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I Am An Atheist

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    I can remember the last day I prayed to god.

    October 29th, 2013. I'll never forget that date as long as I live. I remember being in a bad situation. And the look in his eyes, I knew I was screwed. He pushed me down. And at that moment I looked to the sky and with every fiber of my being I prayed to god. I prayed for...
    antihero98 antihero98 16-17, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 57 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    My science teacher made me an atheist.

    She didn't exactly make me, but convinced me. I was always fascinated with space and history, and after all the evidence of evolution and what not, I started to question God. At first I was scared, I would say things like "God can you send me any sign?" Nothing came of course...
    JustARebel JustARebel 13-15, M 1 Response 4 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 46-50, M 27 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    Judaism: the belief that Jews are a chosen race

    and that goyim (gentiles) are subhuman. Islam: a misunderstood religion that is still not compatible with modern Western culture. Christianity: an extension of Judaism which abandons its core values in favor of "tolerance", extreme far right wing views, and overall, church...
    kurtjaeger kurtjaeger 16-17, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    What if Mary got knocked up by some guy on a

    girl's night out with her friends and the whole "God did it" thing was her hastily thought out cover story? Well that escalated quickly.....
    Lola26S Lola26S 36-40, F 39 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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 37 Responses Apr 17, 2014

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    BettyValentine BettyValentine 22-25, F 52 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Philosophy. I see a lot of atheists outright

    ignore philosophy (a lot of scientists do as well). Ignoring metaphysics. Ignoring all these points which can hurt or hinder their arguments. Why is it that philosophy is ignored by more and more people?
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 3 Responses 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 37 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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 51 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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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 59 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    Evolution draws things from the past,

    and therefore isn't an observable science. Oh my god how did you know?!? You got us, damn it, our one weakness. Okay let's get back on track here. Anyone going into medical biology would know that's bullshit. Bacteria and viruses are constantly evolving every day. It's why...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 16-17 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Jesus177 has made a prophecy!

    She says that I will go blind within the next 3 days (by Friday the 23rd) and will only be healed by the power of prayer from a true Christian. She even said that if I do not go blind that she will admit that god doesn't exist. I hope that she will play honestly as I will be...
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 69 Responses Jan 20

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    Got another live one.

    .. Just another example of a believer reacting personally to someone criticizing beliefs. I wish I could post the whole thread. It's under a question by Questionator asking what is the most frustrating topic to talk about. Of course, religion was a popular answer.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 5 Responses 4 days 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 47 Responses Mar 10

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    Openly secular day. April 23rd 2015.

    http://www.openlysecular.org/
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel like

    that Atheist that all the Christian parents warn their children about. I'm rarely disrespectful toward religion but I'm not quiet about my lack of belief. My questions and disbelief about religions has actually made my boyfriend question his belief to the point where he doesn't...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 8 Responses 2 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 35 Responses Apr 1

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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 55 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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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 52 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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 51 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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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 33 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    A Supreme Court decision today has put an end

    to the practice of city councillors reciting prayers and blessing themselves before every city council meeting in Saguenay, Quebec. It turns out that this is normal protocol in many municipalities across Canada. I have to admit I had no idea until today that this was even a...
    extraneous1 extraneous1 51-55, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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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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    it bothers me a lot when a doctor saves a mans

    life and all the religious folk are like, "Wow god worked through the hands of that man to save this other mans life"! NO. that man did it all by himself. :)
    BowtieTilIDie BowtieTilIDie 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    'Evolution wasn't a fact 500 years ago'.

    Wow. People didn't know what electricity was either. They also didn't know what iPhones were. I guess those things aren't real either.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Muhammed is the model to follow he says.

    There is no lower age limit of a girl that can be married. Listen to a Muslim marriage official and a young girl. -- Islam, coming soon to a neighborhood near you. See the video if you would like. https://youtu.be/HYJOeUuAZpA
    Jimmy805 Jimmy805 61-65, M 5 Responses 1 day 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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    Just saw the funiest comment on the clip of

    Take me to Church on youtube, I quote : *All you "Christians" can say what you want, but the fact that shrimp is called an abomination in the bible SIX times more than homosexuality yet you choose to eat it and call out and ostracize gays instead? Just know you are going to...
    ryan015 ryan015 13-15, M 28 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Wikihow to convert an atheist.

    I have mixed feelings here. To be honest a couple things it said are just things we atheists have said before. (Eg. Threats of hell being just that, threats, praying for you being condescending) over all though it's just kind of funny. In particular the idea that they shouldn...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 48 Responses Jan 23

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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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    Today in my history class I overheard two

    people talking about religion. I must admit that I was eavesdropping and listened to the rest of their conversation, because it was very interesting. The girl was saying she believes in god but doesn't think any religion has gotten it right yet. The guy was talking about how the...
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am so sick of some Atheists,

    too many follow the following illogical trail . . I'm an Atheist.... . . I do not believe in Gods or Goddesses.... . . I do not believe in religion..... . . I hate religion.... . . I hate those that practice religion and/or think they are stupid..... . . I will make fun of and...
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 30 Responses 21 hrs 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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    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 4 Responses 11 hrs 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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    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 43 Responses Jan 19

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    You know I am really sick of other atheist's

    coming in here and telling me what religion I should have issues with and what religion I shouldn't. As if the atrocities are somehow different. People don't really get the point of talking about various religions. It is the victims of that religion, both of their same religion...
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    nuno99 (18-21 M) thinks

    that the US Govt is a secular Govt and there are not laws based upon religion passed in the US . . Anyone care to help teach him what is really going on??
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 3 Responses 15 hrs 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 call myself an "absolute atheist" By

    that I mean I absolutely have no belief in any sort of god or afterlife. I believe religion is the worst thing ever conceived. I have no idea what would have happen if mankind hadn't been deceived with the "one god" stories but I am sure the many gods people believed in would...
    Johngi77 Johngi77 70+, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    So has anyone seen Going Clear yet?

    It really is sad to hear these peoples stories after leaving the church and the abuse that goes on inside.
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 2 Responses