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I Don't Believe In God

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    I used to be quiet a religious monk

    but over the past few years I have started to detest the reality of this world. I don't like people who go to extremes to do religious things. I don't like people who need 'god' to the the moral thing. If you need the fear of god to do the right thing then you are not a very...
    nidhiThite nidhiThite 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    But If I Did, I'd Have To Agree

    I was talking to my sister this morning about some problems I've been having with my coworkers. My 4-year-old nephew chimed in unexpectedly while laughing and shaking his head. "God makes the stupidest people." I don't know where he got that, but he cracks me up.
    ItWorkedInTheory ItWorkedInTheory 70+, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    I recently sat at my father funeral RIP.

    It was unreal. I sat in the front row and listened to people harp about Jesus and how just this god is. Love for Jesus became the focus rather than my father. I was utterly disgusted and angry that I was surrounded by fools. 
    KilluaGodspeed KilluaGodspeed 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    (Originally posted on Jul 7,

    2013) So Irritating There are so many things that bother me about religion. I have been educated on religion, but that only made me see more flaws in religion and caused to to want to be more of an atheist. It irritates me when people try to justify wrong, sick actions with...
    NeonPurple NeonPurple 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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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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    Why "god" Is Bullshit

    Try Praying. Did it work? I think not. Also, think of it this way: If you pray to "God" for a bike, you won't get one, but if you steal a bike and pray for forgiveness, he will give you that. If "God" is all about loving everybody and forgiveness, then how come he says that gays...
    kelbabes kelbabes 16-17 3 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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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

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    Offensive God Ads On Ep

    I have seen several insulting theist ads on EP.   There are more, but these are the ones I saw today and the Atheist Riddle is just ignorant and a slap in the face to all intelligent non theists.  Do they really think they are going to convert us by insulting...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 38 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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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 19-21, M 4 Responses Mar 3, 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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    I understand that it's fun to have an all

    powerful imaginary friend. I also understand that there are countless ways people can cook up a whole set of rituals and fairy tales that make this game fun. But come on people! There is such a thing as taking this foolishness too far.
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 46-50, M 7 Responses Jan 25

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    I hate to stereotype God

    as some deity who takes pleasure in our suffering or humilation. Or God who claims to love us but does not interfere in the affairs of humans and sits upon his throne. I don't know what God is, or what a God is, or who he/she is. I do not pretend to know these things but I do...
    FainofHearts FainofHearts 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    God Doesn't Work For Me

    I just don't believe in god. Though I am curious as to how people are becoming very happy when they bring him into their lives, as they say. I admit my curiosity to what's at work here, but that being proof god exists? I can't swallow that.
    Cryptifly Cryptifly 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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    "Believe" Is Such An Odd Word.

    I believe in lots of things. I believe quantum physics and relativistics might one day be unified. I believe in the power of love. I believe whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and I believe in the fairies at the bottom of the garden. I believe in Bigfoot, in Elvis...
    Wolfechu Wolfechu 31-35, M 7 Responses Aug 24, 2007

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    A lot of people seem to think the Universe will

    always work itself out. But what about those who don’t? It seems almost unfair, sometimes, that just believing in something can give purpose and meaning and hope, and that those who don’t believe in those things have to find those things elsewhere. I’m not at all saying...
    LonesomeNorwegian LonesomeNorwegian 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    I'm an atheist, however I don't have a problem

    with any religion or with any belief, everyone has the right to their own beliefs.
    josh2k josh2k 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    There was something really pissed me off some

    weeks ago. There was a new EP member trying to force people who don't believe in god to believe. This person was very pushy too. I don't feel anyone haves a right to change someone believes.
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 22

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    At least, not in the way

    that most people that do. When I consider that vastness of the universe and how much of it we as a species have actually observed, what are the chances that we are right? I don't doubt the possibility of there being a significantly advanced being or beings responsible for...
    Syzygy11 Syzygy11 31-35, M Feb 17

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    I have wanted for so long to tell our host

    mother that I don't but she is impossible. I hate living here and her enforcing religion on us. I don't agree with the teachings and I just don't believe in "him". I just really can't believe that "he" is real but I don't know how to tell her. I really don't know how to tell her...
    DarkHappiness DarkHappiness 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 31

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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 6 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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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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    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 19-21, F 6 Responses May 16, 2007

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    Why Invent Religion?

    Religion is just a form of social control. When man first started settling into communities and gave up hunting and gathering something new arrived. Inequality. All of a sudden there were haves and have nots. Also, one man could not break, till, sow, tend, harvest and store all...
    Lazarus42 Lazarus42 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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    However...

