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  1. So I haven't been on here in a long time and I thought it would be good to come back and give an update just in case anyone was interested. My husband and I ended up getting a divorce because my lack of faith became too much of an issue. It wasn't bad though, it was amicable and more just like recognizing that our lives had us on different paths and the most loving thing to do was to just let go. I have moved back home, I am super happy now, going to school still (now I can pursue my school and career dreams better than I would have been), and I am seeing someone else who is a way better match for me than my ex ever was.
    5 points
  2. John 8:32 "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." The truth certainly set me free!
    4 points
  3. Want a better world? Treat everyone with respect!
    3 points
  4. I am overwhelmed because for the FIRST time in 62 years of life I am free to say, think, feel, be and do ANYTHING. And for the first time in my life I can finally find out WHO I AM. And the icing on the cake!!!! Without all that wasted time reading, studying, listening to the bible and Christian teachings and without all that time and energy wasted praying and trying to figure out what I need to say/do/believe differently (because it isn't working) and be so guarded and controlled in every way........... I, yes... ME, has time and energy to learn ART, Music, Astrophysics, Neuroscience, Life On The Space Shuttle, Gardening, Wildlife, EVERY other religion/belief system/spiritual practice that is and ever was. And so much more. My public library is awesome...I have found all kinds of DVD's on every subject in the world. There are DVD series called The Great Courses done by college professors and other professionals, but not dry, boring or overly detailed like taking a college course. (and no Tests, homework, Class Attendnace ) They have teaching series on many subjects. Before deciding to deconvert I started with The Great Courses Bible and Early Christianity series by Bart Ehrman and others . Then Buddhism, Hindusim and others. And about Mythology by Joseph Campbell, Truth about Noahs Ark (they built a ROUND one) by National Geographic. Teachings like these helped hasten my deconversion. Now I am past all that and getting the fun Great Courses that show and tell me about the Great Masterpieces in Louvre/Museums of Art/National Art Galleries/other places I will never be able to travel to see. And many other fun subjects. But the most important part is I am a ME!! And it is for the first time OK to be a person! And the turmoil, chaos and Voices are mostly gone.
    3 points
  5. Jesus drove a Honda, it says in the Bible: "For I did not speak of my own Accord" John 12:49
    3 points
  6. Finally put in my two weeks at my shitty job!! I am SO excited. And I'm about a month out from finishing school!!!!!
    3 points
  7. I asked the librarian for a book about Pavlov's dog and Schrödinger's cat. She said it rang a bell but she didn't know it was there or not.
    3 points
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  9. I recently heard it said, 44 Earths can fit in Uranus, 45 if you relax ....
    2 points
  10. I've decided I'm an atheist.
    2 points
  11. If you can't change the wind, you'd best adjust your sail.
    2 points
  12. I’m slowly reading through the testimony section. I hope everyone knows how important this section is to people like me. I need to know I’m not alone in my experiences and thoughts.
    2 points
  13. "Judge not, that ye be not judged... Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." Somewhere along the way Christians forgot this and decided that they are jury and judge.
    2 points
  14. It has been over 7 years since I first created my account. Over the years, I have grown as an Atheist. I have become less concerned with proving Christianity wrong & more with being apathetic on the issue. Perhaps I started out like that so I could prove something to myself. I was scared & doubtful. Today, I am confident. I really don't give a shit what people believe, so long as their beliefs are not pushed on me or anyone for that matter. The conversation these days is simple. I tell them I don't believe in their stupid Bible and they typically state that there is no need for further conversation. Without the Bible as the center of the issue they have nothing and, frankly, I have better stuff to do than argue with a dumb ass.
    2 points
  15. A Note From God: Today's Rapture has been canceled because I'm tired and fuck that shit.
    2 points
  16. It's all fine. He told them and his job is 100% secure and they don't hate me, not that I care if they did. I'm just so burnt out, this whole thing has been so stressful and I am an introvert. I've retreated to a different room and sort of made a safe space for myself and he apparently doesn't understand the meaning of leave me the hell alone.
    2 points
  17. Videos like this just make it so clear that the arguments that were made in my classes at Bible College were based on misrepresented and over emphasized information, that was essentially a straw man. The examples of the eye and 747 were used to show that you can't just get complex systems by chance, but of course that is not what evolution says, just what I was told it said. This is a great video series.
