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Positivist last won the day on May 14 2013

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About Positivist

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    Ecocentrism, animal welfare, environmentalism, precision rifle, practical shooting, music, good food, good friends.
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    I never thought I'd be an atheist, but here I am, on the compost heap of Christianity. Christianity broke my brain.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    Be good.
  1. Things Fundies Say On Facebook

    Correct! Everyone knows (the Lord especially!) that you measure liquids at the meniscus.
  2. I am getting serious flashbacks and terrors

    Pentecostalism fucked me up so bad. I rue the day I got sucked into it!!!!!
  3. Bad Christian Bumper Stickers

    It’s so dumb isn’t it!? More like: KNOW GOD...NO PEACE NO GOD...KNOW PEACE
  4. I am getting serious flashbacks and terrors

    Hi yunea! Wow that’s brutal!!! For me I find the grief associated with loss comes in waves. I’ve been out of Koolaid Land for a decade now and I still get smacked upside the head now and then with flashbacks. I think religion is like an illicit drug—flashbacks can persist for years after the drug was last consumed. Do you have a good therapist? (((Hugs)))
  5. Make Me Invisible

    Wow....... you nailed it! I admire you trying so hard to make church work for the sake of your family but I can totally understand that the rift in your authenticity--the gap between who you are and who you have to pretend to be--is too much of a burden to bear. Ugh. Wish I could support you in church--we could do some really good subversive and passive aggressive shit together.
  6. I guess I asked for it.

    Yes, it's INSANELY expensive. That's the boat I'm on. (And that story is elsewhere. Koolaid, anyone?) To me, I think she sounds scared. She's scared you're going to change as a person (for the worse) into some awful monster with no morals. She's afraid for her and her children's stability--financially, emotionally, socially, etc. Maybe you can find ways to demonstrate daily that you are a better husband and father now. That might put her at ease.... My 2 cents!
  7. Bad Christian Bumper Stickers

    Maybe an atheist group could go around and put signs on the crosses that says "FREE WIFI HOTSPOT".
  8. Christianity is like syphilis or herpes! Getting it can be a bit of a buzz, but it's a pain in the a$$ to get rid of. And, worst of all, those that have it like to share it!
  9. Yes, me too! I struggle with social anxiety and introversion. Peopling drains me. I'm learning to laugh at myself and readily admit to people, when the topic arises and after the inevitable "YOU USED TO BE RELIGIOUS?!?!?!?, that "Yes. I was a real nut job for Jeeziz!" Own it!
  10. How do you handle Xtian door-knockers now?

    LOL!!! You're more bold than I am! I pretend I'm not home *or* feel compelled to answer if they *do* see me. I'm such a good Xian girl-puppet!
  11. Christmas is not the same

    I view the songs as the mythology it is. I cringe when people take it to heart tho. That’s kind of like me thinking The Lord of the Rings is a true story (it is a better story). I love good music so still listen to a lot of it. Having kids would add an element of difficulty tho!!
  12. How do you handle Xtian door-knockers now?

    I tell them I’m not interested. I want to hand them a glass of Koolaid tho!
  13. You and I have very similar journeys and dispositions. I found it helped me to laugh with other ex-Christians about the lunatic ideas we held. I’m more honest with people now than I ever was as a Xian. Now I tell people (as I feel necessary and if it comes up) “I was a religious nut case” or “I drank a shitload of Koolaid”. Laughing about it helps!! Our stories make us who we are. Our stories also make us interesting and unique.
  14. I never thought I would be here

    I LOVE your story!!!! (Here's mine: http://new.exchristian.net/2011/09/how-living-in-bible-belt-destroyed-my.html) I love your zeal and honesty, and the love you have for your family!! I'm so glad you and the Mr. are also thinking similarly--a HUGE benefit. A couple good peeps in TX are 2Honest and jblueep. They haven't been on ex-C for a while now, as they are more face to face people. If you're on Facebook (message me) and I can connect you guys.
  15. I never thought I would be here

    Word. Black and white thinking still cripples my mind. Every day it's a struggle to not think that way!