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I Am An Atheist

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    Recently while I was searching through facebook,

    out of boredom I stumbled across a video. This certain video is "dear mr.atheist", at first I couldn't watch, the mans torrential spew of things I couldn't believe in. Don't believe in. So I took refuge in the comments to see what others opinions were. Most of the comments were...
    Konalover0210 Konalover0210 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I post in this group,

    way too much. This is the second story I've posted today. When I post stories like this, I get feedback, whether it's from in the comments, or privately messaged. And I always appreciate the support and advice. But it's a common misconception that I hate religion. I don't, I...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    The Day I Became An Atheist

    I was 16 or 17, standing in my parents' bedroom, contemplating suicide. I was all alone in the house.  The only sounds were the humming of cars in the street outside and my own sobbing. I don't remember what it was that had been going on, but it must have been terrible...
    Bradford Bradford 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    I was raised Christian,

    everyone in my family believes in god like hard core. About 4 years ago I really started to question what I was so blindly believing. I made the realization that religion is a compete and utter lie. I have resentment towards it, but that's a different story... I have never told...
    bohobridget bohobridget 22-25, F 42 Responses Apr 23

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    I've always been more of a science person,

    and I see no possible scientific explanation of how he exists. If God exists, then why are there many different religions out there? It is simply a mere human illusion. Even historians say that since humans didn't have the technology to explain things like why the sky is blue...
    AnimeFanGrrl AnimeFanGrrl 13-15, F 38 Responses May 1

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    Ok, I guess I have to put my antitheistic raves

    in this Atheist section. What is with the Mormon advertisements here? I can’t figure out if they are annoying or just ridiculous. I mean one of them has a black guy standing beside a woman with a honeydew melon on her head. Is that some kind of Mormon symbol? I have read...
    StacyJackson StacyJackson 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days 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 45 Responses May 13

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    This is sort of silly,

    but does anyone else get really irritated when their phone tries to autocapitalize things like "god" and "jesus christ"? I'm completely aware of how irrational it is to be annoyed by this but it irks the hell out of me (no pun intended). I mean, c'mon, autocorrect. I know what I...
    d0vahkiin d0vahkiin 16-17, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Because of my beliefs,

    I am both an atheist and a believer. Saying that there is no god in this world, no one with power like that who is claimed to have made us, is something I can agree with the atheists on. We live in a godless world, and I truly believe that. But to say that there is in no way...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 2 Responses 6 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 58 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    As I was driving down a street recently I

    noticed a lighted sign near a large Christian university, advertising their Master of Arts in Apologetics program. -- I didn't realize one could get such a degree. Apparently God is needing more and more help these days from people with advanced degrees in his defense.
    Jimmy805 Jimmy805 56-60, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I noticed there hasn't been any recent posts

    here, so I figured I'd make one. I'm starting to be more open with my atheism. I've told about four close friends, plus an entire high school class during an " about me" presentation we were required to do for the class. Although I haven't explicitly said "I'm an atheist" to my...
    thatguy3500 thatguy3500 13-15, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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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 26 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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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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    In An Overly Religious World...

    Ever since I cemented my atheistic beliefs in high school, I feel stifled in what often seems like a religion-oriented world. I know that I'm not alone in my beliefs, but it's frustrating to see hardcore religious folks negatively impact the world with their ignorance and...
    AntOnTheMirror AntOnTheMirror 18-21, F 23 Responses May 19, 2007

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    Sexual Reproduction 1 .

    Even evolutionists admit that evolution seems incompatible with sexual reproduction. For example, how could organisms evolve to the point where they could reproduce before they could reproduce? . If sexual reproduction in plants, animals, and humans is a result of evolutionary...
    Pahu Pahu 70+, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Burden Of Proof

    Whenever somebody makes a claim, there is a necessary burden of proof on the claimant, which is to provide a level of evidence that supports their claim. The more extraordinary the claim, the more substantial the burden of proof becomes. For example, if I were to claim that there...
    TheOrdinaryGuy TheOrdinaryGuy 18-21, M 90 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    Enjoying Sunday!! I used to get up early on

    Sunday morning. I used to get dressed up. I used to spend hours listening to some well meaning people and many hypocrites talking about things they thought they knew. I used to sit in those pews and waste precious time while I could've been living my life my way doing something...
    ringstar ringstar 46-50, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    so a lot of people have been posting stuff

    about god on my page lately.... yeah lol
    ilovepie12345 ilovepie12345 13-15, M 3 Responses 4 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 79 Responses Jul 22

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    Hello everyone, I would like to share my story

    about my becoming an atheist. There's no immediate change to atheism for me. When I was a kid, I just instantly said one night that I wanted to be saved and become a Christian. But when I became an atheist, it was a process of weighing what I've been told to think and what the...
    vffries vffries 18-21, M 6 Responses 22 hrs ago

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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'm an atheist because to me,

