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I Am An Atheist

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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 3 days 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 29 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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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 3 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 16-17, F 114 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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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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    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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    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 16 Responses 2 days ago

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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 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 25 Responses Nov 27, 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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    Why is religion so easy to mock?

    Because it's ******* stupid. Think about it.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 5 Responses 1 day 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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    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 29 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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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 37 Responses Apr 17, 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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    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 7 Responses 22 hrs ago

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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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    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 2 days ago

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    Why we should criticise Islam - In recent

    times the atheist community has been divided on the subject of Islam and whether we should be critical of it. The obvious answer is of course we should. Christians are constantly complaining that we only attack them plus Islam is a lot worse than Christianity currently is. For...
    SomeBloke616 SomeBloke616 16-17, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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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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    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 3 days 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'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 55 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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 1 day 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've noticed that if you post something under

    this experience, the social religious warriors always seem to appear to bring you illogical arguments and insults. Am I offensive in my dealings with these people? Yes, not immediately, but yes. I'm far from unmanageable. There are plenty of people that pose good arguments and I...
    WytW0lf WytW0lf 22-25, M 46 Responses a week ago

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    Finally said the words,

    "I'm an atheist" out loud today! I come from a pretty religious family with spiritualism and although I used to sort of subscribe to the (and still have strange feelings about) paranormal, I've pretty much accepted that I really don't believe in any God. I've tried to find a...
    littlylulu littlylulu 18-21, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Mightypenguin100 Mightypenguin100 13-15, M 19 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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    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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    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 6 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 3 days ago

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    I love how christians always complain

    that atheists flood their page and yet they have no problem coming here and saying we need prayer and god...um read the title of the group people no we dont so when you decided to take your religion where it belongs we will leave you alone..common sense
    asoldiersgirl2012 asoldiersgirl2012 22-25, F 32 Responses 16 hrs 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 56 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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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 universe is everything

    that is and will be. It says in the bible that "god" created this universe. How would "god" have the time to create the universe when as soon as he existed the universe would also exist? The only way he could of done that is if he existed before himself, which makes absolutely...
    Germanic Germanic 18-21, T 14 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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 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, 2014

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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 2 days ago

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    What's sad is I know many friends

    who have grown up being Christian and t never read the bible. I have friends who are silly choosing to be blind, but in a very negative and close minded way. My favorite passage in the bible. And Moses said to them: “Have you kept all the women alive? Look, these women...
    savinLace savinLace 22-25, M 3 Responses 3 hrs 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 70 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    why do Christians simply ignore the fact

    that there were other gods similar to Jesus Christ? like Horas or Attis? in most cases I know that they just don't know about them but when confronted with the facts the churches official response is that Satan, knowing of things to come, actually started those other religions...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 69 Responses Jan 15

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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 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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 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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    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 2 days ago

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    So I got acquired my first block today by a

    theist; I don't know how I feel about this, I'm on one side angry at the illogical thought process, and then on the other hand in relived, at least they had the courtesy to move on.
    savinLace savinLace 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day 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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    Religion just makes no sense to me.

    It just seems all so silly. Lately I've been meeting with a couple pastors from different churches and asking questions I have about their religion and their answers are all just so silly and makes no sense to me. They are all hoping they can convert me but every time I get a...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 10 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Dusty Smith and his awesome

    commentary: http://youtu.be/Znn5BzRd5_s rofl :)
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 2 days ago

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

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