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I Am An Atheist

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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 44 Responses Mar 9, 2015

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    I grew up Catholic,became mormon in my 20's

    and talked with many people of other faiths. Read the bible many times and other books of religious topics and soon began to question things and was told I lacked faith and would be punished. Lost my faith and found my myself in the journey. I live my life being a human, not...
    WitchHazel71 WitchHazel71 41-45, F 17 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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    On a Sunday I spoke to one of the Jehovah

    witness. Asking how I think the Earth was made. I said Its created in the Heart of a star. Which also claims why we have iron in our blood. The Jehovah witness said but there are many explosions in Iraq but you don't see any new creation formed after the smoke has cleared. Then...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    Beer for everyone! You get beer,

    I get beer, your mothers, mothers dog gets a beer. Happy Friday folks. Thought came to mind, if we removed religion would there still be bigot people?
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am on page 59 of Richard Carrier's "On the

    HIstoricity of Jesus Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt." He uses Bayes's Theorem to calculate the odds that: 1. Jesus was a historical figure who was mythicized, or 2. Jesus was a mythical god who was historicized. The book is 618 pages long so I should be busy for quite a...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just wish that Christians

    and Muslims would stop assuming that I care about anything in their religious books. I do not believe that either of them are divine. they contain nothing relevant to modern science so please don't try to use them to argue about scientific things like evolution with me. they...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 50 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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    Christianity is just

    so full of contradictions and logical fallacies it makes me sick. how can any believe it?
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 104 Responses Jun 8, 2015

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    I went to an Alanon meeting

    because I have had Alcoholic relatives. I am considered the "friends and family of alcoholics" even though I am not one myself. The topic was step 2...."Came to believe that a power greater than myself could restore me to sanity." I finally admitted to the group that my "higher...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 2 Responses 2 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 71 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    Is there any depth that religion will not stoop

    to in order to 'claim' followers? - 5:54PM GMT 06 Feb 2016 Follow Sir Terry Wogan was “closer to God than he realised”, according to his lifelong friend Father Brian D’Arcy. Fr D’Arcy, a Catholic priest, was one of the last people to visit the veteran broadcaster...
    CharliesAngel1 CharliesAngel1 26-30, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    President Obama and Bill Nigh discuss climate

    change. A statement that President Obama makes at 0.24 onward resonated with me as a perfect way to address xtians when they give you the comeback "You're not a scientist": "I'm not a scientist either but I know a lot of scientists, I have the capacity to understand science, I...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    What are the differences,

    if any, between the statements "I lack a belief in a god," "I believe there is no god," and "I don't believe in a god" ? I've heard people say they have different meanings, but they seem to mean the same thing to me.
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98 16-17, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    can we please agree,

    as humans, that the bible is evil and should not be a model for your life? Christians: READ THE DAMN BIBLE! all of it. not just the cherry picked verses they drill into you at church. I'm so tired of Christians trying to argue with me about scripture when they don't even know...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 45 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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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 39 Responses Mar 10, 2015

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    I grew up Christian but

    when I finally came to terms with my sexuality my youth minister publicly embarressed and bashed me without the ability to stand up for myself. I realized that if a God truly loved me then all of my hardships and who I am wouldn't change it. I have decided I am a proud atheist...
    Mlwxoxo Mlwxoxo 16-17, F 24 Responses Jan 5

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    Very simple question,

    which one of these two would you trust and why? A little clue, one is real the other is a delusion.
    MasterCharlie MasterCharlie 61-65, M 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I don't get both Christians

    nor Muslims when they say that we take the context of their books wrong. When it says to do bad things like kill unbelievers and the like, how does one simply misunderstand any of that?
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    An argument I've never understood is "I don't

    hate God. You can't hate something that doesn't exist." There are some fictional characters I hate very much, and yet, they don't exist. Why can't the same be applied to God, a fictional character in the bible? Any thoughts on this?
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98 16-17, F 13 Responses 6 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 45 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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 17 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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    Miss Betty Bowers, Americas Best Christian

    tackles how Americas laws are based in the ten commandants. As the fundies would have us believe. http://youtu.be/eWrdy1z-IB4
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Find out why The Satanic Temple x

    #TheWitchMovie have joined forces to inspire a Satanic revolution. https://t.co/HU4l727mdA I assume this is Levayan (atheist) and about how stupid Christians are. looks awesome.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 9 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 35 Responses Jun 24, 2015

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    EP is notorious for its Theist vs.

    Atheist debates, but as an atheist, let me just say one thing: If you're religious because it gives you comfort, if it helps you get through the day, if it gives you hope, or if it makes you feel better about life, GREAT. I am so happy for you and I think that is wonderful. I...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 25 Responses Jan 11

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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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    I know everybody has a right to be here

    and post here. but I'm really sick of the Christians posting in this group. it's as annoying as when they try to randomly preach their crap to me in public. we weren't having an invited discussion. I come here to exchange experiences with like minded individuals and if a theist...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 27 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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    Dragnar Dragnar 22-25, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I saw this on my Twitter page.

    .. No text accompanied this... Frankly, I'm confused... Whoever made this is a sly troll indeed... I simply cannot tell if this is supporting Bernie Sanders... Or against him. Is the satire geared towards Bernie being favorable enough on substance alone, without the hyper...
    TheStaticSpeaksMyName TheStaticSpeaksMyName 22-25, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Im so blessed. :) I just knocked over a whole

    glass of water and it fell right onto a towel on the floor. I'm so glad God is looking out for me, instead of those poor starving and/or diseased people in third world countries
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 34 Responses Jul 8, 2015

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    I once trespassed into the strange world of

    religious threads on here. This is how it goes; POST: I love Jezuz he so amazing!!!! REPLY: I luv Jezuz 2 hez the best!! REPLY: I love Jesus soooo much he's brilliant. I pray 4 u 2 tonite Ad nauseam. It was a scary experience.
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 51-55, M 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    1. There is no Geological proof of the great

    flood. 2. Adam and Eve could not have existed because fossil records CLEARLY show that dinosaurs and earlier forms of life came 3 BILLION years before humans. 3. Evolution has shown that we developed from apes, we haven't just stayed the same. 4. The fact that there are...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 24 Responses Jan 10

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    A truly benevolent God would not punish his

    creations simply because they did not believe in him. God could just as easily reward his creations for being skeptical. Because there is no way to ascertain what a deity's motives might be, there's no way to know that Pascal's Wager would even work.
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 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 51-55, M 27 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    deleted deleted 26-30 39 Responses Jan 23, 2015

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    "Those enemies of mine

    who did not want me to be King over them - bring them here and kill them in front of me" Jesus (Luke 19:27) He was such a great, peaceful guy.
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 51-55, M 13 Responses 5 days ago

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    I personally find no comfort in the notion of a

    god. When I apply morality to the notion, god becomes flawed just like we are. I guess I'm comfortable enough with the unknown that I don't need to insert beliefs into those gaps in my knowledge. I won't claim to know one way or the other, but I choose not to believe due to a...
    OrganicMachina OrganicMachina 31-35, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I tell people I'm an Atheist,

    and as such, don't believe in the Bible. They then proceed to quote Bible versus.
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 9 Responses 8 hrs 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 31-35, F 34 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    There will always be good people doing good

    things and bad people doing bad things, but to have good people doing bad things, you need religion.
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 4 Responses 1 day 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 39 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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 55 Responses May 17, 2015

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