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    Egyptian student jailed

    for proclaiming that he is an atheist ---- http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2015/jan/13/egyptian-student-jailed-for-proclaiming-that-he-is-an-atheist
    ahova ahova 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Earlier today, I walked in on my mother sitting

    on the floor in the corner of the living room drinking tea. She refused to move because apparently a "spirit" told her to wait or the "bad spirits" would come. I sat with her and kept her company because I think there is something mentally wrong with her, but she does not...
    Germanic Germanic 18-21, T 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    T don't believe in God.

    But I don't have a problem with religion or religious people, I just wish my mother would stop force feeding me her a Christianity. Once she accidently called me an antichrist because she felt I was being "anti (as in against) Christ ".
    grump39 grump39 18-21, F 1 Response 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 49 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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    So another child died a few days ago

    after she willingly quit her chemotherapy in search of spiritual alternatives. Apparently she had a 75% chance of living if she had gone to chemotherapy. She said she saw a "vision" that told her to quit chemotherapy. Of course *rolls eyes the parents get off scot free and...
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Dusty Smith and his awesome

    commentary: http://youtu.be/Znn5BzRd5_s rofl :)
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 day 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 41 Responses Dec 8, 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 78 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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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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    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 29 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    This response I wrote to someone sums it up

    for me. The mobile app does not display really long posts, so I'm breaking this up into two parts - the second part is in my first comment: The mind is an emergent property of the brain, as is plainly evident by observing changes in personality, desires, preferences, empathy...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Is there a correlation between obesity

    and religion? When I was religious I looked like I was pregnant. As I went from theist to deist to atheist, I lost 20+ pounds. Probably because I started to realize that sucking it in wasn't helping. As I became less delusional, I became more self-aware. http://youtu.be...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 7 Responses 1 day 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 106 Responses Jun 8, 2007

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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 25 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    (This is joke, not real story

    but also pretty nice) A devout Muslim entered a black cab in London. He curtly asked the cabbie to turn off the radio because as decreed by his religious teaching, he must not listen to music because in the time of the prophet there was no music, especially Western music which...
    MechovPunx MechovPunx 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Jesus177 has made a prophecy!

    She says that I will go blind within the next 3 days (by Friday the 23rd) and will only be healed by the power of prayer from a true Christian. She even said that if I do not go blind that she will admit that god doesn't exist. I hope that she will play honestly as I will be...
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 70 Responses 5 days ago

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 58 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    Has it ever occured to people

    that maybe the reason God isn't in the history books is because he isn't real? You know, just like the gods of every other religion.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't believe that any religion actually

    makes sense. Like people could've been high and created the religion based on hallucinations and took it too far. People still follow the rules of a book that is thousands of years old. Last year was the year I figured out that religions didn't make sense. I just live life for...
    thatredheadmetal thatredheadmetal 18-21, F 1 Response 2 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 33, M 103 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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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 56 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    Both parts of my family are Catholic

    and it's extremely hard to sit with them at the dinner table and pretend to pray with them and go to church with them... I just recently converted to atheism and the only ones who know are my two friends and a couple others... I'm ready to tell my family, but I'm not sure how...
    AlyseJay AlyseJay 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    one time, I tipped my fedora

    so hard it fell over my face and my got stuck to my neckbeard
    finallyfoundafuckingusername finallyfoundafuckingusername 16-17 22 hrs ago

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    BettyValentine BettyValentine 22-25, F 51 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    I don't understand religion at all,

    religious people say they go by faith which means they believe it without any proof but most religious people would not do that with anything else, like if I went up to a religious person and said "I met a flying unicorn today" they have no proof to show that I actually met one...
    DannibalLecter99 DannibalLecter99 13-15, M 4 Responses 1 day 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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    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 46 Responses May 13, 2014

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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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    And it took me 10 years to realize it.

