Chad Poelman
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Chad Poelman replied to Timothy Paté's discussion 'What if God/Jesus were proven to be real?'
"It would depend on which god you meant or which characteristics it had.  I wouldn't remain atheist of course because if he/she/it was proven that it wouldn't make sense to.  I have a hard time thinking of a situation where I…"
Nov 8, 2011
Chad Poelman replied to Darrell Mont's discussion 'Reason Rally'
"I'm canadian, but I wish I could be there with you guys."
Nov 7, 2011
Chad Poelman commented on Morgan Matthew's video
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Michigan Republicans Pass Law Allowing Christians to Bully Gay Students. Watch This Democrat Stand Up to Them.

"@Godless conservativeYou make a good point, the fact that it includes adults does put somewhat of a damper on my argument.  I will say that bill in general limits free speech.  Under this law a teacher would not be able to call a child a…"
Nov 6, 2011
Chad Poelman commented on Morgan Matthew's video
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Michigan Republicans Pass Law Allowing Christians to Bully Gay Students. Watch This Democrat Stand Up to Them.

"@ Godless Conservative - A child at school has limited rights.  As adults we have the right to use swear words, racial slurs, sexual language, etc.. where a child in school would not.  If a child wishes to pray, read his bible, etc during…"
Nov 5, 2011
Chad Poelman commented on Morgan Matthew's video
Nov 5, 2011
Chad Poelman replied to Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s discussion 'What xian/religious sayings get on your nerves?'
"After I was sexually assaulted several years ago I was told that "God allowed it so that I could help others who went through the same thing"  That's an immoral thing to say under any circumstance, but more so to a victim a day…"
Oct 30, 2011
Chad Poelman replied to Sebastian Bond's discussion 'THIS QUESTION WILL CRUSH ANY CHRISTIAN APOLOGIST...'
"I think that's mostly true (and mark twain was brilliant), but it was the rational arguments of an atheist friend that planted the seeds of doubt that eventually lead to my freedom from religion. She didn't hide her frustration with…"
Oct 30, 2011
Chad Poelman replied to Kari Stills's discussion 'What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you while being religious?'
"The only thing I can think of isn't really comparable to some of these stories.  But the christian school I attended shared a bus with the nearby highschool. I was over-weight, awkward, and obnoxious about my religion.  A lot of the…"
Oct 25, 2011
Chad Poelman replied to Richard C.'s discussion 'Atheist and science … A challenge to thinking on other topics'
"I'm assuming that most of us on here are not scientists.  So for me if there is something I can't observe or test myself, than I trust peer reviewed scientific evidence.  I have no problem and would be quite excited if a…"
Oct 25, 2011
Chad Poelman commented on Ashley C's blog post 'What's a girl to do?'
"Welcome Ashley.  I feel your pain.  I love my family and they try, but sometimes it feels like the only thing they see about me know is my atheism.  I might suggest finding a local atheist group if you have one and if there isn't…"
Oct 5, 2011
Monica McGee (Monicks) left a comment for Chad Poelman
"Welcome to Think Atheist, Chad! It is great to have you here. Message me, or tweet me (@Monicks), or contact any of the Moderators with any suggestions or questions. Make sure to search the Groups to find members interested in the same topics as…"
Sep 23, 2011
Robert Karp left a comment for Chad Poelman
"Welcome to the Think Atheist community Chad!"
Sep 23, 2011
Chad Poelman commented on A Former Member's blog post 'Does Secularism Make People More Ethical?'
"Yeah, true enough."
Sep 22, 2011
Chad Poelman commented on A Former Member's blog post 'Does Secularism Make People More Ethical?'
"@Dallas I completely agree.  I heard a quote one time and I wish I could remember the source, but it went something like this.  "good people will continue to do good things and evil people will continue to do evil things, but for a…"
Sep 22, 2011
Chad Poelman commented on A Former Member's blog post 'Does Secularism Make People More Ethical?'
"The religious are commanded to follow their religions view on morality and ethics.  To their credit a large number of them (in Canada at least) do not practice the more immoral of their teachings.  Atheists on the other hand are not…"
Sep 22, 2011
Chad Poelman replied to Unseen's discussion 'Do you find this as troubling as I do?'
"That's so stupid.  I would love for the religious to give up their faith on their on free will, but this is bullying.  I'm not sure if this has anything to do with atheism.  It's more likely someone's misguided…"
Sep 22, 2011

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
I grew up in a christian home. I was taught both the importance of religion and of being a moral person. I use to think they were the same. I went to school to become a pastor but dropped out. (tho nothing to do with my eventual atheism) It was supposed to be temporary, but my mother passed away from cancer in the mean time. I started questioning my faith and decided not to go back until I figured things out. Around the same time I had a friend that "came out" as an atheist. I argued with her, tried to re-convert her, but at the same time I was learning a lot from her. I even told people that I was agnostic for about a year, but out of guilt, fear, and the desire to not be alienated I came back to Christianity, tho my doubt never left me. In the last few months I have noticed that in order to remain a moral person I have had to make more and more compromises with my faith. I ignored large chunks of the bible and opposed many of the common views of the church. My belief system no longer resembled anything close to Christianity. So I gave up the name with the understanding that I had given up the faith a long time ago.
Age
31-35
Relationship Status
Single
Why are you here?
looking for a community of like minded people.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Faith is gives answers where there is none. It does not allow for learning or discovery.
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No

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At 3:54pm on September 23, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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At 10:18am on September 23, 2011, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Chad!

 
 
 

  

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