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I Am An Atheist

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    666AtheistBodybuilder 666AtheistBodybuilder 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Do people ever ask you

    why you have No Beliefs, Yes I do not believe in God, Heaven, Hell or the Devil but I do believe in improving the World and making things better while I'm here. I have worked in Non Profit jobs & even though 10 % of the world is Atheist or Agnostic over 30 % of us work at Low...
    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M 3 Responses 5 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 8 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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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 69 Responses Oct 4

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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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    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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    Why I Love AtheismHey guys,

    I'm a 21 year old Atheist Bodybuilder.Atheism thats was taught in My Art Class, especially drawing atheist art made me become an atheist and let me also understand that I was always one.Atheism and Art are very connected because Atheism helps you being yourselfLook forward to...
    666AtheistBodybuilder 666AtheistBodybuilder 18-21, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Until 'God' comes to me in some kind of forn,

    which is impossible as he/she doesn't exist.
    Dispense Dispense 18-21, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Another poor audio quality video.

    I am trying to find a high quality Mic for cheap (please link one if you know one). I am also trying to find a good, free, video editing software (again, please link one if you know one), and then I will try and improve my video quality. Anyways, this is a video explaining who...
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 3 Responses a week 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 4 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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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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    This is something I've been seeing in this

    group more recently: Someone in the 13-15 age group talks about being an Atheist. Christians comment saying they're too young to claim to be an Atheist. It makes me wonder, do these Christians say the same thing to people in the 13-15 age group who talk about being Christian...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 17

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    Don't you wish that the first rule of

    Christianity was the same as the first rule of Fight Club?
    CapePatterson CapePatterson 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    STOP TAKING ABOUT GOD ALL THE TIME ITS

    OFFENSIVE TO MY RELIGION. GOSH, RELIGION IS FULL OF IGNORANCE. ;D Now for real str I was never pressured into a religion during my early years of childhood. I was fascinated with science. Animals, robots, plants, the soil, what air is made of, why are things the way they are...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 17

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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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    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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    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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    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'm so sick of people trying to make into a

    Christian. My mom constantly says, "I just want you to know you are because he is." I never try to make her into an atheist. I even try to change the subject and all she wants to talk about is how she wants me to give God a chance and the only way things would be good in my life...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 17

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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 79 Responses Jul 22

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    I find the lyrics of Monty Python's Galaxy Song

    to be both endlessly amusing and an excellent source of perspective on our existence. Here we are "in the outer spiral arm" of a galaxy of a hundred billion stars, in a universe that contains hundreds of millions of other galaxies [one of the few inaccuracies of the song is a...
    sinofile92 sinofile92 51-55, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 22-25, M 67 Responses Jun 15

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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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    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T 2 Responses a week 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 59 Responses Aug 8

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    ...but Atheism is not nihilism.

    (Cue Big Lebowski jokes)
    meganbreck meganbreck 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day 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 70 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    Improbabilities . To claim life evolved is to

    demand a miracle. The simplest conceivable form of single-celled life should have at least 600 different protein molecules. The mathematical probability that even one typical protein could form by chance arrangements of amino acid sequences is essentially zero (a)—far less...
    Pahu Pahu 70+, M 7 Responses 2 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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    I began visiting a Pentecostal church with my

    mother at about the age of 9. I remained there until I was about 20 years old, which was when I started thinking for myself. At about the age of 14, I asked my youth pastor a question regarding something that I had been thinking about for a while. He didn't have much of a...
    Jononymous Jononymous 26-30, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hey everyone :) so I was raised strict Roman

    Catholic and I started drifting away from religion when I was about 14 years old. I am now 21 and I don't believe in Jesus or the bible but I am still somewhere between an Atheist and agnostic. It's hard still living at home with a religious mother who has told me that if I don...
    myhiddenworld myhiddenworld 18-21, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    BettyValentine BettyValentine 22-25, F 50 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    Have you watched the film 'The Unbelievers' ?

    It is definitley one of my favourite films! It's on Netflix, if anyone is interested ;)
    Mulier Mulier 13-15, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Atheist problems 2014: When a Christian finds

    out you are an atheist and they ask you if you have ever seen "God's not Dead." And you have to explain why that is a terrible movie. My mom in law told us to watch it the other day and we wrote an essay to explain why the arguments Josh makes in no way support the existence of...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is a pleasant, calm,

    positive video that does a quality job of explaining atheism and answering the most hair-pulling questions/comments we face. http://www.upworthy.com/an-atheist-explains-what-he-actually-believes?c=upw1
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel like an awful person

    but I am so tired of hearing and seeing people claim how much they love Jesus and God. How they are better people, how they'll get through any and everything, how they are so blessed and blah blah blah. I get it. You're all about that Christian life. Good for you. But I don't...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 50 Responses Jul 18

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    Joshuadd07 Joshuadd07 13-15, M 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    Just saw a video of guy saying

    that atheism is a mental illness........ So I guess we all need to go to see a psychiatrist now.
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 35 Responses Oct 7

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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 49 Responses Apr 18

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    While I believe you can improve your spirit,

    I can't believe in God, Gods, heavens, hells, saints, punishing God and other beliefs.
    unAmigo unAmigo 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 Aug 28

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    And I'm an inconceivably spiritual person.

    What a paradox, no? No. The idea of wandering through the vast expanse that is "space" isn't an underwhelming one, it's humbling. This human arrogance we all seem to possess is immediately dwarfed and mind-boggling theories replace it. In the words of my pothead buddy, "The...
    DetrimentalFallacy DetrimentalFallacy 16-17, M 1 Response 2 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 32 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    Do you think believing in God is okay

    or do you think it makes the world a worse place? Some people totally respects believers and think it's their own buisness and don't really wanna do anything about it. Others is literally fihting against 'believing'. They think it's really wrong, and they're trying their...
    Mulier Mulier 13-15, F 14 Responses 4 days ago

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    Not believing in the bible

    or God is not a crime.
    piecestothepuzzles piecestothepuzzles 13-15, F 70 Responses Aug 23

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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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    What Atheism Mean To Me - A Short Essay

    Atheism is liberty.  Its freedom of free-thought.  Its freedom to explore, learn, and educate.  Its freedom to love, laugh, and live without hatred or bigotry.  Its freedom of speech; freedom to criticize and analyze all subjects without limitations.  ...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 84 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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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 39 Responses Apr 25

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    Is it my imagination,

    or have the atheist threads over the last couple of days been invaded by some rather unpleasant religious types, sometimes trying to disguise themselves as atheists so as to then post ridiculous drivel? The last one I engaged with ranted and blocked me as I (and a couple of...
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 46-50, M 7 Responses 1 day 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 41 Responses May 18

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    Being an atheist is the reason I can't find

    meaning in my awful life. And thou can't change ones belief; for it is simply ones truth.
    TroubledIndividual TroubledIndividual 16-17, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have decided, why not make a shameless

    self-promotion here! Yes, I know this is annoying to those that have seen it, but I do want to promote my YouTube channel. In the act of shameless self-promoting, for the more open minded people, I have recently tried making a YouTube channel, still suck. I will be addressing...
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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