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I Am An Atheist

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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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    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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    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 42 Responses Jun 24

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    Atheism and agnosticism We all here have had

    this conversation at one time or another. Describing, to those who don't know, what atheist and agnostic mean. Well, one of my favorite you tubers, Jaclyn Glenn, addressed this in a recent video. I share this to help explain the proper meanings of these words. http://youtu.be...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 8 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I am back, know more about metaphysics,

    and am even more confident in atheism.
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Oh wow the Christians had my post taken down.

    "Oh no the atheists are laughing at our religion, what haven's earth are we gonna do now?!" "Even though we always say they're gonna burn in hell. They can't post pictures of our Lord and savior on a *****!" "Even though this has no real baring on my life we must make everyone...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 3 Responses 16 hrs 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 26 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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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...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 55 Responses 5 days ago

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    All these Christians coming on my post,

    it's quite annoying really. Why are they looking at atheist post if their not atheists? Why do they care so much about what is more than likely a photoshopped *****. Get over yourselves and let me watch "The Theory of Everything" in peace
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 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 32 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    God's existence is a red herring.

    Whether or not God exists is by-and-large a red herring when it comes to most of the objections raised by rational people when it comes to religion. Generally speaking, conflict arises when we end up talking about "god's law". And this is where the manipulation happens...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 3 Responses 2 days 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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    do right by people and you'd have no need

    for Fictional characters up in the mind of man
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I do hope that some christians are intelligent

    enough to spend an hour or so of their lives to watch this, it may give them the rest of their lives back.
    BeingConsidered BeingConsidered 22-25, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know that many Atheists used to be Christians

    and many an handful of people wonder If they did the right thing leaving Religion behind. I used to feel that way too for a while until I saw this video last year. http://youtu.be/F1ibEaIPtMk
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    Here's a scenario. Mr X is one of those

    'atheists' who appears to be against other atheists, while being defensive if mistaken for a Christian. It may occasionally be a mistake but it's understandable, he says it's annoying and reacts as if insulted.His comments about us are unflattering but not particularly damning...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I just saw a video about God vs Evolution.

    The interviewer (who is probably a religious nut) kept asking is there any observable evidence to Evolution. From ape to man. Obviously The interviewer knows nothing about Evolution because we did not Evolve from apes we only shared a common ancestor. It takes 5 seconds of your...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days 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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    Think about the story of heaven being an

    eternal paradise. If you buy into the story of heaven you need to realise there has already been war in heaven. Paradise?
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Why do we as a society have to label everything?

    Why can't it just be; I don't believe what our ancestors beloved in. Or, maybe there is setting out there but I'm not sure, or yeah there is something. And just move on from there. Everything has a label, think outside the box and get rid of your label. Be kind to your...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I grew up Catholic,became mormon in my 20's

    and talked with many people of other faiths. Read the bible many times and other books of religious topics and soon began to question things and was told I lacked faith and would be punished. Lost my faith and found my myself in the journey. I live my life being a human, not...
    WitchHazel71 WitchHazel71 41-45, F 21 Responses Aug 7

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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 43 Responses Mar 10

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 50 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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 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 59 Responses May 17

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    I think it's funny that creationists honestly

    believe that scientists are just a bunch of dumbasses who sit around all day making **** up.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 12 Responses 3 days 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 75 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    I've never understood the concept of praying

    for someone. Nothing ever comes from it that is tangible. Just seems like a waste of time.
    tx2stepper2013 tx2stepper2013 41-45, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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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 17 Responses Jun 26

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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 73 Responses Jul 10

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    Imagine that we could revive a well-educated

    Christian of the fourteenth century. The man would prove to be a total ignoramus, except on matters of faith. His beliefs about geography, astronomy, and medicine would embarrass even a child, but he would know more or less everything there is to know about God.
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Every atheists perhaps remember the boy

    who experienced heaven and then had a book come out right? Well turns out it was fake. He recanted his story. Ironically his parents tried hard to sell it. Allegedly most religious stores were forced to pull it from their shelves. How about that? http://www.truthrevolt.org...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    well I feel like there's a lot of

    existentialism to evil. For instance, two factions fighting each other in a war might consider the enemy to be evil. And being that there are atrocities of war and murder which occur, its fair to say there is a level of evilness on both sides, but they were doing it under the...
    PicklesAndPie PicklesAndPie 26-30 2 Responses 6 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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    Them: "okay, genius who has all the answers.

    what happened before the big bang?" Me: "I don't know. what does the bible say happened before God created the universe?" Them: "... God... always existed. he's unfathomable and... he created the universe."
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    my daughter was running around with a Mormon

    pamphlet yesterday (must have come in the mail.) I looked at it and saw that their depiction of Jesus is a tall, handsome, white man with short cropped hair and blue eyes. these are also the guys who believe Jesus came to America right? wtf?
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 28 Responses Jul 17

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    Not believing in the bible

    or God is not a crime.
    SayGeronimo SayGeronimo 13-15, F 66 Responses Aug 23, 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 47 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I'm going to share a personal story

    that shows the desperation of a dying religion. Locally we had a convention for gaming, you had several people there of all ethnic groups and interests. You also had some like me that did Cosplay, my cosplay was actually very simple doing a deviant art version of Shyvana from...
    RenaDragon RenaDragon 18-21 37 mins 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 37 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    This picture takes a look back at the love

    and acceptance of Christianity.
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days 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 43 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    I've talked to enough fundies to know

    that they view atheism as evil because they don't want to be held responsible for their actions. In short that's all God is. Have a good day.
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    LenapeYengwe LenapeYengwe 31-35 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When a new friend sees my room.

    Friend: I thought you were an atheist. Me: I am. Friend: Then why do you have so many Bibles? Me: They're great for killing bugs.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 5 Responses 5 days ago