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I Don't Believe In God

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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 6 Responses Jul 26, 2007

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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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    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 think the god just the way to control people.

    why we have to think after we dead we will into an unreal happy land ?truth is the crusaders and the Religious extremism star the war.in fact they made the world a hell.
    YNOVAJ YNOVAJ 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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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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    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 respect people who do though.

    I'm just not into God and stuff.
    StormCloud52 StormCloud52 13-15, F 9 Responses Apr 3

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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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    barzins barzins 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 15

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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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    I ask that everyone put down the bible

    for one moment. I believe everyone can find god within. revert back to a child state. where everything was beautiful, you loved all, and you didn't know people were "bad". god is all love, evil has been conquered. to truly find God we all need to look inside ourselves and find a...
    kristymom kristymom 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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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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    If god does actually exist,

    he has a lot to answer for.
    barzins barzins 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    There's no proof that's he is real

    and he doesn't reply to anyone's prays and can't stop the bad things that happen in the world
    Sinnister14 Sinnister14 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I think the whole thing is nonsence.

    But I try not to judge others for believing but sometimes I feel upset because the word God is in the pledge of alegents and I feel if it's a free country why do that? But I do believe in somthing like Bigfoot but not exactly. I really also have seen real ghostlike figures in my...
    Lolatux Lolatux 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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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'm still undecided when it comes to the

    question of "Who/What started it all?" So far, I find the deist postulate of an intelligent designer quite reasonable. But I tend to consider that designer more of a creative force/energy, rather than the subjective entity that is the personal god of theists. Whatever/Whoever...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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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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    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 7 Responses Apr 16

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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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    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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    "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 believe that all the war in the world is

    caused mainly by religion, so i hate this.
    giooliveiras giooliveiras 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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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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    can I ask if your opinions of God come from

    religious experience, or religious followers? what if I told you the idea most people have of God is wrong.
    kristymom kristymom 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 3

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    I don't believe in God

    and it isn't because I lost hope, because a tragic experience. I just believe that God is nothing more than a way to explain the unknown and hope for something better. Nowadays this isn't needed we have science now, a real explanation of the world and not just fantasies. They...
    Alexa3608 Alexa3608 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    But I don't have problem with those

    who do. As long as you don't violate human autonomy or deny people in your care the medical treatment they need over it, then you should be free to live in which way makes you the happiest. I don't care if a politician is outspoken about their belief, just don't wage a war in...
    hazelwoodd hazelwoodd 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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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 not believe, what you have all been taught

    about god is from a bible, which is a book of knowledge about good and evil, God is all love, he wants everyone to love each other and forgive, that's it. hope you all can see you are loved, forgiven and good people
    kristymom kristymom 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    EveryTHing is real mermaids,

    Peter Pan, unicorns, fairytales, JUST NOT GOD IN MY HOLLA AMAZING WoRLd
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 18

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Apr 23

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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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    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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    LazyApe LazyApe 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 26

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    The I Believe in God Group has 65,

    137 People! This one only has 3,155 People!
    bblahb bblahb 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 5

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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 6 Responses May 2

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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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    I'm certain God doesn't exist.

    Why? When you die, your brain shuts down. That's it. Besides, if God existed, something would've had to create him, and something would've had to create the creator. Unfortunately, I cannot prove he doesn't exist. But evolution has been proven many times over. So why do people...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Mell30 Mell30 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6

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