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Offline uncle viking

eyes finally open
« on: July 01, 2009, 07:08:57 PM »
HI there,
     46 year old male, raised Christian. It has taken many years to get my eyes open. I read Richard Dawkins' book, and it made a lot of sense. Christianity has a built-in safeguard that prevents true examination. It is a GREAT sin to doubt or examine God's existence.  Much relieved personally without uncomfortable beliefs hanging around my neck like a weight. Not sure if I can ever tell my family.  They are not going to be willing to listen, and will panic into "Pray for Me" mode. I think I will let that go for now. I have found your site to be very informative and thank you for building it.

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Re: eyes finally open
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 07:48:15 PM »
Welcome to the forum.
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Re: eyes finally open
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009, 07:49:05 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 07:54:44 PM »
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Re: eyes finally open
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 08:06:23 PM »
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Re: eyes finally open
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009, 08:31:18 PM »
Welcome Uncle Viking!
Smart people believe weird things because they are skilled at defending beliefs they arrived at for non-smart reasons. --Michael Shermer

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Re: eyes finally open
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 08:49:45 PM »
 :) Welcome to the community!!  :)
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Re: eyes finally open
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 09:09:40 PM »
HI there,
     46 year old male, raised Christian. It has taken many years to get my eyes open. I read Richard Dawkins' book, and it made a lot of sense. Christianity has a built-in safeguard that prevents true examination. It is a GREAT sin to doubt or examine God's existence.  Much relieved personally without uncomfortable beliefs hanging around my neck like a weight. Not sure if I can ever tell my family.  They are not going to be willing to listen, and will panic into "Pray for Me" mode. I think I will let that go for now. I have found your site to be very informative and thank you for building it.

congratulations on your freedom!

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Re: eyes finally open
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 10:30:18 PM »
Hello and welcome
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Re: eyes finally open
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2009, 06:04:07 PM »
Welcome. Easy on the pillaging though.
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Re: eyes finally open
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2009, 04:45:11 AM »
greetings fellow earthling
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