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    Here are just a few quotes from Richard Dawkins

    and Christopher Hitchens - these can definitely be applied to some of the religious people who comment here! “Religious faith, is a state of mind, that leads people to believe in something, it doesn't matter what, without a whisper of doubt, or a whiff of evidence, and...
    IzzyBeth122 IzzyBeth122 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have diagnosed depression

    and a few anxiety disorders. I just confessed my hatred of myself, which often results in suicidal thoughts, to my parents. My mom's first words were "How do you think that would make God feel?" I stared blankly at her until she moved on. My dad then proceeded to call me selfish...
    theairisfullofspices theairisfullofspices 13-15, F 6 Responses 5 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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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    deleted deleted 26-30 39 Responses Jan 23, 2015

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    Miss Betty Bowers, Americas Best Christian

    tackles how Americas laws are based in the ten commandants. As the fundies would have us believe. http://youtu.be/eWrdy1z-IB4
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am on page 59 of Richard Carrier's "On the

    HIstoricity of Jesus Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt." He uses Bayes's Theorem to calculate the odds that: 1. Jesus was a historical figure who was mythicized, or 2. Jesus was a mythical god who was historicized. The book is 618 pages long so I should be busy for quite a...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 6 Responses 2 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 71 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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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...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 50 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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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 34 Responses Jul 8, 2015

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    David Bowie, sang about Heroes

    and was one of mine. Not just for his great constant ground breaking music over many decades but also for perlers like this:
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    can we please agree,

    as humans, that the bible is evil and should not be a model for your life? Christians: READ THE DAMN BIBLE! all of it. not just the cherry picked verses they drill into you at church. I'm so tired of Christians trying to argue with me about scripture when they don't even know...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 45 Responses Nov 12, 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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    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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    Properly read, the Bible is the most potent

    force for atheism ever conceived. Isaac Asimov
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 1 hr 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 39 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    Nothing like a lovely bit of hate mail to start

    your day, I got this one in my inbox this morning from some lunatic that sees demons but no one will believe her, "I know you're of the Devil and you can't hurt ne [sic]". Now I was contacted by this person who wrote in her experience 'Become Christian! GOD will help protect you...
    MasterCharlie MasterCharlie 61-65, M 13 Responses 21 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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    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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    What are the differences,

    if any, between the statements "I lack a belief in a god," "I believe there is no god," and "I don't believe in a god" ? I've heard people say they have different meanings, but they seem to mean the same thing to me.
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98 16-17, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    I went to an Alanon meeting

    because I have had Alcoholic relatives. I am considered the "friends and family of alcoholics" even though I am not one myself. The topic was step 2...."Came to believe that a power greater than myself could restore me to sanity." I finally admitted to the group that my "higher...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Is there any depth that religion will not stoop

    to in order to 'claim' followers? - 5:54PM GMT 06 Feb 2016 Follow Sir Terry Wogan was “closer to God than he realised”, according to his lifelong friend Father Brian D’Arcy. Fr D’Arcy, a Catholic priest, was one of the last people to visit the veteran broadcaster...
    CharliesAngel1 CharliesAngel1 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    There will always be good people doing good

    things and bad people doing bad things, but to have good people doing bad things, you need religion.
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 4 Responses 3 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 35 Responses Jun 24, 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 25 Responses Jan 11

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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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    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...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 33 Responses Oct 8, 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 am a former Christian,

    and now atheist. "The Kingdom of God" never came to first century Judea, unless you consider the Roman Divine Caesars "The Kingdom of God." Here are more parables from Jesus about his predicted "Kingdom of God" in first century Judea. He has dire predictions for those who do...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 5 Responses 6 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" 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 astral or...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 8 mins ago

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    On a Sunday I spoke to one of the Jehovah

    witness. Asking how I think the Earth was made. I said Its created in the Heart of a star. Which also claims why we have iron in our blood. The Jehovah witness said but there are many explosions in Iraq but you don't see any new creation formed after the smoke has cleared. Then...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 12 Responses 6 days ago

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    I once trespassed into the strange world of

    religious threads on here. This is how it goes; POST: I love Jezuz he so amazing!!!! REPLY: I luv Jezuz 2 hez the best!! REPLY: I love Jesus soooo much he's brilliant. I pray 4 u 2 tonite Ad nauseam. It was a scary experience.
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 51-55, M 9 Responses 6 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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    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I saw this on my Twitter page.

    .. No text accompanied this... Frankly, I'm confused... Whoever made this is a sly troll indeed... I simply cannot tell if this is supporting Bernie Sanders... Or against him. Is the satire geared towards Bernie being favorable enough on substance alone, without the hyper...
    TheStaticSpeaksMyName TheStaticSpeaksMyName 22-25, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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

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    God is a logical fallacy.

    So I was watching a documentary on Netflix about the cartels in Mexico and I noted something interesting. I stopped watching it because a little way through the beginning, some meth dealers were telling the camera that as long as God allows it they will continue to do so even...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    So from what I've found,

    people who are autistic are more likely to be atheists. http://www.scienceandreligiontoday.com/2011/09/26/why-are-high-functioning-autistics-more-likely-to-be-atheists-or-agnostics/comment-page-1/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2039690/Atheism-autism...
    MegaManX97 MegaManX97 18-21, M 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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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 39 Responses Mar 10, 2015

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    Beer for everyone! You get beer,

    I get beer, your mothers, mothers dog gets a beer. Happy Friday folks. Thought came to mind, if we removed religion would there still be bigot people?
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I grew up Christian but

    when I finally came to terms with my sexuality my youth minister publicly embarressed and bashed me without the ability to stand up for myself. I realized that if a God truly loved me then all of my hardships and who I am wouldn't change it. I have decided I am a proud atheist...
    Mlwxoxo Mlwxoxo 16-17, F 24 Responses Jan 5

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    I personally find no comfort in the notion of a

    god. When I apply morality to the notion, god becomes flawed just like we are. I guess I'm comfortable enough with the unknown that I don't need to insert beliefs into those gaps in my knowledge. I won't claim to know one way or the other, but I choose not to believe due to a...
    OrganicMachina OrganicMachina 31-35, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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