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I Don't Believe In God

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      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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    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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    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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    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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    I feel like when ever I say anything about

    "God" people are so quick to back him up and and say "how dare you insult your maker" ummm where is the FACTS and the PROOF? Y'all just really good at story telling.
    foreverbetsy foreverbetsy 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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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 need to say this: I believe in "God"

    but I don't believe in "God". I believe there is more to life than Ego; so yes I believe in spirit and the power of creation. I don't believe in this sadistic person, that is loving us unconditionally, yet promises punishment as soon as we don't do what he wants - well that's a...
    monty1212 monty1212 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 18

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    The truth is, I really don't know

    whether to believe or not. I know that everything happens for a reason, and to quote Steve Jobs," You'll always find that you'll be able to connect the dots backwards." I feel empty and soulless inside; I used to be a believer. But, things happen- And they make you lose your...
    IDontWantNoTrouble IDontWantNoTrouble 26-30, M 2 days ago

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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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    Well, at least not the Judaeo Christian version.

    There may be a creative force that put the energy in the universe, wrote the laws of physics and set the thing going.
    barzins barzins 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 11

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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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    If be happier in hell knowing I broke free from

    the socially accepted belief and decided to think for myself.
    RunawayBelle3 RunawayBelle3 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I do not believe in a man made created "God"

    and "Jesus". They are both fictional imaginary characters in my opinion. I believe that there is a higher power within myself because I experienced it first hand. Christianity, Judaism and Islam all gave birth to one another. Its just people's opinions and made up fables that...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Holy crap! watching this youtuber

    and he is speaking the truth. God killed more people in the bible than the devil!
    Danae102 Danae102 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 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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    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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    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rationaldoubt/2014/12/1505/
    Jaixi Jaixi 26-30, M 22 hrs ago

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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 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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    Lovethebump Lovethebump 26-30, M Oct 8

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    barzins barzins 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    My intention with this post isn't to be

    inflammatory, but to rather state what I believe and why. I don't think less of people who believe in god, in some ways I envy them. I don't believe you are stupid, ignorant, or anything derogatory for believing in god, and yet I find it offensive sometimes. I feel that there is...
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 8

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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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    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 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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    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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    You do, or you don't.

    I happen to not even though my mother is catholic, and I went to Sunday school I think it is a croc. My mother told me when she went to the Catholic Church to get me christened she was told to leave, because my father was Church of England. I'm not sure if it was that or the...
    heather81 heather81 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 26

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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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    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 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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    I come from the Universe,

    and when I die I'll return to the stars in the sky. I'll be a ball of energy, I'll ride the beam of light to the end of the galaxies and it will be beautiful because I will be everything and at the same time I will be nothing ?
    foreverbetsy foreverbetsy 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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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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    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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    barzins barzins 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 25

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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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    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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    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 12 Responses Nov 10

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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 2 Responses Sep 29

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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 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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    "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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    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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    So to those who believe in God,

    please tell me why, give me proof that there is a god. Tell me why I should believe in god
    SexyMomma26 SexyMomma26 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 1

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