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I Am An Atheist

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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 77 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 31-35, M 105 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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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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    Well, I was blocked from EP

    for a few days because someone flagged my story that recommended an article that related to the Evolution of mankind. I emailed EP, stated my case, and now I'm back on this website. For a while there I was worried that EP was invented by some Creationists in San Francisco making...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I am a former Christian,

    now non religious. I find Norman Greenbaum's song "Spirit in the Sky" to be amusing... "When I die and they lay me to rest Gonna go to the place that's the best When I lay me down to die Goin' up to the Spirit in the Sky Goin' up to the Spirit in the Sky That's where I'm gonna...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 54 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    It would be awesome if I could wish (pray) away

    all the problems in the world but sadly we can't. We have to rely on ourselves to push the things we can control in that which is within our control to a positive light. No, your prayer is not welcome nor needed, take your condescending self elsewhere Thx
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    If you are an online atheist,

    message me please.
    itsjakedam2 itsjakedam2 22-25, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    If you take God away from the corrupt,

    they won't change, but at least they can be exposed for who they truly are, instead of continuing to hide under the mask of righteousness.
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    okay let's get something out of the way.

    I DO NOT have to respect everyone's opinions and beliefs. that's just crazy. Fundies; don't deny that you try to bully people into silence whenever your religion is questioned. maybe YOU have been taught not to question anything but some of us are not tied and bound by your...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 32 mins ago

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    Let me get one thing straight - I decide

    when I am going to die, not some deity.
    comfi comfi 51-55, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 6 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 27 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 79 Responses Jul 10

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    "As many as six participants in the Jerusalem

    Gay Pride march have been stabbed by an assailant described by police as a suspected ultra-Orthodox Jewish man." Religion claims more victims.
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Jesus and the gays. http://www.

    wouldjesusdiscriminate.org/biblical_evidence/born_gay.html
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 7 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 33 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    I just read a post where someone claimed to be

    a "Christian Atheist " yeah right and I'm a married bachelor.
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    my daughter was running around with a Mormon

    pamphlet yesterday (must have come in the mail.) I looked at it and saw that their depiction of Jesus is a tall, handsome, white man with short cropped hair and blue eyes. these are also the guys who believe Jesus came to America right? wtf?
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 30 Responses Jul 17

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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 43 Responses Jun 24

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    Well, I decided to look up

    who started The Experience Project. His name is Armen Berjikly. He has a Masters from Stanford in Management Science and Engineering with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship. Prior to that he graduated with honors in Computer Science from Stanford where his primary research focus...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 hr ago

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    As an Atheist, I am not sad,

    I’m not happy, I’m not unhappy. There is a great burden in knowing that ultimately, I am responsible for everything I do. Good or bad, right or wrong. I also have a great memory, and I remember everything I have ever done to inflict pain, discomfort and/or suffering. Be it...
    Account1138 Account1138 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 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 40 Responses Jan 19

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    "Charles Robert Darwin 12 Feb.

    1809 - 19 Apr. 1882 was an English naturalist and geologist best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    There's several reasons

    for why people continue to believe in their religion. 1. It provides security during uncomfortable situations. In less developed countries you'll see a lot more instances where religion is prominent and dominant. This is good for the brain in a way, because security is a...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 2 Responses 5 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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    I don't believe in god,

    but it's really annoying when Atheists go running around telling people there is no god. That's unnecessary. Let other people believe what they want. I'm sure you don't like it when people shove their religious jargon down everyone's throats. So why are you doing the same thing...
    LoadedGunn LoadedGunn 18-21, F 16 Responses Jun 20

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    RenaDragon RenaDragon 18-21 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was brought up in the kind of household

    where we weren't forced to go to church but went occasionally for things like Easter services or stuff like that. I find it hard to believe in any god because of all the negative things that happen in the world - rape, animal/child abuse, murder, wars etc to name just a few...
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I still remember the day I gave my first

    Atheist ***** slap. I once told that i still feel resentment for the way I was treated in the Christian household by family members Mostly towards my Mother.One idiot said It's my fault For allowing it and stop blaming my mother. But as I child I was reminded all the time that...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Alan watts- Buddhism

    and science, interesting video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dzyDTV6EzUs
    guitarspro guitarspro 18-21, M 1 day 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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    There's and ancient book of eastern wisdom

    called the Tao Te Ching that everyone should read. My favorite translation is the one by Jane English and another author. In any event, I think it is a misunderstanding to view this as a religious text; its a book about living a life attuned to life and this does not require...
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 51-55, M 5 Responses 14 hrs 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 44 Responses Mar 10

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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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    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 43 Responses Jul 8

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 45 Responses Jan 23

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    There are those who think

    that life has nothing left to chance A host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance A planet of play things We dance on the strings Of powers we cannot perceive 'The stars aren't aligned Or the gods are malign...' Blame is better to give than receive [Chorus:] You can...
    janaykirk janaykirk 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 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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    Christianity is just

    so full of contradictions and logical fallacies it makes me sick. how can any believe it?
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 123 Responses Jun 8

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    I guy just came to my door

    and told me about a service being held in town. he said if I come with a container I can get holy water that will cure any ailments or problems in my life. smh. these people are crazy.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 35 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    It definitely is hard to come out the closet.

    Today i posted a picture on instagram about my beliefs. And my family members told me i was making a mistake and that they would pray for me. I wish they would just accept my point of view and not think i was risking my life (or after life). I need to meet more people who are...
    pantera613 pantera613 18-21, F 11 Responses 3 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 107 Responses Jun 8, 2007

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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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    I am not agnostic, I am a staunch

    and proud atheist. I was brought up in a deeply religious Hindu family, with my mom observing all the fasts on tuesday, praying twice a day in the small temple in our room and frequent visits to the temples of the city, I was certainly not brought up an atheist. When I was a...
    uiop09 uiop09 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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