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    Can someone please explain this war on

    Christmas? And why there is a freaking war on Christmas?
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 7 Responses 2 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 40 Responses Dec 8

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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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    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 40 Responses May 18

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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 116 Responses Aug 14

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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 45 Responses May 13

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    The best way to show

    that you are in fact removed from religion is to be completely removed. Anti religion requires even less action...
    8TungBaby 8TungBaby 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Richard Dawkins once said

    that the universe does not owe us a feeling of hope and I agree. When people say we should leave religious people alone because religion gives them hope I cannot help but feel the need to laugh. It is all well and good that religion gives people hope but it also gives people the...
    SomeBloke616 SomeBloke616 16-17, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    It doesn't take any effort to be an atheist.

    It takes none of your time, and you don't even have to think about it. In fact, you can't even really BE an atheist, because an atheist isn't something that can be defined by itself. There are people who believe a god exists. We call them theists. Atheists are simply not them.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I feel like an awful person

    but I am so tired of hearing and seeing people claim how much they love Jesus and God. How they are better people, how they'll get through any and everything, how they are so blessed and blah blah blah. I get it. You're all about that Christian life. Good for you. But I don't...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 50 Responses Jul 18

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    So much hate about Christmas.

    For my family, especially on my mother's side, which I'll be talking about, we never involved Jesus or Christianity at any point. It was about bringing each other together at my grandparents house, ripping open presents and thanking my grandparents profusely as they beamed and...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So, I saw this in a book.

    Thought I would post it here to see what people thought. Atheist: someone who secretly prays that they're not wrong.
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Whenever I see a Christian post some religious

    bull**** on facebook, I post an atheist post. Somehow, no one has gotten annoyed with the Christians, but an atheist I know has gotten annoyed with me. wtf
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    what if I skip the family prayer circle this

    Christmas, sit on the couch nearby and stuff my face instead? the couch is nearest the prayer circle, cut me some slack!
    evynray evynray 18-21, F 1 Response 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 55 Responses Dec 3

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    Why is it that I am much more compassionate

    and conscious than my theist counterparts? I truly think I'm perfect, guys.
    evynray evynray 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sorry, but I don't need to be threatened with

    the idea of a fiery afterlife in order to be a good person.
    bluegilledgirl bluegilledgirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 16

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    Actual quote: "A rock does not have the ability

    to think or be alive so it cannot be an atheist, theist or a non-smoker." Magic rocks. Cool. They can't be smokers or non-smokers, theists or atheists, all at the same time! So are rocks also not alive and not non-living at the same time? What does that look like? Zombe rocks...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    Not believing in the bible

    or God is not a crime.
    piecestothepuzzles piecestothepuzzles 13-15, F 67 Responses Aug 23

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    Some Christian guy made this hate page on

    Facebook attacking Islam, saying that all Muslims are terrorists, and encouraged people to use ethnic slurs against them. My friend, a Christian, told this guy there have been Christian terrorists, and that Islam and Christianity are very similar. The guy, instead of making an...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Strange Planets 2 . According to these

    evolutionary theories: . Backward-Spinning Planets. All planets should spin in the same direction, but Venus, Uranus (c), and Pluto rotate backwards (d). . Backward Orbits. Each of the almost 200 known moons in the solar system should orbit its planet in the same direction, but...
    Pahu Pahu 70+, M 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    They say Atheist's have no sense of humor

    but I find the bible very comical. I, in all honesty love reading the bible. Its so funny, epic, and entertaining. Its pretty much the most amazing science fiction and horror book ever written, even Eli Roth of Hostel couldn't write better for a movie. See? We have a sense of...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 15 Responses Dec 12

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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 35 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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

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    Merry Christmas! Because I've opened great

    gifts, ate a good meal, and spent quality time with my family. Anyone who thinks this day means less to me because I don't thank jesus clearly needs to sort out their priorities.
    FutileSuperiority FutileSuperiority 22-25 1 Response 39 mins ago

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    This time of year I get many people inviting me

    to Church functions even though they know I'm an Atheist, they tell me God forgives all. What exactly am I being forgiven of I don't know. So when they start in, I just tell them that I dated a Latin Guy named Jesus & that's as close to God as I'm ever going to get. Merry...
    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ever since I was 12, I have never believed in

    God or any sort of higher power. I did a lot of research when I was 12 as I had access to the Internet. My curious mind absorbed various different beliefs but my logic chewed them up and spit them out. What I'm trying to say is that every single religion seemed extremely...
    LittleListener LittleListener 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Merry christmas everyone!

    hope you all have a good day and spend some awesome time with your families. at least thats my plan and opening gifts lol
    asoldiersgirl2012 asoldiersgirl2012 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    Atheists! To the war room!

