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I Am An Atheist

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 10 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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 1 day ago

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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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    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 16 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 65 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    Neo8 Neo8 36-40, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 58 Responses Dec 4, 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 1 day 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 3 Responses 20 hrs 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 mins 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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    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 1 day 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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    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 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 21 hrs 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 6 Responses 17 hrs 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 53 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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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 1 day ago

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 48 Responses 2 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 1 day 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 19 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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    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 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I always say that God was created in man's

    image. Here is an article that best sums it up. I can always explain it but it seems like not too many people get the similarities to what I speak of. I am talking primarily about religious people however. An excerpt: "The Ethiopians say that their gods are flat-nosed and...
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 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 1 day 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 46 Responses 5 days 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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    Dusty Smith and his awesome

    commentary: http://youtu.be/Znn5BzRd5_s rofl :)
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 8 hrs 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 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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    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 reason that I believe God is nothing

    but a fable or fictitious character is simply because at a young age I was fascinated in science. I was especially fascinated by space and evolution, two of the things I believe got us here. To me, God just seems like he is another tale that has been past down for centuries. I...
    erinbear123 erinbear123 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs 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 1 day ago

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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 1 day ago

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

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    This homophobic bigot thinks we should adhere

    to his belief system: http://youtu.be/1Z7xqSB3NVI
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    If someone claims specific knowledge about the

    gods, despite having no basis for that claim, or even despite contradictory evidence, then this is often described as ‘having faith’. In his book ‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’, Peter Boghossian has suggested replacing the word ‘faith’ with ‘pretending to know...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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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 20 hrs ago

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    I know I will get some hate from you guys,

    but the question of god's existence is NOT a scientific question. Science uses methodological materialism. Science only works on the material. If someone claims there was an exodus from Egypt, we might expect to find evidence. If someone claims that bread can become flesh, we...
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 28 Responses 2 days 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 16 hrs ago

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