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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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Bible says: Earth is flat!What? You didn’t know?! Clearly you haven’t read the Bible! But let’s have a looksee, shall we? So... come along now, come along with me. Come along now, come along and you will see; what it is like to be free (from religious ignorance)~Bible says: Earth is flat! by fiskefyren
Matthew 4:8 (New Testament) “Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.”
Luke 4:5 (New Testament) "The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world."
Here I would just like to point out that it would only be possible to see all of Earth from a ‘very high mountain’ if Earth was flat.
Daniel 4:10-11 (Old Testament) “The visions of my head as I lay in bed were these: I saw, and behold, a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height was great. The tree grew and became strong, and its top reached to heaven, and it was visible to the end of the whole
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
My Religion Explanation I am and Eclectic Polytheist! Please Read on if you wish to learn what that means!My Religion Explanation by MadamMichi
I have taken down a majority of my journals because I am creating a “blog” here on deviantArt. I am still in the process of making this, and the first entries will be more properly edited and reviewed versions of my journals as well as some already written but unpublished entries. But because I don’t have my journals about my religion up I have recently got a lot of questions about what my religion is. So I’m just going to type this up real quick. I am not Wiccan and I do not really consider myself a Neo-Pagan really, though some may still label me as such. On to the explanation:
I am an Eclectic Polytheist. My religion, tradition, faith is of my own creation. I have taken from many sources and developed my own way to pray, do ritual, and so on. And am still developing my own ideas and pr
A Memory from My PastDrawing circlesA Memory from My Past by XxAngelicaAnarchyxX
Pointing out in all directions
Out on this wall
Out in the cold wind
My black hoodie
Shaking cans vigorously
Painting with spray
In five different ways
And upside down.
CraftWitchcraft;Craft by XxAngelicaAnarchyxX
Where can you find it?
Have you searched there?
In the woods;
Have you meditated in them?
How often do you talk with them?
Have you let them lead you?
Have you drawn them?
Is it really so difficult?
My Religions Library (Including Neo-Paganism)Here is the section of my library relating to religions. In case anyone wants to know where I have gotten information. I also do a lot of internet research and reading that I do not own so please keep that in mind.My Religions Library (Including Neo-Paganism) by MadamMichi
If you notice my long list of book I want to get in the future I will have to keep this list very updated and I plan to.
An asterisk with parenthesis means I think this book could also fall under the mentioned category.
A. Comparative Religion
1. Religion in America by Rabinowitz Tobin
2. World Religions Illustrated Timeline by NatGeo
3. The Religions Book by DK
4. World Scriptures Comparative Anthology *(Scriptures)
5. A History of God by Karen Armstrong
6. World Religions by John