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Baby steps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Belle Rose Sep 25. 5 Replies

I’m trying to become just a little more bold.Earlier this month when I went on a camping trip, I…Continue

Tags: the, closet, of, out, rights

Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Virgil Sep 26. 19 Replies

Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.I thought I might come out as atheist to my friend a couple weeks ago, when we went on a camping trip. I decided against that, but did test the waters a…Continue

Tags: rejection, fear, evolution, creationism, out

What did Jesus get right? And what was wrong?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gallup's Mirror Jul 3. 88 Replies

On another thread, it was pointed out that we can recognize the wisdom and intelligence of certain persons in history --…Continue

Sad day for sperm whales

Started Jun 19 0 Replies

Not a great day for my cetacean namesake, not in the Mediterranean anyway.They say a sperm whale that washed up in…Continue

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Virgil replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"I've found it totally pointless to discuss facts of science with entrenched theists because their mental training has left them incapable of accepting any fact that doesn't fit into their ridiculous perception of reality.  They…"
Sep 26
Physeter replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"I thought that was why he ended up in jail for tax fraud? He thought God's law was greater than American law or something. "
Sep 26
Tom Sarbeck replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"If essayists want readers to believe the U.S. government was responsible for 9/11, they need to link the attacks to America's Middle Eastern foreign policy since WW2. Link the two and it becomes obvious that the 9/11 attacks are payback. That…"
Sep 25
Physeter replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"I also recall he had a long essay explaining why the U.S. government was obviously responsible for 9/11. Don't know whether he kept that little tidbit up."
Sep 25
Mo Trauen replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"I was a creationist as well.  I was raised that way.  Then I reached the age of reason.  Since then I have learned some harsh lessons about dealing with religious people."
Sep 25
Noel replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"yeah, i'm the most antisocial prick on the planet. At least I like telling myself that for having the personality of a rock in social situations. Consequently I keep very few friends but have a ton of aquaintences. Friends? Can count them on…"
Sep 25
Davis Goodman replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"Do you think its possible to have a friendship with him without ever having to talk about metaphysics/religion? Do you think its possible to have a friendship with him after truly revealing to him your feelings on religion? Do you think there are…"
Sep 25
Ward Cressin replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"Some tidbits on Kent Hovind: Went to jail for tax fraud - rather extensive financial shenanigans. In his most recent lectures on creationism (before going to jail) he said that natural selection did occur but falsely claimed it was not…"
Sep 25
Belle Rose replied to Physeter's discussion 'Baby steps'
"I'm glad that you are feeling more confident in being "yourself" and seeing that the people who love you won't back away as easily as you thought they might. That is ABSOLUTELY something to celebrate! You're on your way to…"
Sep 25
Physeter replied to Physeter's discussion 'Baby steps'
"I don't know about that. They have to be willing to read the book honestly. Otherwise, they just use "faith" to interpret everything, and "discern" how it's all totally consistent and totally loving."
Sep 25
Eric Cook replied to Physeter's discussion 'Baby steps'
"well jesus did turn water into wine.a powerful tool would be to pick up a pack of slim sticky notes in multiple colors and read through your bible again and mark down all the things that are no longer followed by the church, slavery/rape/stoning…"
Sep 25
Physeter replied to Physeter's discussion 'Baby steps'
":D So glad I'm not crazy in thinking we should celebrate even the little steps. I failed to go to Apostacon this year, even though I could afford it, because I was too nervous that it would force my atheism 'out' to my parents. So…"
Sep 25
Belle Rose replied to Physeter's discussion 'Baby steps'
"Yaay!!!!!!! That's so awesome Physeter! I'm very happy for you. ;)"
Sep 25
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Baby steps

I’m trying to become just a little more bold.Earlier this month when I went on a camping trip, I tried to say a few things about evolution to my very Christian creationist friend. It didn’t all that well, but then again, he didn’t immediately demand I explain my faith, or stop being my friend. ;)Now last week, I was visiting my old friends from the missionary program. They got talking about gay…See More
Sep 25
Physeter replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"I was a creationist for a while. This is one of my best friends. I don't have a lot of friends, and I struggle with being social (notice how I didn't even reply here until today, because I filled my time with other things instead of…"
Sep 25
Physeter replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"Thank you thank you thank you. I don't know why I didn't come back to this thread and read this earlier. But your comments make me sad. I'm not that old, but I'm getting older...sometimes I feel like I have no hope."
Sep 25

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Curious, seeking, very slowly gaining confidence. A whole, thinking worthwhile human being, no longer afraid of being told I'm "doing it wrong."
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http://defeatingthedragons.wordpress.com/
http://yearwithoutgod.com
http://godlessinDixie.com
http://rolltodisbelieve.wordpress.com
http://rechelleunplugged.com/category/journey-to-atheism
http://patheos.com/Atheist
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Hoping to meet new friends, expand my mind, find out whether or not I am crazy for thinking I can escape my old religion. Learn another viewpoint on whether Jesus is real or not.
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Christian
Why you left your religion.
Too many things in real life are just incompatible with religion. After all I'd been through I never saw God do anything real.
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What’s a Physeter? A post about metaphors and prophecy

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 9:06pm 7 Comments

This is a post about finding meaning. Also crossposted at thephyseter.wordpress.com.

Why do I call myself The Physeter online? My internet moniker is the name of a beautiful and majestic creature:

The sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), or cachalot, is the largest of the…

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How to prove God is real

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

So, I’ve noticed a lot of Christians use words when they debate.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a live debate, or an Internet discussion. Christians always use words. They will make logical arguments about why the world must have a Creator. They’ll talk about history, and claim the Bible is reliable and true. They’ll give personal experiences. They’ll talk about how morality must come from a divine law-giver, or claim life is meaningless without God.

They’ll draw on…

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Miracles, God, Free will

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 5:37pm 7 Comments

Have you ever heard Christians say that God refuses to make his existence obvious, because he doesn’t want to force you to believe? That he doesn’t want to override your free will?

Suppose you have two caramel apples that appear identical. You ask me which one I want, and since I can’t see any difference between the two, I arbitrarily choose the apple on the right because it’s slightly larger. I bite into it and—surprise!—it’s actually a caramel onion.

I can’t eat…

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So-called science blog gushes over “Atheist Delusions”

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Ever have one of those moments where you think you’ve found something interesting and new, but it turns out to be the same old nonsense everyone else is peddling?

I found a blog on Patheos called “Science on Religion”, and I thought it sounded pretty good. It looked like either an atheist or a liberal Christian blog, based on the artwork and name. I thought it could give an interesting perspective.

It turns out it’s an excuse for Christians to crow about how real science is…

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Thanks for the add Physeter. I like your "parables". I hope your are enjoying site.

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