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I Am An Atheist

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    "Those enemies of mine

    who did not want me to be King over them - bring them here and kill them in front of me" Jesus (Luke 19:27) He was such a great, peaceful guy.
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 51-55, M 13 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't get both Christians

    nor Muslims when they say that we take the context of their books wrong. When it says to do bad things like kill unbelievers and the like, how does one simply misunderstand any of that?
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 11 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 48 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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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    Miss Betty Bowers, Americas Best Christian

    tackles how Americas laws are based in the ten commandants. As the fundies would have us believe. http://youtu.be/eWrdy1z-IB4
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 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 51-55, M 27 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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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 31-35, F 34 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    Here are just a few quotes from Richard Dawkins

    and Christopher Hitchens - these can definitely be applied to some of the religious people who comment here! “Religious faith, is a state of mind, that leads people to believe in something, it doesn't matter what, without a whisper of doubt, or a whiff of evidence, and...
    IzzyBeth122 IzzyBeth122 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    An argument I've never understood is "I don't

    hate God. You can't hate something that doesn't exist." There are some fictional characters I hate very much, and yet, they don't exist. Why can't the same be applied to God, a fictional character in the bible? Any thoughts on this?
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98 16-17, F 13 Responses 4 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 25 Responses Jan 11

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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 17 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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    President Obama and Bill Nigh discuss climate

    change. A statement that President Obama makes at 0.24 onward resonated with me as a perfect way to address xtians when they give you the comeback "You're not a scientist": "I'm not a scientist either but I know a lot of scientists, I have the capacity to understand science, I...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 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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    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    1. There is no Geological proof of the great

    flood. 2. Adam and Eve could not have existed because fossil records CLEARLY show that dinosaurs and earlier forms of life came 3 BILLION years before humans. 3. Evolution has shown that we developed from apes, we haven't just stayed the same. 4. The fact that there are...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 24 Responses Jan 10

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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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    Tales from the bible.

    Not lies, campfire stories. Much like the tall tales told at boy scout camp outs around the campfire fire. For thousands of years there was no TV. ( imagine how boring that was.) People were entertained by traveling story tellers. The ones who became really good at telling the...
    webbrowser webbrowser 26-30, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    This question was presented to me today via

    Facebook. How interesting and yet lacking any thoughtful open mind Those who can't see pictures: " I have a question for you: If we are the product of mindless unguided natural processes, would that give us strong reason to doubt the reliability of human cognitive faculties...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Why has no one ever told me about the atheist

    republic apparently one of the biggest Facebook pages... Cool new resource
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 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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    I saw this on my Twitter page.

    .. No text accompanied this... Frankly, I'm confused... Whoever made this is a sly troll indeed... I simply cannot tell if this is supporting Bernie Sanders... Or against him. Is the satire geared towards Bernie being favorable enough on substance alone, without the hyper...
    TheStaticSpeaksMyName TheStaticSpeaksMyName 22-25, M 5 Responses 2 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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    I am a former Christian,

    and now atheist. "The Kingdom of God" never came to first century Judea, unless you consider the Roman Divine Caesars "The Kingdom of God." Here are more parables from Jesus about his predicted "Kingdom of God" in first century Judea. He has dire predictions for those who do...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    deleted deleted 26-30 39 Responses Jan 23, 2015

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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 30 Responses Apr 1, 2015

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    So I was talking to this Christian

    who was trying to share his beliefs with me in a very forceful manner. All religions are bull****, he was so rude and I didn't even think to consider that he was just an obnoxious person in general. All religions suck , atheists are the bomb! Everyone must stop believing and be...
    SugarAndStrawberries SugarAndStrawberries 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 27 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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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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    Beer for everyone! You get beer,

    I get beer, your mothers, mothers dog gets a beer. Happy Friday folks. Thought came to mind, if we removed religion would there still be bigot people?
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 7 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I went to an Alanon meeting

    because I have had Alcoholic relatives. I am considered the "friends and family of alcoholics" even though I am not one myself. The topic was step 2...."Came to believe that a power greater than myself could restore me to sanity." I finally admitted to the group that my "higher...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Find out why The Satanic Temple x

    #TheWitchMovie have joined forces to inspire a Satanic revolution. https://t.co/HU4l727mdA I assume this is Levayan (atheist) and about how stupid Christians are. looks awesome.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 7 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 74 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    Im so blessed. :) I just knocked over a whole

    glass of water and it fell right onto a towel on the floor. I'm so glad God is looking out for me, instead of those poor starving and/or diseased people in third world countries
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 34 Responses Jul 8, 2015

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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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    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 39 Responses Mar 10, 2015

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    There will always be good people doing good

    things and bad people doing bad things, but to have good people doing bad things, you need religion.
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 12 hrs ago

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    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have diagnosed depression

    and a few anxiety disorders. I just confessed my hatred of myself, which often results in suicidal thoughts, to my parents. My mom's first words were "How do you think that would make God feel?" I stared blankly at her until she moved on. My dad then proceeded to call me selfish...
    theairisfullofspices theairisfullofspices 13-15, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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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...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 45 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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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 50 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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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 21 Responses Mar 8, 2015

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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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    So I realized the " so called Christian " is

    back in your posts ... The one who spews on lots of ppl and favorite word is " lies , lies , lies " ... Even create many fake profiles and in cases catches some of you ppl by telling of private information and then slaps it back in your faces ... Yea that's not in no way...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M 9 Responses 5 days ago

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