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Started this discussion. Last reply by Firey Vixen Apr 21, 2011. 7 Replies

Hey all, just joined the site and thought I would post an introduction. I am a 31 year old mother, student, teacher, and child activist. I grew up in a very conservative christian home, joined a cult…Continue

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enlightenmentisntsoscary commented on Monica McGee (Monicks)'s video
May 25, 2011
enlightenmentisntsoscary replied to Caesar MacEntire's discussion 'Quick question. How do you respond...'
"I usually stay quiet in this instance. I decide on my own if and how I am able to help in a real way.   If it's a friend asking for a personal prayer request I usually say something like "Let me know if there is anything I can do to…"
May 24, 2011
enlightenmentisntsoscary commented on Sassan K.'s blog post 'Stephen Hawking says Philosophy is Dead!'
"Where is your research and scientific evidence that brought you to the conclusion that you "think" that concept is shared by the majority of scientists?"
May 19, 2011
enlightenmentisntsoscary replied to Meghan V!'s discussion 'Promoting T/A at my College'
"I want to post this on the bulletin board next to the "christian table" at my school   I swear to science they do nothing but argue with people. I want to go ask them if they ever actually have someone stop in the middle of a heated…"
Apr 28, 2011
enlightenmentisntsoscary commented on Scarlette Blues's blog post 'Letting my kid watch Veggie Tales...'
"Here is my answer as a Child Development student and a preschool teacher... take it for whatever it's worth to you... If it was presented truly without mention of god then I wouldn't have a problem with kids learning bible stories.…"
Apr 28, 2011
enlightenmentisntsoscary commented on Scarlette Blues's blog post 'Oh no! don't abort your baby! [facebook rambling]'
"@ Brian M Who are you to judge someone's reasons? No woman should be pregnant if she doesn't want to be.   @scarlette I love your observation about "god" gave her the messed up ovaries and science helped her... RIGHT?!"
Apr 28, 2011
enlightenmentisntsoscary commented on Walter Maki's blog post 'My FaceBook Status...(an ice breaker towards making public my atheism)'
"I feel ya Walter with the feeling that you need to ease into it. I WAS one of those religious zealots! I KNOW what they will think of me and because of my current situation, yes, it does matter. Soon I will be out for good too! I look forward to…"
Apr 25, 2011
enlightenmentisntsoscary commented on Brandon Cure's blog post 'holiday fun'
"My kids get to spend Easter with their father since it's an important holiday to that side of their family. This (aside from worrying the crap out of me for their mental health) leaves me kidless for the Easter weekend. My boyfriend in I stayed…"
Apr 24, 2011
Firey Vixen replied to enlightenmentisntsoscary's discussion 'Introduction'
"Glad your here and that you are finally living freely *HUGS* (brain twin)"
Apr 21, 2011
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Apr 19, 2011
enlightenmentisntsoscary left a comment for Firey Vixen
"yay! So glad to see you here!"
Apr 19, 2011
M replied to enlightenmentisntsoscary's discussion 'Introduction'
"Welcome! "
Apr 19, 2011
enlightenmentisntsoscary replied to enlightenmentisntsoscary's discussion 'Introduction'
"Thanks for the warm welcomes and encouragement! I look forward to getting to know you all!"
Apr 19, 2011
Walter Maki replied to enlightenmentisntsoscary's discussion 'Introduction'
"Welcome to T/A :) Only a few people outside of T/A know that I am an atheist. Little by little I test the waters with brief (but smart) replies and statements in facebook and public to see if they can tell. I know when I fully disclose it that…"
Apr 19, 2011
Brandon Salazar replied to enlightenmentisntsoscary's discussion 'Introduction'
"Good Luck!    I lost a lot of people I thought were my good friends, when they found out I was atheist. "
Apr 19, 2011
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Introduction

Hey all, just joined the site and thought I would post an introduction. I am a 31 year old mother, student, teacher, and child activist. I grew up in a very conservative christian home, joined a cult when I was 18, was married to an emotionally abusive man for 6 years and lived to tell about it all! 3 years ago began my journey out of bondange when I let go of the fear that had me bound to religious teachings. I stripped my spirituality down to "I have no effing idea" and began to soak up all…See More
Apr 19, 2011

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Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic
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mother, student, teacher and child activist.
Age
31-35
Why are you here?
To network with other Free Thinker!
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
My journey to enlightenment began as I sat in my car in utter despair, crushed under the weight of guilt, condemnation, and shame over some personal decisions that I believed to be necessary to survival. I thought, "If God is who I was told he is, why doesn't he just show up and tell me! Either he needs to look me in the face and tell me what to do, or I will be ditching him in order to save my life." That was the day I let go of fear
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At 2:27pm on April 19, 2011, LovelyGirl said…
of course! glad to connect here, too.
At 2:04pm on April 19, 2011, CJoe said…

I'd love to hear more of your story, Truthseeker :) Welcome to Think Atheist. Please feel free to email me or any of the other moderators if you have any questions or concerns (under the ABOUT tab is a list of mods).

 

 
 
 

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