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I Am An Atheist

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    I used to think you could believe in God

    without being religious. But that is impossible. Even if you believe in God, you are religious. You might not go to church, but you are still religious. Dictionary.com defines religion as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 6 Responses 2 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 115 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    Jesus177 has made a prophecy!

    She says that I will go blind within the next 3 days (by Friday the 23rd) and will only be healed by the power of prayer from a true Christian. She even said that if I do not go blind that she will admit that god doesn't exist. I hope that she will play honestly as I will be...
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 70 Responses Jan 20

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    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response 2 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 33, M 103 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    Just saw the funiest comment on the clip of

    Take me to Church on youtube, I quote : *All you "Christians" can say what you want, but the fact that shrimp is called an abomination in the bible SIX times more than homosexuality yet you choose to eat it and call out and ostracize gays instead? Just know you are going to...
    ryan015 ryan015 13-15, M 26 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Some religious people say

    that it takes more faith to be an atheist. Bull-*******-****. The very definition of atheism is to have a LACK of faith. Atheism and faith are complete ******* opposites!
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 8 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    If some people have dark skin

    because their ancestors lived in hot places, does that mean that God is black because he lives in heaven, where the sun always shines?
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 22 mins 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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    One of the most profound changes in belief I

    have since embracing true Atheism and Skepticism is that there is no afterlife. Upon death, it's oblivion. What's that like? I've heard some refer to it what your life was before birth. I like to compare it to what it feels like when you're in deep sleep and not dreaming. No...
    SkepticalGorilla SkepticalGorilla 41-45, M 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    We all know atheism is the TRUTH.

    That's why everyone else gets into such a rage over atheism. Humans are born with a moral code and without it, things like murder and ********** would be common place. Just look at the religious texts! All Christians any other type of religious people are really just atheists...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 hrs 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 26 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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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 36 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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 43 Responses Jan 19

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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, 2014

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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 50 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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    Hey guys. I've found a literal hell.

    It's living right here in the heart of the Bible Belt, Mississippi. Sigh...
    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    I dislike talking to Christians about

    transsexualism. Even the ones that attempt to be nice about it. The one I usually get from family is "God does not make mistakes." Correct. A possibly nonexistent being written to be perfect in every way does not make mistakes because he was written that way. Human nature...
    BloodStainedRabbit BloodStainedRabbit 18-21, T 29 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    My step-daughter's friend committed suicide on

    Friday. This has been incredibly difficult for her. I won't go into details, but the situation leading up to his death was horrible. He had lost everything, and he was about to lose his son. He took his father's gun Friday morning, and he killed himself at his grandfather's...
    GoodNightOwl GoodNightOwl 26-30, M 7 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    One of the ten commandments says: Thou shalt

    not kill. Genesis 7:4 Every living substance that I have made will I destroy. The God character is an evil, hypocritical *******.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 5 Responses 1 day 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 76 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    Christians, Muslims, etc.

    If you want me to believe your God or gods is true, prove it. If you can't, then I have no reason to listen to anything you say about it.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 22 hrs ago

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    I'm sick and tired of being afraid to share my

    opinion on this forum. Every time I speak my mind with regards to my lack of faith I end up having my account on EP suspended. I don't for one second believe it is a coincidence. The system is broken. The powers that be do not care to fix it.
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 76 Responses Jan 14

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    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am a proud atheist,

    but I don't have anything against religious people.
    trismason trismason 13-15, F 7 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 58 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    I think it's amazing how the Christians in my

    area who claim to be oppressed for their beliefs are the same Christians who looked at me as an outcast for being an Atheist.
    AgentSean AgentSean 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    We laugh at the idea of ancient Egyptians

    and such creating Gods for the rain or sun or death or harvest and yet people vehemently worship the modern "God". How does that make sense?
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    BettyValentine BettyValentine 22-25, F 52 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    Haha so my boyfriend

    and his family are Christian and I'm an Atheist . I wonder how that's going to work out
    zebrelle9 zebrelle9 13-15, F 8 Responses 1 day 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 31 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    The Ra Men podcast EP13 - The Ten Commandments

    - with Robert PriceAronRaEvery avenue of the Religious Right is trying to push the idea that the Decalogue in Exodus 20 is not only definitely real and historic, but the most important document ever and the foundation of American government. Tonight the Ra-Men interview Dr...
    findmeholdmehasbeenfound findmeholdmehasbeenfound 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Religion is finally dying.

    Who wants to help me kill it?
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 55 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 4 Responses 1 day 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 46 Responses May 13, 2014

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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 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 37 Responses May 18, 2014

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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 107 Responses Jun 8, 2007

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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 56 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I don't understand how anyone can worship

    such a conceited creature. Any given deity supposedly created us simply to worship them. And like, everyone's cool with that? That's the story you want to go with? I don't get it.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 35 Responses Jan 22

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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 25 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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