Chad Poelman
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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.
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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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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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