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      Clubs   07/21/2017

      Check out the new "Clubs" feature (see the tab labeled "Clubs."  Members are now able to create open or private spaces, similar to a Facebook group page.   Enjoy!    


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      A collection of frequently asked questions and topics that have been already addressed on this site. This section was created with the express intention of assisting newcomers.

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    1. Got Questions?

      Got questions about life, leaving the faith or how to use the features on this site? Just ask! 

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    7. Ex-Christian Spirituality

      This area is for those who have left Christianity for another form of theism or spirituality (Deism, Paganism, Wicca, Great Spirit, The Force, Buddhism, etc.).

      Entrance to this section is now by permission. To gain permission, please follow the instructions in the posting rules for this section.

    8. General Christian Theological Issues

      The Bible calls all those who do not believe in its god a fool.

    9. Science vs. Religion

      The bulk of science does not support belief in a deity, or does it? This is an open discussion area to hone your skills at supporting and understanding the various positions. Feel free to post any links of value in this important topic.

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      Or Coliseum, if you prefer. This section is for those members who would like to see and participate in informal, yet serious, debate. All posts are expected to remain "on topic" at all times.

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      Place to post stories, art, poetry, etc. that is done by members.

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  • Recent Status Updates

    • willybilly30

      I started a club called The Free Thinking Hippies. gonna be groovy man lol
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    • willybilly30

      I decided to look up my old testamonie. i been here since 2005 damn. I think one day I am gonna stroll down memory lane of my life. I love how everything is still here and this place is still kicking. I got a good lap top that forums work well, on so, I will be here again
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    • Avandris

      Back after some time away from the site. Looking forward to interacting with you all again! 
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    • SkipNChurch

      There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Chuck Norris allows to live.
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    • Travi

      Exciting stuff on the way for me. I received my affiliation on Twitch, got my first subscriber, and am doing mt first giveaway to followers on Saturday. 
      Next up for it: A charity stream to help a friend's daughter battle against cancer. All of this, plus a new mindset to set my path forward. 
      I feel great ya'll. 
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    • BAA.... my question is.... why is it the "American" scientific association, as opposed to the "Christian Scientific Association" Are all Americans Christians? And are all Scientists Christians?   No to both questions.   So then what gives them the right to call it the "American Scientific Association"    "Question. If science is agnostic and is silent on the issues of religion and religious faith, how can members of the ASA who are scientists reconcile their agnostic work with their religious beliefs?"   I don't think they can. Religion most often overrides science for an individual. Thus if something is discovered that contradicts their religious beliefs then they would have to work very hard to follow that conclusion at the expense of their religion. It's the same with Biblical Scholars or Archaeologists who sign statements of faith pre stating what they believe which means you cannot trust any conclusion as they have pre concluded any discovery.   And a big issue with this, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson would agree, is that such scientists upon wither coming up to a gap in knowledge, or having a conflict will immediately declare God, initiating an argument of God of the Gaps.
    • Hi Enlightened, welcome to Ex-C! Glad you found us and can be among like minds as an outlet since it appears you are rather isolated in real life (Like many of us)     This is why some of us refer to religion as a virus. As Christopher Hitchens said "Religion poisons everything. It infects us in our most basic integrity"     Pretty much. Even the 'historical' events are blown up so much its hard to extract the kernals of reality from it.     Proving once again that religion is largely based on your parents and locality.     Thanks for sharing!
    • http://network.asa3.org/   http://www.asa3.org/ASA/topics/AboutScience/index.html#About Science   http://www.asa3.org/ASA/topics/Apologetics/index.html   http://www.asa3.org/ASA/topics/Bible-Science/index.html   http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/network.asa3.org/resource/resmgr/OriginsResults.pdf . . . Question. If science is agnostic and is silent on the issues of religion and religious faith, why does this organization even exist?   Question. If science is agnostic and is silent on the issues of religion and religious faith, how can members of the ASA who are scientists reconcile their agnostic work with their religious beliefs?        
    • This was in my Facebook feed just now.  I wanted to say "maybe you should thank the guys working in the heat and humidity on a Sunday afternoon!".  But it was a friend of a friend, so I bit my tongue.
    • http://www.sciencealert.com/an-unexpected-new-lung-function-has-been-discovered-and-it-could-disrupt-decades-of-scientific-thought   Researchers have discovered that the lungs play a far more complex role in mammalian bodies than we thought, with new evidence revealing that they don't just facilitate respiration - they also play a key role in blood production. 
    • Agree with all the above posts. At best, something you say might go through. At worst, your relationship will suffer or they will see how "kooky" your beliefs are according to their own perspective. You just cant win. Let it go, let them believe what they will, and focus on making yourself happy.
    • Yes exactly. My church  culture was a lot more reserved, just the pastor up there telling you how it is and what you should believe, but of course the message is the same or a variation on the same theme. I feel incredibly sorry for those who are still stuck in it and are doing themselves more harm then good psychologically. Nobody deserves to go through life feeling like they're shit at their core and don't deserve anything. If you learn to look at yourself in a new light, that you have an inner child that's been pretty damaged by all that crap, than you can also learn how to heal that inner child and just give it some compassion, because it wasn't your fault. I've been embarrassed my whole life to tell anyone about my religion let alone invite them to church or tell them they should also be believers. Somewhere, deep down, there was a lot of disquiet about it, and the message to just believe it and not use reason (a sin) didn't go completely through. Regret? Hell yes, there is a lot of regret and time wasted, opportunities lost. But it's better not to dwell on them, I can't get it back. If I'm lucky, there's still a good many year to put this behind me and make a good life.
    • There's a green rectangle on the right that says "Start a Club" after you click the Clubs tab at the tob right of all the tabs.