Caila Kay
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Oct 2, 2014
Unseen commented on Caila Kay's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"You can try telling them that you are no longer a Christian and really don't even adhere to a religion that more closely correspond to your beliefs (Buddhism, perhaps). But tell them that you remain a good person and hold to the values that…"
Sep 4, 2014
Ed commented on Caila Kay's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"Gallup's angle is a very good one as it is hard to find fault with the basic philosophy of humanism. Our world would certainly be a more hospitable place if humanism "ruled the roost." Love is not conditional and your stance as an…"
Sep 1, 2014
Gallup's Mirror commented on Caila Kay's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"If you believe in nothing you're a nihilist, not an atheist. Telling someone you're an atheist is generally a negative claim. It says nothing about what you believe, just one thing you do not believe. When someone asks what you believe,…"
Aug 31, 2014
Strega commented on Caila Kay's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"@Robert (I miss that piano) If anyone wore one of those, I suspect it would be some poor displaced person in a faraway land receiving a charity drop from some agency. Even then, I suspect there would have been a sizeable grimace from the unlucky…"
Aug 30, 2014
_Robert_ commented on Caila Kay's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"Strega, If your Aunt happened upon someone who ended up with, and was wearing one of your custom sweaters, that would be a perfect plot for a 1970's sitcom."
Aug 30, 2014
Strega commented on Caila Kay's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"I had an aunt who used to send me hideous knitted sweaters for Christmas. I used to donate them to any local charity that would take them. When she asked me if I wore them, I told her I did, but only on special occasions. It's no different,…"
Aug 30, 2014
Lewal commented on Caila Kay's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"I'd read a little bit of it, and then tell them you read it and thought it was silly. It may be important to them, but it doesn't have to be important to you. All that matters is that you love them, even if they are a little silly."
Aug 29, 2014
Belle Rose commented on Caila Kay's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"You could always say, "Thank you for the gift, it was very thoughtful of you. As for whether I've read it, I prefer not to discuss if you don't mind. Again, I appreciate your thoughts. I know you love me, and I love you." Then…"
Aug 29, 2014
Yahweh commented on Caila Kay's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"you don't owe them any explanation. just say i'm an atheist, case closed. it'd be much easier than coming up with a big ass explanation like you did something so wrong.. in fact, you don't even need to tell them if it…"
Aug 29, 2014
юри фидов commented on Caila Kay's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"I am no expert when it comes to social situations especially parent and children relationships but here are my thoughts.  Ask yourself if anything that your parents tried to instill and foster in you can be correlated to how you became an…"
Aug 28, 2014
bongani muthwa commented on Caila Kay's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"I like your answer Brad Snowder!! Hilarious. I think I am going to use it in the future."
Aug 28, 2014
Tom Sarbeck commented on Caila Kay's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"Caila, if your parents haven't asked, they might not want to know more than they do. Do you need to tell them? My older sister needed to tell our dad. He had provided well for us but his domineering style left her needing some self-respect. I…"
Aug 28, 2014
Brad Snowder commented on Caila Kay's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"Tell them "The Bible is amazing. A truly unbelievable book.""
Aug 27, 2014
John Gibbs commented on Caila Kay's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"Thank them for everything they have given you, including some really important values like being honest. Tell them it is not a rejection of them. The hardest part is going to be if they believe that you are choosing a path that will lead you to…"
Aug 26, 2014
kris feenstra commented on Caila Kay's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"Perhaps you believe in nothing where gods are concerned, but perhaps you still share some of the same feelings and ideals on life, love, family, ethics, and appreciation for life as your parents. You may also have a lot of different beliefs, and the…"
Aug 26, 2014

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I grew up in a Christian home and found help opening my eyes to the truth through The Thinking Atheist podcast.
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Why are you here?
I was raised in a Christian family and opened my eyes once my parents moved to a different state and I wasn't sheltered from the world anymore.
I was confused and doubted my religion and read about many religions. I found The Thinking Atheist on a podcast and felt comfort and a weight off my shoulders on having all my questions answered.
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Why you left your religion.
I have been sheltered my whole life growing up with my parents, like I was not allowed to watch the Disney movie Pocahontas until I was in high school because of the spirits in the tress and the rocks. Once my parents moved to a different state after I graduated high school, I opened my eyes more to what was being preached at church and it didn't make sense to me at all. I never really payed attention to the teachings growing up, usually I slept on my moms lap.
My friend and her boyfriend were expecting a baby after only one month of dating. They were frowned upon from everyone at church and all we heard were whispers and gossip about them. The pastor told them they both had to go in front of the church and tell everyone from that sermon that they were expecting a baby.
I couldn't believe they did that, the pastor had no right and had no business to do that to my friends. The church also told them they had to get married or they were going to hell.
I took a step back and told them to leave that church, but they got married anyway and are now divorced. That made me realized organized religion was horrible. Then I started to read the bible on my own and realized the stories on the bible were ridiculous and I felt foolish believing what I was taught.
I found The Thinking Atheist while reading on different religions and found all my answers. I felt comfort... now to tell my parents I have no religion and I am an Atheist.
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Birthday Present

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:29am 15 Comments

   My birthday is coming up very soon and my parents usually send me a little something every year. This year is a bit different. I received my new testament bible from 1995 (when I was 9) that I purposely boxed up with the rest of my parents bibles as they moved out of state. My father left a note saying he found it and wanted to return it to me, also saying, "Always remember your mom and I pray for you and I hope you find comfort in these pages of the bible and the knowledge of god who…


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At 7:06pm on August 25, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Hi Caila and welcome to TA.


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