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I Don't Believe In God

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    Mell30 Mell30 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    why not believe, what you have all been taught

    about god is from a bible, which is a book of knowledge about good and evil, God is all love, he wants everyone to love each other and forgive, that's it. hope you all can see you are loved, forgiven and good people
    kristymom kristymom 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    My Heart Is Three Sizes Too Small.

    I do sometimes feel like The Grinch when I criticize and/or debunk religion.  It can be very hard because so many people whom I respect and love are strong believers.  They see honest questioning and refusal to accept poor answers as an attempt to steal the rosy picture...
    FarmerGiles FarmerGiles 31-35, M 42 Responses May 17, 2009

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    I don't believe in God,

    but I hate pushy atheists who feel superior and criticize others for having a religion. My two sisters are atheists, and I'm pretty sure my parents are too, or at least don't care about it. But all of my mom's sisters are super Christian, and I would never put them down for that...
    TheStarshipCat TheStarshipCat 13-15, F Apr 2

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    Organized Religion Is Ruining The World.

     How much money do you think it took to build that huge, beautiful church? Oh, there are dozens of them... just in one city... I wonder how many homeless, starving children could've been helped with all the money it took to build these churches. Are these places of worship...
    MissSunfire MissSunfire 26-30, F 23 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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    So to those who believe in God,

    please tell me why, give me proof that there is a god. Tell me why I should believe in god
    SexyMomma26 SexyMomma26 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    EveryTHing is real mermaids,

    Peter Pan, unicorns, fairytales, JUST NOT GOD IN MY HOLLA AMAZING WoRLd
    lilbiatch lilbiatch 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    LazyApe LazyApe 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 26

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    As A Devout Atheist

    AS A DEVOUT ATHEIST, FOR THE YEAR 2012, I WILL ALWAYS ENDEAVOR TO CONTINUOUSLY… …discover new and exciting ways to tell people that it’s wrong to tell people that they’re wrong about things. …affirm absolutely that there is no such thing as absolutes! …design...
    NoFinalConflict NoFinalConflict 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    Unindoctrinated

    Having never been religious, I feel that I lack the vehemence that former theists who have become atheist sometimes have. I have no axe to grind. I've never been lied to in the same way that they have. I can understand the anger--but it's simply not there for me. I have nothing...
    Ticia Ticia 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 13, 2009

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    I don't believe in God

    and it isn't because I lost hope, because a tragic experience. I just believe that God is nothing more than a way to explain the unknown and hope for something better. Nowadays this isn't needed we have science now, a real explanation of the world and not just fantasies. They...
    Alexa3608 Alexa3608 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I'm still undecided when it comes to the

    question of "Who/What started it all?" So far, I find the deist postulate of an intelligent designer quite reasonable. But I tend to consider that designer more of a creative force/energy, rather than the subjective entity that is the personal god of theists. Whatever/Whoever...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    And I've Got My Reasons

    First off - I have read the bible. cover to cover, so I am not knocking what I don't know. And I am quite open to the possibility of a higher power. What I do not believe in is the God of organised religion. Personally the thought of the enemy-smiting, gold-loving, children...
    eclair eclair 18-21, F 14 Responses Dec 13, 2006

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    I Was Raised In A Christian Family.

    I'm wondering when people will stop blindly following what they're told by other people, and learn to think for themselves. If you would take a step back and educate yourself, rather than go along with whatever people say, you might begin to question the religion you've been...
    KatLeroux KatLeroux 18-21, F 17 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    Chosenone2003 Blocked Me? Am I a Monster?

    So I was going to respond to their original post, because I seem to be on a rampage at the moment, and what did I find? I cannot comment or even view their profile. Did I destroy their world? Or are they just a little scared of answering my questions? Hmmm, whatever it is, I am...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 11 Responses Jun 7, 2007

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    The I Believe in God Group has 65,

    137 People! This one only has 3,155 People!
    bblahb bblahb 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Well, at least not the Judaeo Christian version.

