I Am An Open Minded Atheist

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    Believe What You Will

    "If you pray for something it will happen," is a lie that many people tell. When I was younger, I didn't know what to believe. My parents had never held very strong beliefs about anything really, and in this case as in most things, they had just gone with what their parents told...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2012

    Raised With Freedom

    I was lucky enough to be raised without having any religion forced upon me, my parents were buddhist when I was born, for a while I was too, I experimented with wicca and paganism, and, eventually-along with my parents settled on atheism. I have found...
    Angrygirlsilentboy Angrygirlsilentboy
    18-21, T
    1 Response Jun 10, 2009

    Atheist

    I was fortunate to have been raised by very liberal and open minded parents. Whats strange is that my Dad was a pastor for much of my life. When I was around ten years old, my parents sat us down (two other siblings) and basically said "look, the church provides the house you...
    chiarascuro chiarascuro
    36-40, M
    Feb 2, 2012

    Ok so I understand Atheism is sometimes seen

    as "Evil" and like we're worshipping Satan and stuff (FYI We don't believe in deities however that doesn't mean we can't have spiritual beliefs ALSO people who worship Satan are Satanist) I will respect your opinion towards religion, just as long as you don't shove it down my...
    thatcrazyveggo thatcrazyveggo
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2014

    I was raised by a Christian dad

    and an Agnostic mom. I remember going to church and not paying attention. I remember the night my dad asked my sister and I if we would let God into our hearts, being only 10 and thinking I didn't want to but I didn't want to upset him. I didn't realize until a couple years ago...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2014

    Misunderstood Atheism

    why is it as soon as you proclaim atheism a million people come down on you and start throwing judgments at you(metaphorically). A lot of atheists are very different atheists to not commit to another belief the "belief" is instead misbelief in a God/subsequent phrase or person...
    psychoellz psychoellz
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2007

    This is my first post

    so here it goes... I do not subscribe to any religion and I don't believe in a spiritual being. I don't think the world is a thousand years old nor do I think the first human beings were Adam and Eve. I think its pretty evident that carbon dating and evolution refutes these...
    MissRanger MissRanger
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2014

    Why There Is No Difference Between A Christian Or Atheist

    http://www.experienceproject.com/uw.php?e=1257891
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
    61-65, M
    Nov 9, 2010

    I Mean That

    When I say those words, I mean that. I will not judge someone for having a certain religion, and I can only hope they will do the same. I do believe atheism is very misunderstood. We are considered snarky and judgmental, but the fact is the majority of us just don't believe in...
    toujoursmortel toujoursmortel
    16-17, F
    Sep 29, 2013

    Atheist /agnostic

    athiest at the age of ten became more athiest after 13 then i studyed RE and try to give each and all an equal hearing became agnostic at 16 then i realised not all beliefs could be true and abandoned it at uni , then i joined the athiest society at uni what happened was i...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 14, 2012

    Double Edged Sword

        I don't hate religion. Ok maybe a little. However, I understand it is a necessary part of the world at least for the foreseeable future (and probably forever). Perhaps Karl Marx said it the best:  "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature...
    Inspiration53 Inspiration53
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2007

    I Am An Atheist.................

    I have been brought up in a country where there are 36 crore gods..........LITERALLY !!! I absolutely hate going to religious events where people tend to see me as a leper just because i don't stick to the religious norms the society has defined. I do believe that whatever we do...
    lonelyboy1987 lonelyboy1987
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 6, 2013

    Thats What I Think And Thats How I Feel About It

    “An atheist loves his fellow man instead of god. An atheist believes that heaven is something for which we should work now – here on earth for all men together to enjoy. An atheist believes that he can get no help through prayer but that he must find in himself the inner...
    sammael53 sammael53
    22-25, M
    Dec 2, 2011
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