Why I’m no longer a Christian
Artemis_Sucking

Seymour, TN

#456393 Apr 2, 2013
Hey, I'm bi!

“IMAGINE no religion!”

Since: Feb 09

usa

#456394 Apr 2, 2013
LupyLu wrote:
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That's so sad...
it happens all the time. heck christurds do it to other christurds, if they leave one brand of christerdom and go to another.

i remember it happening when i was a kid. my mom and some of her friends left the baptist church and started a "full gospel" church. families that had been friends for decades suddenly wouldn't talk to people because they left one church and went to another.

wtf difference did it make? still believed in christian god right????

i also remember my mom making fun of JWs with her friends. I remember my dad putting his foot down and telling her to knock it off.

“Are you a Problem or Solution?”

Since: Mar 09

Ann Arbor, MI

#456396 Apr 2, 2013
LupyLu wrote:
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Oh yeahhh!!! I get to be nocturnal, my favourite thing ever! But I'll probably start whining that I miss them in a few days... LOL
LOL @ the whining….that’s the way of it ;O)

“Are you a Problem or Solution?”

Since: Mar 09

Ann Arbor, MI

#456397 Apr 2, 2013
high beam wrote:
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Uh-oh!
I'm caught.
I went to easter sunrise service yesterday.
I just had to.
They were serving the best breakfast I've ever eaten.
I do it every year.
:D
LOL - Nothing like a good breakfast to start the day! Shared this photo with AnnieJ on here, there was nothing for me like attending sunrise service at Pretty Place Chapel in N.C. They don’t serve breakfast though ;O)
http://daveallenphotography.com/prettyplace.p...

“Are you a Problem or Solution?”

Since: Mar 09

Ann Arbor, MI

#456398 Apr 2, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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I enjoy the festivals of different religions.
Yet I don't subscribe to any of them.
People enjoying people.
Here is one going on right here locally. We won't be going with a newborn this year, but we'll all be there next year. It's a beautiful experience, and I'm not a Buddhist.
http://beaumontcvb.mo bi/calendardetail.cfm?id=5650
If Christianity had not have all but killed the metaphor, Easter celebrations would me much more meaningful for all.
If one does not attend different services/festivals how can they learn what others do subscribe to? I could not open either of your links :P

Since: Jun 12

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#456399 Apr 2, 2013
Who cares???

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#456400 Apr 2, 2013
love_turd wrote:
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it happens all the time. heck christurds do it to other christurds, if they leave one brand of christerdom and go to another.
i remember it happening when i was a kid. my mom and some of her friends left the baptist church and started a "full gospel" church. families that had been friends for decades suddenly wouldn't talk to people because they left one church and went to another.
wtf difference did it make? still believed in christian god right????
i also remember my mom making fun of JWs with her friends. I remember my dad putting his foot down and telling her to knock it off.
pitiful

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#456401 Apr 2, 2013
LupyLu wrote:
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Not afro. Brazilian father with Incan and Mayan heritage German mother. Why?
no reason, just wondering from your picture:)

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#456402 Apr 2, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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True, He asked Judas to play an important part in His life and Judas reluctantly did God's Will.
you're goofy! it's what happens when you reject God's wisdom....

“Are you a Problem or Solution?”

Since: Mar 09

Ann Arbor, MI

#456403 Apr 2, 2013
scaritual wrote:
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I have lost friends that had known me for years when I actually finally said, "I'm atheist". The "friends" usually responded something like "well, we know you aren't religious, but you believe in a god, right?...some sort of a god or higher power..."
I don't rue the loss.
No, I do, since I counted them as a friend, no matter that they were theist, Democrat, vegetarian, whatever the term, but they suddenly they saw me as some sort of thing to shield themselves, kids and such from.
I was still the same old me I'd ever been.
On the flip side, many theist friends I did retain, and there is no issue at all. Real friends.
You wanna know who your friends are or may be?
Tell them you are atheist.
That isn't an issue any longer, I let it be known up front.
I am sorry that happened to you. From my perspective the hardest thing for me to come to terms with was the simple idea of no belief in God. I know it probably sounds like a simple concept….but it wasn’t for me. I have a very eclectic group of people in my life…from family to friends. Christians, atheist’s, an aunt that passed was Wicca, a Jewish godfather……I think because of the environment my parents raised me in, I don’t look at different beliefs/opinions as wrong - just different, and simply not right for me.

