All Blog Posts Tagged 'conversion' (10)

Governor Christie Bans Gay Conversion Therapy For Minors

http://www.northjersey.com/news/state/NJ_governor_to_sign_ban_on_gay_conversion_therapy.html

I believe Christie's legislation is the first of it's type passed in the U.S. I am sure many New Jersey teens are breathing a welcome sigh of relief. Conversion therapy needs to go on the dusty shelf right next to shock treatments. 

Added by Ed on August 20, 2013 at 3:34am — 4 Comments

On Carl Sagan

I found this incredibly beautiful; a realistic love story, and a true appreciation of fleeting life:

By Ann Druyan, wife of Carl Sagan

When my husband died, because he was so famous and known for not being a believer, many people would come up to me - it still sometimes happens - and ask me if Carl changed at the end and converted to a belief in an afterlife. They also frequently ask me if I think I will see him again.



Carl faced his death with unflagging…

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Added by Cara Coleen on June 25, 2013 at 9:07pm — 25 Comments

Notorious Ex-Gay Conversion 'Therapy' Ministry Apologizes, Will Close Its Doors

Exodus International Ministry, the conservative institution which promoted the idea that orientation could be changed through a close relationship with God, 'therapy,' and sheer determination, announced Wednesday that it would be closing its doors. The institution, which has been open for more than forty years, declared its intentions to close on its website less than a day after releasing an apology to the LGBT community. 

Here are some fascinating statements from the now…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on June 20, 2013 at 11:19pm — 6 Comments

My first post and I've been invited to argue the bible by a Jehovah's Witness... wow.

Hi guys,

Let me say straight away, this is not the blog post I wanted to make as my first. However, I find myself in an unusual position.

Today, I went to the pub. While there I got talking to a lovely couple with two children about their gorgeous puppy bitch (that fell asleep in my arms). The conversation moved on to my family and to my father's (and my) atheism, my mother career as a nurse and my vast array of siblings. I also mentioned that one of my father's…

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Added by iain hewitt on April 16, 2013 at 1:00am — 19 Comments

How I came to be an Atheist

How I came to be an Atheist

By: Kristian Gore



I was never really a Theist so by default I guess you could say I was always an Atheist. My mom never talked about religion when I was young and neither did my step father. I was vaguely aware of the idea of god and some bible stories. Stories like Jonah and the whale, Noah’s Ark and the garden of Eden were known to me but I regarded them as I did the three little pigs and Jack in the bean stalk. It never occurred to me that people… Continue

Added by Kristian David Gore on June 1, 2011 at 7:14pm — 1 Comment

The conversion experience - a missing topic in atheist debates?

In watching a few debates and documentaries concerning athiests such as Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, I've found some of the athiest responses tend to miss the mark. 



For example, there's the small clip of Richard Dawkins answering the question "What if you're wrong?" (link here). While he does make a valid point about your religion being a result of whatever culture and country you grew up in, one aspect…

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Added by Discern on May 30, 2011 at 4:40am — 4 Comments

More Facebook Theist Drama

This kid was from my old high school and he seems genuinely worried, so I was nice to him, but still... 

[Welcome to theists in my facebook inbox - sigh]…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on May 1, 2011 at 12:27pm — 10 Comments

Did I give up on my faith?

This entry was originally posted at my personal blog: RagingRev.com where the original comments and the response from the pastor can still be seen. As a side note I think it is important to say that this pastor and I now regularly have lunch together and are developing a very good friendship built on mutual respect and understanding.







I found out yesterday that a local pastor used me in… Continue

Added by RevOxley on February 6, 2011 at 4:52pm — 2 Comments

Accepting Jesus Christ as your lord and savior.

Growing up I constantly heard that if you simply asked Jesus to come into your heart, he would. Well, in my first year in college I decided that I would put that to the test, so many of my friends were Christians, and were certain of their faith, and there was the possibility that I was mistaken, so I decided to make a sincere effort to accept Jesus into my life. I bought a bible and carried it with me and read it constantly, I took a cardinal's cross that had been in my family for generations… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on November 24, 2009 at 8:35pm — 7 Comments

The Fallout

Even as a young child, I despised church. Church meant itchy dresses, uncomfortable pews, and two hours I could have better spent playing outdoors. Being a child, I never understood gOd in the way Christians want gOd to be understood. To me, gOd was like a friendly old man in the clouds, the same way Santa Clause was a friendly old man in the North Pole. And I don’t remember a thing about Jesus. As far as I knew, Jesus was Starbuck to gOd’s Ahab.



Religion was never my turn-on.… Continue

Added by Pam on February 1, 2009 at 10:19am — 3 Comments

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