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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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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
'Hopefully one day you snap out of this phase'?!Sometimes I get the argument, "Hopefully you will grow out of this phase and if you wanted to actually help this world you wouldn't do it by attaching to a dead backwards movement."'Hopefully one day you snap out of this phase'?! by ComradeSch
Well, let's go back into MY childhood, as these reactionary puppets would think I've done.
-When I was three years old, I distinctly remember hearing about the core of the Earth being hot, and commenting, "So that's where Hell is?"
Yes, I was raised Seventh-Day Adventist. I became an atheist over time, and the initial exposure to atheism came from my father, when I was nine.
-I also distinctly remember thinking that Heaven in the clouds, too high for humans to find.
When I was nine, I took a flight from my island to Ft. St. John. And that showed me the upside of the clouds. I didn't see angels and shit there!
-I also remember distinctly saying that dictatorship would be a good option compared with the current system when I was ten. I REMEMBER BEING A FAR-RIGHTIST. What was my rationale for
Alienation From Family My mother has become more religious as I have become less. She is aware of this and this has led to a growing divide between us. In several of our discussions she has stated that she wishes I wasn't so smart. This from a woman who encouraged me to read and assured me that studying and learning would lead to success and happiness in life. Needless to say it was a slap to the face to me. Perhaps the worst thing is that we have grown so far apart that she didn't even realize how what she said would affect me. Have any of you had similar experiences? Your experiences need not be about growing religious differences. Did differing political beliefs alienate you from members of your family? The lifestyle you have chosen to live?Alienation From Family by OpinionsProfile
Coming Out As An Atheist... Not So Fun.So I told my Mother today, and pissed did she get.Coming Out As An Atheist... Not So Fun. by TheDigitalAbyss
My sister wasn't much happier, though I suppose she was the middle man much like I used to be when she had an argument with one of our parents.
My parents are both Christians so hearing their son is an Atheist clearly doesn't make them feel good. This of course burst out in a loud argument. When one of you're parents, someone you've known you're entire life tells you that don't even know you, it's a big hit.
I now also have to deal with the guilt that she'll be upset all day at work, excessive worrying is bad enough, imagine dropping this bomb shell on someone who freaks out if you don't answer the phone.
I closed my facebook account today, apparently most of my family and friends have a problem with my political views.... My understanding is they've been calling my Mother asking what's wrong with me.
Whats wrong with me? I woke the fuck up that's what's wrong with me. I realized how much shit their is in the world and realized I'm not
Links/Commentary-SCA Morning Read Apr. 14th/15th(For more on the SCA and news of a secular concern, go here - SCA Morning Read Archives)Links/Commentary-SCA Morning Read Apr. 14th/15th by CorSecAgent
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Atheist Leader David Silverman Drops Support for Brandeis University Over Ayaan Hirsi Ali Controversy
I've met David Silverman personally and I have no reason to doubt his integrity. He's a good leader for American Atheists and his willingness to stand in the lion's den (aka Faux News) and go toe to toe with bigoted religious commentators is admirable. I fully support his stance in regard to Brandeis U and their snub of an important Atheist voice.
On a style note, I find it a bit nauseating that christian post has designed certain parts of their site to resemble the Huffington Post, as if a simple visual association gives credibility to the
Links/Commentary - SCA Morning Read, April 11th(For more on the SCA and news of a secular concern, go here - SCA Morning Read Archives)Links/Commentary - SCA Morning Read, April 11th by CorSecAgent
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CNN: Obama attorneys: Cross atop California war veterans memorial is 'appropriate'
Sorry Mr. Pres'dent, semantics don't change the fact that this is a violation of Constitutional law...
NPR: Why People Exaggerate Religious Behavior
So actions speak louder than words...? Interesting...
Flippancy aside, I think this rings absolutely true. Growing up in a christian family taught me that there is, indeed, a measure of posturing in the mix, as if it's a contest to appear more pious. Whether this translates to hypocrisy, though, is completely dependent on the individual in my opinion.
I especially like this part o
Links/Commentary - SCA Morning Read April 9th/10th(For more on the SCA and news of a secular concern, go here - SCA Morning Read Archives)Links/Commentary - SCA Morning Read April 9th/10th by CorSecAgent
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PATHEOS: Congressman Caught in Affair Ran on Christian Values… That Jilted Husband Says He Faked
It really is pathetic the level of integrity politicians 'aspire' to these days...
1,000 minority girls forced in marriage every year
This is why I reject most of what we term 'Man Culture'... It leads to patriarchal institutions that facilitate bullshit like this.
Links/Commentary - SCA Morning Read, April 7th/8th(For more on the SCA and news of a secular concern, go here - SCA Morning Read Archives)Links/Commentary - SCA Morning Read, April 7th/8th by CorSecAgent
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WASHINGTON POST: These congressmen want to tear down the wall between church and state
Not much to say here other than to lament the state of affairs that has led so many supposed representatives of THE PEOPLE to have such disregard for a basic tenet of OUR constitution...
MIT TECH REVIEW:How the Internet Is Taking Away America’s Religion
I really object to the use of the phrase 'taking away' in the title but that is of little concern at the moment. I find the implications here compelling and believe that they accurately refle
Trans* Rights! Petition met its goal!!!Trans* Rights! Petition met its goal!!! by MadamMichi
MAKE THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RECOGNIZE THIS PETITION
It is to legally recognize non-binary genders on LEGAL DOCUMENTS. Driver Licenses, Passports ect
SIGN IT SIGN IT SING IT AND PASS IT ON
THE PETITION MADE IT ERRREEEBODDDDY which means the obama administration at the least must write a response !