Yes I was glad I found this forum. I felt like I was the only saved christian to change to Atheistic. Its good to see more people like me. I guess if the christians were right God should have killed me years ago when I was a strong believer. Now I guess according to them, I probably lost my salvation and am going to hell. Actually I have no idea what the Bible says about people that were saved and gave it up???
The Bible says that those who were saved, but lost it, would have been better had they never been born, (thanks God! I didn't get to choose that anyways!) implying that if you lose your salvation, you are even more screwed than had you never been saved.
Of course, this is the same Bible that talks about Prodigal Sons and they can't even get the faith vs. works-faith down for salvation, so who really is to say?
Don't worry, as I am somewhat similar to you. My de-conversion was only recently myself. Used to be a Christian for over a decade, and was really into it for the past 3 years of my life. I know why you should keep silent, as me telling my close friends, and a co-worker, apparantly got them into trying to re-convert me. I shall mind you they are the ignorant kind. Great people, but damn they are ignorant.
My close friend believes the Bible is the Written Word of God because it says it in the Bible, and because the Bible says it is The Written Word of God and is True, therefore it is True. Circular logic I know. He even had the audacity to say that God is all good. I have another friend who then said if God decides one day to have somebody deliberately rape a child or this individual is sinning if not, would this rape be good because God ordained this to happen? Astonishingly, there answer was YES!!!
Why I mention this is the theme is, they are correct. It doesn't matter how incorrect they are, they are correct. I have tried showing them the reality of reality and it's Truths, but there remarks are either, completely ignoring what I say and just go back to preaching at me, or saying no, you are wrong, the Bible says it differently than what you are trying to say. They also like to play childish games, where I say they are wrong and show it, and they just say, no your' wrong.
That is why I feel atheists keep their mouths shut, because you guys don't want to go through this stupidity. But with that all being said, you and I are alike Turbo SS, so don't feel that you are left alone.
One of the final straws for me as well, was from this website from an ex-Christian, so here is more evidence that you aren't the only one. Great website imo.http://www.christianitydisproved.com/
Btw, I should probably create another thread, but if anybody has any advice on that, don't mind pming me or just wait until I make a thread?