.....Really, not thirty minutes ago three armed men pulled up to my driveway as I brought my car in for the night.  I was pulling in and one of them ran out of the car and put a gun on my face and said "open your mouth and you die mother fucker"!! Then, two more men ran out of the car that was blocking my driveway and ran to me aiming at my head as I stood frozen.  They walked me to my door and asked me to un-lock it.  Luckily, I had given my keys to my wife as I walked out the door and was unable to open it myself.  From the inside my wife stood with my 4 month old son on her arms waiting for me to knock so she would unlock it.  Well, out the window she saw the car pull up and was aware of what was happening.  SHE DID NOT OPEN THE DOOR!! Great, then one of the men said "tell her that she is going to have to mop your brains off the front porch if she does not open" as he said this he cocked the 9mm semi-automatic and put the cold hard steel to my temple, then he said "tell her now".  As I repeated those words I heard the dead-bolt slam shut and she went upstairs.  The the the guy with the sawed-off 2 barrel 12 ga. shotgun asked me where my keys where and slammed me against the wall and put his gun on my chest, right over my heart..."My wife has them and she is inside"... I said, the third guy went to my car and quickly found a key-chain that I keep in the glove-box with the keys to a little house that I rent, and came back aiming a .308 to my face and said to me "Are you lying to me you son of a bitch?" as I told him those keys belonged to another house.  They had me lay down on the floor and told me that if I moved i would die, then after a few seconds I heard the car pull away.  I AM TELLING THE TRUTH GUYS, this really just happened it is crazy right?!?! And the best thing of all, I never once asked God for anything, really, through this whole thing I never thought for a second of anything else but the moment.  I am cured!!!!! if during all this I managed to stay cool and hang on to my beliefs, I am really cured of religion YAAAAAAY, As an ex-catholic, I always feared that something like this would happen and rattle my core so bad that I would have to turn to religion, that it would make me run back to the comfort of not having to care because it was a gods plan.  I have been freed.

My true story!!!!   really!!!

Devout Atheist for eight years and counting!!!!!!

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Wow...how terrifying!!! Thank humanity that you and your family are ok. Your wife was right to not open the door because who knows what they would have done if they hadn't still been out in the open, they could have done anything behind closed doors.
One of the things that made me go from being agnostic to an atheist is the fact that a few years ago, I was attacked and nearly raped. Mostly because someone soon after told me that I should thank God that I was saved and I detested that thought. If a God really loved me, that wouldn't have happened to begin with.

What I'm trying to say is that I can relate and I'm sorry that happened to you... some people are truly terrible. :/
Sorry to hear that, hope it all worked out for you. i find myself a nervous wreck right now and I've had plenty of time to relax. How long did it take for your nerves to settle?
Where the hell do you live?

Congratulations on being alive, by the way.
I live in Guayaquil, Ecuador. This is probably one of the worst cities to live in in South America BTW.
Sorry to say this, but it sounds like you made up this story. I don't know, maybe it's real, but come on! Seriously? Something like this happens to you and what do you do half an hour after that? You go writing about the experience on a site showing classical signs of lying when you tend to repeatedly reassure your audience that you're not lying, sometimes even with capital letters, or when you give details you probably shouldn't have observed in a situation like the one you described. Furthermore, you concentrate on your atheism, instead of more important things. Not to mention that you should have given statements to the police 30 minutes after such an event, not playing with your computer.

Anyway, if, by any chance this is true, go spend time with you family, not with strangers on the Internet!

P.S. I am skeptical by nature, so I'm not easily convinced of things that seem so unlikely.
Yea, when someone keeps on repeating that they are not lying that is a good sign that they are lying.
I can't be sure, because these things are obvious only accompanied by voice tonality and other things like that, but I just want to respond in case you were making fun of what I said. So yes, those who are lying tend to repeat that they are not lying. This is Behavioral Science 101. It has something to do with them subconsciously obsessing about others being onto them, so they concentrate on assuring people that, in fact, they are not lying. I don't know if this is the case, but, statistically speaking, someone who resorts to this kind of behavior has an increased chance of lying.

P.S. I'm not a behavioral scientist, so feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
For all of you that have a need to find other people and for no apparent reason call them liars, I hope you never have a story like mine to tell. Then, Mr. Behavioral Science 101, I am a Psychologist and a graduate of UNC, where did you say you went to school and found a class named Behavioral Science 101. You see, now I think you are lying, because in my whole college carrier, which, BTW, it is really closely related to your fabled "Behavioral Science" I never heard of that class. Hmm, so you bring up big words and pretend that other people would really buy your bs just because you mention BS 101!!! Hahaha. Behavioral Science is a career not a college class, to be a behavioral Scientist you need:
PSY 301 - Social Psychology
PSY 316 - Personality
PSY 350 - Abnormal Psychology
PSY 375 - Counseling Psychology
So that you notice, all classes for specialization begin with a 3 (not a coincidence). So now that I pointed that out, what is your trip?!?! what is this need to come and call me a liar?!?, even if I was lying?!?! I can throw a whole therapy session your way if you like, maybe we can get to bottom of this, but you know what, I AM NOT A PRETENTIOUS PRICK!! The reason I ran to the computer and wrote this is because i needed to vent as i waited for the police, and as I waited my mother in law wanted me to come and pray with her to thank god that nothing happened (she lives with me). As she mentioned this I was intermediately remind it of the fact that I was an ATHEIST and was so moved by the fact that I maintained my belief through this ordeal that I had to tell you all. MADE UP OR NOT, none of your damn business to come here and tell me!

prost
Apparently I touched a nerve there. Sorry for saying you showed signs of lying, but you were. I'm not really good at social rules, so maybe I shouldn't have said anything, even if I believe everything I said (though this is not my fault). Would it be wrong if I said I spotted signs of lying in your latest comment? I won't say it then.

As for the remark about behavioral science, I didn't intend to suggest it was a class. It's just a way of saying that it's something elementary in the science of behavior. I heard this expression many times (not with behavioral science) and, even if English is not my first language, I apologize if I used it incorrectly.

Anyway, the whole story is so incredible and, as I said earlier, I am skeptical by nature (again, not my fault). However, I didn't call you a liar (which I find it hard to believe you're not, because everybody lies), as you suggested, but I just expressed my opinion on the likelihood of you lying about this event. Again, maybe not the most socially acceptable behavior, but I do have the right to make it my business to tell if I think someone is lying... just as you have the right to call me a prick.

Anyway, I should have been more sympathetic about this event which, if it really happened, probably was very shocking. Again, I apologize for my socially unacceptable behavior. Sometimes it's better not to speak our minds, as I recently suggested to another fellow user.
NOw you play the Oh self righteous tone, you are really a funny character. i am almost willing to bet that if I was to go searching your post i would find, in many of them, the same pattern of "Mightier than thou" behavior coming out of your ass" I am not asking for your sympathy you retard, just remind you and your Ego that it is best to self analyze before going out and doing it others. And the fact that English is not your first language is no excuse as it is not my first language either. And you did not express your opinion you prick, you pretended to analyze my statement and even provided "believable" references to your so called "opinion" by bringing in this so called "behavioral science" and using words "classical lying behavior". So, your opinion my ass, you come in here and find an opportunity to sound smart and self serving and you take it. Now,a professional opinion, you have identity issues and feel the need to pretend your opinion actually matters and substantiated with pseudo-epitomes to seem more believable. Go tell your mom that she probably forgot to validate your opinions and input as a child and quit pretending you are something you are not. Ţigan
Understood, I'll find more charismatic ways to express my anger ;)

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