All Blog Posts Tagged 'deconversion' (19)

My Journey to Atheism, Part 3: Little steps toward whatever's next

I wrote in part one a bit about my religious background. In part two I explained how, shortly after a missionary trip, I ended up praying a prayer of committal to the truth, even if it meant leaving Jesus.

After I prayed that prayer on Nov. 6, 2010, I…

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Added by Physeter on January 2, 2014 at 12:08am — 2 Comments

My Journey to Atheism, Part 2: The prayer for Truth

My journey from the faith I grew up in to my current state of doubt had a clear beginning point: Nov. 5, 2010. I wrote part one of my story here, of how my questions about faith were easy to push to the side until I got to college. 

During and after college, I took a couple trips that changed my view on life in profound ways. I could fill a book, or a blog series, on my experiences…

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Added by Physeter on December 28, 2013 at 2:42pm — 7 Comments

From Minister To Atheist: A Story Of Losing Faith

by BARBARA BRADLEY HAGERTY (NPR)

April 30, 2012

This is the first in a series of stories on losing faith.

Teresa MacBain has a secret, one she's terrified to reveal.

"I'm…

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Added by Rob Klaers on April 30, 2012 at 9:44pm — 3 Comments

Anatomy of a Decline: the case for Zero-Zero Banking

Anatomy of a Decline: the case for Zero-Zero Banking

by kirkomrik

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false and by the rulers as useful – Seneca

Hi all,

I’ve been asked several times to give a description of the economic situation in the world today and how the United States ended up where it is. For…

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Added by Kir Komrik on January 15, 2012 at 12:26am — No Comments

On General Federalism

Here is an executive summary of General Federalism, which can also be found here

 

 

On General Federalism[1][1]

A Canonical, Executive Summary of the essentials of General Federalism

Cyrus “Kir” Komrik

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Added by Kir Komrik on January 12, 2012 at 5:07pm — 5 Comments

A Constitution for a General Federation

Hey all,

 

I'm restoring a blog I previously deleted. Hope you enjoy!

 

The file is too large to insert all of it here, so I've provided an excerpt that should give you a feel for what  it is about. You can download the entire document in word format here:

aGeneralFederationFLaw

You can…

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Added by Kir Komrik on January 9, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

On the Means and Methods of Mass Deconversion Version 0.5

Hey all,

 

I'm restoring a blog I previously deleted. Hope you enjoy!

 

The file is too large to insert all of it here (its a book, really), so I've provided an excerpt that should give you a feel for what  it is about. You can download the entire document in word format here:…

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Added by Kir Komrik on January 6, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

My Testimony (my journey to atheism)

My Testimony

 

DISCLAIMER: It may not be what you’re expecting—it may even upset you—but it’s the truth, and that is truly what matters to me.

 

“I once was lost, but now am found... was blind, but now I see.”

(Amazing Grace)

 

The meaning of those words has changed dramatically for me in the last several years.

 

I was born and raised in the Christian faith. When I was a little girl, we attended a Presbyterian church.…

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Added by LyndsayJF on September 21, 2011 at 12:44pm — 36 Comments

How introducing 'doubt' might be a better strategy for Atheism than any billboard that says there is no god.

After looking back on my own deconversion from Christianity, I've realized that if someone approached me during the days that I still believed in the Christian faith and told me that there was no god, I would have balked at them and politely told them to go to hell. Now that I'm a devout Atheist, I often asked myself how did I go from being a Southern Baptist Christian to a rational, scientifically-minded Atheist.


It wasn't a billboard that converted me. It definitely…
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Added by Philip Laureano on December 3, 2010 at 1:54am — 6 Comments

Reminising on 9/11 - Did it lead to my atheism 8 years later?

On September 11, 2001 I was 12-years old. The same age [ironically] of many of the fundamentalist muslim child brides in the middle east. I was had just "graduated" from grade school at Ayer Elementary School and was beginning my education as a 7th grader at Nagel Middle School.

The day started out so ordinary as to be unnerving.

Most of my memory of my childhood is foggy... but this day... I shall never forget. I can see it as clearly now [nearly a decade later] as I…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on November 7, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

A Cold Stare - Planned section for a book called "A Journey of 'Faith': Memoire of a Transformation from Christian Child to Atheist Adult"

PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS!! I NEED FEEDBACK ON MY ATHEIST MEMOIRE IN PROGRESS!!

