My name is Kelly and I was raised in the Lutheran church until I was 13 years old. That’s when, after 3 years of confirmation classes, the church refused to confirm me a member because I had missed taking a test and completing a homework assignment.
I wasn’t the only kid they refused to confirm. There was a boy who hadn’t been able to be in Sunday school every week because his parents got divorced and he spent every other weekend in another town. They refused to confirm him… Continue
Added by Kelly Leiter on January 11, 2013 at 5:45pm —
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.
Added by Rob Klaers on April 30, 2012 at 9:44pm —
Anatomy of a Decline: the case for Zero-Zero Banking
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false and by the rulers as useful – Seneca
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…
Added by Kir Komrik on January 15, 2012 at 12:26am —
Here is an executive summary of General Federalism, which can also be found here
On General Federalism
A Canonical, Executive Summary of the essentials of General Federalism
Cyrus “Kir” Komrik
Added by Kir Komrik on January 12, 2012 at 5:07pm —
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:
You can… Continue
Added by Kir Komrik on January 9, 2012 at 12:54pm —
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:…
Added by Kir Komrik on January 6, 2012 at 12:09pm —
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.”
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.… Continue
Added by LyndsayJF on September 21, 2011 at 12:44pm —
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… Continue
Added by Philip Laureano on December 3, 2010 at 1:54am —
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… Continue
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on November 7, 2010 at 1:54pm —
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… Continue
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on September 9, 2010 at 9:18pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —