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Success stories?
« on: June 07, 2013, 03:44:53 PM »
Not sure where this should go, but I wondered if WWGHA has any "deconversion" success stories - on site?

For example, has a theist shown up, given it their best shot and 'poof,' the arguments/evidence/logic won them over?  I'm mainly looking for a thread I could read.

I see a lot of theistic preaching or goddidit type comments where the theist either disappears in a huff or just bows out, but I wonder if anyone changed their views while here?

I appreciate the theists who DO hang around and add their views, but I'm really looking for those who may have changed their viewpoint.

I guess the opposite holds true - if there are any threads where an athesit 'converted' - that may be a good read also.

Not looking to debate it out here in this thread - just maybe some links to good reads on topic

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Re: Success stories?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 04:07:15 PM »
I think members Truth OT and Death over Life were Christians when they first came here and I believe each have left it.  Here is Death over Life's first post on this site and then compare it to some of his later posts.

http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/index.php/topic,16904.msg376526.html#msg376526
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Re: Success stories?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 04:08:37 PM »
Great - thanks for the tip
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Re: Success stories?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 04:28:01 PM »
There have been several.  If you take in both the old and "new" site.  Names escape me right now.
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Re: Success stories?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 10:49:13 PM »
Wasn't Vynn the poster boy at one point?
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Re: Success stories?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 11:31:15 PM »
Not sure where this should go, but I wondered if WWGHA has any "deconversion" success stories - on site?

For example, has a theist shown up, given it their best shot and 'poof,' the arguments/evidence/logic won them over?  I'm mainly looking for a thread I could read.

Wasn't Vynn the poster boy at one point?

Yes.  Vynn.  He came to the forum v1 as a total fundie.  Made Mooby look like a Unitarian.  But DTE deconverted him.  DTE is legend.  Flipping brilliant.  Unfortunately, all that is on the old forum, which is currently, for some reason, inaccessible.  I suspect the database has been moved or deleted by the owner.   Otherwise it would be here:
http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forum

I think DTE posted their PMs over at ATT - aka Hal's place.  You might check it out.
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Re: Success stories?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2013, 12:26:56 PM »
I think members Truth OT and Death over Life were Christians when they first came here and I believe each have left it.  Here is Death over Life's first post on this site and then compare it to some of his later posts.

http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/index.php/topic,16904.msg376526.html#msg376526

I see Sguols name mentioned in there, Death Over Life was friends with the bloke? I did not know this. I remember Sguols, he was a fellow metal head and I always read his name as Slough, though I can't remember why his name was 'Slough' backwards. *Shrugs* I'm sure there's better places in the UK to pick as a name. Heck, there's a place in the UK called Slaughter, now that would be a totally metal name to pick. I've been to Slaughter, it's a nice place, though I've yet to visit Twatt in the Orkney Islands. Anyway, I've gone off topic.

There are a few, I think for many it was a case they probably had some questions and the forum helped them along.

Also, wasn't Gamergirl a deconversion? I remember her coming back here and going away again.
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Re: Success stories?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013, 01:58:07 PM »
Thanks everyone for the tips.

I didn't know anything about the "old forum" - guess it's not available?

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Re: Success stories?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2013, 02:40:58 PM »
I didn't know anything about the "old forum" - guess it's not available?

No.  All that's accessible right now is what I cut and pasted in this thread:
http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/index.php/topic,18666.0.html

Pity.  There was a lot of great stuff from DTE.  He was a fully trained theologian who became an atheist. 
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Re: Success stories?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2013, 03:24:17 PM »
Fascinating stuff from kcrady.  Thanks

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