Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:09am — No Comments
I am 21 years old, and I was not raised in a church, or told to say my prayers before I wen to bed at night. To be honest, you wouldn't have known god had a presence in my childhood home at all except for a small wooden cross on the wall. My father and step mother are by self declaration Catholic, though they have never attended Mass once in my life that I know of..now on the other side of the family my mother and step father are very religious; church every sunday, prayer, etc.
What keeps me away from theism is really simple, I'm not nine anymore.
Also, I have more important things to worry about than eternal damnation and sucking up to a big hairy white guy in the sky. That being said, I'm currently studying Graphic Design and would love any tips on the industry if you've got them!
Added by Thomas Rauscher on November 30, 2011 at 3:09pm — No Comments
Ok, that sounds good. Thanks for the discussion so far. But real quick, may I ask you this question: What is the inverse of the statement "I don't believe in God?" Seems there should be an inversely logical conclusion. "I don't believe in God; therefore, inversely, I do believe there is no god." I don't believe x; therefore, I believe in the opposite of x. It sounds like a mathematical equation because it is.
Previously, I discussed the idea that we can now definitively show that there was no single couple from which all of humanity descended, and discussed a few points made by ProfMTH, namely that Paul references Adam in same way he references Jesus. To me, this seemed a clear and inescapable contradiction to a foundational principle of Christianity, since Paul is obviously wrong in referencing Adam. Now this assertion faced…Continue
Added by HonestDiscussioner on September 6, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments
I'm getting ready to "come out" to my family and church. I've written a letter to send to the church or any family member in the event that I cannot personally talk with them for fear of my own safety. I intend to go about this in the least dramatic way possible, and only use this letter if I have to. If there is any drama, it will be caused by the church or by my family- not by me. I played a very active role in the church (I'm their best worship leader, they keep saying), so I expect some…Continue
The original full version of this essay is located here:
Why I'm an American Atheist…
Added by Justin on June 17, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments