Hi.I stumbled upon this site and I am a Christian turning into an atheist. I am torn between believing and not believing because almost all around me believes in God. In fact I have a twin brother is…Continue
Many of us here are familiar with your situation. For example, I live right smack in the middle of Georgia, heavy born-again Baptist country. For methe hardest part is finding someone open minded enough tohonestly talk with. If you can find…"
"Thank You for all your comments, my apologies for not replying sooner, I had a hard time accessing the site and I don;t know why. Anyways it is tough for me because I am the only one different from anyone else in our community when it comes…"
"I am in complete sympathy with you. I was raised in a Catholic family. My mother, sister and I all sang in the choir, my mother guided people through communion, and we went to all the pot-lucks. I began to question my faith at the tender age of 13.…"
"I know what it means to lose your faith when everyone around you is a believer. When the fundamental contradictions become obvious to you, there is little you can do to 'keep the faith'. On the other hand, giving up on it means…"
"Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in…"
"Welcome to the Think Atheist community Tantan! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! If you would like to, add me as a friend and I'm also on…"
"Hi Tantan, join the crowd...I think most of us are in the same boat as you are to varying degrees...my extended family are VERY religious, and I've just recently been "enlightened" so to speak, of the nonsense of the Bible stories. I…"
In my experience having a social support structure is the most predictive factor in determining whether or nto a person completes a deconversion. If you are intellectually inclined to deconvert I'd recommend finding a…"
"do not tell anyone your thoughts on this unless you are an adult. as a minor you can just be easily written off as young and naive. as with most things knowledge is power, so learn all you can. ask questions. lots of…"
"Hey i went through something similar. But don't fall into the idea that you are alone. Everyone has come to a point in their life where they question their own beliefs and realize that their parents faith or friends faith has nothing to do with…"
"I think many of us here know first hand the internal struggle that you are feeling. My boyfriend has even said something similar in terms of not wanting to be excluded from his friends and family back home. I have found, that while their…"
"“I am torn between believing and not believing because almost all around me believes in God”
Why be torn? Because all around you believe- is no reason to believe.
If all around you did not believe – that too would not be a reason…"
Hi.I stumbled upon this site and I am a Christian turning into an atheist. I am torn between believing and not believing because almost all around me believes in God. In fact I have a twin brother is the exact opposite of me. He is a Baptist (Born Again).It's really scary because I have not yet revealed it to anybody around me so I need some help to understand to get through all this. Thank You.See More
Welcome to the Think Atheist community Tantan! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! If you would like to, add me as a friend and I'm also on twitter as RSAnative if you care to follow. Welcome again and make yourself at home!