    I don't find it logical in the slightest and I'm not comfortable with believing in a deity. But hey, if that makes you comfortable, all the power to you. But I'm tired of people thinking I'm not a bad person for that. You don't have to be religious to be good. (sorry if this is...
    uunbeliever uunbeliever 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Every Monday one of my college classes has a

    test, and before every test, 8 or 9 of the 12 in the class will pull out a little Gideon bible and say a prayer over it to help with the test in a joking fashion. Which always makes me think 2 things: 1. If there is a god, and he isn't concerned with feeding the hungry...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 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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    Being atheist doesn't mean I'm immoral

    or unethical. It doesn't mean that I cohort with Satan, or kick puppies or anything like that. Being atheist just means that I don't believe in a God, or that there's any higher meaning in life. I spent years trying to see things the way they did, and feel the things they...
    casuallyscreaming casuallyscreaming 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So what? Sure I don't believe in God,

    that doesn't mean I can't be friends with people who do. And I hope they'll be willing to try and be my friend too.
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 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 13-15, F 120 Responses Aug 14

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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 106 Responses Jun 8, 2007

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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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    Why do religious people attack people

    that question their beliefs?
    Greencz Greencz 18-21, M 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    For your delectation: Christian Harry Potter.

    http://crooksandliars.com/2014/09/conservative-christian-rewrites-harry
    winstonwelles winstonwelles 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Prayer

    For a long time, I wasn't sure whether I had sufficient claim to the word "atheist" because I never felt like I had really rejected religious indoctrination.  When I was young, my mom told me and my younger brother a little about God.  I toted books to church...
    yifeng yifeng 19-21, F 47 Responses Oct 10, 2006

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    The Problem With Christians Are Atheists...

    *rant on * The problem with Christianity is not the Christians themselves, trust me they are hard pressed to think outside of a fictional book they have for the most part never read, no the problem with Christianity is most atheists. Allow me to elaborate, I...
    snarkbite snarkbite 26-30, F 127 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I'm atheist and I respect every religion

    but if u force your religion on me I will be mean to you and disrespect your religion.
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 days 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 50 Responses Apr 18

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    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    What is prayer and what does it mean to you?

    As non religious people, what are you ways of coping with things out of your control ( ex. Death of a loved one) do you pray or hope not necessarily to a god but to have some hope in your heart? To feel better? Do you like if others pray for you? Do you ever ask religious...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    Why is it that as soon

    as I talk to my best friend about religion he pulls the "stop shoving your beliefs down my throat" card. We are really good friends but I can't help but believe that he is quite close minded. I am an atheist and I used to be a Christian, and he is catholic. As soon as I even try...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Am Afraid Of Dating The Man Of My Dreams Because He Is Christian

    I lost my virginity two nights ago to a 42 year old man. I am 18 years old. I am not in love with him, but I would love to see him again. But I am afraid of getting into a relationship with him. He is wonderful, kind, sexy. But I don't know if I want to pursue him further. Not...
    penguingina penguingina 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    That awkward moment when you're arguing with

    someone and all they do is repeat the same thing and then proceed to tell you you'll have to answer to God in the end.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 59 Responses Aug 8

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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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    Alain de Botton: Religion

    for Atheists Just bought the aforementioned book today, about what lessons secular culture can learn from various religions (without accepting their supernatural underpinnings). This is something I've posted on before, so I was interested to hear what he had to say. This is a...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles 26-30, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    So.. my dad makes my brother

    and I attend mutual once a week, on Wednesday nights. Usually I just sneak away and find a quiet place to wait the hour out, but I don't go far. I'm in eyesight, and I'll listen to my music or day dream, or whatever. Lately though, I've been going outside. I still don't go far...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days 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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    I hate it when your at school

    and you say you're an atheist and everyone is astonished like nobody doesn't have a faith!
    hwf0712 hwf0712 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm becoming fed up with religious people,

    especially Christians. They fail to realize that their entire religion is stolen from various other religions and primitive myths.
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 67 Responses Jun 15

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    --PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT-- Please allow me

    to step up on my soap box to make a Public Service Announcement. If you live in the United States, you get to freely practice your First Amendment Rights: the Right to Free Speech. -- That means, I get to say whatever the **** I want to, even if it offends you, makes you cry...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 9 Responses Aug 28

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    I have identified as an atheist

    for the majority of my life. Well, more specifically, I went through a phase of being "spiritual but not religious" mostly due to the acceptance. See, it took me a while to embrace the term "atheist." My family is extremely Catholic and I went through the whole catechism thing...
    liliuminterspinas liliuminterspinas 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm married, and have been with my husband

    for about 10 years. When we we're dating we had very similar views regarding God and religion. We just had a huge debate about God. He has decided that he does in fact believe in God. I most certainly do not and have felt right about this since around the age of 7. I don't so...
    Stranger711 Stranger711 26-30, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sexual Reproduction 2 .

    Either this series of incredible and complementary events happened by random, evolutionary processes, or sexual reproduction was designed by intelligence. . Furthermore, if sexual reproduction evolved even once, the steps by which an embryo becomes either a male or female...
    Pahu Pahu 70+, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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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

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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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