Positivist

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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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  1. Positivist

    Facebook.... (sigh)

    I’ve been “clean” or “sober” (off Facebook) for two years now!!!! Between my fundagelical American friends posting crap that was pro-tRump and my marriage coming apart at the seams, I couldn’t handle it and realized it was poison for me. Good riddance!
  2. Positivist

    God....and Prayers.

    I was the same kind of Christian. There’s a book called “When God Talks Back” by cultural anthropologist TM Luhrmann. It’s about people like us!
  3. Positivist

    Inaugural Entry

    Welcome Riven! I look forward to hearing more about you. I was a worship leader too. I love your writing!
  4. Oh mymistake you are one of my favorite peeps on this site. Oh and me too on the wrong career!
  5. Positivist

    Things Fundies Say On Facebook

    Correct! Everyone knows (the Lord especially!) that you measure liquids at the meniscus.
  6. Positivist

    I am getting serious flashbacks and terrors

    Pentecostalism fucked me up so bad. I rue the day I got sucked into it!!!!!
  7. Positivist

    Bad Christian Bumper Stickers

    It’s so dumb isn’t it!? More like: KNOW GOD...NO PEACE NO GOD...KNOW PEACE
  8. Positivist

    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)))
  9. Positivist

    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.
  10. Positivist

    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!
  11. Positivist

    Bad Christian Bumper Stickers

    Maybe an atheist group could go around and put signs on the crosses that says "FREE WIFI HOTSPOT".
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
  14. Positivist

    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!
  15. Positivist

    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!!