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  2. Questioningone

    Basically every response I’ve had if I’ve had questions

    This was a joke post. The bottom part about hating especially. But it is the gist of what Christians have said to me (without the hate bit)
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  4. midniterider

    Basically every response I’ve had if I’ve had questions

    One response might be to avoid these people. Another response might be "fuck off". But I have a free moment so will insert my own nicer (well maybe not nicer) responses into each point in your post. A question might be "Why are YOU so upset that I don't believe in Jesus? Are you afraid that disbelief might be contagious?"
  5. Derek

    Sh** christians have said to you

    I had an accident a number of years ago and had to get some wounds sutured behind my ear and on the back of my hand. My truck was written off by the insurance company. And how...I really did a number on it when I put it in the ditch. A number of Christians said "God was watching over you". What a crock...if there was a loving, caring God watching over me, why did my truck end up getting demolished and why did I have to get stitches? Ffs...
  6. florduh

    Love Y'all

    end3's account deleted as requested.
  7. TruthSeeker0

    Basically every response I’ve had if I’ve had questions

    I'd ask them if hatred is Christian. And I'd ignore the rest of it. It helps if you realize this is their self defence mechanism acting up - the last thing they're going to willingly do is admit that someone else can be what they label a 'true' Christian, and then become an ex-Christian. It makes them feel too vulnerable.
  8. "The weak revenge, The strong forgive, The intelligent ignore." — Albert Einstein
  9. And there is one simple response that can rattle them: If I did everything you do and was still not a Christian, how do you know you aren’t also fooling yourself?
  10. Ellinas

    How did you choose your nickname?

    Ellinas is the anglicized spelling of the Greek word for a Greek male. I'm not Greek, but it reflects my interests, and is less cumbersome than the equivalent word for Welshman
  11. Derek

    How did you choose your nickname?

    Derek is my real name...apparently, I have a limited imagination...I envy the rest of you
  12. Ellinas

    What to do about the young minds?

    The ability to shape and understand a counter argument is a useful tool in anyone's brainbox. You are not telling them what to believe, and what you believe is irrelevant to this process. Therefore, no problem
  13. Derek

    Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

    I have no hangups with any of the holiday greetings. I typically use "merry christmas" because that's the culture I was raised in. However, if someone greets me with a friendly "happy holidays", I will return the greeting in kind. The label doesn't matter...the attitude does.
  14. TruthSeeker0

    A Marine’s Story

    I remember, when I was younger, attending christenings, I was always puzzled by the teaching that we are born with sin. If only I had dug a little deeper then, but no, that's what indoctrination and fear of hell is for, to prevent you from doing that. I was so angry when I read the God Delusion, and the clarity with which Dawkins revealed the sheer idiocy of original sin and hell, and what he thought about the nature of god. I dont think I'll ever forget what a strange mixture of anger and exhilaration that was.
  15. Aaron81

    A Marine’s Story

    This is a really good thread. I’ve really enjoyed getting everyone’s perspective on the doctrine of hell. I remember when I had the moment of clarity; it all made sense in one instance. At that moment, I deconverted. Everything was clear to me about Christianity. This is a system of control. It all boiled down to Adam and Eve, heaven and hell, and Jesus. They fucked up, Jesus came to unfuck it, believe the story or you’re going to hell. When you’re taught the god virus as a child, you really don’t have a chance at life. It like the gun went off, all the sprinters bolted out of the box, and your ass got left behind.
  16. "There's no such thing as an ex-Christian. You were just an atheist who went to church and sang hymns and read the Bible and prayed. How can you stop being a Christian after reading the Bible and learning about how Jesus died for your sins. TRUE faith doesn't just UP and LEAVE you. God didn't answer your prayers? It's because you prayed wrong. Learn how to pray correctly and try it again. It doesn't matter that you can't make it to church because your car broke down. You can WALK ten miles every Sunday morning. It doesn't matter that you can't attend church two blocks away because it's old and the mildew gives you breathing problems. I have breathing problems and I still go to that old church, because I love Jesus. Yeah it makes me cough like crazy but I don't care because the only thing that matters is Jesus. It doesn't matter that going to church makes you anxious or if the sermon is depressing. I don't care that you found scientific evidence that we evolved from other hominids and weren't humans to start with. I don't care If another religion better suits your lifestyle and makes you feel mentally and physically good. If you focused more on Jesus and less on yourself, you would still be a Christian. If you're an ex Christian I hate you." someone wrote this and it is so familiar to me ... had several of these told to me... always guilt tripping me when things weren’t adding up to me, unanswered prayers constantly or other stuff which was confusing me
  17. Questioningone

