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I Don't Believe In God

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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'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 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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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 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 10, 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 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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    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 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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    who doesn't believe in God ?

    ? I'm here to prove for you that God exist , you'll share your point of view and i'll share mine and someone have to be convinced in the end.. lets start with the first person who replies ..
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    Mell30 Mell30 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    LazyApe LazyApe 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 26

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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 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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    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rationaldoubt/2014/12/1505/
    Jaixi Jaixi 26-30, M Dec 21, 2014

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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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    "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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    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 Dec 19, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    I wouldn't say I don't

    because there is always a possibility but as I get older I think a lot deeper and question a lot of things I've been told and there is absolutely no proof it exists or it doesn't.
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I remember sitting in church with my parents

    when I was 14 and thinking I just don't believe any of this anymore. Religion seemed a failed explanation of the world even compared to junior high science. I really had no choice but to finish the confirmation program in my Lutheran church when I was 15. I kept my mouth shut...
    nogods4me nogods4me 41-45, M Jan 31

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 4 days ago

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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'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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    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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    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 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 5 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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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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