    2 points
  18. 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
    2 points
  19. I'm glad the forum is back! Thanks to all who contributed.
    2 points
  20. LOL, looks like I'm going to buy a car with the lisence plate "EXC-(number)". hahahaa!
    2 points
  21. I miss the days when liberals weren't crazy and republicans weren't reactionary. We could have intelligent, productive conversations and both were interested in the good of the country. Now it's just polarization and mud slinging. I'll go back in my cave now.
    2 points
  22. I find that I am still stunned to find people I know who are politically fundamentalist. That is, they are so completely entrenched that they only speak of others with disdain and mockery, attacking a straw man of "libtard" or "republicunt" instead of issues. When I encounter it on forums, I can tune it out easily and move on. When it comes from people I know, it is like a smack in the face. Otherwise intelligent people are reduced to using stupid insults like I just mentioned, and creating caricatures that are worthy of the KKK or Nazi propagandists. To them is has all been reduced to a simplicity of obvious black and white conclusions and there is no room for discussion or thought, only missiles of insults and disdain. I start to think that they are hearing the same simpleminded thinking repeated to them over and over, and eating it up since they agree with the general concepts, and then they parrot the propaganda as though they had actually thought it through. I don't even watch TV these days, so I assume that a lot of it is coming from there, and a lot from churches where monolithic thinking is rewarded with smiles and amens. I find it all disgusting.
    2 points
  23. Next up Ida!!! Central gulf coast will be seeing bigger surf this go around as the storm grows to cat 1,2,3,4...
    1 point
  24. I decided to update my profile picture. Do please let me know if you find it offensive or triggering, won’t you?
    1 point
  25. Looking forward to the summer season. Got a new boat. Ready for swimming and fishing!!!
    1 point
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  27. I'll say this elsewhere. Thanks.
    1 point
  28. Sunday morning hike > Sunday morning church
    1 point
  29. Hi! If anyone remembers me, I just want to let You know that I am alive and still thinking about Ex-Christian forum and about people that I met here :) I just had a break mostly, because of problems with Internet connection at my home. Soon it will be fixed and I will come back here for longer time :) Greetings :)
    1 point
  30. has a brand new pail of drywall mud. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
    1 point
  31. The bible didn't mention you have excellent sunglasses.
    1 point
  32. Electronic devices work using magic smoke. If you see the magic smoke coming out, that device is not likely to ever work again.
    1 point
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  34. Todays date is the 12-6-18... or if you are American its the 6-12-18... all divisible by 6 *Gasp* that's 3 6's... today is the number of the beast! 666! See I can still do Christian woowoo
    1 point
  35. Taking a break for awhile. Will check back in sometime later. Have a great summer everyone!
    1 point
  36. Coffee VS. Oxygen. One is needed to survive... the other is oxygen.
    1 point
  37. Its 11:20pm... and I just fried my brain cells reading Guths Eternal Inflation paper. Thanks disillusioned!
    1 point
  38. Cats are like wives you can't divorce...
    1 point
  39. Woo Hoo! 666 upvotes! I have officially arrived
    1 point
  40. Thus saith me, "turn or burn bitchez..."
    1 point
  41. Just went to Ken Ham's Ark Encounter with my family. Whoo boy... Lots of circular reasoning. I'll probably post about it when I get back home.
    1 point
  42. My divorce is FINAL! I get to keep my house.
    1 point
  43. Put my yearly update up in my blog. TL;DR version, complete with shameless plug.
    1 point
  44. Yes, whoo! Thanks to all who helped get this site up.... even if it was just letting folks know
    1 point
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  46. Saw a guy pulling at prayer beads in his hand while smoking a cigarette the other day. Sometimes, sin and repentance are very close xD
    1 point
  47. First tournament since returning to martial arts, brought home two trophies after a very fun day of mainly judging and watching our students in friendly competition. I so wish I could make this a living... I love my hobby/way of life.
    1 point
  48. I have never jogged or ran four miles in my life. Today, that streak ended. 4.07 miles during my jog. Take that weak lungs, take that body that always thought it couldn't.
    1 point
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