Chompernuts
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Your Religious Status
Atheist, Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic
About Me:
I was raised Catholic, but left the faith after a long trying experience during my teenage years. It culminated when I had a large epiphany that many of my beliefs (very liberal at the time) were not founded on anything. I realized that if people had real reasons to back up their arguments I should consider their viewpoints and investigate further, even if that meant changing my own view.

Once I applied this to religion I dumped it in a week. Four years of agonizing to God about horrible personal experiences with seemingly no answer all became simple. I felt free and open.

I still am very liberal (probably more so), but I always make it a point to know what I believe and why.
Age
19-24
Why are you here?
I enjoy a place where I can share similar viewpoints. Of course it is also important to expose yourself to opposing views.
The religion you left
Christian, Catholic
Why you left your religion.
After being continually schooled in debates with people I disagreed with I realized that I was being ignorant by not basing my beliefs off of facts and reason. I became an avid reader and a sceptic. Once I applied this to my faith, it fell like a house of cards.

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How do you deal with family, and in-laws over your lack of faith?

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 1:38pm 2 Comments

Daniel Florien at Unreasonable Faith wrote a great article this week about handling criticisms with friends and family (http://unreasonablefaith.com/2009/04/27/dealing-with-criticism-from-friends-and-family)



That is great advice for once you've already come out, but how do you come out when you know you will be flatly rejected? When I came out as an Atheist my Mom exploded on my telling me she was going to force me to go to church and that I had no say in it (I was 15 or 16). She… Continue

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