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Presley replied to JJ's discussion 'How many times were you baptized?' in the group Bible Belt Atheists
"Once when I was 12 in a lake in Alabama with a Baptist church"
Jun 10
Cynthia Armistead replied to JJ's discussion 'How many times were you baptized?' in the group Bible Belt Atheists
"Three times? I was so young the first time that I hardly remember it. The second time I MIGHT have been 9, at most. The third time, maybe 15? Right after I met my first husband, anyway. After that, I figured that if it was going to work, it would…"
Dec 6, 2013
David Delburn replied to JJ's discussion 'How many times were you baptized?' in the group Bible Belt Atheists
"I was raised Catholic, so one baptism. You're baptized early (the first coupe of months), then you "re-affirm your belief" at Confirmation, which is just a baptism with oil instead of water (in about the sixth or seventh grade age or…"
Jun 9, 2013
Shanna replied to JJ's discussion 'How many times were you baptized?' in the group Bible Belt Atheists
"Thought third time was a charm but it didn't stick. Oh well. "
Sep 2, 2012
Shayla replied to JJ's discussion 'Did you ever really buy the whole package the Church sold?' in the group Former Southern Baptists
"I did buy it. I even went on mission trips and was a junior staffer at a church camp. I always led prayer in youth group and volunteered every summer at VBS. It wasn't until I was 19 that I actually started questioning things. Then I just…"
Jul 21, 2012
Barry Adamson replied to JJ's discussion 'Did you ever really buy the whole package the Church sold?' in the group Former Southern Baptists
"I never bought the whole package and still don't.  There are too many questions and not enough answers.  What I have learned from the SBC is that they demand (especially today) absolute adherence to doctrinal statements that are not…"
Jul 19, 2012
Cheryl Feather replied to JJ's discussion 'How many times were you baptized?' in the group Bible Belt Atheists
"I was baptized twice - sprinkled in the Moravian church, and dunked in the Church of Christ; then later confirmed/first communion in the Catholic church.  All of the above were to be a member of a community. Ann"
Feb 25, 2012
wyocowboy replied to JJ's discussion 'How many times were you baptized?' in the group Bible Belt Atheists
"i got dipped once and it is a pressure I think religious parents put on the kids without really realizing it.  To some degree it could be considered emotional child abuse but then I see religious as abusive to all ages too."
Jan 15, 2012

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Atheist, Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic
About Me:
I am a 27 years old and live in the middle of Georgia. I am a former Marine, who got out in Sept of 2005, and am an active member of the Iraqi Veterans Agaist the War. I enjoy music, movies and food, especially cooking. I enjoy cannabis when the mood strikes, which is most of the time recently as my body has begun to feel the effects of 8 years in the Corps.
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Why are you here?
For the first 18 years of my life I lived in a family full of Southern Baptists. When I joined the Marines and got out of the Bible Belt, I started to experience life in a more interesting way. I've been out of the church now for about 10 years, and don't regret anything I have done. I've recently moved back home, and now that I am engulfed in the bible thumping again, I have begun to speak out more and more against religion. Its a hard thing to do though to change these peoples minds, ignorance is bliss for them, and they are happy with it.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
After being baptized twice, and giving religion a chance for 18 years, I stopped trying. Then, I discovered my common sense, and decided to start taking responsibility for what I want my life to be, and not depend on a magic man in the clouds to dictate my life. I also didnt want to raise my children in a misleading, hypocritical church. I also didnt find it very productive or moral to be a part of a group that has a commandment not to kill, but have killed more people in the name of God than anyone in history.

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"So Help me God" - 4 words that presidents have added after the oath at their Inauguration since Roosevelt

Posted on January 4, 2009 at 11:05pm 1 Comment

The founding fathers made it a priority to make sure religion didn’t make its way into our politics and justice system. They knew that if an individual received their morals and lived their life according to a faith based system, they would allow that influence to spill over into the way they govern their population.



I never paid attention to the inauguration of any president to date, so finding out that this phrase has been added by every president since Roosevelt struck me as sort… Continue

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At 4:26am on January 11, 2010, Christine Vyrnon said…
Yes - The Cold Defines. Next time - coffee.
At 11:10pm on January 4, 2009, Aric said…
Exactly! Haha! I think that I'm going to go start one right now.
At 10:58pm on January 4, 2009, Aric said…
Yeah. There are actually quite a few people on here that grew up in Southern Baptist homes. I think we should start a group.
At 8:40pm on January 4, 2009, Aric said…
Hey JJ, welcome to Think Atheist. I'm from a Southern Baptist family in Georgia too!
At 6:44pm on January 4, 2009, Frink said…
Hey, welcome to the site! You ought to share some of your stories about living among the bible-thumpers (I sure have a few) on your blog. I'm betting you've a certain insight on the matter and have some entertaining interactions. Give it a spin.
 
 
 

  

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