Good morning! 

I've had roughly a pot of coffee already so my intro might be a bit...jittery. 
My name is Jenny. I'm a noober. 
I am a former fundie kid. I grew up in the same homeschooling cult that the Duggars are in and actively promote. The name of the cult is the Institute of Basic Life Principles and/or the Advanced Training Institute of America. 
My husband and I both were raised in this cult. We have both transitioned from Christianity into atheism. I am grateful to have been able to make this journey with someone who understands much of what I struggled with. 
After a lot of researching the Bible, I decided to leave Christianity roughly eight years ago. A combination of my own research leaving gaping holes in the "whys" of what I believed and seeing such horrible things done within the faith is pretty much the reason I walked away. I found that I could not, in good conscience, raise my children in Christianity. 
One of the best parts of leaving Christianity has been the sheer freedom I have felt. I have lost many friends and family members acceptance for having walked away but it is worth it. So incredibly worth it. 

Annnyhoo..I dunno what else to throw into an intro. So, thank for letting me hang out here. :)

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I have to say, I love the tag "Holyrunonsentencebatman."

Ha! I am used to forums where the tag lines don't really show up. 

Hi and welcome, I am also a bit new to this page and in the short time I have joined this page so many new people. I think you will find there is lots to talk about and thoughts to be shared. 

Thanks so much!

Hi there, and welcome to TA, I hope you enjoy your stay :)

Thanks! 

Hello, and welcome.  :)

Thank you and hello! 

Hi Jenny, and welcome. I'm sure you'll feel right at home here.

Thanks for the welcome, Matt. 

Welcome to TA

I know how you feel with the losing of friends and families. It sucks but hey being free is a much better feeling than trying to pretend to be someone you are not for acceptance 

Thank you, Adam. 

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