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I Am An Atheist

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    Why are people atheist?

    Is it because case you once had belief in a higher power and something happened that changed it, or is it something you believe just because that's all u know?
    Krazycool Krazycool 36-40, F 14 Responses 2 days ago

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    ATTENTION ALL ATHEISTS AND CHRISTIANS!

    Everyone needs to read this photo right now. My old acc, was im pretty sure w3htt4m so just letting you know
    wehttam2 wehttam2 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    It always confuses me

    why a God has followers anyways. There are multiple stories in mythologies including the bible where Gods and/or just any god they all admit one thing or another in those stories: That they hate humanity. They all hate the creations they create. I laugh because of the irony...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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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 48 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    “In the twenty first century many Christians

    confuse modern homosexvality, noncultic same svx attraction, with the ancient world’s svxual abuse of slaves, pederasty, rvpe of foreigners and pagan fertility rites. None of those ancient practices are analogs to modern homosexvality.” -Rick Brentlinger, Author of Gay...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Did you know that in the Bible: 1.

    Genesis 19 never mentions homosexvals in S@dom. 2.Genesis 19 never mentions a homosexval act being committed in S@dom. 3.Genesis 19 never mentions a same svx relationship in S@dom. 4.Genesis 19 never tells us that the inhabitants of S@dom were homosexvals. 5.Genesis...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 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 45 Responses Mar 10

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    I love it when Christians subject me to going

    to hell. Migrating to Pluto is actually more likely than going to hell. Did you know that?
    brokenfixed brokenfixed 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can't prove to you

    that Faeries exist, but I wrote this book that says if you don't believe in them or what the books says, because the book is 100% accurate, take my word for it, then the faeries will do horrible things to you when you die. just keep that in mind. I mean, choose to believe...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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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    It's quite a shame that the majority of people

    are brainwashed into believing their family's religion!
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 55 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    Have a look at what retired Episcopal bishop

    John Shelby Spong says about religion now that he is not controlled by the church. Some I agree with, some I don't. http://deadstate.org/retired-priest-hell-was-invented-by-the-church-to-control-people-with-fear/
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 2 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'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 41 Responses Jan 19

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    Why I am not a Christian Bertrand

    Russell http://youtu.be/HQJ3sqkdCRE
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day 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 34 Responses Apr 1

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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 78 Responses Jul 22, 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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    Here are two verses from the Bible: "I permit

    no woman to have authority over a man. She is to keep silent" 1 Timothy 2:12 "Slaves, accept the authority of your masters with all deference, not only to the ones that are kind and gentle, but also those who are harsh. For it is to your credit if, being aware of God, you...
    DA68 DA68 46-50, M 5 Responses 3 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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    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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    Christianity is just

    so full of contradictions and logical fallacies it makes me sick. how can any believe it?
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 126 Responses Jun 8

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    Im very late but experience project logged me

    off and i didnt remember the password to my former acc but #LOVEWINS EVERYONE YAY!
    wehttam2 wehttam2 16-17, M 3 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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    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 19 Responses 5 days ago

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    Does anyone else struggle with being accepting

    and not condescending concerning Christians? Many atheists seem to enjoy describing how stupid and wrong Christianity is. Sometimes I think it's basically a way of saying, "Look how smart I am to have figured out that your religion makes no sense. Look how stupid you are." But...
    katappi katappi 26-30, F 13 Responses 2 days ago

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    As much as I would like to believe there is

    something after death, I am in no way religious. Religion is filled with hatred, and it's kinda funny how people claim to be accepting... I don't understand
    silence3412 silence3412 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have come to think the origin of my Atheism

    comes from not believing in "sin". You dont need to accept a 2,000 year old zombie as your master to avoid burning forever in lakes of fire because he loves you-since sin isnt real. Its just simple social rules put in place to help regulate society.
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day 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 66 Responses May 17

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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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    I wish people were ready to give up desert

    tribalism for simple reason.
    Todesengel Todesengel 18-21, T 1 hr ago

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    Christian experience,

    is disgusting. Just took a peek for five seconds. This is what I found. Look at the ******* picture!! And they agree on it!!!!
    KenmaXhan KenmaXhan 13-15, T 4 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 31-35, M 105 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    Sometimes i feel like I have lost my freedom.

    I´m a 16 year old closet atheist, raised in Denmark as a muslim by two Arab immigrants. I have lived under immense mental stress ever since I came to the conclusion that i did not want to live as a muslim anymore. Down below is my story, it´s a bit long but i really needed to...
    anonymousgamer anonymousgamer 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    So you stand in front of a traffic light

    and it's green. The guy in front of you stands still and holds op everybody. You get out. "It's green" "No it isn't it's red" You look again. You can clearly see a green sign. "But the green light is burning" "No the red light is burning, because my faith says so" "But reality...
    rbrtoo rbrtoo 41-45 2 Responses 5 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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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 53 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    I am non religious, but I looked at the

    Christian Experience. I am disgusted. PMWhite posted a video of the fire where 500 homosexual people were burned at a Rave party in Taiwan. He agrees with the speaker on the video who thought it was OK that the fire happened and that Jesus would approve of the fire because "gay...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 14 Responses 1 day 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 19 Responses Jun 20

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    TLC strikes again. "Modern day miracles" about

    to be broadcast to the gullible public. This ought to whip the fundies into a whole new frenzy. I call bullshit. http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/answered-prayers/about-answered-prayers/
    extraneous1 extraneous1 51-55, F 3 Responses 1 day 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 35 Responses Apr 17

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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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    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 47 Responses a week ago

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    its important to remember

    that hard core, "traditional" Christians may not have any feelings in the sense that they can have empathy for people who are in love but can't legally marry each other because of their old fashioned opinions, but they have feelings regarding the way other people view them. and...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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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'm tired of my dad always forcing me to go to

    church. Is it wrong? I just dont like it when someone force me something that i dont want to do. I already talk to him about this and all i get is anger. I want to pick my own religion.
    rxmngerah rxmngerah 13-15, F 41 mins ago

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