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I Don't Believe In God

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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...
    Lazarus42 Lazarus42 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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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...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 8 Responses May 7, 2007

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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...
    gleemadmum gleemadmum 22-25, F 40 Responses Jan 7

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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...
    pooge pooge 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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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...
    DarkHappiness DarkHappiness 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 31

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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...
    nidhiThite nidhiThite 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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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...
    rroossee rroossee 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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...
    NeonPurple NeonPurple 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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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...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 14

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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...
    ill36s ill36s 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 4

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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...
    ironworkerusa ironworkerusa 31-35, M 17 Responses May 19, 2010

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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...
    MW3fan258 MW3fan258 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 5

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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...
    TheGiverofLove TheGiverofLove 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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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...
    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...
    dasmuggler dasmuggler 36-40, M 39 Responses Apr 13, 2009

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    The only deity I am remotely interested in is Facebook god!
    Adeliax Adeliax 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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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...
    Syzygy11 Syzygy11 31-35, M Feb 17

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    I do not believe in God point blank period.
    bluec5834 bluec5834 18-21, M 7 Responses Jan 8

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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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    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...
    chosenone2003 chosenone2003 26-30, F 8 Responses May 15, 2007

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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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    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...
    johnwad3 johnwad3 26-30, M 12 Responses Dec 18, 2006

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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...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 11 Responses Mar 30

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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...
    KilluaGodspeed KilluaGodspeed 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    Don't believe an ANY gods. They have all been created by man to control people. I'm the only open Atheist in our family and am isolated as a result, which is not a bad thing. I don...
    lakeluver lakeluver 66-70, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 26 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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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...
    LonesomeNorwegian LonesomeNorwegian 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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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...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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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...
    RainbowDalia RainbowDalia 18-21, F 60 Responses Feb 28

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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...
    kelbabes kelbabes 16-17 3 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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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...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 38 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    Silly Xtians; Myths Are For Kids! - Yep, I completely stole that quote from somewhere - I just dont remember where.  I love it.  I can even imagine the...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 13 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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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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    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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    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...
    KarmaFred KarmaFred 19-21, F 6 Responses May 16, 2007

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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...
    FainofHearts FainofHearts 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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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...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 22

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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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    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...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 37 Responses Apr 15, 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...
    KatLeroux KatLeroux 18-21, F 17 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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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...
    eclair eclair 19-21, F 15 Responses Dec 13, 2006

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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...
    DeeJay30 DeeJay30 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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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...
    TweetBird216 TweetBird216 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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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...
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 46-50, M 7 Responses Jan 25

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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...
    Wolfechu Wolfechu 31-35, M 7 Responses Aug 24, 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...
    Germanovna Germanovna 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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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...
    pedestrian pedestrian 19-21, M 4 Responses Mar 3, 2007

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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...
    fabianscorpio fabianscorpio 36-40, M 47 Responses Jun 3, 2009

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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...
    Cryptifly Cryptifly 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 29, 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...
    NoFinalConflict NoFinalConflict 36-40, F 9 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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