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Re: really? [#1558]
« Reply #87 on: May 29, 2010, 03:59:40 PM »
Kudos Carocrazy.
There’s no difference between a bunch of theologians sitting around debating scripture than a bunch of D&D nerds sitting around debating which version of the Player’s Handbook to use.

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Re: really? [#1558]
« Reply #88 on: May 29, 2010, 04:49:25 PM »
Carocrazy,

Thank you for your excellent post. I have edited it to remove your personal details, since we try to preserve anonymity for safety reasons. Good luck!

-A25

Thank you, and sorry about that, I just thought it might help Christians convert more easily if they could be a little closer to the person speaking to them about it, it's not easy =\.
Religion is so easy to disprove you need not even look into the reasons it's wrong, the reason it claims it's RIGHT is enough.

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Re: really? [#1558]
« Reply #89 on: May 29, 2010, 11:46:13 PM »
Carocrazy     welcome, sincerely welcome to the real world   and congratulations for your critical thinking under immense peer pressure.


And thanks for the heads up on your rebirth, there are those who think this forum serves little purpose beyond moral support and socialising among atheists.

Your story to date proves them very mistaken.

I hope you stick around the site.
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Re: really? [#1558]
« Reply #90 on: May 30, 2010, 07:15:06 AM »
Hi Carocrazy, welcome back!
I went back to read the entire thread and I have to commend you for your courage to question and  amend your belief system, since you apparently  previously  believed those bible stories as  literally true. Welcome to the rational-thinking world. It's too bad that you have to hold back your re-born worldview from your family (it seems for now, anyway).

 It's difficult when one feels a need to keep part of oneself hidden from loved ones. (especially out of fear of expected negative reactions and possible and/or imagined consequences). It may be more difficult to endure if you're still at home, living with family. If you do currently live under parental rule & roof, time is your ally as you seek out and meet other non-theistic individuals and find  similar interests. I am happy to see evidence that one more (former) theist reconsidered their indoctrination, and actually did return and say the member's comments in this forum made a difference.
I hope to see some of your future posts around the boards.

     
Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risks of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.
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Re: really? [#1558]
« Reply #91 on: May 30, 2010, 01:00:23 PM »
Amazing.
Well done. If your journey out of superstition is anything like mine you're in for buckets of wonder and appreciation for life, made more sweet (and painful) by the knowledge of it's impermanence.
I struggled (and am only now after 3 years coming to grips with) my loss of immortality. There's some good help out there if you do find yourself anxious about not having heaven to look forward to. I started a thread over at isgodimaginary.com dealing with that if you want to check it out pm me and I'll send you the link.
Best of luck :)
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Re: really? [#1558]
« Reply #92 on: May 31, 2010, 09:42:33 AM »
 Well, as my preacher was saying things in church I noticed I kept thinking things made no sense.  The next few weeks I noticed I couldn't keep thinking about how illogical most of the stories were.  

The astonishing thing is you're not alone - most people sitting in any church congregation actually feel the same - but they lack your courage to face the truth inside them - they cling like sheep to the safety of the flock.  They don't mean bad or do bad things - the opposite really - they just don't have the fortitude to break from all the "jesus loves you lalawoowoo lets pretend we're all going to heaven."

Welcome to reality.  Make the best of your life.  Be a free thinking atheist with high morals.  Hope to hear more about your journey and they way you meet the challenges ahead.
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Re: really? [#1558]
« Reply #93 on: May 31, 2010, 08:30:25 PM »
Hi carocrazy, welcome back and welcome to reality!  Your story is very inspirational and you should be proud of yourself.  I went through the same kind of process maybe 20 years or so ago, when I was a teenager.  It probably was a little bit easier for me though, because, despite going to catholic school, most of my friends and family weren't particularly religious.  It's much more difficult to break free from this cult when you have to commit social suicide to do so.  Just keep in mind that there are probably many in your congregation and family that feel as you do.

I am looking forward to seeing your future contributions to this forum.
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Re: really? [#1558]
« Reply #94 on: May 31, 2010, 10:32:53 PM »
Thank you all.  

Personal Adresses:

Thank you Pastafarian, but I don't really need help with that.  I don't have a problem with death -- lack of immortality -- as long as I seize every moment of my life that I possibly can, I even wrote a song about that :3.

Thank you Positiveaob, thank you for the support and planting the idea in my head that there may be others in my family that have come to the real world as well.  It is a very reassuring thought.

EDIT: Mr. Friday I almost left you out.  I will not say thank you to you, I have given two to everyone and that means two to you as well.  To you, I say sorry.  You took the time to type all that out, to help me, and I will admit -- I never read the full post until recently.  Once again I am sorry for that, that post really is golden.

PS: I just read this post:
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It's sad. What a hypocrite. She came here complaining and basically begging people to listen to the videos and make a reply. But when someone does, she runs away.

--Sad  :'(

Just FYI, I am male  :P


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Once again thank you all, I really appreciate every one of your posts, these are just the ones that I thought needed special responses (AKA: Responses other than thank you).
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Religion is so easy to disprove you need not even look into the reasons it's wrong, the reason it claims it's RIGHT is enough.

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Re: really? [#1558]
« Reply #95 on: June 01, 2010, 05:56:19 AM »
Wow... this is cool. The time spent on this site is not futile :)

It takes courage and honesty to come back and admit this. You could have created a new user or something but you didn't.

kudos for you man.
The truth doesn't give a shit about our feelings.

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Re: really? [#1558]
« Reply #96 on: June 01, 2010, 04:33:39 PM »
Actually I did, but only because password recovery was failing me XD
Religion is so easy to disprove you need not even look into the reasons it's wrong, the reason it claims it's RIGHT is enough.

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Re: really? [#1558]
« Reply #97 on: June 01, 2010, 05:04:39 PM »
Thank you Positiveaob, thank you for the support and planting the idea in my head that there may be others in my family that have come to the real world as well.  It is a very reassuring thought.

I guarantee you're not the only one who feels this way in your family or amongst your friends.  Just set the example by leading a good moral life, argue using basic logic and reasoning, and eventually those around you that havent been completely brainwashed will start to come around.  And stick around this website and contribute.  Maybe you can make a difference for someone else.

By the way, looking at the past posts in this thread, I hope you dont take any of it personally.  Take care.
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Re: really? [#1558]
« Reply #98 on: June 03, 2010, 10:00:07 AM »
I take nothing personally, you guys were only trying to help, and you did.
Religion is so easy to disprove you need not even look into the reasons it's wrong, the reason it claims it's RIGHT is enough.