    Sh** christians have said to you

    “You’re selfish” (for just asking for prayers using “me” a lot) “God doesn’t answer prayers if you have unconfessed sins or unforgiveness in your heart” ... don’t think he answers anyway.. by the way don’t you need to pray to get help with that first? How does that work? ”God deals with those who have done you wrong.. or at the judgment... don’t take it in your own hands” (in so many words) ... load of crap! “This is God’s will” hahaha lol yep evil and murder and missing people.
  18. Geezer

    I'm back again

    Welcome, glad you came back for another look. I hope you find this site helpful.
  19. Blackleo85

    Finally done with giving Christianity a chance

    Did i say i didnt have a job?
  20. ChelseaGuy

    I'm back again

    I'm back again and just wanted to re-introduce myself after a while. I live in the Northeastern part of the US, raised Catholic but no longer has much faith anymore. I wouldn't call myself an atheist as an ex-Chr though. I don't call myself anything. I think that the deist idea that there was God who created our universe and left us alone after that makes a nice point. I admit that God does not allow something to happen or not to happen from a practical point, but before I was very angry at the "theoretical" God that most Christians believe in because I was dealt some of my own shit and personal disappointment in this life. And this is the beginning for another topic, but I have lost appetite for the typical Christian idea of Heaven/Hell after our world ends. Even if I was "supposed" to look forward to going to Heaven, I now feel like there is nothing compelling me when I remind myself of the true "spiritual" nature of the doctrine.
  21. sdelsolray

    Finally done with giving Christianity a chance

    Having a job might get you that car.
  22. Geezer

    Finally done with giving Christianity a chance

    Eventually the truth becomes so obvious that continuing to make excuses for God becomes impossible. At that point it becomes much easier to admit the Bible is filled with inconsistencies & endless contraindications. I’m happy to learn you are interested in giving this site another look. I’m sure you will find it helpful in your search for truth.
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  24. Hello, I have had a forum account here for 2 years but forgot about it and only recently looked up the website since life circumstances has me living with my parents till I get a vehicle. Reading the stories here has inspired me and made me so thankful I walked away from the religion. Over the course of the last 3 years I have given church and the bible many chances. I even asked Jesus to come into my heart and make me new several times. Nothing. So after 2 long years of seeking I am done. God either has me stuck on his list of people going to hell and he has hardened my heart and ignores my parents prayers to change me, or maybe God doesnt fucking exist! What does exist is cold beer, friends, hitting the gym, playing computer and video games, eating amazing food, smoking weed, finding a life partner, etc etc etc.
  25. Blackleo85

    On narcissistic Christian parenting

    Oh yes I have narcissistic Christian parents. I was the bastard child in my family as I did not obey them like my siblings who were basic sheep like my parents wanted. I was abused physically and emotionally for over a decade by my dad, while my mom did nothing and even encouraged it in some ways. As an adult now it is clear to me they think less of me since I do not share their religious beliefs, the other siblings who all have the same religious beliefs get a much different behavior from my parents. They get access to family cars, internet, etc. I am not trusted. They claim they do love me but its not the same love they give their other kids. I am done with them. They have 6 kids not including me. I cant even cry anymore I am too numb at this point.
  26. Derek

    just saying "hey" :)

    Thank you, admin
  27. Derek

    just saying "hey" :)

    Thanks, Joshpantera...peace
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