My husband and I went through a very difficult time in our lives. We decided to move from N.C. to Florida with our young children, for a fresh start the year that four hurricanes came through. We lost everything in the second storm.(long story short) His aunt stopped by just to tell us face to face that if we knew God, we would not have lost our home. As a Christian he had just lost his mother to cancer, had two small children just made homeless, and an aunt that’s only help was the advise that if we knew God, somehow our house would have miraculously survived a storm that took out the neighborhood (looked like a war zone). Straw that broke the camels back I guess you could say, he had already been questioning his beliefs at that point. My husband is now an atheist.

It was a long and difficult road for him, we went through a lot as a couple while he found himself as well. To be honest as he was working through things, I found a lot more out about my own faith. We have now moved back to Michigan due to my parents health issues. When my father asked my husband why he does not come to church anymore, my husband told him simply “I‘m an atheist“. My fathers response was simply “huh…when did that happen?” and “let me know if you ever need to just talk.” That was it. My mom looked a bit distressed during the conversation to be honest, but she does not treat him any different. When folks on here first read it I tend to get the whole “yoked” thing tossed at me….I have read it all, even one Christian questioning my abilities as a mother. <<Shrugs>>

1 Corinthians 7:13-15
New International Version (NIV)
13 And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
15 But if the unbeliever leaves, let it be so. The brother or the sister is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.

It is my honest opinion that we only hurt ourselves by not trying to understand other beliefs/opinions. I have some incredible people in my life that would not be in it, if I chose not to leave it to God.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#456404 Apr 2, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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Then who created hate ?
hate (i.e., holy indignation) can be a good attribute when directed correctly. but, "the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God" (James), therefore man produces the wrath of man (i.e., inaproppriate hate;)

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#456405 Apr 2, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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We weren't talking about "God", but of Jesus.
And no, Jesus didn't force anyone to do the things you think they did.
“But you will exceed all of them. For you will sacrifice the man that clothes me.
Already your horn has been raised,
your wrath has been kindled,
your star has shown brightly,
and your heart has […].[57]
“Truly […] your last […] become [—about two and a half lines missing—], grieve [—about two lines missing—] the ruler, since he will be destroyed. And then the image of the great generation of Adam will be exalted, for prior to heaven, earth, and the angels,
that generation, which is from the eternal realms, exists. Look, you have been told everything. Lift up your eyes and look at the cloud and the light within it and the stars surrounding it. The star that leads the way is your star.”
Their high priests murmured because [he] had gone into the guest room for his prayer. But some scribes were there watching carefully in order to arrest him during the prayer, for they were afraid of the people, since he was regarded by all as a prophet.
They approached Judas and said to him,“What are you doing here? You are Jesus’ disciple.”
Judas answered them as they wished. And he received some money and handed him over to them.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lostgospel/...
"The star that leads the way is your star."
- you should learn to understand this statement by Jesus.
"We weren't talking about "God", but of Jesus"

THIS is our whole unreconcileable problem; Jesus IS my God!