    There may be a creative force that put the energy in the universe, wrote the laws of physics and set the thing going.
    barzins barzins 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    As A Devout Theist

    As a devout theist, for the year 2012, I will always endeavor to continuously.... ...Look condescendingly upon people who tell me snakes and donkeys never spoke. ...delight in the fact that my absolutely true faith is proof positive of absolutes. ...share my knowledge of biology...
    Godfree110158 Godfree110158 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    But I don't have problem with those

    who do. As long as you don't violate human autonomy or deny people in your care the medical treatment they need over it, then you should be free to live in which way makes you the happiest. I don't care if a politician is outspoken about their belief, just don't wage a war in...
    hazelwoodd hazelwoodd 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    How Do I Do This Every Day?

    So, I teach at a Catholic School. My job not only expects me to believe and promote god, but to revel in it. Every day, I must lead my students in prayer, profess to them the glories of their religion, and - in my estimation - brainwash them to "believe." And I am a good...
    laynemeyer laynemeyer 36-40, M 14 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    Nonbelievers Are Better Than Believers

    My apologies to my fellow atheists on this; I am not  being narcissistic. I just read BV post about being threatened and it got me thinking.  Here in America our jails are overflowing with religious NOT atheists or agnostics.  A sunday school teacher was...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 37 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    The Bible

    When I was in high school, I was an over achiever. My freshman year, I was given a list of books to read before college. On this list it said "a good portion of the bible, for the purpose of Theology/ Philosophy classes" ... so I read the entire thing. Up until that point, I did...
    TweetBird216 TweetBird216 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    can I ask if your opinions of God come from

    religious experience, or religious followers? what if I told you the idea most people have of God is wrong.
    kristymom kristymom 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 3

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    Hey Atheist! Leave Them Kids Alone! ! Response to Kimosabi:

      Response to Kimosabi, created new story for formatting reasons. I don’t want to read a story sized comment in an ugly text block; I guess no-one else does either. I’m looking for a good reason why Atheists should leave religious alone, so if you have something...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 10, 2007

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    The truth is, I really don't know

    whether to believe or not. I know that everything happens for a reason, and to quote Steve Jobs," You'll always find that you'll be able to connect the dots backwards." I feel empty and soulless inside; I used to be a believer. But, things happen- And they make you lose your...
    IDontWantNoTrouble IDontWantNoTrouble 26-30, M Dec 19, 2014

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    I Was Raised As An Atheist

    Both of my parents were atheists, so I grew up without feeling the need for a higher power in my life... and with the belief that man created God rather than God creating man.  As my intellectual faculties began to develop, I began questioning my own beliefs, as I believe...
    pooge pooge 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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    If god does actually exist,

    he has a lot to answer for.
    barzins barzins 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    When people say good things happen to them cos

    god is rewarding them for believing! What about the atheists? Their good fortune comes from something more believable - living life and good luck!
    gleemadmum gleemadmum 22-25, F 36 Responses Jan 7, 2014

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    I respect people who do though.

    I'm just not into God and stuff.
    StormCloud52 StormCloud52 13-15, F 9 Responses Apr 3

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    barzins barzins 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    I'm certain God doesn't exist.

    Why? When you die, your brain shuts down. That's it. Besides, if God existed, something would've had to create him, and something would've had to create the creator. Unfortunately, I cannot prove he doesn't exist. But evolution has been proven many times over. So why do people...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I Wanted So Badly To Believe...

