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I Am An Atheist

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    I am a former Christian,

    now non religious. Christians believe that disembodied Spirits aka Ghosts exist. They include Spirit Yahweh, Spirit Jesus, Holy Ghost, Angels, human spirits, Satan, Lucifer, evil spirits, and demonic spirits. None of these Spirits can be seen, felt, heard, or tasted. Christians...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 3 Responses 1 day 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 3 days ago

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

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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 2 days ago

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    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 7 Responses 4 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 3 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 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 18 Responses Jun 26

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    I was raised Muslim and made to believe

    that homosexuality is wrong. After immigrating to the U.S. and getting some room to think without pressure I rid myself of a lot of beliefs based on science, love, and compassion for other people. I visited my cousin over the weekend and we had a heated argument about gay people...
    evolvinggirl evolvinggirl 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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 3 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 51 Responses Dec 8, 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 107 Responses Jun 8, 2007

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    Heading back to the cities from backwater USA,

    and OMG the religion in everything makes me crave a hot bath. My toddler wasn't feeling up for quiet time so I missed the memorial service portion of my husband's uncle's funeral, but my husband summarized for me something disturbing and upsetting I have heard from a few of you...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 6 Responses 5 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 34 Responses Apr 1

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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 59 Responses May 17

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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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    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 5 Responses 3 days 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 3 days ago

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    I was really young when I questioned

    Catholicism. i think it was more to do with being an odd, bookish, curious loner than intelligent, but my parents were asked to never bring me back to Sunday school care because I kept asking questions about dinosaurs and why Jesus was white and why people in other places who...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 4 Responses 3 days 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 105 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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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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    HAAAAAHAHAHahahaha so this happened.

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/07/26/to-weed-out-protesters-at-last-nights-event-the-satanic-temple-had-attendees-transfer-their-souls-to-satan/
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 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 77 Responses Jul 22, 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 37 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    Why do we have to believe in God to go to heaven

    but if we don't believe in satan we still go to hell?
    zenwho zenwho 46-50, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 79 Responses Jul 10

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    You know burning people seems to be fundies

    forte. Frosty Flowers article awhile back in the group displays pure irony. I hope I am using the correct word for this though. Here's what I mean, get this. The article that Frosty Flower posted was about the Satanic Temple holding an event. They had to have a whole process...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    "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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    RenaDragon RenaDragon 18-21 2 Responses 2 days 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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    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 30 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    I don't get it. We are told from an early age

    that it is vital we take things into our own hands and do for ourselves, it's the path to success. Then you have religions telling us m@sturb@tion is a sin.
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 5 Responses 3 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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    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 3 days ago

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    I thought this was good.

    But that's just my opinion. http://www.houstonpress.com/arts/no-it-s-not-your-opinion-you-re-just-wrong-7611752
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    My husband and I have discussed this

    hypothetical theory at length. History is written by the victors. What if, God and the devil exist, BUT, Lucifer was actually a benevolent creator, or as an over-literal reading of Genesis 1 and 2 suggests, all creation and people were created by "us" plural Gods, and Lucifer...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Jesus and the gays. http://www.

    wouldjesusdiscriminate.org/biblical_evidence/born_gay.html
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    If we proved 100% without any doubts

    that God wasn't real right now, there would be mass suicides. Some people just don't have the mental/spiritual capability to handle the idea of the vast universe as it is. To them it's terrifying and lonely, and they need that imaginary omnipotent hand to hold just to survive it...
    PicklesAndPie PicklesAndPie 26-30 7 Responses 4 days ago

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