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I Don't Believe In God

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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 want to believe in you

    so badly. I want something to instill my hopes in. I wish I could feel your unconditional love. I yearn for your eternal forgiveness. Life is really hard sometimes. It is not hard it is painful. When I don't obey your laws I feel like a criminal. I feel guilty for doing the...
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Can someone pleae explain.

    Why in heaven we are given the things we are strictly forbidden here on earth. Greed, lust, gluttony, etc. Anything and everything will be granted no?
    Moronicjester Moronicjester 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 5

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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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    Little girl, little girl don't you fret.

    There is a god in heaven who will take care of you and keep you safe. Little angel, my angel don't be scared. God will make all crooked paths straight. I was that little girl. Believing in fantasy. Fairy-tale. As a crutch to calm my fears and feed my ego in thinking someone...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I am twelve and I have believed in god

    since about two years ago. Then I started to question things. I also took adv biology last year and we learned sines tuff about how the earth was created and the universe and evolution and stuff. God is not real. People just take unexplainable things and say that its because...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 12 Responses Aug 3

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    I grew up and was raised in the Church ever

    since I was born. My grandparents were very religious so I always heard about the Bible and God (even though I had no idea what they were talking about.) When I became 13, my parents bought me an ipod 4. This was the first time I had internet access to anything I wanted. In...
    ChildofInsanity ChildofInsanity 13-15, M 4 Responses Jun 29

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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 8 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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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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    The Priest The priest of our church visited

    our house on one day. He was accompanied by his wife. It was perhaps in the month of February 2014. We were talking about this and that. I decided to tell them about stalking a bit. So I told them about mobile phones. I told them that even if a mobile phone is switched off, it...
    aproudwoman aproudwoman 41-45, F Aug 7

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    I am (technically) a Christian.

    I believed in god until the age of 11. Everything began to mess up from then forward. The first time I cut myself, the first time I misbehaved, the first cigarette I smoked, the first time I became the bully, etc. before I started secondary school, I was an angel when it came to...
    Jas4001 Jas4001 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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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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    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 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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    Think this through rationally people.

    Let's start by defining precisely what we mean by God. God is considered to be an all knowing, all powerful eternal intelligence that permeates the entire universe. What's more God supposedly will Intervene on your behalf and change the ordinary outcome of events, sometimes, if...
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 11

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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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    Your god remains motionless in the face of

    world wide death, he turns his gaze from the wrongful beating of innocent men and women. He ignores the death of a planet who's beauty is marveled at. Your god remains as he has always been, absent and cold. Ignorant to the was of the beasts HE created. Your god is a monster...
    Chrispy793 Chrispy793 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    I don't believe in god

    as a man with a white beard and white robe. Man made that image. To me god is everything even us humans. And to me heaven and hell is really with every action there's a consequence positive being heaven and negative being hell.
    sat78 sat78 31-35, F 3 Responses May 23

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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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    Everyone today was an experience.

    I hope you are all safe and sound tonight. treasure everyday. I mean this I know you may overlook it, but it's the most precious gift love. and may God always bless you all because He is the only way <3333
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    IF YOUR READING THIS,

    please read it to finish...it will be worth it...... So a Random person told me , he was atheist by the way, so he said...God doesn't exist because science proves it. I coughed, fixed my tie and said: where does science exactly tell us that god doesn't exist....... science is...
    me4lifeX me4lifeX 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 11

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    Though I'm not an Atheist.

    I believe there's something out there that science can not explain. I've been very interested in Buddhism because it is makes sense, and it really inspires you to be something else. I actually love other religions. Their philosophies and their ideas. To be completely honest...
    Fortiplex Fortiplex 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 17

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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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    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 15 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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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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    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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    Everyone when I say the word "love",

    what do you think of? What is love to you?
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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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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    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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    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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    Everyone tomorrow is Monday.

    Did you enjoy your weekend? :):) sometimes we find happiness in this life an sometimes we are in a constant battle with this world. Everyone if anyone makes you feel like the person you are isn't good enough. Or if anyone turns a cheek when you flash them a smile, don't smiling...
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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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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    And you probably don't either.

    Who wants pie? :-)
    joshmasters joshmasters 26-30 Jul 26

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    We've been cursed with minds

    that can count time and hearts that yearn for a God. Sometimes I think about God and religion and how someone tried to make up this perfect world of Adam and Eve, and a demon to blame our wrong doings on, and a spirit in the sky, hope of prayer, and a life after death. This...
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 1 Response Aug 3

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    I used to believe in god

    but then I got to know him and his people. I was raised in the church and was a true believer when I was young but my mind was not ever one to just accept so I always had questions and was left alone to seek the answers. I learned that such an inclination for knowledge was not...
    Ricni Ricni 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Dear Christians, please DO NOT tell me what to

    do. Okay, maybe I'm ready to burn in hell. Maybe, I don't care. God is dead to me. I think that being a good person is better than wasting your time over an invisible concept, about whose existence, there is no evidence. You are free to believe what you want. I am, too. So, live...
    TheAverageIdiot TheAverageIdiot 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ... I know some people don't believe in god,

    and neither do I.. But if he actually did exist.. What IS he? What kind of creature is he? Does he drink alcohol or smoke weed? Does he enjoy the company of the opposite sex? Does he cut the benefits of the angels in heaven or raise their taxes? Does he declare war on the other...
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 13-15, M 6 Responses Aug 5

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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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    Because I'm gay. That's all

    and reason enough NEVER EVER to believe in god or any stupid man made religion.
    codycosmo codycosmo 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 20

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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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    Perhaps God exists. And perhaps I will "burn in

    hell" when I stand before Him because I did not believe in Him when I was alive. But I guess that will be my problem, and no one else's. What I do believe is that the right way to live is by being kind to everyone you meet. Help those that are less fortunate. And don't pass...
    23db 23db 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I consider myself Jewish

    and identify with a lot of the ethical teachings of Judaism, but I've always had a hard time buying the metaphysical aspects of it. I've been thinking about it over the past couple of months and I guess this is my formal declaration: I just don't believe there's anything else...
    davidginsberg davidginsberg 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I know some people might not like this post,

    but I really don't believe that there is a god. Is there really a guy up in the sky, all dressed in white and with a really long beard, who is watching and judging every one on earth? If this guy really exists, he would probably have made a burn out after a few days, because...
    wolfiefan255 wolfiefan255 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 28

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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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    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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    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 37 Responses Jan 7

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    Man of God There is a man

    who talks about God and a particular religion in India. This man’s name starts with P and has a surname which starts with D. Every morning he appears on TV and talks about God. It is a grand show. He cures people of grave diseases. He is known as a miracle maker. Many people...
    aproudwoman aproudwoman 41-45, F Jul 30

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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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    Everybody has their own beliefs

    that they follow, and I do to. But I'm not going to go around scoffing at the religious people in this world. They have a greater being that they put their faith and love into and I think that's great!! I just don't believe in him. Some people tell me that I'm going to hell...
    ToBeAnOtaku101 ToBeAnOtaku101 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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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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    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 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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