    How are we going to win the war on Christmas this year?! We've tried taking the Christ out of it, burned down the nativity scene, and held a black mass in front of a church. I think it's time to take it up a notch! This year, not only will we be taking the Christ out of...
    MissMadHatter MissMadHatter 18-21, T 21 Responses 2 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 78 Responses Jul 22

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 60 Responses Dec 4

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    I do not know what will happen to me

    after I die. Nobody actually knows. "What about all those people who died, went to heaven (or hell) and came back. Wouldn't they know?" Possibly one of the most outrageous creationist claims out there. Yes there are people who have been dead, and managed to be revived by...
    BrokenWingedDove BrokenWingedDove 16-17 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have a question My friend is atheist should

    I still give her a Christmas gift or would she be offended what do you think?
    Disturbetheuniverse Disturbetheuniverse 16-17, F 14 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    What's great about being an atheist on Xmas is

    that you get to skip all the boring and irrelevant crap..and jump straight into stuffing yourself, getting very drunk and PRESENTS! Because that's what Christmas is really for :p
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    So I'm here asking you guys

    for some advise At 18 after high school, I felt rather lost, I wanted something to believe in something, and while going to college I chased after a girl who was a Christian. (Background) my entire family are atheist they don't put a label on themselves but rather just live...
    savinLace savinLace 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Religious persons say

    that god exist and dwells in the hearts and minds of those who believe. So technically, is it that he doesn't actually exist?
    Gentleman01 Gentleman01 31-35, M 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 26 Responses Nov 27

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    What Atheism Mean To Me - A Short Essay

    Atheism is liberty.  Its freedom of free-thought.  Its freedom to explore, learn, and educate.  Its freedom to love, laugh, and live without hatred or bigotry.  Its freedom of speech; freedom to criticize and analyze all subjects without limitations.  ...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 84 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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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...
    MissMadHatter MissMadHatter 18-21, T 32 Responses a week ago

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    Oh how the logical free mind works,

    I decided to go to one of my "home" church Christmas Eve service and just lost it. They had a few people talk about their addictions and trials saying they were saved by a miracle, or power of someone else. People need to give themselves more credit. Don't be guilt tripped by...
    savinLace savinLace 22-25, M 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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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 49 Responses Apr 18

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    I am sitting here writing this

    while my family has gone to mass. For the first year they didn’t expect me to join them. I am wondering why normally rational people, my mother has a law degree and runs two successful businesses and my grandmom is a medical doctor, believe there is a god. I have read that...
    SenoritaStacy SenoritaStacy 18-21, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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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 67 Responses Oct 4

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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 27 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    One theist I know does not believe there is

    such a thing as default positions, and that disagreement is why there is so much conflict with him and other atheists on debates. How can you reject the existence of default positions?
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm getting real tired of this Jesus bullshit

    around Christmas. I love christmas; I love the tree, the food, the gifts, the family get-together's, the music, the decorations, the snow... but this is that time of the year where Christianity is shoved down my throat. I hate going to church to sing songs and pray for something...
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 20 Responses 2 days 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 60 Responses Dec 8

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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 just celebrated Christmas by watching The

    Unbelievers on Netflix. It was great.
    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My tradition for this group is to write

    something satirical, sarcastic, and sometimes even offensive, and then write something serious, honest, heartfelt, and probably a little offensive depending on the sensitive topic or not-so-sensitive topic I am dealing with. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all of you, Atheist...
    MissMadHatter MissMadHatter 18-21, T 7 Responses 13 hrs 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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    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...