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I Am An Atheist

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    I just told my dad I'm an atheist.

    We had a debate that lasted all the way back home. He simple concluded with "It makes me very sad to know that you lost your faith". It's something very simple and stupid, but it makes me so sad to know that something like that will make him look at me with disappointment...
    knock2knock knock2knock 22-25, F 11 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I call myself an "absolute atheist" By

    that I mean I absolutely have no belief in any sort of god or afterlife. I believe religion is the worst thing ever conceived. I have no idea what would have happen if mankind hadn't been deceived with the "one god" stories but I am sure the many gods people believed in would...
    Johngi77 Johngi77 70+, M 3 Responses 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 35 Responses Apr 1

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    My science teacher made me an atheist.

    She didn't exactly make me, but convinced me. I was always fascinated with space and history, and after all the evidence of evolution and what not, I started to question God. At first I was scared, I would say things like "God can you send me any sign?" Nothing came of course...
    JustARebel JustARebel 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 48 Responses Jan 23

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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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    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 47 Responses Mar 10

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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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    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 114 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 1 day ago

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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 52 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    Today in my history class I overheard two

    people talking about religion. I must admit that I was eavesdropping and listened to the rest of their conversation, because it was very interesting. The girl was saying she believes in god but doesn't think any religion has gotten it right yet. The guy was talking about how the...
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days 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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    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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    You know I am really sick of other atheist's

    coming in here and telling me what religion I should have issues with and what religion I shouldn't. As if the atrocities are somehow different. People don't really get the point of talking about various religions. It is the victims of that religion, both of their same religion...
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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 28 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Seriously guys, I'm no atheist,

    but I am a scientist and hate most established religions, so I have that unique viewpoint. I have a very simple question, why do you guys post things that you all know, and then fight the little trolls that post stupid things when you know them to be stupid? It's infuriating to...
    Rocker1188 Rocker1188 22-25, M 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    What if Mary got knocked up by some guy on a

    girl's night out with her friends and the whole "God did it" thing was her hastily thought out cover story? Well that escalated quickly.....
    Lola26S Lola26S 36-40, F 39 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    Damn this 25 character limit.

    I just wanted to share the damn picture.
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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

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    Wikihow to convert an atheist.

    I have mixed feelings here. To be honest a couple things it said are just things we atheists have said before. (Eg. Threats of hell being just that, threats, praying for you being condescending) over all though it's just kind of funny. In particular the idea that they shouldn...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Philosophy. I see a lot of atheists outright

    ignore philosophy (a lot of scientists do as well). Ignoring metaphysics. Ignoring all these points which can hurt or hinder their arguments. Why is it that philosophy is ignored by more and more people?
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 6 Responses 21 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 51 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    So has anyone seen Going Clear yet?

    It really is sad to hear these peoples stories after leaving the church and the abuse that goes on inside.
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 2 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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    So let me get one thing straight.

    Not all Muslims are extremists yes but their gov't is. People like to say to not blame the Muslim religion on all Muslims but the way their gov't is set up breeds that kind of hate. Does anyone know what Sharia laws are? Their ENTIRE existence from the minute they are born is...
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 4 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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    So, let me get this straight.

    You think evolution is a ludicrous idea yet you fully believe some random deity in the sky created the Earth for funsies? Really?
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 47 Responses Mar 9

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    Muhammed is the model to follow he says.

    There is no lower age limit of a girl that can be married. Listen to a Muslim marriage official and a young girl. -- Islam, coming soon to a neighborhood near you. See the video if you would like. https://youtu.be/HYJOeUuAZpA
    Jimmy805 Jimmy805 61-65, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    All hail Satan! Oh wait.

    I don't worship Satan. Because I'm an ATHEIST, for ****'s sake.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 7 Responses Mar 18

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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 32 Responses 1 day ago

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    Openly secular day. April 23rd 2015.

    http://www.openlysecular.org/
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    So, someone on my Facebook said they were

    considering giving religion a shot. Another person commented saying and I quote, "Not sure if religion will work for you but Christianity certainly will." And I...I just...couldn't.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 30 Responses Mar 23

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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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    Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy.

    There 26 letters.
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 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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    it bothers me a lot when a doctor saves a mans

    life and all the religious folk are like, "Wow god worked through the hands of that man to save this other mans life"! NO. that man did it all by himself. :)
    BowtieTilIDie BowtieTilIDie 16-17, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    A new Theory throws doubt onto the Big Bang

    Theory . . For those who don't want to read the links at the bottom here is the gist - . . The Big Bang Theory always had a problem – the mathmatics – it can tell us what happened after but not before the Big Bang. . . Now there is a Theory that the Universe has existed...
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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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 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 37 Responses Apr 17, 2014

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    A Supreme Court decision today has put an end

    to the practice of city councillors reciting prayers and blessing themselves before every city council meeting in Saguenay, Quebec. It turns out that this is normal protocol in many municipalities across Canada. I have to admit I had no idea until today that this was even a...
    extraneous1 extraneous1 51-55, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    It is funny that there is this Christian

    fangirl (SolitaryElf 41-45, F) that still thinks that 2.2 billion, oh sorry, she said actually 2.5 billion devoted Christians in the world that actually believe in everything in the bible. It is quite sad because when i tried to reason with her, she just got butthurt because I...
    nuno99 nuno99 18-21, M 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can remember the last day I prayed to god.

    October 29th, 2013. I'll never forget that date as long as I live. I remember being in a bad situation. And the look in his eyes, I knew I was screwed. He pushed me down. And at that moment I looked to the sky and with every fiber of my being I prayed to god. I prayed for...
    antihero98 antihero98 16-17, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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