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I Am An Atheist

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    I am an atheist, and I am happy.

    Except I lost friends because of it. You see, I go to a catholic school and a lot of people there are catholic. My one "friend kept telling me to go to church with her to confess my "sins' and my religion teachers say atheists are immoral and depressed beings. That church friend...
    RunawayBelle3 RunawayBelle3 13-15, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why can't religious people just accept my not

    believing in God without have to say "my science" proves their crazy delusions. It doesn't. Most "proof" consists of bias.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 49 Responses Nov 10

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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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    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 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 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 1 day ago

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    Proof #35 - Notice Jesus' myopia If you think

    about Jesus, you realize that his biggest problem is an incredible case of myopia. We can see this myopia quite clearly as we look back at Jesus' time on earth. The obvious question that any intelligent person is forced to ask is this: If Jesus is God, then why didn't Jesus use...
    findmeholdmehateme findmeholdmehateme 18-21 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Here is another amusing exchange between myself

    and some random guy who, for reasons unknown to me, felt inspired to contact a complete stranger with, well, see for yourself: *** salvation76 Oct 1 I passed your Profile and I just Wanted to Let You Know That Life is comprised of pieces of time sprinkled with pivotal moments...
    extraneous1 extraneous1 51-55, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neo8 Neo8 36-40, M 1 Response 11 hrs 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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    I think jesus was a great guy,

    just not divine, I don't really think anything is haha. I will never deny that he did teach great things. Way to go Jesus, you gave people hope.
    RunawayBelle3 RunawayBelle3 13-15, F 3 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 1 day 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 26 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    It took a whole for me to get to full blown

    atheism. After I decided that the religion I was raised in was nonsense like rest of them, I still clung to a belief in some "god." I suppose I stumbled around as an agnostic for a while. Then I read Richard Dawkins 'The Selfish Gene' and I realized I had to let the belief in...
    ladybug76 ladybug76 36-40, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    My enthusiasm about my lack of belief seems to

    go through stages. At first, when I realized I had been taught to believe a lie my entire life, I felt angry and betrayed, and felt the need to do something about it. I just wanted to share with everybody and try to help them see it too. After a while I got over that. Next, I...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day 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 33, M 102 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    Yesterday at my mom's house I noticed the book

    by a former christian minister called "why I became an atheist" and today we got a letter in the mail with a bulletin from my husband's old church from his mom with a not attached that said it was something to think about. All I can think is, "bless their hearts, they're so...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 18 Responses Nov 15

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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 7 Responses 6 hrs 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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    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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    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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    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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    Some of the $4.6B the Christian industry makes

    from selling apparel come from spoofs or spin-offs of popular brands. Many companies don't know their work is being plagiarized for money, but those who are aware don't press legal charges for fear of being labeled anti-christian. I am all for making spoofs as jokes, but making...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    1. Why won't God heal amputees?

    2. Why are there so many starving people in our world?3. Why does God demand the death of so many innocent people in the Bible?4. Why does the Bible contain so much anti-scientific nonsense?5. Why is God such a huge proponent of slavery in the Bible?6. Why do bad things happen to...
    findmeholdmehateme findmeholdmehateme 18-21 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am forever reading

    and being told that how could people possibly have a moral structure without the teachings in the bible and just recently I was criticized for questioning if a poster really meant the bible was a moral guide (http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Am-An-Atheist/5033514). What...
    StacyJackson StacyJackson 70+, F 14 Responses 3 days ago

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    Warning: this is probably offensive to

    christians. I saw a picture that so perfectly describes how I feel going on Facebook and seeing people announcing that they are praying for each other. Again, I know this seems offensive, but in the mind of an atheist, it has exactly the same effect. Random Facebook post...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 27 Responses Oct 26

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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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    Neo8 Neo8 36-40, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    This is the place to offload.

    I had a very frustrating moment in my work yesterday as I was teaching how easy it is to be superstitious, citing Michael Shermer and his theory behind it being an adaptive trait, not to mention the famous Skinner experiment on pigeons and James Randi's million dollar challenge...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, 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 69 Responses Oct 4

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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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    "God of the bible" HAHAHAHAHAHHA!

    If there were actually an all knowing god who inspired that dreadful book of mindless drivel, you would guess that AT SOME POINT, he might have said to himself, "Hmm, people won't believe me unless I prove myself," At which point he might have predicted CELL PHONES? or CARS...
    SimplyBeing SimplyBeing 51-55, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 1 day 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 33 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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 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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    this ******* just tried to insult my

    intelligence. when I ask him make a sacrifice that sort of challenges him, he responds with: "I'm going to leave it up to God." Am I stupid to you?? God?? So you just have no say in your decisions? it's just not up to you at all? You want me to believe you can take a back seat...
    evynray evynray 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days 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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    --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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    So I'm sure if any of you heard about this

    but there was a shooting at FSU yesterday and someone I used to go to school with posted this. What I don't understand is how people have to credit God with everything like when they go to the doctor cause they're sick and when they get better they thank God first even though...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Who am I? 1 Who am I You are not the body,

    you are not the senses, you are not the thoughts, you are not the unconscious state in which objects do not appear. 2 If I am none of these, then who am I After negating all the above as not this not that the awareness which alone remains is who you are 3 What is the nature of...
    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M 4 days ago

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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.
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    The Validity of Thought 2 .

    By destroying the validity of ideas, evolution undercuts even the idea of evolution. “Science itself makes no sense if the scientific mind is itself no more than the product of irrational material forces” (b). . A related issue is the flexibility and redundancy of the human...
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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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    A few months ago I told my Mildly christian

    sister that when I have children we won't being doing Santa. She got weirdly emotional about it. (I get that this is only mildly related to atheism.) As a Christian shouldn't she be more offended that I'm not doing Jesus with Christmas? Lol
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 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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    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 118 Responses Aug 14

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