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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 45 Responses Mar 10

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    I wish people were ready to give up desert

    tribalism for simple reason.
    Todesengel Todesengel 18-21, T 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I think I want to let everyone know about

    this great youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DarkMatter2525/featured Also I thought I'd list my 3 legends of Science and Atheism: Tycho Brahe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_Brahe Charles Darwin Sigmund Freud And my 3 contemporary heroes of Science and...
    magsmith magsmith 41-45, M 3 Responses 2 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 79 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 53 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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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    KenmaXhan KenmaXhan 13-15, T 2 Responses 1 day 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 19 Responses Jun 20

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    I don't get how so many fundies (Fundamentalist

    Christians) claim hell exists. Are they admitting to dying and actually being there long enough to observe and then come back to us? Sure there are near death experiences but even those are backed up by science. Unless anyone has proof that this hell exists I will be an atheist...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 5 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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    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 46 Responses Mar 9

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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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    The No True Scotsman Fallacy is the most

    annoying hallmark of religious delusion and dogmatic non - thinking. Basically the zealot or idiotologue will at once deny any person who labels themselves as an adherent to x to be an adherent of x if they don't believe exactly as they do, but will claim someone who has...
    Theunamericanlegion Theunamericanlegion 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Ok. So this one made me laugh.

    Came across a comment that said "It's hard to be a Christian when everyone you meet is an atheist". Ummmmm, Christianity accounts for one third of the worlds population, or about 2.2 billion people. Atheism is axp. 4% of the population. Where does the poster live and can...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm tired of my dad always forcing me to go to

    church. Is it wrong? I just dont like it when someone force me something that i dont want to do. I already talk to him about this and all i get is anger. I want to pick my own religion.
    rxmngerah rxmngerah 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    What the fvck?!! http://www.

    patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/05/31/new-biblical-guide-to-hell-for-small-children-is-sick-and-depraved/
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Have a look at what retired Episcopal bishop

    John Shelby Spong says about religion now that he is not controlled by the church. Some I agree with, some I don't. http://deadstate.org/retired-priest-hell-was-invented-by-the-church-to-control-people-with-fear/
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Humans have been around

    for about 5 million years although the first modern homosapiens emerged about 100000 years ago. Civilisation began about ten thousand years ago and with it came the first organised religion. Civilisation = religion. I say it's time to burn it all down. Burn baby burn!
    magsmith magsmith 41-45, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Im very late but experience project logged me

    off and i didnt remember the password to my former acc but #LOVEWINS EVERYONE YAY!
    wehttam2 wehttam2 16-17, M 4 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 126 Responses Jun 8

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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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    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 46 Responses Jun 24

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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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    Heavy metal lyric or Bible verse?

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/heavy-metal-lyric-or-bible-verse#.tgKMKrA0M
    mattinsula mattinsula 16-17, M 4 hrs 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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    So what is the convention really,

    we don't go to 'their' groups and 'they' don't come to ours? I just was kind of shown the door in a Christian group in a not to suble way, does that mean there are unwritten rules about that? What are those really? Doesn't it make sense to make a group "I want to discuss the...
    rbrtoo rbrtoo 41-45 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I really really really really really really

    really really really really really reallyreally really really really really really really really really really really really ReAlLy REALLY hate the word "sin." like what the fcuk, why do you have to make up another word for "wrong?" so you can tell people specifically that they...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I once had a very good conversation with an

    Islamic man when I was still a Christian (RC) and we talked about our lives and beliefs and we had an astonishing amount in common. He used Mohammed as a role model, just as I tried to model myself on Jesus. Neither of us cared about heaven - we didn't even really want to go to...
    magsmith magsmith 41-45, M 7 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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    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 65 Responses May 17

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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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    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 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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    Religion is the systematic marketing of fear.

    Blessed are the poor (donate heavily). Blessed are the meek (obey). Blessed are the humble (don’t question authority). Blessed are the hungry (make us rich while you starve). Blessed are the merciful (if you catch us doing something wrong, let it go). Blessed are the pure of...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Lol. So this is awesome.

    Heavy metal or bible verse. http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/heavy-metal-lyric-or-bible-verse#.mhKaG9P9KG I got 14 of 16.
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    So, my 5 year old daughter asked me today

    if I have a mommy and daddy. My mom died back in 2001, so I decided to go ahead and give a very simple explanation of death.... basically, that she's gone, and we won't see her again. (She's never met her anyway.) She was very sad, cried a bit. Asked if I missed her, I cried a...
    TedTalksBeige TedTalksBeige 31-35, M 13 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    My wife and I were watching Frontline about

    growing up transgender and one boy's father was not supportive due to his beliefs. She had been rather quiet up to this point, when she suddenly spoke up. "Religion sucks," she said. "It's all about religion." That's why I married her.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I noticed that when people die,

    others say things like, "they were taken too soon" or "why was he/she taken from me". Nobody was "taken". They just died. Taken implies they're still alive.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 2 Responses 23 hrs 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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    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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    I heard on the radio,

    an ad for Vacation Bible Camp, or something like that. Sounded like an oxymoron. It was a summer camp "where kids can go to enjoy learning about God." Yes, he actually said that. Out loud. On the radio.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 4 Responses 2 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 41 Responses Jan 19

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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 46 Responses Jan 23

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    It always confuses me

    why a God has followers anyways. There are multiple stories in mythologies including the bible where Gods and/or just any god they all admit one thing or another in those stories: That they hate humanity. They all hate the creations they create. I laugh because of the irony...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Been an atheist all my life.

    From the age of 7 when I really started to grasp what I was being told by the church and schools that were trying to convert me, I realised I just wasn't buying it. Back then, from the age of 7 to 16, I was a weak atheist. I saw religion and god to be questioned and be very...
    AceOtana AceOtana 26-30, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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