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  1. Xtians tend to be immoral. Look at their so called “god” a giant orbital toddler with a penchant for temper tantrums like a spoiled brat. Who commits genocide at the drop of a hat pin, makes people just to have them treated like crap by it’s brain dead followers, and cares more about football games than dying children. Xtians need to hide a midol in a piece of cheese and give it to their “god”.
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  2. Hi Viktor. It's really good to have you here on this site. I am so very sorry to hear of what you've been goingb through!! Don't let deperssion ruin your life or cause you to take some unfounded actions. If you start having suicidal thoughts again please seek help immediately. Call the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) or you can Skype the US hotline completely free at 1-800-273-8255 but please don't ever try to go through an episode of considering or even toying with the idea of suicide all by yourself. The lines are staffed with t
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  3. Thanks so much for all the kind words. It means a lot to me. Offtheromanroad, I am doing fantastic. I'm a totally different person than I was when this event happened. The further I get from religion, the healthier and happier I become. I was able to move out of Texas to Illinois which has helped a lot. Somehow I stumbled upon Mrs. Winell's book, Leaving the Fold, and it helped me realize the depth of the trauma I experienced. I'm currently working with a therapist, as well as reading and journaling to continue my recovery. My parents are still very religious and, just in normal conver
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  4. Full confidence in yourself. Empathy for others. And Intelligence. You have all you need to fully live the rest of your singular life to its best. It is going to be awesome.
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  5. It’s Spring of 2004. I thought I was finally in the place I was supposed to be in; God’s perfect will for my life. I was being paid $300 a week to play piano and lead worship at Living Water Church in Fort Worth, Texas with my husband, Bob, who was also part of the worship team. I had been redeemed from the guilt and shame of past divorce and choices that took me out of God’s will. Every Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night, I went early to church to prepare my song list with the band and vocalists for the upcoming church service. I lead the church people through the worship
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  6. Do you know how Christians are always saying we have no moral compass without belief in god? I was just thinking. Perhaps many of them stay in their religion because they are afraid they won’t know how to live without their imaginary friend, made up rules, and the whole charade. They have been told for so long how to live and what to say and do and even think that the idea of doing all of these things without any direction terrifies them. Honestly there’s a problem when the only thing keeping you from murdering someone or raping someone or molesting a child or abusing another pe
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  7. I just read about Arkansas defending public didplay of the 10 commandments. I don't think Christians understand that they were never meant as universal commandments for all of mankind. If they looked at the big picture with some critical thinking, they would understand the commandments were only for the Israelites, about how to treat each other as they wandered in the desert. (If they actually did) It was okay to kill heathens and steal from them. If they were universal rules for mankind, God would have violated his own rules a few years later by commanding his children, the I
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  8. Oh Lord...I actually remember sometimes thinking this way. Batshit crazy.
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  9. I did the first test, should do the second as well to see how they compare, but I came out as a 2w1. Not surprising to me at all, I tend to think of myself as relatively humble but I know sometimes I require a serving of humble pie lol. Edit: test 2 tells me I'm a 4w3. I see qualities from all those areas in myself to some degree but feel the first test is more comprehensive.
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  10. Will do this tonight. If we get enough responses I might see if we can map the results... though its harder than the political one. @Joshpantera @disillusioned @ThereAndBackAgain You guys interested in doing this?
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  11. When youre mashing the gas of a Ford 427 you do
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  12. You have to be so proud of yourself for setting the boundaries you need with your parents. I can totally relate with you. I live in a different state from mine and see them maybe twice a year, which is perfect. If they ever moved near me, we would have to have some difficult conversations. They are in their 70's and my dad is in poor health. I've resigned to never having a real relationship with them, which does make me sad. I'm at a point of setting boundaries with them to take care of my mental health. For example, I planned a short visit Easter weekend because I have a couple of days
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  13. yeah Athens was petty much the first legit democracy from what I saw. Didn't Last very long though. And upon further review the American system started out kinda shitty. Only white land owning men could vote or hold office. Started out as more of an aristocracy. So our country started out being governed by rich white men................ 2019....... doesn't look like much has changed. Lol. JK it is a lot better than then. Still has a lot of flaws though. The 2 party system being the number one flaw IMO. DB
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  14. Wheeee! I is a real man. Emotion correctly. mwc
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  15. I'm from NZ and I say you definitely have a problem with illegal immigration. I'm sceptical of the numbers just for the fact most illegals won't admit to it in case it gets them removed. When border control say we can't tell how many people cross the border and can't be sure if there are 5m or 20m in the country, then to say they cost $X is hard to know the accuracy. That's not to say its not a huge problem, but its probably a calculation missing required data.
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  16. Typical christian...taking a statement that is simple, straightforward and to-the-point and applying some twisted form of logic to it to form the wrong conclusion. BTW..."eternal, unerring word" was in quotes to show sarcasm. Maybe we need a sarcasm emoji...