    I'm relaxed about it, I don't care if others do providing it's not shoved in my face of course.
    mrjonesmcr mrjonesmcr 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    Told my brother about it.

    Brother doesn't practice it but he hates the fact that I'm agnostic. My sister is very religious, so if I told her, imagine her reaction compared to my brother's. Being a Muslim is hard. If you're a non-believer, you'll lose your family.
    rroossee rroossee 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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 9 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    Simply Put...

    Any god worth believing in would have created a better world than the one I live in.
    colorsofrain colorsofrain 16-17 4 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    Two things why I believe there's no god.

    . he's a fictional character created by man. I once was a christian and all I ever learned was, not to do this and that. I had to stop going to church because of every thing they have taught me.. how I should stay away from the technologies.. how I should dress.. how i should...
    ill36s ill36s 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 4

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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 16 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    Nope I don't. Faith requires

    but a moments thought. However, experience, education and argument requires a lifetime...
    Allesandro Allesandro 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 23

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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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    i dont believe in a god.

    but im afraid 2 tell my religous type mother. im afraid that she may disown me and i cant tell my grandmother either cause that would absoultey kill her. i just feel that theres no proof let alone anything that ive expericed when i did believe. and if there so happenedly is one...
    MW3fan258 MW3fan258 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    There was never a point of my life I believe in

    god. The people that do just do so to have hope in something. I do find it interesting for those that do pray to god that gets upset if their pray never get answered. So in some ways people is using good like a genie. If you want things to work for your life you have to take...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 14

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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 19-21, F 15 Responses Dec 13, 2006

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    God sure has been sitting on his high horse

    for a while now. "Look at all my creations suffering, I'll help save them when I get ready" *carries on with doing nothing at all because he's all powerful*
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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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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    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 17 Responses May 19, 2010

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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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    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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    No God; No Soul

    The great thing that comes along with the absence of faith is the loss of the need to believe in the human soul. I know that I dont have a soul and I know that I dont need a soul. The idea of a soul I believe comes from man's fear of death. The soul and gods...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 26 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    Why is it that every time I try to "find" God,

    I can't? At this point I feel as if though God doesn't exhaust, what is God? What is G-O-D? What is it? Why can you hear God speaking to you and I can't? By all means, I am open to be open to God but why hasn't God come to me? My logic doesn't permit me to lie to myself and...
    RainbowDalia RainbowDalia 18-21, F 57 Responses Feb 28

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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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    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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    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 22-25, F 23 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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    Waz up where all the atheist

    and christians at ?
    trouble909 trouble909 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    My entire family is Christian except

    for me, and honestly, they don't even stop to think about the things they say. Me and my mom were talking about the mudslide in DC. In the midst of our conversation she said, "Yep, God is coming and people do y even know it. Look at all these disasters around the world, he'll be...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 11 Responses Mar 30

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    IF god existed this is what I would say to

    him: Sir with all due respect, it's not fair that you created beings with the capacity to get addicted to pleasure and feel pain because eventually it makes things feel shallow and empty, especially when we didn't ask to exist in this world, when we didn't have a choice in our...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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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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    This will probably seem like a long rant

    and ramblings of a sinner to some but hey, to each his own I say. I do not believe in god and likely never will. I was raised in a family that church and the likes was never part of. My great grandmother read the bible every night before bed for as long as I can remember but she...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    The Day I Learned There Was No God

    I didn't come from a very religious background which is ironic as I grew up in Ireland! My father was church of Ireland (Anglican) and my mother was Lutheran but not practicing, of the two my father was the most religious and in a way I think he was a searcher, always looking for...
    Loolaramma Loolaramma 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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    I have been brought up Catholic.

    my entire family is Catholic my boyfriend and his family are catholic. I just dont believe and I feel like I never did. I only went to ccd and church because it's what your supposed to do. I like the beliefs of the native americans that the earth and land is what they worship...
    TheGiverofLove TheGiverofLove 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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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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    People Make Me Not Want To Tbh

    I've never really cared about religion until I joined this site, and this site didn't make me want to believe in god. I think, people both on this site and in real life can be total pr!cks when it comes to religion. One thing that get's to me is..."Oh if you don't believe in...
    Banksy94 Banksy94 18-21, M 7 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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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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    Christianity=fascism?

    Let me draw some parallels here.  Tell me if I'm out of line. Parallel #1. A:  Hitler says there will be a master race.  Everyone else (jews, gays, etc) will get sent to a concentration camp. B.  God says Christians are his chosen people.  All jews...
    vagabondwind vagabondwind 21-25, M 6 Responses Jul 26, 2007

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