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    Here is more information from Richard Carrier's

    "On the Historicity of Jesus Why We Might Have Reason For Doubt." Chapter 4 "Background (Christianity) Element 15 pages 124 - 130. "Christianity began as a charismatic cult in which many of its leaders and members displayed evidence of schizotypal personalities. They naturally...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'll probably delete this post

    but there was a guy who posted in here about needing help with his friend who was having issues coming to terms with being Christian and gay. I put in advice but wanted to make sure they got it. I know they liked my comments but wondered why they deleted their post.
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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 55 Responses May 17, 2015

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    Ever run into this? You happen to mention you

    don't believe in God, and suddenly you're labeled as a militant atheist. You point out where somebody expressed a misconception of science, and suddenly you're said to be accusing believers of being ignorant. You express a difference of opinion, and suddenly you're judged as...
    TooInnocent333 TooInnocent333 26-30, M 15 Responses 3 days ago

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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 104 Responses Jun 8, 2015

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    can we please agree,

    as humans, that the bible is evil and should not be a model for your life? Christians: READ THE DAMN BIBLE! all of it. not just the cherry picked verses they drill into you at church. I'm so tired of Christians trying to argue with me about scripture when they don't even know...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 45 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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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 38 Responses Mar 10, 2015

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    Is there any depth that religion will not stoop

    to in order to 'claim' followers? - 5:54PM GMT 06 Feb 2016 Follow Sir Terry Wogan was “closer to God than he realised”, according to his lifelong friend Father Brian D’Arcy. Fr D’Arcy, a Catholic priest, was one of the last people to visit the veteran broadcaster...
    CharliesAngel1 CharliesAngel1 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    EP is notorious for its Theist vs.

    Atheist debates, but as an atheist, let me just say one thing: If you're religious because it gives you comfort, if it helps you get through the day, if it gives you hope, or if it makes you feel better about life, GREAT. I am so happy for you and I think that is wonderful. I...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 24 Responses Jan 11

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    I don't usually respond to messages on here

    unless we've had s conversation or you're a regular in the atheist group. And sure enough, when I responded to someone it was psycho babble about going to hell and leading people astray. Yup; lesson learned. Thx for those who I message and are normal you know who you are...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days 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 34 Responses Jun 24, 2015

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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 16 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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    I find it sort of surprising

    that not only do Christians want to argue with an atheist like me about how the religion was formed; but that other atheists also want to argue with me about how a religion they don't believe in was formed. My only interest in knowing how the religion was formed is to disengage...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 11 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 71 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    Properly read, the Bible is the most potent

    force for atheism ever conceived. Isaac Asimov
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    What would you think of a doctor

    who went around cutting people so he could sell them a band aid? Well that's kinda what Christianity is. Dan Barker
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 51-55, M 4 Responses 14 hrs 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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    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 51-55, M 27 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    Dragnar Dragnar 22-25, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    i feel free and light

    since i become an atheist, life is more valuable and meaningful now than it ever did when i was religious
    lamiyw lamiyw 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Nothing like a lovely bit of hate mail to start

    your day, I got this one in my inbox this morning from some lunatic that sees demons but no one will believe her, "I know you're of the Devil and you can't hurt ne [sic]". Now I was contacted by this person who wrote in her experience 'Become Christian! GOD will help protect you...
    MasterCharlie MasterCharlie 61-65, M 13 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been an atheist

    for about nine months now and I'm still going through the motions of it. For most people it's not a big deal but when you were raised as staunchly religious as I was there are a lot of complications that arise with letting go of religion. All the baggage aside I am happy to...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21 9 Responses 2 days ago

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 40 Responses Jan 19, 2015

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    God is a logical fallacy.

    So I was watching a documentary on Netflix about the cartels in Mexico and I noted something interesting. I stopped watching it because a little way through the beginning, some meth dealers were telling the camera that as long as God allows it they will continue to do so even...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 7 Responses 5 days 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 104 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    "a God who could make good children

    as easily as bad, yet preferred to make bad ones; who could have made every one of them happy, yet never made a single happy one; who made them prize their bitter life, yet stingily cut it short; who gave his angels eternal happiness unearned, yet required his other children to...
    IzzyBeth122 IzzyBeth122 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    just a thought. I remember in jr high we began

    sex ed. but instead of real sex ed we got a preachy evangelical type pushing abstinence. she, at one point, put a tennis racket in front of her face and said, "if I gave you all a handful of nerds and told you to throw them at my face with just this racket to protect me that'd...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 33 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I tell people I'm an Atheist,

    and as such, don't believe in the Bible. They then proceed to quote Bible versus.
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 13 Responses 5 days ago

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    Nobody can logically prove the existence of a

    creator. The moment someone actually sets a logical explanation, and evidence, is the moment I might believe in that ****. But for now, saying "God is there, you just have to have faith" isn't going to cut it, sorry.
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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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 45 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I grew up Christian but

    when I finally came to terms with my sexuality my youth minister publicly embarressed and bashed me without the ability to stand up for myself. I realized that if a God truly loved me then all of my hardships and who I am wouldn't change it. I have decided I am a proud atheist...
    Mlwxoxo Mlwxoxo 16-17, F 24 Responses Jan 5

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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 44 Responses Mar 9, 2015

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    A new study has suggested

    that belief in all-powerful Gods was absolutely vital for the development of civilisation Religion has been dismissed as the opium of the people by Karl Marx, but a new study suggests that belief in all-powerful Gods is absolutely vital for the development of civilisation...
    XIXMCMLI XIXMCMLI 61-65 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I used to get very angry

    and frustrated when I tried to debate fundamentalist Christians , then I received some great advice , instead of trying to debate with people who choose to believe superstition just look straight past them , you can't win against superstitious nonsense using logic so why even...
    ardentizzy ardentizzy 66-70, M 12 Responses 4 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 39 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    Well this story effectively pissed me off.

    The teachers in question all need to be fired. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/02/10/lawsuit-alleges-that-georgia-teacher-told-child-not-to-listen-to-his-mother-because-she-doesnt-believe-in-god/
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just got called an idiot

    and "probably hitler" for pointing out that coming into an atheist forum it going to up to atheists "to share" is proselytizing, ie: preaching and shoving your religion down people's throats. These people approach you, ring your doorbell, invade your space, and then get all...
    CyborgBetty CyborgBetty 31-35, F 37 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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    I know everybody has a right to be here

    and post here. but I'm really sick of the Christians posting in this group. it's as annoying as when they try to randomly preach their crap to me in public. we weren't having an invited discussion. I come here to exchange experiences with like minded individuals and if a theist...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 27 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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    Leaving my former religion,

    Islam, was the best decision I've made so far. I do however regret that I didn't come to this realisation a bit earlier. I feel like I've wasted so much of my life for nothing. Well, it's never too late I suppose. The only thing that sucks is that I live in a Muslim majority...
    hmmyz hmmyz 22-25, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Bible fact number 1: The bible is truth

    because the bible says it's truth. If the bible says it's the word of God we should just believe that because there's no way a book can lie.
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 10 Responses 1 day 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...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 50 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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    JW at my door again this morning.

    . no I don't want your pamphlet!
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 14 Responses 1 day ago

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