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  17. I fully support it and hope NZ can pass this third attempt. I believe it has been written to cover most of the issues such laws have had in the past (being forced on other people, being used for mental illness etc). One terrible example was from Scandinavia (can't remember exactly which country), but the wording on their law just said "incurable illness that affects quality of life", and a teenager suffering from depression was able to argue that depression is a mental illness that is incurable, and got his right to die. I believe the NZ bill covers that hole, but also with our system of pe
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  18. It's not really a matter of reinforcing these facts, it's more about examining the arguments for and against god(s), and understanding them yourself, as well as understanding how the bible came to be written, by whom, and how it's just a book that reflects the belief and cultures of its time, ie it isn't "god's word" and the ultimate book for how to lead your life. There are a LOT of discussions in this forum about the arguments for and against the existence of gods as well as discussions about the bible, a lot of them are likely in the Lion's Den where many of us have had discussions with Chr
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  19. I do not agree. The brainwashing/indoctrination and lies; lie after lie after lie. This is what changed my actions and behaviors for the worse. I would be much more open to taking more of the "responsibility" IF I had the right to file, at the very least, civil tort charges against the leaders of the organizations who engaged in deliberate fraudulent behavior in order to benefit and gain for themselves. Until then, I call "BULL" on putting the entire blame on me, or anyone else put under thought control and repression. Yes, yes, and Yessss
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  20. Abortion should be legal for the first 18 years of a child's life.
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  21. Hey, I'm so glad I found this post. Reading all of your announcements makes me feel better knowing I'm not the only one. I went/ still am going through an existential crisis which started 3 months ago. For a long time, I wanted to find purpose in life. The statement "it doesn't matter if we're all gonna die anyway" kept coming through my head. This leads me to depression which got exponentially worse. After around a month or so the voices kinda stopped and my thoughts were clearer, I could distract myself and somewhat focus. And then I started thinking about the afterlife. The thought of death
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  22. Hell yes we are better off. It's been two years for me as well, this February. And it's a long process but it's been worth it, once I got over the shitstorm with family after "coming out." I recently told someone there is no way you could drag me back to church. Well you could, but it would only be if I had a fair chance to stand in front of them all and get a fair hearing about what I think about all the brainwashing.
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  23. I told my wife facebook should be called mebook.
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  24. Damn. Thank you for sharing that story with us. It's completely out of line for them to interrogate you like that - church leader or not.
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  25. This! This makes me so happy -- for you, and for any girl or woman who'll read this and need to hear this to be able to make it out of their very own versions of male dominated cults. We can all do this. We're not less, we're not to be dominated by anyone, and above all, there' s absolutely no need to "submit"! Thank you so much for telling part of your story, mrspearl. Also, your writing is beautiful and powerful. How did your journey out continue? How did you rebuild your life? I have a friend who got a divorce and left the church, too, and nearly nobody
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  26. "All that openeth the matrix is mine..." THE MATRIX! I've always wondered why Christians are intent on the 10 Commandments instead of Sermon on the Mount, or Sheep and the Goats. I guess those would remind them about being kind, giving their stuff to the poor, and focusing on love instead of religion.
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  27. Best wishes for healing. I have found that this doesn’t come from churches or Christian therapists. It’s a hard road but you are worth it.
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  28. Glad you got out. And welcome to the site.
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  29. Nope it don't. Reality matter. Facts matter. Theology is the greatest mindfuck ever invented by man.
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  30. fuck no! I see your true colors so why would I want that? Are you REALLY a christian?????
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  31. ... keep going ... you REALLY are showing your true colors! Your forum would be SO proud of you!!!!
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  32. Wow!! The true colors are really showing now are they not! Just what I expected from a true christian! Sad ... but true!
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  33. It would seem from all appearances that I is good that I didn't waste time over at Christforums. Unlike some Christian sites where they have open (like its written in their site) arms to non believers, Christforums is very much a this is our doctrine XYZ, anyone outside this is going to hell and we won't tolerate any dissent. However @Christforums we do have dialogue unfinished in the Lion's Den. I note you didn't respond to my last post so perhaps you'd like to continue? You are now aware that there are a variety of members here who range from the quite accommodating, to the more
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  34. Engaging Christians in an intellectual discussion about religion and faith is a pointless endeavor. Believers and non-believers live in a different universe, so there is no common ground. We look to science, history, logic, and reason for answers. Christians believe the. Bible is literally true and historically accurate. Therefore, they believe the Bible has the answer for all of life’s problems. That is why, primary fundamentalist, will quote scripture when they are questioned. We end up debating the Bible instead of the person. And if we attempt to present evidence to show the Bi
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  35. I do not agree. The brainwashing/indoctrination and lies; lie after lie after lie. This is what changed my actions and behaviors for the worse. I would be much more open to taking more of the "responsibility" IF I had the right to file, at the very least, civil tort charges against the leaders of the organizations who engaged in deliberate fraudulent behavior in order to benefit and gain for themselves. Until then, I call "BULL" on putting the entire blame on me, or anyone else put under thought control and repression.
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  36. I have suffered from depression and it can be very hard to find your joy, but you have to remember it does get better and your life will improve. I struggled to find happiness, everything became a chore and you fail to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Well I can tell you it is certainly there. My personal breakthrough was martial arts. Finding an activity that challenges you, helps meet new people, gains fitness, sets achievable goals and most importantly keeps your mind busy. I realised I was only depressed when I sat and dwelled on it, but as soon as my mind was focused on activi
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  37. Wow. That's not an easy one to answer. I guess I was a little bit different in that I don't feel I "ended love" with anyone. For me god just wasn't ever there, so it seemed there was no "relationship" to end. However, it wasn't by any means easy to leave. It was "hell," as a matter of fact. The whole basis for my life was gone. Even if my religious beliefs didn't amount to anything real, to end them left me with just nothing. Having nothing as the basis of your life rather sucks. A Christian friend asked me one day a while after I had left, "Are you any happier?" I don't remember how
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