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I told a friend I didn't believe in god today...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amy L. Cook Jun 8, 2012. 31 Replies

Today I was having cocktails with a friend, and she started to rant about how bad religion/ the bible is. I felt comfortable at that moment to tell her that I didn't believe in god. This (to her)…Continue

Coming Out to Friends and Family, How Did You Do It?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Danielle Van Eeckaute Jul 14, 2011. 26 Replies

All my life up until now I've been an agnostic. But I recently made the move to atheist and I am happy where I am. It has brought a sense of relief to my life. But now there is a new challenge I am…Continue

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Amy L. Cook replied to Patty J's discussion 'I told a friend I didn't believe in god today...'
"To clarify, be "external force" I meant the church. Not a god. :)"
Jun 8, 2012
Amy L. Cook replied to Patty J's discussion 'I told a friend I didn't believe in god today...'
"Just continue to be yourself and show her that you don't need an entity outside yourself to figure out what's right and what's wrong. I think that if she is a good friend she will see that you are a good person, regardless of your…"
Jun 8, 2012
Judith van der Roos replied to Patty J's discussion 'I told a friend I didn't believe in god today...'
"I have long since stopped worrying if my atheism offends anyone. If they ask me the question I tell them, end of story, like it or lump it. If they ask what I believe in then I tell them I believe the universe is amazing and vast from sub atomic…"
Jun 8, 2012
james d replied to Patty J's discussion 'I told a friend I didn't believe in god today...'
"to be quite blunt, stop caring what others think about how you live your life, it is the only thing you have and you are the only one who needs to live it... as a culture we are way too concerned about what others think about the choices we…"
Jun 8, 2012
Jeremy Jenkins replied to Patty J's discussion 'I told a friend I didn't believe in god today...'
"^awesome response haha"
Jun 8, 2012
Jeremy Jenkins replied to Patty J's discussion 'I told a friend I didn't believe in god today...'
"If she's a legitimate friend, then she will put aside any negative assertions that come with the revelation of being an non-believer/heathen. If she doesn't, it sucks, but to put it simply, you may be better off without someone that would…"
Jun 8, 2012
Wesley replied to Patty J's discussion 'I told a friend I didn't believe in god today...'
"Its sounds to me like your friends knee jerk reaction to your comment was just plain old insecurity.   She doesn't like religion but perhaps isn't ready to give up the whole ball of wax...she migh be thinking that…"
Jun 8, 2012
Unseen replied to Patty J's discussion 'I told a friend I didn't believe in god today...'
"I think her friend meant, if I may reword, "If you don't believe in God, then what do you believe?" I doubt if she meant anything as patently absurd as not believing in anything at all. A person who doesn't believe in anything at…"
Jun 7, 2012

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At 2:52pm on July 7, 2011, Pinay Atheist said…

Nice to meet you Patty :-)

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New to athetism, and new to an unclouded mind

Posted on July 6, 2011 at 7:00pm 3 Comments

Growing up I was raised Catholic. But my family wasn't "hardcore" so we didn't go to church much. Yes I was baptized, and did my communion. But I was just going through the motions and didn't really take it that seriously. Then when I was 8 my father was murdered and I grew to hate this God people referred to. I was a young innocent girl and my father was ripped from my home. I thought why would God let this happen to…

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