From time to time memories of my former life as a Protestant Christian come back. Some of them are pleasant, some unpleasant, others simply perplexing.

There is one that came to mind today that is still perplexing to this day.

Years ago, I had decided to confirm myself into the church, ironically, this was only a year before my dramatic…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on September 9, 2010 at 9:18pm — 4 Comments

Decon: 8 - Holy Crud, we just won/one!!!

This hit me like a gigantic ton of bricks about 10 minutes ago. I had to sit down and get this written out. You know my approach by now, it all about agreement and mind games. This one is HUUUUGGGEEE. Knock it out of the park. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!



OK, enough of that already. What is it I am talking about?

If you have been reading my posts, you know that I say that I am a nullist. It is an even more powerful position than an atheist. It is a position of affirmation not of denial. It… Continue

Added by JackRussell8888 on October 31, 2009 at 4:20pm — 4 Comments

Decon: 6 - Heaven is not what they think

There are a handful of major anchors that establish the TRUTH to a christians faith. In these deconversion routines, we look at many of them. Today, I want to look at a really big one. Heaven.



Before I go into heaven, it is important to understand that heaven is not about what you might think. It is about security. It is about having a safe, secure, comfortable home. Surrounded by people like them, like other people they know and love. It is a place that they can wrap around… Continue

Added by JackRussell8888 on October 28, 2009 at 9:24am — No Comments

Decon: 4 - Tell Christians you LOVE the 10 Commandments

This is from my blog at http://jackrussell8888.blogspot.com



Ready to fry some Christian's brains.



I love de-converting folks. Remember, the most powerful and fastest way to deconvert is not to argue, but to agree, but mess with their minds. Especially, to get them thinking and having to go directly to the bible themselves. Remember, the bible is the biggest ally is getting a deconversion to happen.



Ask 99% of… Continue

Added by JackRussell8888 on October 27, 2009 at 7:23pm — 2 Comments

Decon: 5 - Talk to christians about zombies

Want to have some fun deconverting christians. *** from my blog at http://jackrussell8888.blogspot.com



This is a fun one. Zombies are a critical part of the christian faith, but something they don't talk about much. I think you should talk with them about it.



This is my fifth article on the fun ways to help Christians deconvert.



I will first restate my basic premises for my deconversion system.

1. People did… Continue

Added by JackRussell8888 on October 27, 2009 at 7:20pm — No Comments

My new reason for being an atheist.

A couple of years ago, I attended a concert organized by a friend. I was seated next to a lady in her thirties. She was quite chatty and readily told me about the run of bad luck that had befallen her, after I commented on her bandaged and swollen hand. Oh yes, she had burnt her hand on the pot while cooking. She continued to explain that it was really bad luck, because she had just recovered from an accident in which she rolled and wrecked her vehicle. She was also having trouble at work and… Continue

Added by Prazzie on September 5, 2009 at 7:00pm — 10 Comments

No U

When someone leaves Christianity, why are other Christians so quick to blame them or the church?



I recently had a discussion with a Christian via YouTube PMs, and while she was very nice, she had one little flaw. She had to blame me/my family/the church for my leaving Christianity. She insinuated that our entire doctrine was faulty, that I had been forced into Christianity, and that I had never felt Jesus or God in my life. She said that she believed that I was a "false convert… Continue

Added by AnonyMouse on April 26, 2009 at 4:48pm — 2 Comments

Finding my Religion (A story of apostasy, part 2)

Finding my Religion



I thought it was time to pick up on my de-conversion story.



After Jesus Camp, I realized that Catholicism was not going to be my religion anymore. But at that time, I had almost no knowledge of other religions, even other Christian religions. I had simply always “known” that they were wrong; that Catholicism was the only “right” religion.



I started looking at what I thought would be the opposite of what I knew. I didn’t even understand what… Continue

Added by Andrew on April 18, 2009 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Arguing with Christians

Can we talk, FUN TIMES. If you haven't had the pleasure of engaging in such vigorous debate, I

can't recommend it highly enough. In spite of the fact I haven't successfully deprogrammed anybody yet, the one big drawback is that I DON'T GET TO DO IT ENOUGH. I'm looking at you Helen, I love me a good argument.



Of course the obvious caveat is that before you engage in battle you must know your opponent well enough that he won't go all jihad on your ass. There's nothing scarier than… Continue

Added by Jay E on January 8, 2009 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

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