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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 51 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    RenaDragon RenaDragon 18-21 2 Responses 3 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 45 Responses Mar 9

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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 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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    Alan watts- Buddhism

    and science, interesting video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dzyDTV6EzUs
    guitarspro guitarspro 18-21, M 19 hrs 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 4 days ago

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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 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 123 Responses Jun 8

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 5 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 4 days ago

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    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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 2 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 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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    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 4 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 4 days ago

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 54 Responses Dec 4, 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 4 Responses 7 hrs 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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    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 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 26-30, F 33 Responses Dec 4, 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 59 Responses May 17

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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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    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    For those of you who call Islam a "religion of

    peace," or believe it to be a religion of peace, I direct you to the link below. Go through this list of terror incidents for 2015 and see what percent are committed by Islamic groups. -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terrorist_incidents,_2015 -- Do the math. All...
    Jimmy805 Jimmy805 61-65, M 8 Responses 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 4 hrs 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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    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 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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    Jesus and the gays. http://www.

    wouldjesusdiscriminate.org/biblical_evidence/born_gay.html
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 7 Responses 1 day ago

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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 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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    "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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    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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