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Newbie here and new (sort of) to atheism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fancy Nancy Feb 13, 2010. 15 Replies

Hello everyone.  As my title suggests, I just joined the site tonight and have recently decided I am, in fact, an atheist.  A little about myself, or maybe a lot depending on how long-winded I get.…Continue

 

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Fancy Nancy replied to Stacy's discussion 'Newbie here and new (sort of) to atheism'
"And how come The Land of the Free is more religious than the land of the fallen empire?"
Feb 13, 2010
Fancy Nancy replied to Stacy's discussion 'Newbie here and new (sort of) to atheism'
"what i mean is we all got the potential to do harm or good ... yeah and I'm 'thick as a brick'"
Feb 13, 2010
Fancy Nancy replied to Stacy's discussion 'Newbie here and new (sort of) to atheism'
"For the avoidance of doubt my belief is like the Yin Yang sign ... we all got some 'evil' in us .... just remember that and you'll be ok ... am i wrong?"
Feb 13, 2010
Fancy Nancy replied to Stacy's discussion 'Newbie here and new (sort of) to atheism'
"But William Zanzinger was prolly Jewish ... as was that Jew that wrote the bible ... just take the good things from your heritage ... love n peace n all that ... Fancy Nancy ;)"
Feb 13, 2010
Fancy Nancy replied to Stacy's discussion 'Newbie here and new (sort of) to atheism'
"Problem is, my dear (I'm talking to myself too) that mortality and stuff are HARD to bear ... but we suspect .. there aint no God ... see i was brave n didn't say G-d ... i'm not a jew, i'm jew-ish ... Jonathan Miller said that…"
Feb 13, 2010
Jean Marie left a comment for Stacy
"Stacy, sorry i got cut outa chat last night, i was enjoying chatting with you!! Hope to cross paths with you again!!! Here is a lil picture to make you smile.. ...there is NO END to the miracles...this is even better than the french toast one,…"
Feb 6, 2010
Jean Marie left a comment for Stacy
" STAcy, here is the parenting group, T/A MIGHT have more than one parents group, not sure, really, but here is ONE anyway!! http://www.thinkatheist.com/group/parentinghellions"
Feb 5, 2010
Stacy replied to Christopher McGuire's discussion 'Why is this?'
"I personally tend to avoid conversations involving religion whenever humanly possible. In the few discussions I have had, it's mainly concerning them trying to save my soul by converting me, or by questioning how I can possibly live without…"
Feb 5, 2010
Stacy replied to Stacy's discussion 'Newbie here and new (sort of) to atheism'
"LOL...I tell them nah, don't bother, I'm going to hell anyway. Not that I believe in hell, but it sure is fun to watch them do back flips trying to "save" me."
Feb 5, 2010
Stacy replied to Stacy's discussion 'Newbie here and new (sort of) to atheism'
"I completely understand. Most of the homeschoolers do homeschool due to religious reasons. It was difficult to find a curriculum for her that wasn't faith based. Most of the homeschoolers here are very religious, so we tend to avoid meeting…"
Feb 5, 2010
Stacy replied to Stacy's discussion 'Newbie here and new (sort of) to atheism'
"We didn't choose to homeschool to keep her away from religion as much as it was to try to shield her from the ignorance we are surrounded by. She is in fifth grade, and around here they have all ages of children ride the school buses together,…"
Feb 5, 2010
Dave G replied to Stacy's discussion 'Newbie here and new (sort of) to atheism'
""Pray on it" - Code for 'Do absolutely nothing but pretend we're being helpful'."
Feb 5, 2010
Stacy replied to Stacy's discussion 'Newbie here and new (sort of) to atheism'
"Oh believe me, I have had more than a few choice words for some of the people I've run across. I've volunteered in animal rescue since I was around15, and for a while my husband and I were taking in and fostering every stray dog we came…"
Feb 4, 2010
Dave G replied to Stacy's discussion 'Newbie here and new (sort of) to atheism'
"Welcome to the site, Stacye! I have a particular soft spot for animals (particularly dogs and cats) and I'm amazed that you managed to keep from giving that woman a few biting comments on the total lack of 'Christian charity' the…"
Feb 4, 2010
Noel replied to Stacy's discussion 'Newbie here and new (sort of) to atheism'
"I admire your courage. I loved reading your intro and I can identify with "helping that poor kitty." My late father lived in Puerto Rico. When he fell ill I took a month off from work to help as best I could. Some evil bastard tossed a…"
Feb 4, 2010
Stacy replied to Noel's discussion 'Intro'
"Welcome! I am also new here, and have so far found the experience to be quite refreshing."
Feb 4, 2010

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
Umm...what to tell? I'm a mom to an 11 yr old daughter, married for 12 yrs to an awesome guy. I'm in the process of re-enrolling in college to hopefully finish my bachelor's degree finally. We're a household of animal lovers, and our house is pretty much controlled chaos most days. As pretty much any working parent can probably tell you, my hobbies currently consist of pretty much whatever our daughter is involved in at that time.
Age
31-35
Why are you here?
I found this website by linking to it from another site. Don't ask which one it was because I honestly couldn't tell you. We live in what's commonly referred to as "The Bible Belt", small southern town. As a woman born and raised in the New Orleans area, to say I exist in a constant state of "WTF is wrong with you people???" would be putting it mildly. So, to make it short, I'm thrilled to find a place with like-minded people. Hopefully a place I can come to when I absolutely feel the need to rant and rave before I completely lose my cookies on random strangers in Wally-World.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
well, I guess you could say pretty much all of the above. I remember being a child, approximately around the age of 10 or 11, and asking questions of my parents, the elders in the church, the pastor, pretty much any adult that would stand still long enough. The whole thing just never made much sense to me. When my brothers and I would ask questions, such as "why doesn't the bible mention dinosaurs?", we would be met with responses that didn't make sense, even at that young age. Or there was the lovely response of "Don't question God". As an adult, when I have faced difficulty in life, I found myself going back to the church. However, I still have yet to find any answers to my questions, or I should say any that make even the slightest bit of sense. Again, I found myself looking around at the others in the pews, praying and singing hymns with raised hands, and thinking to myself "WTF". I finally came to accept that there really is no hell, no heaven, and when we die we become compost.
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