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Wishing everyone an awesome weekend. ^_^
Those days when you just feel like you belong nowhere.
TrueFreedomI know the feeling. I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling out of place.
Yesterday, 06:21 PM
DeidreI've had days like that. ((hugs))
Today, 01:07 AM
Bored as FXXK.
Time for another church meeting at my house. Deep breaths. You can do this. Smile and nodd. Smile and nod
LogicalFallacyYou got this.
Aug 25 2016 04:45 PM
MOHOThe wife has her last-Friday-of-the-month Chrity Girls din din at our house tomorrow night.
Aug 25 2016 04:53 PM
ChilledmilkAhh. I got through it. Cheers lads
Aug 25 2016 11:15 PM
Sooo pleased I found this website. I'm pleased I'm not alone in my situation. I'm working up the guts to tell my wife I don't believe.
Without Christianity, I'm free to sin, but I don't really want to anyways.
RealityCheckProbably because the forbidden fruit effect wears off. You then find that say...drinking yourself to oblivion has more mundane, worldly consequences.
Aug 24 2016 10:20 AM
ConsiderTheSourceSame here. There are a lot of "things" that I really want to do; but, the urge was so much stronger when under their programming. Now, it is like, yeah, maybe I will get around to experiencing that..someday...when it is convenient. In the meantime, I am completely enjoying my anxiety free life. :)
Aug 24 2016 05:51 PM
WarriorPoetWhen you're a christian, there's also the thought that "if I'm going to do this, I should do it to an extreme and enjoy it as much as I can because I will feel guilty about it later, I need to make the experience worth the guilt".
Yesterday, 10:50 PM
Aquinas wrote 1000s of pages. About a God of whom, he argued, nothing can, strictly speaking, be said.
florduhLao Tzu did pretty much the same thing by extensively describing the Tao which, as he defined, cannot be described. Maybe "those who know do not say" is true, but somehow that doesn't stop them from going on and on about it anyway.
Aug 23 2016 08:36 AM
Just two gigs left in summertime community band season. Time to get out the alto clarinet, alto sax and flute in anticipation of regular-season musical mayhem.
First death in the family since deconverting, this is a wierd feeling.
Lilith666I hope you're doing okay. Hugs.
Aug 19 2016 07:54 PM
Aug 24 2016 05:52 PM
Aug 24 2016 09:25 PM
Fundy profundity of the day: "The reason only men could vote when America was founded was that women weren't educated. It would have been like letting a 4-year-old vote. They had no understanding of the issues. It wasn't sexism."
Lilith666And why weren't women educated? Because they were expected to stay home and raise children, and because they weren't thought to be bright enough to handle education.
Aug 20 2016 01:26 PM
Lilith666This is like saying "black people couldn't vote because they were slaves and couldn't speak English well." What caused this to be true? Racism.
Aug 20 2016 01:27 PM
ThurisazQuite true that I guess. Though I wouldn't be surprised to learn the women back then knew more than everyone thought ;)
Aug 20 2016 11:45 PM
My dad is so great! He's been an atheist most of his life (denounced Xianity when he was a teen), so I've been leaning on him a lot for support in my deconversion. Anyway, yesterday I was really struggling with some stuff, and so he did some research to try and help me....and landed here at Ex-C and suggested I join! I told him I already frequent the forums here, but isn't that super cool of him?!
FurballYour dad sounds awesome. You're lucky for his parental support. We're glad you're here.
Aug 18 2016 02:53 PM
GirlOnFireThanks, Furball! I'm glad to be here! :)
And yes, it is great having his support. I know I'm lucky, because a lot of people here at Ex-C don't have that kind of support within their families, and for many, it's quite the opposite.
Aug 18 2016 06:44 PM
MOHOGood on your Pa, GOF!
Aug 22 2016 05:52 PM
Why do people post their drama on their Facebook timeline and tag people involved for everyone to read instead of just messaging each other?
rjnBecause they are narcissistic attention whores?
Aug 18 2016 08:47 AM
Lilith666I think it's because they have a teenage mentality. I keep seeing this grown woman with two grandchildren write like a kid on tumblr about bein sick of ur shit bcuz were grown n I HAVE NO TIME FOR U !!!
Aug 18 2016 10:22 AM
SquareOneCraving attention, of course.
Aug 18 2016 05:50 PM
I take authority over our kitchen, and I command it to clean itself in the powerfully magical Name of JESUS!! Glory!
FuegoPerhaps your kitchen doesn't have enough faith.
Aug 18 2016 10:29 PM
I bit my tongue and there's a sore and it sucks.
TheOutsiderI find green tea helps. So does a pinch of salt on the wound, but that's not as pleasant.
Aug 18 2016 11:22 AM
I started therapy today.
rjnMay I ask what kind of therapy? Hope it all goes well! :)
Aug 16 2016 01:56 PM
yuneaThanks all! :) Rjn, it's trauma therapy with the focus on getting my dissociated mind to function better, and to strengthen my sense of self and personal security. The timing is quite perfect, I was afraid I'd have to wait many months.
Aug 16 2016 02:08 PM
rjnGood to hear! A was going to start CBT for my OCD this week (been waiting for a year) but they decided I wasn't "an urgent case" so... screw it.
Aug 16 2016 02:12 PM