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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'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 56 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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 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 35 Responses Jan 22

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    I am so sick of the gay bashing.

    .. Perhaps I am over empathetic... I just can't wrap my mind around the absolute baseless hatred... Over something that couldn't possibly effect them... I'm a logical individual, but this ENRAGES me. Denying anyone the right to choose who they love, mentally assaulting them with...
    WytW0lf WytW0lf 22-25, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    A little background, I am an atheist

    who still attends church and is a youth leader. It's been a long and slow process of me leaving re church, but it's not easy when everyone I know is a Christian Maybe it's a lie I tell myself and am in denial; I don't know. But I'm still here. Anyways, the church is very...
    savinLace savinLace 22-25, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Given the amount of human suffering perpetrated

    in the name of religion, I realise I am not OK with tolerating others "beliefs" as if they are innocuous and have no bearing on reality.I am offended by those who claim I have less rights to the full scope of my human potential, including leadership, "because God made me to have...
    TheOneWhoComesAndGoes TheOneWhoComesAndGoes 41-45, F 13 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    can you date a theist,

    a spiritualist, or religious person? im just curious because it sparked a debate between a few of my friends. personally my mister is a theist but it has never gotten in the way of things. we decided to let our son choose which ever spiritual/nonspiritual path he wants...
    xxladyjadedxx xxladyjadedxx 22-25, F 12 Responses 3 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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    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    If God is all powerful,

    why doesn't he just let everyone know he exists? Why doesn't he feed the starving children in Africa? Why doesn't he heal people of faith? If it's all a part of his plan, that means he planned for these people to hurt and die. You could say it's to make the rest of us appreciate...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 13 Responses 2 days 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 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 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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    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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    Theists, in order to have 100% of the

    information about the world, you'd have to be everything at once. You really wonder why atheists think you're beliefs are ridiculous? It's because you can't possibly know what happens when you die UNLESS YOU DIE. Near death experiences mean nothing. When this happens, your...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response 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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    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 45 Responses Jan 19

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 47 Responses Jan 23

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    I don't even know how to begin to rationalize

    you're ************* insanity. Evolution is amorherfucking fact! You know what's not a fact? Rib women, you stupid *****! Dusty Smith on Questioning Darwin. http://youtu.be/Znn5BzRd5_s
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    People from ancient times did not know more

    about the world than people do today. Yet people still believe ******* holy books are more accurate than modern science! What the **** is wrong with you people! Apparently some even think the people who built the pyramids had advanced technology. What the ****! http://youtu.be...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 23 hrs ago

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    I took my niece out today

    for a date and we had a lot of fun, we ate some yummy in and out and were heading to a movie. While on our way, we observed the clouds, they were rather big today with many different shades of blue and white and dark. Then she said something, "hey, that cloud looks like gods...
    savinLace savinLace 22-25, M 2 Responses 16 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 80 Responses Jan 14

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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've been doing a lot of thinking about how

    people cling so steadfast to their religion, regardless of the information posed to them, regardless of education and intellect. I tested into gifted/honors classes in 6th grade. --- In 8th grade, we started studying essay formatting and formal debate structure. These are...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 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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    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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    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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    "If there is a God he will have to beg

    for my forgiveness." Words carved in to the walls of a WWII concentration camp by a Jewish-German prisoner. ("Wenn es einen Gott gibt muß er mich um Verzeihung bitten.")
    AJM95W AJM95W 18-21, F 6 Responses 20 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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    It's quite a shame that the majority of people

    are brainwashed into believing their family's religion!
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 64 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    Not believing in the bible

    or God is not a crime.
    SayGeronimo SayGeronimo 13-15, F 67 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    Hmmm which are worse.

    ..fundies or scientologists?
    extraneous1 extraneous1 51-55, F 5 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    This person asked the question 'Has God ever

    spoke to you' and added that they don't need atheists replying and causing trouble. So when I told them that peopke can say whatever they want on the internet, they told me to go away, and then blocked me. Look, you can say whatever you want, and I'll say whatever I want, but...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Stephen Fry making the case

    for everyone with the intelligence they were born with, a moral centre and a backbone http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/tv-host-asks-atheist-stephen-fry-question-about-god-you-have-watch-what-happens-next300115 I wouldn't wanna get in either...
    crake101 crake101 31-35, M 1 Response 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've latched onto this thread a bit too much,

    ignoring everything else. What is there to do on EP? Any fun re recommendations?
    savinLace savinLace 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 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 Jan 20

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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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    MY VISION OF THE UNIVERSE,

    LIFE AND GOD. The universe and life are the most logical and rational manner of existence of reality, and it is precisely what happened. While life is almost impossible to happen because, taking into consideration all possible variables, the laws of nature, the formation of...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 5 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 just saw some ***** on Fox news say that

    if atheists don't like God in the pledge we can go live somewhere else. What the ****? Where would we go? Most people can't pay for the homes they have now! How ******* stupid are you?
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    The biblical prophecy describing the

    destruction of Tyre...? lol
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 2 days ago

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    I thought some of you might be interested in

    this interview with Stephen Fry. http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/tv-host-asks-atheist-stephen-fry-question-about-god-you-have-watch-what-happens-next300115
    HavingFun138 HavingFun138 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day 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 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Creation is impossible - Dusty bitchslaps

    creationists http://youtu.be/NJ8aLzQ1vqk
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    So this guy asked if humans existed

    when dinosaurs did, and apparently he was serious. I'm not even insulted, just amused. They actually blocked me too.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    The Bible is 100% accurate.

    Especially when thrown at close range.
    IDCFUKK IDCFUKK 18-21, M 8 Responses 4 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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