    It began when I was four years old, when my older brother(10 at the time) showed me that santa didn't exist. Slowly I began to realize that many beings I had once loved(tooth fairy, easter bunny, etc...) did not exist. Even though I knew this, I shared it with no one and...
    VLGRC VLGRC 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well... kind of. Depends on what your

    definition of God is. In terms of a higher power that watches over us, governs us or judges/punishes us, I am an atheist. But that's not what I wanted to talk about... Until very recently I felt the need to engage in the atheism vs. faith debate, and was passionate about...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    So I was thinking about how often I've heard

    theists talk about their "relationship" with God, and I had a disturbing thought. How are they building such a strong emotional "relationship" with someone they have NEVER not once talked to or even had a single sign from? That sounds like schizophrenia to me. Basically the...
    TeddyBundy TeddyBundy 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 47 Responses 2 days ago

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    Why is religion so easy to mock?

    Because it's ******* stupid. Think about it.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    [VIDEO] A pastor tells the story of

    when punched a kid in the chest as hard as he could because the kid wasn't taking God seriously. How very "Christian" of him. What happened to preaching love and acceptance? Why isn't this guy in jail?
    SerSean SerSean 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Face down on a broken street There’s a man in

    the corner in a pool of misery I’m in a white van as a red sea covers the ground Metal crash I can’t tell what it is But I take a look and now I’m sorry I did. 5:30 on a Friday night 33 good people cut down I don’t believe anymore I don’t believe anymore Face down on...
    extraneous1 extraneous1 51-55, F 17 hrs 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, 2014

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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 53 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    It does not take a belief in God to have morals.

    What the **** is the matter with you people? We have a thing called empathy that allows us to realize that others don't want to be killed, and it doesn't come from God! http://youtu.be/BCXBenyIEl8
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 2 Responses 1 day 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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    I'm sick and tired of being afraid to share my

    opinion on this forum. Every time I speak my mind with regards to my lack of faith I end up having my account on EP suspended. I don't for one second believe it is a coincidence. The system is broken. The powers that be do not care to fix it.
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 82 Responses Jan 14

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    I don't understand how anyone can worship

    such a conceited creature. Any given deity supposedly created us simply to worship them. And like, everyone's cool with that? That's the story you want to go with? I don't get it.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 33 Responses 3 days 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 26 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    My grandparents begged me to go to church today.

    .. So I appeased them. In a way I'm glad I went. In fact, I wish I recorded it. I'm no less the atheist I was yesterday, but it was priceless. The pastor gave a sermon preaching against using faith to validate hatred. The key point he made, that absolutely adored, was this. "I...
    WytW0lf WytW0lf 22-25, M 5 Responses 21 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 65 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    Just a thought.... If god exists

    and is love and all that other junk then where does evil come from? God created everything and everyone for a reason. The devil is his creation. His fallen angel. Surely he knew that the devil would create chaos right? Wouldn't that mean god intended for all of the horrible bad...
    xxladyjadedxx xxladyjadedxx 22-25, F 15 Responses 1 day ago

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    The gay marriage ban in Alabama,

    the state in which I live, has been ruled unconstitutional. In my opinion, this is a step in the right direction. The statewide response, which is precisely what one may expect, is priceless and should be enjoyed by all. I am sharing this story in this group because the...
    GoodNightOwl GoodNightOwl 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Mightypenguin100 Mightypenguin100 13-15, M 16 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Ok so I just wanted to thank those 4 men

    for their opinions.First one : Gambia President, Yahya Jammeh,"We will fight these vermins called homosexuals or gays the same way we are fighting malaria-causing mosquitoes, if not more aggressively."Second one: Donnie Romero, Texas Pastor"I’m not going to let any of...
    MechovPunx MechovPunx 18-21, M 7 Responses 2 days 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 39 Responses May 18, 2014

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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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    I am proud to be an atheist.

    But no, I do not despise all christians and eat babies and whatever else the rumours say. I am said to be on the friendlier side of it.
    CallMeDanny CallMeDanny 13-15, M 4 Responses 1 day 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...