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I Don't Believe In God

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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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    There is no proof god exist.

    So I don't believe in it .
    Biactwowwowoowwcatwit Biactwowwowoowwcatwit 18-21, T 5 Responses May 24

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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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    I'm agnostic- meaning I don't 100% rule out the

    idea that there might be some kind of intelligent design... But for god's sake (pun intended), I'm so SICK of people giving "God" all this damn credit. Here's what brought this sudden annoyance on. My good friend has a young son in the hospital for seizures right now. It's very...
    nickels513 nickels513 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    my parents make me visit church youth.

    .. which is ok. we do lots of cool stuff like singing, camping and art stuff. however i dont believe in god at all... its sometimes shocking that all the others seem to really believe this. its like a faury tale. i dont want to anger anyone and i have a lot of fun there... but...
    Clarissa01 Clarissa01 13-15, F 3 Responses May 16

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    This is what I DO believe: nothing matters.

    Not a single thing we do will ever matter. Why? Because we will all be forgotten in time. Sure celebrities, famous history figures will be remembered a little longer than the average person, but everything will fade. There is no afterlife or heaven/hell. When you die you simply...
    PimpledCorpse PimpledCorpse 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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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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    Please answer: I am an atheist,

    but I am close to believing Mormonism. I was born a Mormon. My parents are wonderful people; almost every mormon I've met have been amazing and kind; and the only problem I really have with the church is that I think it isn't true. There is a lot of evidence that the claims of...
    vintner vintner 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 10

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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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    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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    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 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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    Why dead simple right mr god ya big nosed beady

    tosser i would use the pages of your book as toilet paper and happily urinate a desecrate the burial ground of your so called only son the devil be my master you got problem with that smite me strike me down with lightning i dare you 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 o look what you know I'm...
    CandiceAllcoxx CandiceAllcoxx 26-30, T 9 Responses Jun 6

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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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    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 was on my smoke break at work

    and was chatting the solar system, space travel, ect. I chimed in "I feel that believing in aliens is fun, more fun than believing in ghost, monsters, and Jesus". My friends gave a good laugh and some older men just stared.
    Uxirusu Uxirusu 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    I have no desire in praising an Chauvinist self

    absorbed Dictator.and the Zeus came before the Bible Even the Egyptian Gods. I think The Earth or the Universe has no beginning nor an End. only life forms had a beginning through Evolution. Maybe there is an God but I don't actively believe in one. The same with Mermaids or...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    Sometimes I just get

    so irritated by things religious people say. I just cannot figure out how anybody believes in any of this stuff, and I still can't fully believe that they actually do. I can kind of sometimes understand why they want to believe, but UGH! It's just so irritating to hear them talk...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 7 Responses May 2

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    Whenever I express something on fb,

    or here about problem I'm having or just a bad day, I'm always dreading that one person who is going to say something like "I'll pray for you" or "God will make things better". I hate it when people say this crap especially to me because it makes me uncomfortable. Another thing...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 1

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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 35 Responses Jan 7, 2014

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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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    I don't think I ever have.

    . My father was (still is) very religious man and he would take me and my brother to church every Sunday. We would pray, attend to church activities and such and I would pretend I believed in God. Sometimes I feel like people who believe are more lucky. They get strength and...
    SuicidalSam SuicidalSam 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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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 18-21, M 7 Responses Jul 26, 2007

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    If god loves us so much,

    then why do we suffer?
    achilles3456 achilles3456 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 8

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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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    After seeing all that I have off the world in

    the little amount of time that I have been here so far, I now find it hard to make myself believe in a god. Certainly one such as the one in the Christian bible. It contradicts far too much. I think if I could choose to believe in a god it wouldn't be the usual ones, but...
    seanlucifer seanlucifer 18-21, M 6 Responses Apr 16

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    Faith is absurd. I wish I wasn't indoctrinated

    with the Catholic faith. What a load of crap. My efforts to adhere to the Church was a huge waste of my youth. Damn it, Mom and Dad! Why couldn't you have raised me to come to my own conclusions?
    YourBFF YourBFF 26-30, M 2 Responses May 11

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    I'm not some militant Atheist

    but I'm not particularly fond of the idea of religion in general. I can respect it and acknowledge the many benefits it has contributed in arts and sciences. I realize that for others, faith can strengthen a person and give them hope in a difficult time. For me though, it just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses May 3

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    But i love Jesuss, i always did

    and i always wear a cross and pray sometimes even that i think that im not religious! im really weird :/
    MoongirlDA MoongirlDA 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    To others also blocked by 'Misreedy',

    It seems as though Missreedy has had her cage rattled. A deep insecurity, especially if she has blocked vociferous non-believers like me. Here's an observation. Just by reading her post it seems to me that she doesn't believe in the afterlife surely enough - but more the...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I honestly don't think I do.

    . It all has to do with what happened when I was younger.
    flexb flexb 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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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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    i believe that all the war in the world is

    caused mainly by religion, so i hate this.
    giooliveiras giooliveiras 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 22

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    I respect people who do though.

    I'm just not into God and stuff.
    StormCloud52 StormCloud52 13-15, F 8 Responses Apr 3

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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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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    SW59 SW59 22-25, M 2 Responses May 31

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    And I'm sick of people getting offended

    and demanding proof. I don't owe them an explanation anymore than they owe me one. I was born Christian and no number of scriptures, passages, or prayers will make my heart burst with love for the lord or make me cry shining tears of joy and awe. No. And my lack of religion...
    sixstringsattached sixstringsattached 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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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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    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I dont believe in realign

    though i want to i cant ....u frankly even if there i s a Gid dont agree with the idea of it
    superpuff superpuff 13-15, F 5 Responses May 18

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    It's Openly Secular Day.

    I know it is so much more than simply not having a belief in any god, but that's the distinction we must ride until the day people let go of the stigmas and stereotypes associated with being atheist. Even that label is no good, as it only describes what we are not, not who we...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 3 Responses Apr 23

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    If god exists, then he would have revealed

    himself to every single person in the world when the very first human beings appeared, which was at least 10's of thousands of years ago. The oldest abrahamic religion is Judaism which is only 6 000 years old, which means people have only had a fair chance to follow god and...
    rick357 rick357 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    almost every thing can be explained by science.

    .. so there's no place for superior thing
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 21

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