Some more of my annotated comments on the bible story. It says the evolution and plate tectonics are strange ideas I strongly disagree with that line of thought. I have also pointed on the parts of the text where this claims are made.…Continue
Added by atheistrising on October 30, 2012 at 10:14pm — No Comments
The bible story by Arthur S Maxwell is hard to miss you might have seen it in various places. Its primarily directed towards teaching kids about bible. I will be blogging about that book and blog about the questions that rise in my mind when I go through the book.…Continue
Added by atheistrising on October 29, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
This is not a happy story, but it is one that needs to be told.
I was raised in the RLDS church. It's basically a 'lite' version of Mormonism. Wikipedia has it under the Community of Christ. Basically, it's Protestantism with the Book of Mormon included. Anyways.
As a child, I believed that I would go to hell for masturbating, for lying, for thinking negatively about my parents, for hitting my brother. Everything was secretly a trap from the devil, trying to…Continue
I've had a relatively good life. I was never abused, impoverished or homeless. I was born with loving parents, who raised me in a Baptist household. They were missionaries for years and I was a child, impressionable and naive. I was raised on a diet of the usual well-minded christian brainwashing. But my story only becomes applicable 2009.
Till I was 15, I coasted. Sure I prayed occasionally, went to church with my parents, believed in Jesus as the lord and all that, but I…Continue
Added by Victoria on July 10, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
So here's my little story.
The other day my buddy wants to take me to lunch at a local Mexican restaurant. So I show up a little early, sit down, and order a Corona. As I'm munching on some chips and salsa, I overhear the daughter of a couple at the next table say "I don't understand why the kids at school hate Mormons so much."
After that they were talking fairly hushed so I couldn't hear much after that. I wanted to say, "Well they probably hate atheists more and why do…Continue
I figure this is a decent enough place to post my leaving of religion, especially since it might help the people here get to know me better.
My dislike of church started young. I was never really brought, and although my mother was raised catholic and my dad in a church-ridden area, I never heard anything but hatred of the tithing system growing up--we apparently had a few churches, that when they began going, asked immediately how much of my parent's income could be promised…Continue