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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.
Why is this filth on TV?Joyce University...Why is this filth on TV? by ShadowofWOPR
For those that don't know the show (lucky you) it's where christians come onto TV and tell you how terrible, horrible, evil people you are, and how the only way to be good people is to find solace in god.
"So many people identify with the label of their job, one of the first things people ask is what you do for a living, and that's wrong, you don't know who you are, god knows who you are, and you need to listen to him. Until you know your creator, you'll never know what truly makes you happy. Don't wear labels."
...Because you know, "Christian" suddenly isn't a label. And the reason people identify as to what they do for a living is because usually they're proud to tell you. If someone said "I'm a doctor" or "I'm a lawyer" they're basically saying "I'm a strong, financially-secure, and productive member of society."
"God has a plan with my voice, thanks to media it's now heard all over the world."
...No, the media, the bias of the USA and the
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
I Told My Parents That I Am An Atheist Today I finally did it. I told my parents that I am an atheist. I have been one for the past 2 years but I was too worried my parents would freak out if I told them, so I've been putting it off until now; actually, I was mostly worried about my mom's reaction. My dad is a reallyI Told My Parents That I Am An Atheist Today by GatorChan
great and understanding guy so I was not too worried about him. My mom is a
Mormon and truly believes in God.
I asked them to come into the living
room and calmly told them. My dad was completely understanding and told
me I am free to believe what I want and that I do not have to believe in what many other people believe. He also said that my beliefs may or may not change in the future. He was awesome but my mom was different. She just asked me why I am an atheist and I told her that I just do not believe in God or the Bible and she said okay. I could tell that she was really upset though because she got very quiet and I could see it through her body language.
I just feel so much better to have gotten th
Links/Commentary - SCA Morning Read - August Vol.3(For more on the SCA and news of a secular concern, go here - SCA Morning Read Archives)Links/Commentary - SCA Morning Read - August Vol.3 by CorSecAgent
I wish I had something profound to say here but I've been rather melancholy of late over a case of unrequited affection. Just the luck of the draw, I guess...
Feature - Asshats in the News!
+Beat the rush: Fox host Elisabeth Hasselbeck warns of ‘War on Christmas’ — in August
+Arkansas governor cuts state contracts with Planned Parenthood
+Tax credit controversy: Christian schools take forefront in state program
Point(s) of Discussion #8 - The Human Condition+Regarding the Human ConditionPoint(s) of Discussion #8 - The Human Condition+ by CorSecAgent
Let’s entertain, for the sake of argument and intellectual inquiry, that there was a person called Jesus who was of divine origin and did in fact die and resurrect at some point in the 1st Century A.D. in the region of the world we know as Israel. Let’s assume the purpose of this event as read - that humans were in need of redemption from their sinful ways.
Now let’s ask the question - What the fuck has actually changed in the human condition for the better that was a direct result of this event...?
It seems to me that humans are still doing the same basic, day-to-day mechanics of life that they were doing before the B.C./A.D. divide. It seems to me that people are still prone to brinksmanship and one-upping each other at every turn. And I’m sure more than a few of you have noticed that we’re still very war-like as a species.
Science, on the other hand, has given us the gifts of medicine and improved diet, leading to longer li