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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 32 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    This picture takes a look back at the love

    and acceptance of Christianity.
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days 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 75 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 73 Responses Jul 10

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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 43 Responses Dec 3, 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 42 Responses Jun 24

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 50 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    I am back, know more about metaphysics,

    and am even more confident in atheism.
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Religion is like soul food.

    Good for your comfort but bad for the Health. Alot of Christians take comfort in the existance of heaven and feeling safe from hell. But It's bad for the health because...Well you already know why It's not good for the health.
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 3 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 22 Responses Mar 8

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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 43 Responses Mar 10

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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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    Atheism and agnosticism We all here have had

    this conversation at one time or another. Describing, to those who don't know, what atheist and agnostic mean. Well, one of my favorite you tubers, Jaclyn Glenn, addressed this in a recent video. I share this to help explain the proper meanings of these words. http://youtu.be...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 7 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    BodyOfWar BodyOfWar 22-25, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    deleted deleted 26-30 42 Responses Jan 23

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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 40 Responses Jan 19

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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 21 Responses Aug 7

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    I think it's funny that creationists honestly

    believe that scientists are just a bunch of dumbasses who sit around all day making **** up.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 12 Responses 3 days ago

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    do right by people and you'd have no need

    for Fictional characters up in the mind of man
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 8 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Think about the story of heaven being an

    eternal paradise. If you buy into the story of heaven you need to realise there has already been war in heaven. Paradise?
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't believe in god,

    but it's really annoying when Atheists go running around telling people there is no god. That's unnecessary. Let other people believe what they want. I'm sure you don't like it when people shove their religious jargon down everyone's throats. So why are you doing the same thing...
    LoadedGunn LoadedGunn 18-21, F 16 Responses Jun 20

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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 47 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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    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 17 Responses Jun 26

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    Them: "okay, genius who has all the answers.

    what happened before the big bang?" Me: "I don't know. what does the bible say happened before God created the universe?" Them: "... God... always existed. he's unfathomable and... he created the universe."
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 12 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...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 55 Responses 5 days ago

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    God's existence is a red herring.

    Whether or not God exists is by-and-large a red herring when it comes to most of the objections raised by rational people when it comes to religion. Generally speaking, conflict arises when we end up talking about "god's law". And this is where the manipulation happens...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Oh wow the Christians had my post taken down.

    "Oh no the atheists are laughing at our religion, what haven's earth are we gonna do now?!" "Even though we always say they're gonna burn in hell. They can't post pictures of our Lord and savior on a *****!" "Even though this has no real baring on my life we must make everyone...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/1565108

    Randomly found this post. It's older, but I'd like to hear your thoughts on it if you have the time to read it.
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 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 33 Responses Apr 1

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    I've never understood the concept of praying

    for someone. Nothing ever comes from it that is tangible. Just seems like a waste of time.
    tx2stepper2013 tx2stepper2013 41-45, M 6 Responses 5 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 just saw a video about God vs Evolution.

    The interviewer (who is probably a religious nut) kept asking is there any observable evidence to Evolution. From ape to man. Obviously The interviewer knows nothing about Evolution because we did not Evolve from apes we only shared a common ancestor. It takes 5 seconds of your...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 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 30 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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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 31-35, M 105 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    So it's finally happened.

    I've finally lost a friend because of religion. He recently became super religious, now he's a completely different person. I can't even have a conversation without him mentioning his church or god. It's frustrating that people choose to enslave their minds to such nonsense.
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Here's a scenario. Mr X is one of those

    'atheists' who appears to be against other atheists, while being defensive if mistaken for a Christian. It may occasionally be a mistake but it's understandable, he says it's annoying and reacts as if insulted.His comments about us are unflattering but not particularly damning...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 7 Responses 4 days 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 114 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    All these Christians coming on my post,

    it's quite annoying really. Why are they looking at atheist post if their not atheists? Why do they care so much about what is more than likely a photoshopped *****. Get over yourselves and let me watch "The Theory of Everything" in peace
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    well I feel like there's a lot of

    existentialism to evil. For instance, two factions fighting each other in a war might consider the enemy to be evil. And being that there are atrocities of war and murder which occur, its fair to say there is a level of evilness on both sides, but they were doing it under the...
    PicklesAndPie PicklesAndPie 26-30 2 Responses 2 hrs 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 38 Responses Jul 8

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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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    I do hope that some christians are intelligent

    enough to spend an hour or so of their lives to watch this, it may give them the rest of their lives back.
    BeingConsidered BeingConsidered 22-25, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    Every atheists perhaps remember the boy

    who experienced heaven and then had a book come out right? Well turns out it was fake. He recanted his story. Ironically his parents tried hard to sell it. Allegedly most religious stores were forced to pull it from their shelves. How about that? http://www.truthrevolt.org...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    LenapeYengwe LenapeYengwe 31-35 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've talked to enough fundies to know

    that they view atheism as evil because they don't want to be held responsible for their actions. In short that's all God is. Have a good day.
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago