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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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Religion's really getting on my nerves.How this many men could be this stupid, I'll never know.Religion's really getting on my nerves. by SeaSerpentine
As a guy with autism (specifically, Aspergers syndrome), this offends me on a personal level.
This one speaks for itself.
Damn you Deviant Art staff ! Stop with BS !Okay this is fucking bullshit right here ! DA staff, for unknown reason to me, has deactivated :iconfiskefyren: acount. And i am fucking pissed off as shit ! I don't know exactly why they did this, but :iconfiskefyren: and DA's staff or atleast some of its members, have had a bit of a history together, you need to read some of his journals to understand that, but basicly here it is: There was basicly a guy (a religious guy + a dumbass) who once decided to talk some crap on one of :iconfiskefyren: journals or something, of course :iconfiskefyren: had a debate with the guy and prooved him wrong numerous times and all that, so after some time passed, this idiot christian returned to troll other athiests here, but, :iconfiskefyren: decided to respound to those troll comentaries, and then, that christian guy basicly began tellingt everyone that :iconfiskefyren: was harassing and stalking him. Of course that wasn't the case, but it didb't end there. Then as far as i remember, :iconfiskDamn you Deviant Art staff ! Stop with BS ! by alexgameanimeex35
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
'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
A few thoughts on the RaptureFor a while now, for like eight years, maybe, I thought that the Rapture and the entirety of Christian eschatology was bullshit. I found it hard to believe that the Rapture would happen. I mean, tell me, in most modern day depictions of it is basically going like this.A few thoughts on the Rapture by KhaTheGrey666
Devout Christians (and people's spawn and whoever else) just disappear, leaving behind only their clothes. People who aren't included are 'left behind.'
For seven years, shit hits the fan.After that, good wins and evil dies.
Of course, there are variants where they go before the shit hits the fan (pre-trib), when the shit is hitting the fan (mid-trib) and after the shit has been cleaned from the fan. (post-trib)
What does this theory and its variants have in common?
Yeah, bullshit. The rapture is a ploy made to scare the masses and force them buy equipment, because they think their god will force them to use bottle caps for money. The rapture today, is also a ploy by charlatans and writers
Well that's it, I'm now an AtheistWell guys, I can't deal with religious people anymore and I am now an atheist. I was an agnostic, but now I've become an atheist and it's all thanks to the extremists who claim to worship God when all they do is spread hate and everyone seems to be supporting them on their hate.Well that's it, I'm now an Atheist by onyxcarmine
And they tell me I'm going to burn in hell. Oh yeah I love that part because it's such a loving message of kindness and it's basically shoving religion down my throat. I'm tired of these religious nuts telling me I'm evil because I believe in equal rights for gays.
Well you know what, I don't wanna spend an eternity with these people. I don't see how they can say that God and Jesus love us when they're praying for them to comeback and save them and then kill everyone who isn't a, as they call it "True Christian". What kind of God would do that? Doesn't sound like a loving God to me.
But you know what, if I die and if there actually is a God, and he asks me why I didn't believe in him, I'm gonna say "You can tha
Links/Commentary - SCA Morn. Read - February Ends(For more on the SCA and news of a secular concern, go here - SCA Morning Read Archives)Links/Commentary - SCA Morn. Read - February Ends by CorSecAgent
Well, I woke up to find out that Leonard Nimoy passed away and I was a bit sad, though not surprised, at the news. That leaves Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei and Walter Koenig as the members of the original cast still with us. I've read rumors that Nimoy was being solicited to cameo in the next Star Trek feature but that's obviously not possible now. I just hope they don't pander to Shatner again by giving him a slot. I'd much rather see the other surviving main cast get some recognition in this new 'alternate' Trek saga.
Anyway, I got way behind again so this might be a bit long. It'll be worth it though.
Oh, and just an FYI, if you run into anyone claiming that Cleopatra had to contend with Christianity before she died, make sure you bitch slap them with a dose of reality. It's bad enough that we have douche-bag politi
Im a Bisexual Part 6 Im A Male Feminist Atheist“Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”Im a Bisexual Part 6 Im A Male Feminist Atheist by Josh-Hilden
- Pat Robertson (Professional Hypocrite)
Okay so this one is not a story of some bisexual adventure or how my sexuality has been a negative factor in my life, on the contrary the ramifications of this have all been tremendously positive. This one is about being an atheist feminist male in early twenty-first century America.
Now before you start asking;
“Josh, what the hell does any of this atheist feminist nonsense have to do with your desire for a three way with John Barrowman and Dame Helen Mirren?”
Trust me there is a correlation between my bisexuality and my firm atheist feminist stance. The tree things area c