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I Am An Atheist

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    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    my daughter was running around with a Mormon

    pamphlet yesterday (must have come in the mail.) I looked at it and saw that their depiction of Jesus is a tall, handsome, white man with short cropped hair and blue eyes. these are also the guys who believe Jesus came to America right? wtf?
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 28 Responses Jul 17

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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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    On the Richard Dawkins scale,

    I identify as a 6, a De-facto Atheist. Even though I live my life without a belief in any god or deities or anything, I still feel that I don't have all of the answers. Nobody does. To say that I am 100% sure that there is no god or deity, I feel like I would need hard proof to...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    "As many as six participants in the Jerusalem

    Gay Pride march have been stabbed by an assailant described by police as a suspected ultra-Orthodox Jewish man." Religion claims more victims.
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It would be awesome if I could wish (pray) away

    all the problems in the world but sadly we can't. We have to rely on ourselves to push the things we can control in that which is within our control to a positive light. No, your prayer is not welcome nor needed, take your condescending self elsewhere Thx
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It definitely is hard to come out the closet.

    Today i posted a picture on instagram about my beliefs. And my family members told me i was making a mistake and that they would pray for me. I wish they would just accept my point of view and not think i was risking my life (or after life). I need to meet more people who are...
    pantera613 pantera613 18-21, F 11 Responses 4 days ago

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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 27 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    There are those who think

    that life has nothing left to chance A host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance A planet of play things We dance on the strings Of powers we cannot perceive 'The stars aren't aligned Or the gods are malign...' Blame is better to give than receive [Chorus:] You can...
    janaykirk janaykirk 41-45, F 3 Responses 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 22 Responses Mar 8

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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 43 Responses Jul 8

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    "Charles Robert Darwin 12 Feb.

    1809 - 19 Apr. 1882 was an English naturalist and geologist best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 44 Responses Jan 23

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    I am a former Christian,

    now non religious. Christians believe that disembodied Spirits aka Ghosts exist. They include Spirit Yahweh, Spirit Jesus, Holy Ghost, Angels, human spirits, Satan, Lucifer, evil spirits, and demonic spirits. None of these Spirits can be seen, felt, heard, or tasted. Christians...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Let me get one thing straight - I decide

    when I am going to die, not some deity.
    comfi comfi 51-55, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    RenaDragon RenaDragon 18-21 2 Responses 4 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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    There's and ancient book of eastern wisdom

    called the Tao Te Ching that everyone should read. My favorite translation is the one by Jane English and another author. In any event, I think it is a misunderstanding to view this as a religious text; its a book about living a life attuned to life and this does not require...
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 51-55, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I could of course go on

    and on and on about why I despise religion, but it's already been said on here. The fairy tales about this god in the sky that people believe are mind boggling and it makes me sad for them. My dog and my cat passed away last month within a week of each other and my grandpa...
    Mmccor02 Mmccor02 31-35, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 79 Responses Jul 10

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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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    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 don't get it. We are told from an early age

    that it is vital we take things into our own hands and do for ourselves, it's the path to success. Then you have religions telling us m@sturb@tion is a sin.
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    For those of you who call Islam a "religion of

    peace," or believe it to be a religion of peace, I direct you to the link below. Go through this list of terror incidents for 2015 and see what percent are committed by Islamic groups. -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terrorist_incidents,_2015 -- Do the math. All...
    Jimmy805 Jimmy805 61-65, M 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a former Christian,

    now non religious. I find Norman Greenbaum's song "Spirit in the Sky" to be amusing... "When I die and they lay me to rest Gonna go to the place that's the best When I lay me down to die Goin' up to the Spirit in the Sky Goin' up to the Spirit in the Sky That's where I'm gonna...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I thought this was good.

    But that's just my opinion. http://www.houstonpress.com/arts/no-it-s-not-your-opinion-you-re-just-wrong-7611752
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 8 Responses 5 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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    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 51 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    Well, I decided to look up

    who started The Experience Project. His name is Armen Berjikly. He has a Masters from Stanford in Management Science and Engineering with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship. Prior to that he graduated with honors in Computer Science from Stanford where his primary research focus...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 day 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 43 Responses Jun 24

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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 77 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    okay let's get something out of the way.

    I DO NOT have to respect everyone's opinions and beliefs. that's just crazy. Fundies; don't deny that you try to bully people into silence whenever your religion is questioned. maybe YOU have been taught not to question anything but some of us are not tied and bound by your...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 16 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 45 Responses Mar 9

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    If u actually believe the bible,

    there is some crazy **** in there but if u believe it than u have to live by it. ( I am paraphrasing) Deuteronomy 23 1 If u got a wounded penis than u can't go in church. If ur circumcised than u can't go into church Timothy 2 11 Women can't teach Luke 16 18 Divorce...
    bendadrummer21 bendadrummer21 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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 59 Responses May 17

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    If you are an online atheist,

    message me please.
    itsjakedam2 itsjakedam2 22-25, M 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    As an Atheist, I am not sad,

    I’m not happy, I’m not unhappy. There is a great burden in knowing that ultimately, I am responsible for everything I do. Good or bad, right or wrong. I also have a great memory, and I remember everything I have ever done to inflict pain, discomfort and/or suffering. Be it...
    Account1138 Account1138 36-40, M 3 Responses 4 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 18 Responses Jun 26

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    Not believing in the bible

    or God is not a crime.
    SayGeronimo SayGeronimo 13-15, F 66 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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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 34 Responses Apr 1

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    Alan watts- Buddhism

    and science, interesting video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dzyDTV6EzUs
    guitarspro guitarspro 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Jesus and the gays. http://www.

    wouldjesusdiscriminate.org/biblical_evidence/born_gay.html
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 7 Responses 3 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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    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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    Christianity is just

    so full of contradictions and logical fallacies it makes me sick. how can any believe it?
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 123 Responses Jun 8

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