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Salutations, all!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Nov 2, 2011. 18 Replies

Hi! I'm Alyson, former Apostolic Pentecostal Sunday School teacher, youth leader, and all-around Bible thumper. The story of my deconversion is a long one, but suffice it to say about three years ago…Continue

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Alyson Mitchell replied to Diane's discussion 'B. A. M.'
"BAM is evil.  There is literally nothing good about that store. Find a Barnes and Noble if you can. "
Mar 20, 2013
Alyson Mitchell replied to Barry Adamson's discussion 'Anybody Got Any Ink?'
"I have phantom ink. That is, I have many planned, but haven't done it yet. I'm kind of particular when it comes to my body, and don't want _just anyone_ etching their art into my skin. So I'm waiting until I find an artist…"
Mar 20, 2013
Alyson Mitchell replied to Melchior Vulpius's discussion 'Should I Lie to Children?'
"Wow. In comparison, my US History teacher was a souther white man with an NAACP membership. He was also present at the Kent State shooting, in the crowd. He used to go on for ages about the importance of civil protesting, and how to fight off the…"
Oct 5, 2012
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Contemporary Christian Spectacle

"Nah. Even in force they can't put up a decent argument. I've tried. They all stand back, call forth their champion to speak for them, and shake their heads in mock pity as they lose miserably without realising it. It's a real-life…"
Sep 20, 2012
Alyson Mitchell replied to Unseen's discussion 'I snickered the morning of 9/11'
"I'm originally from New York - born and raised on Staten Island. We moved to Florida in mid-1993. On 9/11 I was in History class. Second period American History, my junior year of high school. It was early in the year, and we were just…"
Sep 13, 2012
Alyson Mitchell replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
"Christmas, in our house, is called "Yule", and it's a "day for all our family to show that we love each other". Since my son is four, it works. I've asked him "Where do your presents come from?" just to test…"
Sep 11, 2012
Alyson Mitchell replied to Robert Karp's discussion 'What is your personal verse?'
"I think I'm dying a little from laughing so hard. I can't believe I'm a year behind on this."
Sep 11, 2012
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Me, The Earlier Years

"Been there done that so glad its over can i get a amen "
Feb 20, 2012
Alyson Mitchell replied to Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s discussion 'What xian/religious sayings get on your nerves?'
"Thinking of the people "god" gave me... he can have them back. And can I get a refund?"
Nov 22, 2011
Alyson Mitchell replied to Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s discussion 'What xian/religious sayings get on your nerves?'
"My general response is "Not recently, but I'm still waiting". "
Nov 22, 2011
Alyson Mitchell replied to Richmond's discussion 'Is the belief in Santa Harmful'
"I have a three year old son. I have neither the desire nor the intention to instill the belief in Santa in my son. I prefer to teach my son the holiday is a time to do kind things for others and celebrate the love we have for our family members and…"
Nov 22, 2011
Alyson Mitchell replied to Keath Vickery's discussion 'I've been listening to Xian music recently. Just for fun'
"I haven't attended a religious service of any kind since my deconversion. I did stumble on to the Christian radio station a while back. Same songs they were playing ten years ago. I never did really get into Christian music. Third Day was…"
Nov 22, 2011
Alyson Mitchell replied to Jerod's discussion 'Wondering how this point will come across'
"I used to think just like this. And then I got tired of defending the (ever shrinking) presence of God in the stuff we measly humans hadn't figured out yet.    An "all-powerful" being that can't defend…"
Nov 22, 2011

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The pastor was my step-uncle. I was way too close to the lies. Sad thing is it took me 11 years to recognize it.
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For the lulz - HALLOWEEN AND Its HORRIBLE ROOTS Introduction

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments


It seems we can no longer swing a dead cat in this country (the US) without hitting a religious extremist littering our public gathering places with poorly-written propaganda in an attempt to remind us any fun we may accidentally be having will send us immediately to the Flames of Hell.

Indeed, the family's most recent outing to the county playground was interrupted by a swath of these kind-hearted souls making a Sherman-esque march arm-in-arm across…

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At 12:10pm on October 24, 2011, Akshay Bist said…

Hey Alyson, welcome to TA :)

At 8:38am on October 24, 2011, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Alyson!  Coffee beans?


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