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I Don't Believe In God

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    barzins barzins 46-50, M 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    It seems a common misconception among theists I

    talk to that atheists don't believe in god because they think they have some definitive proof that Go does not exist. That isn't really the case, not for me anyway. Yes, the bible is erroneous and fallible. No that doesn't prove god doesn't exist. That doesn't mean I should...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Helvis. So many extreme God followers are going

    to hate this Jim Carrey for this, but I love it.
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 1 Response Oct 26

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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 Aug 17

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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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    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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    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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    I am an atheist. I used to believe,

    however, for a long time. I thought how can there be an artwork if there is no artist to create it? But of course, I also accepted the evidence science has shown us. Then one day, when I was sixteen years old, I considered the Big Bang theory in more detail--I realised it was...
    Geishacowgirl Geishacowgirl 18-21, T 3 Responses Oct 24

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    Alright, so I have thought about this

    and finally decided that it is time to make a decision on my religious status. I never was a christian nor do i believe in any religion. I guess the reason that I called myself a christian is because all of my family is filled with christians. There are no facts or logic that I...
    Mightyzaxor Mightyzaxor 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 25

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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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    I implore any bible thumper

    or god praiser to answer a few simple questions. Without the ever useless answer you like to give, "gods will". Where is this arc? Surely a boat of that size cant just up and vanish from the face of the earth. What was with the whole "holy" crusades era? Mind you, at the...
    Chrispy793 Chrispy793 18-21, M 6 Responses Sep 2

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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 Aug 14

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    I feel like I've given up on the God

    that has been looking over me since I entered the world. I just couldn't praise a person who's taken away loved ones and let so much happen.
    MariaAkumbaya MariaAkumbaya 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 29

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    The extent to which I do

    and do not believe in God is a 50/50 thing in my eyes, mainly because I believe in reincarnation and other dimensions. To all religious people, I do believe your gods exist, but for you atheists, you are right, because there are no gods here. I have come to the belief that when...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 1 Response Sep 2

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    Lovethebump Lovethebump 26-30, M Oct 8

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    As I traveled about a hundred miles to the

    nearest big city in my state, I noticed about 100 or more churches and signs for churches. Something about them that I never noticed when I was a believer is how cultish some of those signs can sound. Some of them said nothing more than "Worship with us!" As a Christian, my mind...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    People ask me "Do you believe in God?

    " I say "No God isn't real" They ask me "why?" The real reason I don't believe in him is because when I was younger my parents would fight. I would cry and run to the corner praying to him to stop everything. It never did.
    nataly160 nataly160 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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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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    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 16-17, F 10 Responses Nov 10

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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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    I dont deserve to go to hell

    nor heaven since I deserve to reincarnate. I was born and raised in Hong Kong (a bad place) and I should've been a female wolf when I was born because I was meant to live freely and not have to live in a boring, small place. I believe in reincarnation because all the stars out...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Aug 20

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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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    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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    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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    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 am an atheist. Atheism is not a religion.

    I have no faith - it does not take more faith to be an atheist. Not all atheists are the same. I do not believe in anything fraught with logical inconsistency and error. I do not claim to know every ******* thing.
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 7 Responses Nov 12

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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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    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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    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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    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 dad just posted a video to my fb wall some

    holy roller bs about how the devil has shaped america. The man in the video kept saying "If I were the Devil I do 'this'". To which I commented to my dad "If I were the Devil I'd tell everyone they had to believe in me or they could go to Hell!"
    LifeLacksLuster LifeLacksLuster 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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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 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 wasn't really raised religious,

    so I never really developed a belief in a higher power.
    JustinChen JustinChen 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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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 swear, THE most annoying thing in my life is

    battling against the preaching of god believers. Why can't we just be peaceful in the silence of our disagreement? I don't believe in arguing religion. It makes me want to vomit and then eat it and then vomit and then eat it... It would be just as productive.
    rainallthedays rainallthedays 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I enjoy religious movies

    and stories because they do make for great stories. But that is all they are. There may be truth behind the people and time periods but they are nothing more than tall tales and legends.
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 16

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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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    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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    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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    barzins barzins 46-50, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 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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