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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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    It's quite a shame that the majority of people

    are brainwashed into believing their family's religion!
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 55 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    Im very late but experience project logged me

    off and i didnt remember the password to my former acc but #LOVEWINS EVERYONE YAY!
    wehttam2 wehttam2 16-17, M 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 37 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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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    Well fvck you catholicvote.

    But lol, the response video is perfect. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/06/30/a-hilarious-response-to-catholicvotes-anti-gay-marriage-video/
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days 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 34 Responses Apr 1

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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 46 Responses Mar 9

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    Christian experience,

    is disgusting. Just took a peek for five seconds. This is what I found. Look at the ******* picture!! And they agree on it!!!!
    KenmaXhan KenmaXhan 13-15, T 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Being an athiest is great bc you dont worry

    about whether what you do is in accordance with a book or whatever, but rather if it is right, wrong, necessary, or unnecessary to do.
    wehttam2 wehttam2 16-17, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Okay I need to hardcore rant about Christians

    right now. Like, I am so flipping annoyed at how they act like the victim ALL THE TIME. "Oh wah, the mean atheist told me my god isn't real." All the while they have national holidays dedicated to their religion. "Oh wah the ***** is allowed to get an abortion" all the while it...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 47 Responses Jun 24

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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 51 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 79 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    its important to remember

    that hard core, "traditional" Christians may not have any feelings in the sense that they can have empathy for people who are in love but can't legally marry each other because of their old fashioned opinions, but they have feelings regarding the way other people view them. and...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 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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    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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    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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    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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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 53 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    4 in 10 Americans deny evolution.

    This is an overwhelming amount of people. But I mean, who can be surprised, we have anti-vaxxers, we have congress members who deny global warming, and deny human equal rights. Goodness
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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 22 Responses Mar 8

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    When I heard that all 50 states would recognize

    gay marriage, I wanted to cry with happiness. Just imagining thousands of people in Louisiana now being able to marry their partner gave me so much joy. Except that Louisiana is withholding marriage licenses. They're trying to fight. Our wonderful governor is claiming, and I...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 18 Responses a week ago

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    So what is the convention really,

    we don't go to 'their' groups and 'they' don't come to ours? I just was kind of shown the door in a Christian group in a not to suble way, does that mean there are unwritten rules about that? What are those really? Doesn't it make sense to make a group "I want to discuss the...
    rbrtoo rbrtoo 41-45 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I come here often to

    either rant or share my thoughts. Sometimes you guys agree, sometimes you don't. But I feel like this is my space. This my safe space to say exactly how I feel and think. I think this is how many people feel about the groups they become a part of. Right now someone has posted...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 33 Responses 2 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 27 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    Lol. So this is awesome.

    Heavy metal or bible verse. http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/heavy-metal-lyric-or-bible-verse#.mhKaG9P9KG I got 14 of 16.
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I'm tired of my dad always forcing me to go to

    church. Is it wrong? I just dont like it when someone force me something that i dont want to do. I already talk to him about this and all i get is anger. I want to pick my own religion.
    rxmngerah rxmngerah 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    The No True Scotsman Fallacy is the most

    annoying hallmark of religious delusion and dogmatic non - thinking. Basically the zealot or idiotologue will at once deny any person who labels themselves as an adherent to x to be an adherent of x if they don't believe exactly as they do, but will claim someone who has...
    Theunamericanlegion Theunamericanlegion 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 46 Responses Jan 23

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    I once had a very good conversation with an

    Islamic man when I was still a Christian (RC) and we talked about our lives and beliefs and we had an astonishing amount in common. He used Mohammed as a role model, just as I tried to model myself on Jesus. Neither of us cared about heaven - we didn't even really want to go to...
    magsmith magsmith 41-45, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Religion is the systematic marketing of fear.

    Blessed are the poor (donate heavily). Blessed are the meek (obey). Blessed are the humble (don’t question authority). Blessed are the hungry (make us rich while you starve). Blessed are the merciful (if you catch us doing something wrong, let it go). Blessed are the pure of...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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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 35 Responses Apr 17

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    Been an atheist all my life.

    From the age of 7 when I really started to grasp what I was being told by the church and schools that were trying to convert me, I realised I just wasn't buying it. Back then, from the age of 7 to 16, I was a weak atheist. I saw religion and god to be questioned and be very...
    AceOtana AceOtana 26-30, M 5 Responses 1 day 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 105 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    So I think I want to let everyone know about

    this great youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DarkMatter2525/featured Also I thought I'd list my 3 legends of Science and Atheism: Tycho Brahe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_Brahe Charles Darwin Sigmund Freud And my 3 contemporary heroes of Science and...
    magsmith magsmith 41-45, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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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 66 Responses May 17

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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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    I wish people were ready to give up desert

    tribalism for simple reason.
    Todesengel Todesengel 18-21, T 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Have a look at what retired Episcopal bishop

    John Shelby Spong says about religion now that he is not controlled by the church. Some I agree with, some I don't. http://deadstate.org/retired-priest-hell-was-invented-by-the-church-to-control-people-with-fear/
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    It always confuses me

    why a God has followers anyways. There are multiple stories in mythologies including the bible where Gods and/or just any god they all admit one thing or another in those stories: That they hate humanity. They all hate the creations they create. I laugh because of the irony...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I heard on the radio,

    an ad for Vacation Bible Camp, or something like that. Sounded like an oxymoron. It was a summer camp "where kids can go to enjoy learning about God." Yes, he actually said that. Out loud. On the radio.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Why I am not a Christian Bertrand

    Russell http://youtu.be/HQJ3sqkdCRE
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 3 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 48 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    I have come to think the origin of my Atheism

    comes from not believing in "sin". You dont need to accept a 2,000 year old zombie as your master to avoid burning forever in lakes of fire because he loves you-since sin isnt real. Its just simple social rules put in place to help regulate society.
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 30 mins ago

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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 45 Responses Mar 10

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