"if you've seen Me, you've seen the Father; I and the Father are One" Jesus

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#456406 Apr 2, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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I'm far from being confused.
If you had read this book, you will realize that there are too many unresolved paradoxes associated to "God" that literally shows that there isn't any god that is in this world.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Paradox-God-Science...
As for your statement above....
"He's wise enough to cause all things to work according to His plans."
I also recently posted this response on another forum, which sort of puts this false belief into a better perspective:
If you believe that "God" does cause things to happen in this world, then you will be able to choose one of these possibilities and show proof it applies.....
Since numerouw people have been killed , "in His name", "He" is an accomplice to murder - against "His" own commandment.
--OR--
You can refer to men had free will when they killed, as we do today, thus "God" had stepped back from the games, but still enjoyed watching how others first killed other humans in "His name, and then praised "Him" when they succeeded in killing hundreds or thousands of innocent people. And "He" accepted these crimes as just.
--OR--
You can look at these paradoxes and view that "God" really hasn't any control over anyone in this plane of existence. Therefore, men have killed innocent men, in which "God" allowed it to occur, because "God" cannot access this domain.
- more than common is the response that I have rcvd from so-called "Christians" when I've given this statement to them. They like to immediately lean on, "that is because Satan rules this world".
+ which actually collapses their omnipotence and their "God has a plan for everything" theory. Because, if "Satan" is in control, "God" either knows about it and allows it to happen, or "God" likes to have "Satan" in control of "His children", because he doesn't care or can't access them.
Do you think "God" or men have killed innocent people?
why would i read antigod propoganda when i can read directly from...well...my God???

yeah....you are definitely one confused hombre....

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#456407 Apr 2, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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Did he?
Not according to the oldest source.
The Judas myth is an excellent example of the mythmaking of early Christianity.
I wrote about it in a little more detail a while back. I called it:
Growing Up Iscariot
http://xcntrik.wordpress.com/2010/09/06/growi...
you're just another in a long line of dummies who think their smarter than God and who will become worm food all the while God's people will continue to preach the Gospel!

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#456408 Apr 2, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
waaasssuuup wrote:
... God didn't create the hate in ...
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I love it when others are concise in the fact that their response totally destroys a so-called "Christian's truth" of "God controls everything."
Thus meaning, "God" causes hate to happen. Why?
One would think, if a god did have control over all happenings, as waaasssuuup wants to believe - that a god would promote only love, and intervene on all the bad and evil things happening. Unfortunately, it hasn't turned this way.
Thanks for proving yet again the falseness of a man-made doctrine written in illiterate times by unintelligent people who only wanted to control other people.
"Christian's truth" of "God controls everything."

i'm NOT of the opinion that God "controls" everything. i'm of the opinion that God gives us free will and simply wants to win our hearts through His Goodness.

i'm of the opnion that devils and their human counterparts would like to control everything, as demonstrated on these threads.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#456409 Apr 2, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
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You were gullible when nanoanalboy put up an avatar of some hot chick and claimed it was him.
does this mean you're still my lil hottie?

let's not fight over me, nano can be hot too:-)

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#456410 Apr 2, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
high beam wrote:
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Sheeeesh!
Another ancient scripture that the christians think pertains to their prophecy. When will it stop.
Thank you, sir.
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That's just a story, assie; just a story.
those trekkie-like tales you wiccans spin around bonfires....THEMS the ridiculous stories;)

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Since: Aug 10

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#456411 Apr 2, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
LupyLu wrote:
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Fair enough. It's something one does to appease others, not Law, that is basically my whole point. Plagiarism laws do not yet cover public Internet forums. It is not something I do and was a mistake yes, but no crime or theft was committed. I hope this is clear. I also hope other new posters don't ever get called thieves if they make a mistake, one that is not, in fact, a crime. Theft is a crime, punishable by Law.
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Except you didn't coin it.
are you autistic hon, and is that why you can't understand sarcasim?:)

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Since: Aug 10

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#456412 Apr 2, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>hey gay cruiser - wrong site!:)
who the F else puts a pic of their shirtless torso on the internet???
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I tried that; Topix wouldn't allow it. So I put up a picture of the Venus de Milo instead; they wouldn't allow that, either.
Prudes.
you can try sending pics of yourself to me thru PM and i promise not to criticize you're naked bod:)

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#456413 Apr 2, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
LupyLu wrote:
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Nothing wrong with that. If it was boobs you'd love it. Hush bro.
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It's not a "religious" debate forum. How is it "religious" when people come here to explain why they are *no longer* christian?
Or why they wouldn't want to be christian?
because people like me who care really know that they're just cries for help:)

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