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Well, She Finally Wants To Know Why I Dropped God


TheBluegrassSkeptic

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blog-0356548001333382530.jpgSo my cousin and I got into another debate/argument/slapping "talk" on FB. Naturally, she posts links in response to anything I say on my wall, and this time, in regards to Easter, a link she posted proved my point about the Paschal Moon. ANYWAYS, she said Easter is NOW about Jesus, and I agreed that she and her book can hijack all the holidays they desire because it isn't anything new in history.

 

Yeah, went over like a lead balloon.

 

Needless to say the conversation went down hill from there. She claims she hides my anti-religious posts, but looks on my page now and then and responds when she feels challenged...even in remarks that are NEVER directed at her, but are part of a larger dialogue with other atheist minded folks I know on the net. I call her out on that BS, she in turn says she feels "sorry for me, but you will learn the truth and burn in the Lake of Fire" blah blah blah.

 

I told her she should feel sorry for me because my family has gone insane with loss of sense of reality and I am very lonely knowing these people are mentally unstable and suffering so much.

 

Yeah, went over like a lead balloon.

 

But finally, FINALLY, she asked me why I became an atheist. I realized this is the first time someone as ever really ASKED me that ever elusive question of WHY. I hardly EVER hear any religious person ask why, how, or what made one change over. So, I thought I would share my response. Mind you, I have not linked my testimony on here to my FB account, seeing as how my parents are living, but I still managed to give her a very effective, but slightly watered down answer.

 

Here it is:

 

Mindy Riehle-Benoit Amanda, did you ever believe? If you did, what happened to make you not believe? I just don't get why you are an atheist.

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    Amanda Kate Weikert-Ashcraft
     
    Well, first of all, the stories didn't add up. I realized this by the time I was 10. I saw the corruption in translations in the message given from church to church. I realized that one's interpretation of the bible was literally subjective... to opinion from individual to individual. I also learned that sins can be forgiven even if the trespassed don't forgive. How would you feel being in heaven with a person that abused in every way possible their child? And they are there because they repented to God, never told the full truth to anyone else, AND didn't bother to really truly get forgiven by the offended? Then I travelled. I saw there is more to this world than my local Baptist church and that EVERY religion has just as much right to claim to be "the one" compared to the other. Then I saw the repetition of the famous biblical stories in texts 1000s of years prior to that of the OT written scriptures that were found in the Middle East. Then I read what was misinterpreted ON PURPOSE by the priests, popes, and monks in the early centuries AD. Did you know not a single miracle was attributed to Jesus until nearly 300 years AFTER his death. But, there was already a bible out before that time...hmmnn.. Many things contributed. Then I saw the answers we get through science, medicine, and humanity. I realized that if it is unkown, doesn't make it divine. It just means we don't have answers yet. And we find those answers everyday. Humanity is an amazing thing, and it didn't take a magical creator to have this happen. It is proven we are made of stardust. But, I don't know what parts of science you accept or not. So that is a moot argument.

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*I* didn't know there were no miracles attributed to him for 300 years. That's interesting. I'll have to look that up for my own future reference.

 

Has she replied to you? At least she asked the why and how....few religious people seem to even THINK of asking that. As soon as they find out you don't believe what they believe, you stop being a person and suddenly become a project.

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Sadly she hasn't. I think I made a well thought out decision. She can try to poke holes at my facts. She said that where ever I am getting my info it is a bunch of rubbish (earlier in the discourse). I laughed and told her that since 95% of where I get my information is her precious KJV Bible, she should be horrified she is reading such "rubbish" and that I am even quoting it. She didn't touch that either. Often, when I give something that is very well put and sound, she ignores it or won't reply. OR in this case in particular, there really isn't anything to be said?

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Modern Christians make up whatever they want about God and Jesus. The facts don't really matter. Good luck with her, just don't expect a lot.

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Modern Christians make up whatever they want about God and Jesus. The facts don't really matter. Good luck with her, just don't expect a lot.

Oh, I think trying to deconvert her is impossible not just because of the faith she has, but how she re-affirmed it--through Reformer's Unanimous. I think that says it all.

 

She is determined to reconvert ME. I think it is mainly to show off to her friends. You know, piety and all, which is a false pretense when you have a lost soul in particular for your show piece. She mentions me on her wall all the time for people to pray for me, etc. She selectively allows only certain conversations to show. This one we had above is hidden, of course. And she keeps all her many "liked" postings public and in plain view. So I really think she is despicable. BUT she helps me get further along in Castleville so maybe I will tolerate her for a little longer....he he he he.

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