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Hello, from a former Christian!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Beyonder Feb 12, 2013. 40 Replies

Hey everyone. I go by "Beyonder" for now as I'm still figuring out my place in the world as a "closeted" agnostic atheist. The reason is that I'm married to a conservative Christian whom I have not…Continue

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Beyonder replied to Christopher McGuire's discussion 'Is School Out for Most Atheists?'
"Agreed. When I broke away from Christianity, part of me immediate gravitated to "So what DO I believe in?" After some thought, I realized that I don't have to believe in anything. Atheism is a descriptor for a baseline of being a…"
Jan 15
Beyonder replied to Unseen's discussion 'Can someone who is oblivious to sex commit sexual harassment?'
""Zero tolerance" policies are ruining common sense in America."
Dec 11, 2013
Beyonder joined Loop Johnny's group
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For those who have no choice but to tolerate religion and have little or no atheist friends.
Dec 10, 2013
Beyonder replied to Christopher McGuire's discussion 'Is School Out for Most Atheists?'
"When I was falling away from Christianity and believing in god, I initially thought to myself, "What do I replace this with? I need to find out what belief system/religion fits me best."And then I realized I don't NEED any religion.…"
Dec 3, 2013
Beyonder replied to Rick Yost's discussion 'If you don't believe in God, can you say why in a single sentence or phrase?'
"There is no credible or consistent reason to believe in any supernatural being(s)."
Dec 2, 2013
Beyonder replied to Beyonder's discussion 'Hello, from a former Christian!'
"Well what do you know?! I had never heard of him before now. Strangely ironic that I took on that pseudonym seeing what he was all about. Maybe God did it to send me a message ... NAH!"
Feb 12, 2013
Beyonder replied to Rob Klaers's discussion 'How to Persuade an Atheist to Become Christian'
"I thought it was a good article. I see NOTHING in it that would make me remotely interested in converting back to Christianity, but it does give a good road map for Christians to have a thoughtful, respectful conversation with atheists."
Feb 12, 2013
Lewal replied to Beyonder's discussion 'Hello, from a former Christian!'
"It's The Beyonder. A character from Marvel comics, a cosmic being who (as I remember it) basically shows up, gets eerily existential, and makes people fight for his amusement. Or something. Here: http://marvel.wikia.com/Beyonder_%28Earth-616%29"
Jan 28, 2013
Beyonder replied to Beyonder's discussion 'Hello, from a former Christian!'
"I don't know what this is referring to."
Jan 28, 2013
Lewal replied to Beyonder's discussion 'Hello, from a former Christian!'
"Also, Just sayin."
Jan 25, 2013
Lewal replied to Beyonder's discussion 'Hello, from a former Christian!'
"Get drunk. That's how I told my Grandma. I was like "Gramma look. You were born in the 30's. Mkay? Superman wasn't even invented yet. John Wayne an' Charlton Heston at the okay corral... The kkk was in the white house! I…"
Jan 25, 2013
dragotron replied to Beyonder's discussion 'Hello, from a former Christian!'
"Read yesterdays blog post. Glad it went well with your wife! That's how it should be."
Jan 25, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to Beyonder's discussion 'Hello, from a former Christian!'
"And Happy Holidays to you too, Blaine!(With special thanks to Strega!)"
Jan 24, 2013
Strega replied to Beyonder's discussion 'Hello, from a former Christian!'
"Nothing like coming home to another cackle... nice one, Blaine!"
Jan 24, 2013
Beyonder replied to Robert Karp's discussion 'What is your personal verse?'
"My favorite quote ever is from Oscar Wilde: "Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.""
Jan 24, 2013
Beyonder replied to Robert Karp's discussion 'What is your personal verse?'
"Beyonder 3:16 - For I came into the world not to be evil, but to treat each person as I would like to be treated."
Jan 24, 2013

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Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic
About Me:
Former Christian and non-activist agnostic atheist who just stopped believing and embraced the world as it's presented to me. Blogging about it all at http://beyondbelief.blog.com.
Age
31-35
Relationship Status
Married
Why are you here?
It would be nice to read about experiences of others who live as atheists in a very religion-based culture.
The religion you left
Christian
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