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I Am Not Spiritual Not Religious Not Atheist Either

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    I was raised in a very religious home. I grew out of that. I went on to become a very "spiritual" person. I learned a lot. But eventually I saw how useless it is to make such distinctions. Some people call what I have become "atheist", but that is not what I call my self. I just...
    handsman handsman 41-45, M Dec 22, 2011

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    Lets go over some Religious arguments shall we? Should be quite fun. I do want to quickly say something before we begin. This group has grown hugely since I was last here, we only...
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    Seen this? EP Link How very Christian to brand us demented, delusional perverts. What I find most ironic about the post is the claim that a battle takes place. Wouldn't that...
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    I'm going to attempt to explain a few concepts that go through my mind regarding the atheism vs religion debate. First of all, I have a catholic friend, and whenever I try to have...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Dillusional EP member. This story has appeared. It's poster (who has me blocked) says that his comments are based on observation. "If you're an atheist to lord your atheism over...
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    I consider myself to be Christian, but believe in things that the more hardcore Christian would probably condemn me to hell for (don't worry, I will address that merry band of...
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    Last year there was a dispute on Facebook between my friend and her family. Her mother kept going on Facebook to talk bad about her. When I defended her, as did her other friends...
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    I'm often accused of being intolerant solely for being an Atheist, but why? Why does my lack of belief in any god automatically make me intolerant? When I was younger, I knew I...
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    I grew up, and still live in the Bible Belt. Most of my family is very religious but my husbands family is even more "devout" than my own family. If I ever hinted to any of them...
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    Michigan law makes it OK for the Christian right to discriminate people regardless. I can only see this backfiring and I hope it does for our religious freedom. I'm sorry but if...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    If you're an atheist to lord your atheism over other people, attack religious people, demand others think and behave like you, or to be intolerant of other beliefs, you're no...
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    One of many reasons to opt for Atheism. Far-fetched stories being treated as historical aside. I just found a video in the "I am a gay christian" group. (This is a group where...
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    I've always been an atheist. I never believed anything told. I always questioned everything. As time went on, I noticed how easy it is to pick out all the flaws. I noticed how all...
    AceOtana AceOtana 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    But I haven't always been. I was adopted as an infant into an incredibly religious home. My parents took me on mission trips growing up. My mother was a Sunday School teacher...
    JMcFarland13 JMcFarland13 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I'm a 16 year old boy, an atheist and I was born into an extremely religious Muslim family in Egypt, where you could go to jail for being an atheist. I have to lie a lot everyday...
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    Although I am on my own spiritual path I am not religious. I do believe people who are religious can be spiritual but I do not believe the two terms are interchangeable. If anyone...
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    I'm both thrilled and appalled at this. But it's a good laugh, either way. -- http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/11/14/after-satanists-plan-to-give-away-coloring...
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    So I just came from a wedding reception. Someone gave a speech wherein they talked about how many people of many different faiths will claim that we are all worshipping the same...
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    Even though I don't believe in any gods I don't want to be associated with a group of pompous anti - religious bigots. I'm not generalizing all atheists, just the ones I've...
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    I can't and have never been able to understand the concept of religion. If we go back to from where it all started. It's quite strange to find that these religions were made out of...
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    Christmas is almost here. Some say that Atheists don't or shouldn't celebrate Christmas because they aren't Christian. I disagree. Christmas isn't a religious holiday for me or my...
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    Not religious at all but atheists are just as annoying. Oh you don't believe in God, you're so edgy!
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    We are infinite spiritual beings having a temporary human experience.
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    Those who believe in deities annoy the crap out of me. You may be smart in other areas, but I'm sorry. I can't get past that fact. You're an idiot for believing that crap. I don't...
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