I was raised up in the bible belt. I was taught the same old stuff every other Oklahoma child was taught.  I have been a convicted Bank Robber and I have voted for W....Twice.      All I know is as soon as I was able to obtain valid information about this life, I was able to adjust my personal view. It is a fairly new concept to me this freethinking.  I absolutely feel free, to live, to be enlightened, to be unafraid of this life, to owe no debt to this life, I am free to make my own misery, or to choose not to. My two daughters and I all came to this after I became disabled and left free to read.  That is right, I have been reading full time for over twelve years now.  I have read tons of worthless information, I use that to have intriguing conversation.  I have read even more historical and scientific journals and data.  twelve years I have been without employment, of any common type.  I have learned more than 20 times the whole of the rest of my life.  I am still excited daily when I gather some new tidbit to ponder.  I love life more, I love other people more,  AND!  (check this) People like me more.

I I have absolutely no hatred. NONE!  That was purely the property of Jeesus, and Joseph Smith. I did not expect that bonus.  I have lived on hate, that I thought was something else, for most of my life.

I love to tell a theist in as calm and loving way as I can, that Once I Lost Jesus, I am now free to love even you. My Daughters and my family are my heros, only because they loved me before I had time to read.  I hope I like this thing, I've joined a bunch and I have had reason every time to go ahead and remove myself.  Sometimes I rub folks the wrong way.  I am not a real educated guy.  I am outspoken and try real hard to speak in specifics, it drives people nuts.  I mean no harm, I am just an older guy discovering that all my  teachers, leaders, everyone I thought had my best interest at heart, They was full of shit, uncovering the real stuff I find and that I create is the most fulfilling and enjoyable thing I have ever done.  I can live this one and only life any way I choose,  The price I will pay, the prize that is the reward, all are mine. 

Oh yeah, I write, I like to share stories of everyday occurrences and examine motives and information that contributed to my, or whomever perception of that occurrence. It fascinates me to see how mythology and paradigm invades every depth of our thinking life.  I am set on being a teacher of pure truth.  Pure truth does not need any further explanation. Needs not to be on one side or another, just fucking is.

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Comment by James on March 14, 2011 at 10:44pm
Thanks for sharing your story. It really is very interesting.  Congrats on freeing yourself of religion and welcome to T|A!
Comment by Shanna on March 14, 2011 at 10:55pm
Thank you for being open. It gave me hope and motivation. Take care of yourself. Hope to hear more from you. And welcome to the family!
Comment by Jānis Ķimsis on March 15, 2011 at 10:56am
I hope it's not rude to ask - why did you rob a bank?
Comment by Scarlette Blues on March 15, 2011 at 11:23am
Thanks for being open and honest! It's great to see ya here! :)
Comment by Tammy on March 15, 2011 at 1:26pm
Thank you for sharing this. Your honesty is refreshing and I enjoyed reading about you. I imagine you will have much to contribute and welcome!
Comment by idcollapse Ra on March 15, 2011 at 4:08pm

thanks for sharing your motivating story ,welcome  to the family .

 you are brave

Comment by Dogly on June 16, 2011 at 11:00am

to Janis Kimsis - Sorry, you didn't ask me, but I'll answer.  Why did you rob a bank?  That's where the money is!

 to Llloyd - You said you want to teach truth.  Be careful.  The word "TRUTH" is very slippery.  If when you say something, and you believe it is true, that makes what you said the truth.  It is not a lie.  BUT, it may not be factual.  I recommend substituting the word fact for the word truth.  I say, "Keep your "TRUTH"; just give me the "facts"!

Christians are usually telling the truth.  It's just that they are wrong about the facts.  FAITH/TRUTH  as opposed to FACTS/REALITY.

I'd like to read some of your writing, Lloyd.  I'm an editor (retired).  Your other post about your confrontation was hilarious!  You're a good writer!  I'm NOT a good writer, but I'm good at polishing up the work of good writers.

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