Chris Lofland
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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
I was raised as Southern Baptist and later involved in a cult during my teens. I started my journey out away from god about ten years ago.
Age
36-40
Relationship Status
Married
Why are you here?
I am looking for like minded friends.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
I was raised in church and put my faith in Christ at a very young age. I had a very good childhood experience with god. However, my parents unwittingly introduced me into a bible based cult as a young teenager. I gave my teen and young adulthood years to following and serving full time in this cult. There I experienced and saw great pain and suffering associated with a personal relationship with god. When I exited this cult I retained my relationship with god, but I was full of questions. The answer I found was that my experience was not unique. There is good as well as bad in faith, but the bad requires great effort to ignore and overcome. History tells me that people are not good at purging the bad from their faith, and in fact often embrace the worst parts of it.
In addition, upon study of scripture and history, I find no rational reason to think that a literal hell or devil exists.
Without a literal devil or hell, I don't find sufficient cause to continue to struggle against the pain, suffering and inconsistency of faith to hang onto belief in god.
After thirty years of seeking god, faith has, quite simply, fallen away and left me free to embrace this one precious life that I truly know to be given to me.
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