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I Am An Atheist

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    It is a mistake to lump all people together

    as being the same, simply because they identify as "X", whatever that aspect may be. I'm not saying all stereotypes are wrong, bad, or incorrect, but individuals are multifaceted, not stereotypes. You cannot say you know everything about someone simply because they identify as...
    FindmeHoldmeLoveme FindmeHoldmeLoveme 18-21 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    http://gawker.com/the-duggar-homeschool-programs-terrifying-advice-on-sex-1706406324 Wow.
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 22 Responses Mar 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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    WytW0lf WytW0lf 22-25, M 5 Responses 2 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 52 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    What gets me is this mentality

    that a deity is looking after you but, if you have difficult circumstances, or if life is hard or difficult. It's somehow its will for you. Now this idea of hell and judgement. Just think for a second, hell is meant to be eternal suffering, kinda like how people are suffering...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    So, someone on my Facebook said they were

    considering giving religion a shot. Another person commented saying and I quote, "Not sure if religion will work for you but Christianity certainly will." And I...I just...couldn't.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 29 Responses Mar 23

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    We hear a lot about religious extremists,

    and the words even immediately conjure up an idea in one's mind about their motives and intentions, and may even bring to mind some stereotypical image of what a religious extremist looks like. But what comes to mind when someone speaks of an atheist extremist? Somebody who...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    Baileybrenton Baileybrenton 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 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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    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 42 Responses Jan 19

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    My father is an atheist,

    so for a while in my life I was very unaware of religion. I heard other children sharing bible stories, and I had thought they were just like any other story. Later in life I grew to understand that people actually believed in them, and I didn't relate to it. I asked for science...
    SolaLuna SolaLuna 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 2 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 35 Responses Apr 1

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    I plan on getting the anti possession tattoo

    from Supernatural with "Not today Satan" tattooed around it. It's ironic because I'm an Atheist
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    BettyValentine BettyValentine 22-25, F 52 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    Not a real Christian.

    So recently on another post in the atheist forum, one of the replies brought up the "real or true Christian" argument. This got me thinking. What defines a "real Christian"? So is it a sect choice? 40000 differing sects and sub sects of Christianity, each claiming the other...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 21 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Amazing. <3 love her video <3 http://www.

    patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/03/07/this-student-filmed-a-neat-documentary-about-growing-up-as-an-atheist-in-texas/
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Betty bowers explains religious freedom

    http://youtu.be/D1pYoZh5P4w
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    How to defeat an atheist in an argument.

    (And win) 1. Start out by making the most ridiculous claim you can come up with. This will confuse the atheist. If you do not have an active imagination simply refer to the bible. 2. The evidence of your claims is the bible which is written by God, the definition of the truth...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 16-17 25 Responses 4 days ago

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    I live in a very small Texas bible town.

    There are more churches in this town than pretty much any other kind of business. I recently came out as an atheist and the backlash has been astounding. I've had people insult me, condemn me, and one person even assaulted me simply on the virtue of my non belief. Not only am I...
    tlarue tlarue 22-25, M 10 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Religious people are allowed to insult other

    people for having different views than them, but God forbid people insult their religion.
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 16-17 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've come to realize recently

    that I am very accepting of religious individuals who try to keep it to themselves instead of repeatedly spreading their views across the atheist experience. Imagine that. The thing is, while these religious gems may not admit it, they are secularists, just like me. They don...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 16-17 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Using the Bible to justify your bigotry is

    powerful ******* stupid, especially if you're talking to an atheist. If you already know they're an atheist, making an argument with something you know they don't believe in only proves further that you people are irrational and insane.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I am now an atheist. Hello everyone.

    How are you doing. My name is Sarah L Vivian. I am here to educate ya'll. So lets get to the point. I am sick of these religious losers using their "god" to kill each other and use it as an excuse to change and make laws. I am also sick of religious nut heads saying i...
    SayRawEhlVihVien SayRawEhlVihVien 18-21, F 66 Responses 1 day 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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    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 55 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    mpiezema16 mpiezema16 13-15, M 14 Responses 1 day 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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    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 70 Responses May 17

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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 is hard to fathom how much horrible advice

    people give on this sight!!!
    Grups Grups 51-55, M 4 Responses 20 hrs 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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    What's the difference between Jesus

    and a painting? It only takes one nail to hang a painting...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's quite a shame that the majority of people

    are brainwashed into believing their family's religion!
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 55 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    I am a former Christian.

    I recommend the books of Bart D. Ehrman to anyone interested in Bible history and how the New Testament was put together. Ehrman is the Chair of Religious Studies at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Ehrman was raised Episcopalian, went to Moody Bible College as a...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response 19 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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    The world would be a better place

    if religions didn't exist
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 47 Responses Jan 23

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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 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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    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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    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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    I'm not gay but I'm very pleased

    that Ireland has voted by referendum to legalize gay marriage. From what I've seen on the news from over here, the catholic church was about the only group campaigning against it. This is another example about how out of touch the church is. No voters were outnumbered by 2 to 1...
    SamSungGuy SamSungGuy 46-50, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    A beautiful speech from a teen in Wisconsin.

    This made me cry. If you haven't yet seen this speech from this brave girl who talks about her past as a Jehovah witness please watch. http://youtu.be/RDvT_gYq-ls
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ok. This has no point other

    than it's funny as hell. Lol. Thought my fellow atheist would get a kick out of it. Warning: fundie trolls, you don't really need to watch it'll probably make you mad so just skip it and troll away. I present Epic Rap Battles of History. Adam VS. Eve http://youtu.be...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    In your experience, do theists have higher

    moral values, compared with anti-theists? (I saw this way randomly on a post it made