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I Don't Believe In God

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 used to believe in god

    but then I got to know him and his people. I was raised in the church and was a true believer when I was young but my mind was not ever one to just accept so I always had questions and was left alone to seek the answers. I learned that such an inclination for knowledge was not...
    Ricni Ricni 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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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 6 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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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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    Everyone today was an experience.

    I hope you are all safe and sound tonight. treasure everyday. I mean this I know you may overlook it, but it's the most precious gift love. and may God always bless you all because He is the only way <3333
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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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'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 19-21, F 6 Responses May 16, 2007

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 15 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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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 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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    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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    Everyone, how was your day?

    Did you work hard? Or are you resting today?Whatever it may be, I am so happy you are breathing, and I love you so much!!:D:D I wanna tell you that there is no one who loves you more than our almighty heavenly Father. Any doubt about tomorrow worries, fears insecurity struggling...
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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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 1 Response Sep 2

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    He is great makes me smile

    and have an open heart with hope
    lostgirlbree lostgirlbree 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 3 Responses Sep 8

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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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    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 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 am twelve and I have believed in god

    since about two years ago. Then I started to question things. I also took adv biology last year and we learned sines tuff about how the earth was created and the universe and evolution and stuff. God is not real. People just take unexplainable things and say that its because...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 12 Responses Aug 3

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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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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    My parents weren't the religious type

    but they enrolled me to a Catholic School since my primary school. So I know him all my life but I started doubting when I entered high school. My friend even wrote me letter that I should not let my faith in him down so then I started to pretend that I am still part of them...
    rabblemagic rabblemagic 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    We've been cursed with minds

    that can count time and hearts that yearn for a God. Sometimes I think about God and religion and how someone tried to make up this perfect world of Adam and Eve, and a demon to blame our wrong doings on, and a spirit in the sky, hope of prayer, and a life after death. This...
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 2 Responses Aug 3

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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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    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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    Take any religion Hindu Christian Muslim Jewish

    Jains all these says we are his children its he who created and he is the one who is responsible for everything. It also says it is by his will what we do he is the master who directs us to act in his play. If so. ....... Why is he making us to kill each other aren't we his...
    Abhayabhay Abhayabhay 22-25, M Aug 8

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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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    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 5 Responses Sep 8

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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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    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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    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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    Everyone when I say the word "love",

    what do you think of? What is love to you?
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Think this through rationally people.

    Let's start by defining precisely what we mean by God. God is considered to be an all knowing, all powerful eternal intelligence that permeates the entire universe. What's more God supposedly will Intervene on your behalf and change the ordinary outcome of events, sometimes, if...
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 11

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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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    Perhaps God exists. And perhaps I will "burn in

    hell" when I stand before Him because I did not believe in Him when I was alive. But I guess that will be my problem, and no one else's. What I do believe is that the right way to live is by being kind to everyone you meet. Help those that are less fortunate. And don't pass...
    23db 23db 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 14

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    ... I know some people don't believe in god,

    and neither do I.. But if he actually did exist.. What IS he? What kind of creature is he? Does he drink alcohol or smoke weed? Does he enjoy the company of the opposite sex? Does he cut the benefits of the angels in heaven or raise their taxes? Does he declare war on the other...
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 16-17, M 6 Responses Aug 5

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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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    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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