I just joined because I really need a support group. I'm surrounded by Christianity.I've been feeling really horrible lately because I can't stand the thought that so many of my friends and members…Continue
"I've used these lines on Christians worried about my "eternal soul", and it usually quells the urgency in their tones. Doesn't make them shut up forever, but at least they climb out of my ass for a while."
"Knowing how you feel today. My wife started again today with her "you don't know what you've done to me" routine. As if my deconversion was aimed at her personally. Then the whopper, "If you don't believe, fine, but…"
A few months ago, a friend from High School, got into a conversation with another woman on my facebook page, and said that I was going to hell. Maybe they finally looked at my FB page for some heavy reading..;p). I wrote back…"
"They aren't what you want to be thinking, so I don't think those thoughts are from you; I think they're the result of many years of indoctrination. (imho)From early on you were told those aren't your own thoughts in your…"
"Yeah, they rarely think in inverse. Well, the likely response would be how arrogant you are... Which I have been accused of before for merely stating benign opinions, yet stating them confidently. To which this short clip is fitting, from one of the…"
"No, you didn't overreact. I'd be so pissed, what a jerk. He may have limited his search for Atheists just to be high and mighty. I wouldn't be surprised if he sent this to others. I hope he felt your glowering…"
"I know, right? I can't imagine what would happen if I were to constantly go after Christians to get them to stop believing, you know, the way they come after me because I don't believe. Like, "HEY! You're…"
"The thing I find impossible with this is that according to the Christian, of course it LOOKS like you're doing fine, staying afloat etc. without religion. As long as a Christian falls back on how appearances are deceiving until you die, they…"
"I'm not sure it's possible. At least there are people that empathize, give us encouragement, and genuinely care about how we handle these situations even though they have never met, and may never meet us simply based on how we…"
"Kids can be so cruel. Whether it be about religion or politics, kids bring to school what they hear at home, and then it makes it to your kids' ears. My kids caught hell for not believing in God but they caught even worse hell for…"
"Know what you mean... the last time I stepped into the church I was a member of, I went to one of their events some weeks later. The priest told me the reason I wasn't going every week is because that "I just don't realize how much…"
"Yes, hope so too. You've found these rare gems, and you didn't let them go. That's pretty cool. I haven't met anyone like that yet, but then again, I have a whole house of Atheists. My kids also go to…"