    About six months ago, there was an instant where I finally realized there is no god. It was a moment of exhaustion and despair.  Once things calmed down a bit, I thought that my faith would come back, even though my faith had always been far different than that of any...
    DeeJay30 DeeJay30 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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    It Seems Ridiculous To Do So

    wow I could write for hours on this one.  First off if there is a God like the bible suggests, the all powerful all knowing God, then he can go **** himself.  I am a social worker and I see too much pain and suffering inflicted on children and on everyone for that...
    johnwad3 johnwad3 26-30, M 12 Responses Dec 18, 2006

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    I do not believe in a man made created "God"

    and "Jesus". They are both fictional imaginary characters in my opinion. I believe that there is a higher power within myself because I experienced it first hand. Christianity, Judaism and Islam all gave birth to one another. Its just people's opinions and made up fables that...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    A God Would Not Have Preists Molesting Children In His Place Of Church.... No Way He Would Do That

    I think that all life on our planet is very delicate... The conditions had to be perfect... I look at it like there is Positive emergys.. nad negative ... and we know by some law... netwons or somthing like that... Enegry can not be created or destroyed ... It can only change...
    ironworkerusa ironworkerusa 31-35, M 16 Responses May 19, 2010

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    No

      I don't think any knowledge of religion qualifies anyone to believe or disbelieve god. If you do, you do...for your own reasons. If you don't, then the same, although probably for much more sensible reasons. I do not allow for any possibility of a deity short of an...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 8 Responses May 7, 2007

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    Yea God Said Do Not Judge ! (right) But the Bible Also Say's Iif U See Your Bother Sin a Sin Till Death,,,warn Him of the Wrath of God Is Coming !!!

    I'm not a person that does or will pass judgement on any 1... your right the god i serve tells us that we should not judge others... it also tells us if we see our brother sin a sin till death warn him of the wrath of god is coming the bible also tells us that we will get...
    chosenone2003 chosenone2003 26-30, F 8 Responses May 15, 2007

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    The whole religious thing

    and believing in God or life after death thing just totally baffles me. You may as well believe in Fairies or Aliens. That is just as bizarre. It just doesn't make any sense to me at all how people can believe in God. To me, he is just a mythical creature told in stories and...
    Germanovna Germanovna 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 3, 2014

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    barzins barzins 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 15

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    who doesn't believe in God ?

    ? I'm here to prove for you that God exist , you'll share your point of view and i'll share mine and someone have to be convinced in the end.. lets start with the first person who replies ..
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    Atlast I have found out.

    ... There is no god, no magic, no supernatural powers... How do people believe something illogical and nonsense.... My friend, She is living in a fantasy.. She says I'm not letting god in... I'm so sick of her preaching boring things to me non stop... She wouldn't shut her mouth...
    shikoko shikoko 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 25

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    I Don't Believe In God. I Believe In Goddess. Kinda.

    I never believed in god in the first place, thank goodness. I remember picking apart the faulty logic when I was no older than six or seven - "But Mommy, if god made everything, who made god?". I remember declaring as far back as second grade that no, I do not believe...
    pedestrian pedestrian 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 3, 2007

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    There's no proof that's he is real

    and he doesn't reply to anyone's prays and can't stop the bad things that happen in the world
    Sinnister14 Sinnister14 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I Don't Believe In a God Other Than Myself

    The group I joined is "I don't believe in God". It's funny, as soon as I clicked the 'Me Too' button I smiled. That old fear of god had crept in for just a moment and reminded me of how I was going to burn in hell for saying such a thing. Somehow, all I could do is...
    fabianscorpio fabianscorpio 36-40, M 47 Responses Jun 3, 2009

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    Ok It's Time I Wrote This Story

    This was one of the first groups I joined when I got here to EP. At the time of my arrival here I was in a very dark place and it has taken me some time to bring myself back up. But I have wanted for sometime to get this story posted.    When I younger, I lost...
    dasmuggler dasmuggler 36-40, M 39 Responses Apr 13, 2009

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    I'm a Bit of An Odd Card On This One...

    I'm probably one of the few people I know that say this, and I haven't read other stories yet because I like to start fresh, but I think it's strange that although I don't believe in any god, it's the one thing I've always wished I could.     If I had my choice...
    KarmaFred KarmaFred 18-21, F 6 Responses May 16, 2007

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