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I Am An Atheist

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    Neo8 Neo8 36-40, M 3 hrs 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 79 Responses Jul 22

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    Sorry, but I don't need to be threatened with

    the idea of a fiery afterlife in order to be a good person.
    bluegilledgirl bluegilledgirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 16

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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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    I get really pissed off

    when some people just don't understand that atheists are not illuminati or something. We believe in satan as much as we believe in god- not at all. I completely respect YOU, even though I don't agree with your beliefs, but hey, it's YOUR life so you can do whatever you want. So...
    HellColoredFlame HellColoredFlame 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    No I am not. Now I believe in Vitaminus Dius,

    the god of melatonin, sun light and fat river fish. He has blessed me with divine gifts, in form of little white pills since i have not seen any of his other blessings, except the fish, in two weeks. Why Vitaminus? Why are you punishing me???
    discovery5 discovery5 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've always been an atheist.

    I never believed anything told. I always questioned everything. As time went on, I noticed how easy it is to pick out all the flaws. I noticed how all the claims made no sense, lacked evidence and how believers would make up excuses in desperation to defend their beliefs. Today...
    AceOtana AceOtana 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Neo8 Neo8 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's all a lie. Why,

    why would God kill my grandpa? Hmm? Your excuse is that it was his time. I escaped the brainwashing cult. I escaped it all, the horror and lies all brought by people you thought you trusted. I escaped, you can too! Please, come to earth and get away from these lies!
    RelaxItsJustANightmare RelaxItsJustANightmare 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neo8 Neo8 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    De-conversion stories are beautiful to me.

    I want to hug them for being free of dogma and superstition that is religion. And than to cheer them on as they embrace life for the finite and fleeting experience that it is. The beauty of life is that is has a definite beginning and a definite end. All that happens in...
    robertsnj robertsnj 46-50, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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

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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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    ahova ahova 18-21, M 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 106 Responses Jun 8, 2007

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    I'm going to attempt to explain a few concepts

    that go through my mind regarding the atheism vs religion debate. First of all, I have a catholic friend, and whenever I try to have debate on religion, he pulls the "I hate when people shove their beliefs down my throat card." NOOOOOOO. That is not my intention and is, in fact...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    Neo8 Neo8 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Life Science Conclusions 1 .

    When Darwin published The Origin of Species in 1859, the “evolutionary tree” had only a few gaps. Believers in his new theory thought that these gaps would be filled as scientific knowledge increased. Just the opposite has happened. As science has progressed, these...
    Pahu Pahu 70+, M 1 day ago

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    Neo8 Neo8 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Technically i'm Roman Catholic

    but I don't practice. It's not to say I don't believe that something might be affecting our lives or that something may happen afterwards. It's just that when I see the way religion affects the world I can help but want to distance myself a little. It seems to bring out the best...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 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 10 Responses Aug 28

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    Season's greetings all you heathens.

    In the spirit of the season I offer this link to a Jaclyn Glenn video in which she sings a seasonal song. -- http://youtu.be/ehWTJbtEvBk?list=UUravYcv6C0CopL2ukVzhzNw
    Jimmy805 Jimmy805 61-65, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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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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    I really hate to be an ******* to my family,

    but I guess I'm going to have to be to drive in the nail that I do not and will never believe in any god, not just theirs. It's really frustrating when they ask me why, but refuse to ******* listen. I'm glad I escaped the brain washing cult of Christianity.
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    i have posted this elsewhere

    as a comment, but someone has asked me to promote it to being a story. First, let’s split the world up into theists and atheists. A theist is anyone who has some sort of god or gods An atheist is someone who has no god or gods Now, this division is further divided into two...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    "A Christian fundamentalist

    who specializes in “exposing” liberals and scientists (she equates the two) as frauds and doesn’t mind looking really stupid doing it went deep behind enemy lines: She took a field trip to a science museum." http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/11/24/christian-fundamentalist...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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 68 Responses Oct 4

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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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    Every theist who tries to convince me of a

    creator: "cars are designed, computers are designed, all kinds of things are designed!" Yea, all man-made things are man made. Thanks for wasting my time with a useless tautology. How exactly does that relate to the origin of the universe. See, I wouldn't mind talking to...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 14 Responses 1 day 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 12 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Today my Christian boyfriend wants to speak

    about religion. How can I get my points across without offending him? I want to be very careful because he is quite sensitive.
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't understand why

    so many people who do not follow atheism are on these forums. I've been getting hate mail about it too. If you don't like my posts, then don't join a group you don't believe in. I wouldn't disrespect you that way by joining your groups and preaching about how wonderful my life...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 7 Responses 11 hrs ago

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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 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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    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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    Neo8 Neo8 36-40, M 3 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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    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 26 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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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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    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 33 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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 56 Responses Feb 15, 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 49 Responses Apr 18

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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 13-15, F 117 Responses Aug 14

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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 102 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    I need to rant. There is nothing

    that I dislike more than when someone tells me that they'll pray for me or they'll leave it to god when in a debate. It is always a escape method for Christians to get out of debates. Like recently, I was debating with someone and I explained my view, giving my reasons why I...
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M 8 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    I have been an atheist

    for some time now. I do not see any evidence for the existence of a supernatural God. I am a secular humanist and I do not see any reason to use the Bible or any other so called 'holy book' to guide my morality or sense of what is right and just for humanity.
    bookman3 bookman3 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The Bible Skeptic on YouTube.

    One of the best of a great bunch of channels. His series that covers the top ten (Failed) proofs for God's existence is a great listen.
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day 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 57 Responses Aug 8

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    i think anything anyone wants to learn should

    be a valid choice in school, i don't think anyone thing should be the only thing you learn about. all sides of a possibility should be explored an taught an people should be free to form there own belief. noone should have any beliefs forced upon them by anyone else though. its...
    findmeholdmehateme findmeholdmehateme 18-21 6 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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