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Thought2Much last won the day on January 5 2013

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About Thought2Much

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    Rational Materialist Skeptic

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    Science (especially astronomy), science fiction
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    After over twenty years of being involved in Pentecostal Christianity, I am never going back.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    Yes! Just kidding! No, I don't.

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  1. Well... fuck. BAA was one of the bright spots here at Ex-C, a person that made it worth visiting. His never-tiring commitment to fighting scientific bullshit was something I admired, but he was always able to be so damn nice about it, too, which is something I always envied. I think it was Carl Sagan that said that life is the Universe observing itself. Now, it has one less person's perspective. You'll be missed, BAA.
  2. BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!! As if you've ever given a thoughtful answer to any question here, ever.
  3. Of course, it's easy to say that the Christian message is simple if you do what you have done, which is ignore all of the bits of your religion and holy book that you find contradictory, confusing, or that you just don't like. What you don't realize is that you have left yourself with something that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike Christianity as most other Christians would believe. What you do can be summed up in a single word: cherrypicking.
  4. I love being an atheist because I don't have to feel obligated to be an unpaid sales person for a shitty religion with an asshole god.
  5. How can anyone be personally accountable then? Shhhh... you think too much.
  6. I think Jeff's examples came from Facebook/social media, but I don't think ours have to. So, one of mine is from my father in-law, said from the pulpit as a pastor at an Assemblies of God church: "Anyone who doesn't accept Jesus Christ is possessed by Satan... or one of his minions." Just... wow.
  7. Are rice noodles an acceptable form of worship to Pastafarians? Because sometimes I like a really good phô.
  8. Yup. At least a portion of my deconversion process can be attributed to Fark.com. I remember reading a lot of the debates, and realizing that the Christian arguments made no sense at all, even though they were saying all of the things I had been trained to say as a Christian to people who questioned my faith.
  9. This is the kind of shit that drove me off the deep end when I was still a Christian. I felt so guilty for feeling lonely and wanting a relationship with a real human..."Jesus" was never enough and I hated myself for it. It's even more confusing when you're a straight guy, and you're told that Jesus can fulfill all of your needs. Uh, no. No he couldn't.
  10. It has now been three years since I last attended a church service.

    1. Show previous comments  2 more
    2. Ellinas
    3. Deidre


      glad to see you have remained strong. hugs :)

    4. milesaway


      yay! it's been 2 years since I last set foot in a church.

  11. Welcome to Ex-C! Yes, this is a perfectly normal phase to go through if you've spent any amount of time as a Christian, and particularly if you've been indoctrinated to believe it as a child. Take your time. Don't rush. Earnestly seek out the answers to any questions you may have. While doing so, learning how to think critically and vet sources will help. Learn to understand what logical fallacies are and how to spot them. After a time, you will wake up one day and hear something you may never have heard within your own mind as a Christian -- silence. The sound of only you in your own head, and not a God, or spirits, or even you second guessing yourself. It's amazingly liberating to be the only person inside your head and suddenly becoming conscious of that fact.
  12. To the kind of Christian that posts this kind of schlock? Yes. "The Lord took him home! Hallelujah!"
  13. This is page 69 of this thread. Huh-huh-huh-huh, huh-huh-huh-huh-huh-huh...
  14. Every time I see the "What Are Your Listening To?" thread, it drives me absolutely batshit fucking nuts that no one has corrected "Your" to "You" after all of these years. It's like a teeny, tiny rock in my shoe. Or a small piece of broccoli stuck in my teeth. Ah, it's been fixed! Many thanks to the mod who took care of that! Happy to be of service I figured that was you. Thanks!
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