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We are a group for former, deconverted, currently leaving, or doubting Christians. We're here to support former Christians who may feel alone, isolated, disconnected, etc, from their previous religious communities and might not have the same equivalent communal support to turn to in a time of transition and potential difficulty, or simply for those who want to meet others who rejected their faith.
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OLD NEWS: New Parents on Death RowEdit: http://www.religionnewsblog.com/24305/amora-bain-carson-exorcism Found more info on the story, didn't realize it was so old, sorry for making it seem like it was brand new. But hey at least we know a lot more about said case now.OLD NEWS: New Parents on Death Row by ShadowofWOPR
For murdering their baby during an attempted exorcism because their extreme christianity mixed with the mothers dwindling mental state and the husband being pussy-whipped led to them thinking their daughter was possessed by a daemon.
So happy they're not being let off scott-free because of some hobby-lobby nonsense.
Crisis and Beliefs This is going to be a touchy subject, so I warning everyone in advance.Crisis and Beliefs by Anicomicgeek
This is something I've realize about myself over the past few months. I've going through a rough time the past year or two. I don't know how I'll come out on the other side, but I do know how I feel now. I was raised Methodist most of my life. I spent the better part of 30 years believing in God. I haven't had a hard life. Truth is, aside from being picked on at school and having Asperger's Syndrome, I've had an easy life. However, there are also conditions comorbid to Asperger's, like OCD--and mine has been spiraling out of control for the better part of a year. However, I don't have the money for therapy, so I tried to pray for it to either go away or for things to change so I could get help.
But then I realized after a few months that no help was coming. Worse, I kept getting stung, even getting an infected sting and even got s
DiscoveryListened to a great story today. It was about Christof Koch, a Catholic-raised scientist, struggling with his religious beliefs while working the late great Francis Crick. In his own words, he recounts his difficulties reconciling his spiritual church beliefs (or his Sunday beliefs, as he called them) with his scientific work (the rest-of-the-week beliefs). And he also talks fondly of his mentor, Francis Crick, a titan of intellect with heroic courage, especially during his last days fighting cancer. What gripped Christof was how Crick never let his fear of death and the unknown interfere with his reason as scientist, and his amazing ability to come to grips with the inevitable without the need for the supernatural. Or, as Christof put it, "It's like leaving forever the comfort of your childhood home, suffused with the warm glows and fond memories. But I do believe we all have to grow up. It's difficult for many; it's unbearable to the few, but we have to see the world aDiscovery by PyrrhusiVictoria
A less significant second de-conversion storyNot every ex-christian can claim to have two de-conversion stories, but after recent events, it does appear that I do. I already talked about how I left the AoG church and the sort of brainwashing they did with me, but I haven't talked much about my experiences in the Mormon church, since I suppose I didn't feel it was that much of an important impact on my life. Alas, after recent events that does appear to be the case.A less significant second de-conversion story by MauEvig
Now I will state that I myself have no ill will against Mormons, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints or anything like that. I may have friends on here who are Mormons, and that's perfectly fine. I respect your beliefs, just as I will respect any Christian's, Satanist's, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and of course Atheist's beliefs. I just want to make that clear because a lot of Members of the Church have an idea that we're out to get them or whatever. This is not the case.
During a time when I was going in and out of Faith, I'd suffered a br
Oh the hu-whaaa-nityApparently last year Focus on the Family launched an initiative to turn October 8 into "Bring Your Bible to School Day". Across the U.S., hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren from kindergarten through college brought their Bibles to school or class to show how proud they are of their Christian faith and stand up for their freedom of expression.Oh the hu-whaaa-nity by Limnoria
I wonder if they honestly think Bibles aren't allowed in public schools. Because -news flash- they are. Teachers can even use the Bible as an example of literature. In public schools, the only things not allowed are for teachers to teach it as fact or to lead students in prayer. Students can pray, given they are not causing disruption.
By the way, culture crusaders, one of your own predicted the world was going to end October 7, 2015.
How's that working out?
Shelley Segal - An Atheist AlbumAs a musician, I am always on the lookout for quality music that appeals to the Secular set. I am particularly attracted to music that has a firm harmonic transcendence about it - Torn by Natalie Imbruglia, Angels Would Fall by Melissa Etheridge, All You Wanted by Michelle Branch - so I was particularly pleased to be able to listen to this album by Australian recording artist Shelley Segal -Shelley Segal - An Atheist Album by CorSecAgent
The album is a very worthy listen front to back. My favorite track thusfar is House With No Walls. You can have a listen for yourself here -
Shelley Segal - House With No Walls
Anyway, check out the whole album and the rest of her works. I'm sure you wont be disappointed. And if you have any other Secular music recommendations, please let me know.
Reality in BriefScience RocksReality in Brief by CorSecAgent
Dogma is a joke
Sin is a myth
Knowledge is life
The mind is a gift
Evolution made me
Stars made my stuff
God is a fable
Have I said enough?
I'm Just Going to Say It.We are all doubtless aware of the tragic mass shooting that took place in Roseburg, Oregon on Thursday. We know that many were left dead, many more injured, in the wake of a man ill in the head and armed with an easily-accessed deadly weapon.I'm Just Going to Say It. by Limnoria
Many families lost sons and daughters, young people immune to life's cynicism, with hope for their future, and plans to make the world a better place. Instead they leave behind mothers and fathers who must bury their bodies, grieve, and try, somehow, to move on with their lives, even as the people that gave them meaning no longer walk among them. A community must pick itself up off its feet and try to bandage a deep wound that will fester for years to come.
The President's statement was also inevitably numb to the loss of life, its repetitiveness highlighted by the speaker himself