystery cults spoke of their beliefs in public through myths and allegory, which symbolized a more secret doctrine that was usually rooted in a more esoteric...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 5 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'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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 40 Responses Jan 19, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    My Buddhist mum brought me to this monk

    yesterday. I am an atheist and she didn't tell me much about the place she was going to bring me. This monk was alleged to have the ability to predict the future. He said that I should change my personality or I will fail in life. He also suggested me to start training with him...
    sievert sievert 13-15, F 4 Responses 14 hrs 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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    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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    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 34 Responses Jun 24, 2015

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    Ever run into this? You happen to mention you

    don't believe in God, and suddenly you're labeled as a militant atheist. You point out where somebody expressed a misconception of science, and suddenly you're said to be accusing believers of being ignorant. You express a difference of opinion, and suddenly you're judged as...
    TooInnocent333 TooInnocent333 26-30, M 15 Responses 5 days ago

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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 16 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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

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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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    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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