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From the IAmAnAtheist.com feedback form: I am so sad. I grew up a devout Christian, on fire for God my entire life. Throughout the last five years I have slowly fallen out of my faith and now identify as an atheist. Most of the time I feel nothing but relief. However, death is a subject […]

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 8:46 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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What do I call myself

From a comment on this page: Im 11 and my friends, who are strongly Christian and Muzzlem, think I’m Greek but I’m actually atheist like my mom. I have heard them say some pretty bad things about atheists and I don’t wat to lose my friends but I don’t want to lie anymore because everytime […]

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 10:39 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Conversations about Santa

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, I’d like to address the question of how I handle it when children who are not my own as me if Santa Claus exists. I know that not all parents agree with my philosophy and I’m not going to try and trump them, so when a child asks me […]

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 9:39 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Children of truth

There’s a conversation I end up having almost every year around this time. At some point during that conversation, I say that I always try and tell my child the truth, and the person I’m talking to responds with the same look they’d probably give me if I said we speak nothing but Latin at […]

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Why go on?

From the IAmAnAtheist.com feedback form: Hello, i am 27 and lifetime atheist. Well i would technically be a believer in a theory that we as a whole really dont know why we are. The riddle of life has plagued and pondered me to a nub. What i can say, and the reason i am on […]

Posted on July 4, 2012 at 11:58 am by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Bad reasons for atheism

From the IAmAnAtheist.com feedback form: My daughter posted your site to her facebook page which gave me the opportunity to read your position.She seems to be quite a fan. I too claimed to be an athiest during part of my youth and I can only share with you my experiences. I was angry and hurt […]

Posted on November 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 8 Comments
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Thinking about death

From the IAmAnAtheist.com feedback form: Hi. I was wondering if you would be able to offer some advice. I agree with pretty much everything you say on this blog, thus, I normally derive a lot of satisfaction from reading the comments and emails you receive from both like-minded individuals and atheist-haters. My family have never […]

Posted on October 18, 2011 at 6:03 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Problem of the hair-trigger friend (follow-up)

I received the following follow-up to this post: I talked to her today, it didn’t work out, she ended up saying I chose not to believe in God and Im a bad person for it. She then said I just piss her off and walked off. Im so mad right now, I dont really want […]

Posted on October 7, 2011 at 8:56 am by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Problem of the hair-trigger friend

From the IAmAnAtheist.com feedback form: Ive been an athiest for 2 years now, I recently met a friend, for a little over a month we were friends, she knows Im athiest, she’s christian. I got a journal for me to write it, I thought it was cute, it just happened to be a christian journal. […]

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 7:02 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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M.I.L.E. (Mother I’d Like to Enlighten)

The below message was submitted through the IAmAnAtheist.com feedback form: Hey there! I just stumbled on to your blog, and absolutely love everything you are saying here. Especially because I have been struggling with a very awkward and persistent problem with my mother-in-law, and you seem like you might have some insight on how to […]

Posted on October 1, 2011 at 12:39 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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