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I Am An Atheist

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    When I was a little girl,

    my parents and society told me all these wonderful things about Santa Claus and how he watched me to be sure I was being good. They told me the same thing about another bearded guy, too, with the same caveats to be good or else.When I was ten or eleven, those same people told me...
    Msfortunecookie Msfortunecookie 56-60, F 5 Responses 2 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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    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 3 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 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 11 hrs 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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    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 8 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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    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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    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 2 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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 2 days 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 48 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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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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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 79 Responses Jul 10

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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 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 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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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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    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 3 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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    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 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I get so irritated sometimes!

    I made a comment that if there was a god, then there wouldn't need to be a book to tell us about it. Someone replied, if there wouldn't need to be a book, how would people believe in GOD? Seriously?! It's not like I was being esoteric. But I guess I need to spell it out: BECAUSE...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 10 Responses 4 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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    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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    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 2 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 3 days ago

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    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 4 Responses 2 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 4 Responses 6 hrs 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 2 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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    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 1 day 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 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 can see why people get pushed away.

    I'm not an atheist. But I am beginning to wonder if there is a God. Because how can anybody think that being abused by family is okay? Because that is what God wants? If that is what I have to look forward to through those gates of heaven, then I don't want it.
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 17 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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    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 4 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 2 days ago

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