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    i feel free and light

    since i become an atheist, life is more valuable and meaningful now than it ever did when i was religious
    lamiyw lamiyw 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Kudos go out to newjaninev2

    and GiordonoBruno for their recent trouncing of LFMB. If you missed it, check it out: EP Link#reply_10248810 You might want to do it quickly, though, before the OP makes it quietly go away lol.
    extraneous1 extraneous1 51-55, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    Leaving my former religion,

    Islam, was the best decision I've made so far. I do however regret that I didn't come to this realisation a bit earlier. I feel like I've wasted so much of my life for nothing. Well, it's never too late I suppose. The only thing that sucks is that I live in a Muslim majority...
    hmmyz hmmyz 22-25, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Here is more from "On the Historicity of Jesus

    Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt" by Richard Carrier. "Chapt. 4, Background (Christianity) Element 14" pages 114-116 "Mystery cults spoke of their beliefs in public through myths and allegory, which symbolized a more secret doctrine that was usually rooted in a more esoteric...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 5 days ago

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    just a thought. I remember in jr high we began

    sex ed. but instead of real sex ed we got a preachy evangelical type pushing abstinence. she, at one point, put a tennis racket in front of her face and said, "if I gave you all a handful of nerds and told you to throw them at my face with just this racket to protect me that'd...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 33 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 65 Responses Jul 10, 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 38 Responses Mar 10, 2015

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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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    AronRa on correcting Darwin's critics.

    http://youtu.be/8EqvPi24dcU
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Nobody can logically prove the existence of a

    creator. The moment someone actually sets a logical explanation, and evidence, is the moment I might believe in that ****. But for now, saying "God is there, you just have to have faith" isn't going to cut it, sorry.
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    What would you think of a doctor

    who went around cutting people so he could sell them a band aid? Well that's kinda what Christianity is. Dan Barker
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 51-55, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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 21 Responses Mar 8, 2015

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    I just got called an idiot

    and "probably hitler" for pointing out that coming into an atheist forum it going to up to atheists "to share" is proselytizing, ie: preaching and shoving your religion down people's throats. These people approach you, ring your doorbell, invade your space, and then get all...
    CyborgBetty CyborgBetty 31-35, F 37 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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    sunnyelp sunnyelp 36-40, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Here is more information from Richard Carrier's

    "On the Historicity of Jesus Why We Might Have Reason For Doubt." Chapter 4 "Background (Christianity) Element 15 pages 124 - 130. "Christianity began as a charismatic cult in which many of its leaders and members displayed evidence of schizotypal personalities. They naturally...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 48 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    Bible fact number 1: The bible is truth

    because the bible says it's truth. If the bible says it's the word of God we should just believe that because there's no way a book can lie.
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 10 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 74 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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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 34 Responses Jun 24, 2015

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    A new study has suggested

    that belief in all-powerful Gods was absolutely vital for the development of civilisation Religion has been dismissed as the opium of the people by Karl Marx, but a new study suggests that belief in all-powerful Gods is absolutely vital for the development of civilisation...
    XIXMCMLI XIXMCMLI 61-65 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    Just posted this story,

    thought some of you might be interested EP Link Especially interesting if you're into politics. Might make you think about choosing the lesser of two evils, whatever that may be for you.
    Inanis Inanis 18-21, M 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...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 50 Responses Aug 23, 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 24 Responses Jan 11

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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...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 27 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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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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    I've been an atheist

    for about nine months now and I'm still going through the motions of it. For most people it's not a big deal but when you were raised as staunchly religious as I was there are a lot of complications that arise with letting go of religion. All the baggage aside I am happy to...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    http://www.geenstijl.

    nl/archives/images/ANP-394200752000.html These muslims are morons.
    rbrtoo rbrtoo 41-45 4 Responses 18 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 51-55, M 27 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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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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    Arab scientists claim to have discovered a time

    travel method which can transport an entire culture back to the Middle Ages. The concept is called "Islam".
    ScissorhandsFingeredMe ScissorhandsFingeredMe 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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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 104 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    My Buddhist mum brought me to this monk

    yesterday. I am an atheist and she didn't tell me much about the place she was going to bring me. This monk was alleged to have the ability to predict the future. He said that I should change my personality or I will fail in life. He also suggested me to start training with him...
    sievert sievert 13-15, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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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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    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 12 Responses 3 days ago

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    God is the ultimate stalker psycho ex.

    He loves you!!! He loves you so much that he watches you all the time. He watches while you sleep. While you eat. While you lay with your SO. He loves you so much, that if you don't love him back, he will burn you forever in a fiery pit! I think we need to get a...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 30 Responses Apr 1, 2015

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    JW at my door again this morning.

    . no I don't want your pamphlet!
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 14 Responses 3 days ago

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    Stalin was an atheist.

    George Orwell, author of one of the most significant books published in direct retaliation to the formation of Soviet Russia, was also an atheist. Of course, arguments like these tend to fall over on their own, being so assertive in their misguided assumption of atheism...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I find it sort of surprising

    that not only do Christians want to argue with an atheist like me about how the religion was formed; but that other atheists also want to argue with me about how a religion they don't believe in was formed. My only interest in knowing how the religion was formed is to disengage...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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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 16 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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    so i just got back from a business seminar

    for a major entrepreneurial company and the guest speakers said the one of the keys to success (the equation being need + faith = morivation) is god. so i guess i wont be successful? how ******* rude.
    evynray evynray 22-25, F 1 Response 5 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 71 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    I don't usually respond to messages on here

    unless we've had s conversation or you're a regular in the atheist group. And sure enough, when I responded to someone it was psycho babble about going to hell and leading people astray. Yup; lesson learned. Thx for those who I message and are normal you know who you are...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 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 31-35, F 34 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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