Erik Elison
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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
I was raised in the LDS 'Mormon' church and left 6 years ago at the age of 26, I met a spiritual leader of a (Non-Christian religious) fellowship which opened my mind to other possibilities, which led to then question even more. I attended the fellowship once and a while and liked its concept of what and who God is but could never bring myself to join. This of course led to further doubt, does God or a God exist? I don't know and am tired of pretending that I do know God exists. This is why I now have no God and am totally free to follow whatever philosophy suites me.
Age
31-35
Why are you here?
I'm here because I think this is a cool site that might have a lot to offer for people like myself, who either were never religious or got fed and left like I did. I also think site might be a great place to meet others who feel the same as I do about religion.
The religion you left
Mormonism
Why you left your religion.
I left the religion of my family after a careful and thought out process of realizing that religion is bull. I even briefly wast attracted to a very kind man who claimed that he met god, although I admire and respect what this man teaches I could not accept the idea of belonging to just another religion. A member and friend told the best line about religion I have ever heard and that is this:Religion is 2 things first it is a man-made theological construct and second it is a tool in which to control human behavior often through fear.

Erik Elison's Blog

Government Shutdown & why Obmacare is the Apocalypse

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 1:21pm 5 Comments

You may have heard Michelle Bachman proclaim that Obamacare is the sign of the Apocalypse over the last 3 weeks. And a recent Reuters article clearly explained just what the F$%# is going on in the minds of the far right wing of the republican party. Basically it boils down to they see their culture their very way of life under attack. The religious right in this country sees America becoming less Christian, less white, less conservative, etc. As an Atheist I applaud this shift but believe…

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Ungodly Discipline AC360

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 4:36pm 1 Comment

Nothing and I mean nothing gets my blood boiling more than religious corporal punishment. I caught another installment of Anderson Coopers Ungodly Discipline segment on TV, I then watched more on youtube and learned about The Independent Fundamentalist Baptists or IFB. After listening to the stories from 'survivors' told and hearing about those who did not survive their godly punishment. After my initial rage I thought this: Why in America are these religious institutions or cults given so…

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Agora the story of Hypatia

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 11:37pm 1 Comment

I just watched Agora a film by Alejandro Amenábar. This is a beautiful film with a message that I think many on this site will relate too. I knew nothing of Hypatia for some reason she has been almost erased from contemporary history. Agora is about philosophy, astronomy, religion but mostly its about us as a species. It asks how the hows and the whys and is as I have said a beautiful tale - a tragic tale but also a tale of the triumph of reason. This film should be a must see for everyone… Continue

Dawkins latest on the Creationists invasion of the classroom

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 11:34pm 7 Comments

Just found this little gem and wanted to pass it along, I especially like the title the article.



http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/book_extracts/article6805656.ece



My only comment is that how sad its going to be in say 100 years when all the remnants of our achievements no longer exist and whats left of the human race has reverted back to cave man and cave women because of this unyielding urge by the religious to excise all and any… Continue

The White Shirt Gestapo

Posted on July 12, 2009 at 10:54pm 5 Comments

It seems that on at least a monthly basis my feelings about and my decision to leave the Mormon church are re-affirmed. Last night I read that a gay couple were detained by LD$ Inc. security while the cops were cops were brought in for walking on church grounds or by church grounds and kissing on the cheek. I went to the Salt Lake Tribune to check this story out further it was there and already has more than 1,000 comments. I liked the one best about how right after a couple gets "sealed"… Continue

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At 11:50pm on July 12, 2009, Reggie said…
A fellow hockey player! Welcome!
At 2:31am on July 12, 2009, Gaytor said…
Here you are welcome to come to your own conclusions. No pressure to have as many planets as possible in the next life. Welcome to TA
 
 
 

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