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About TrailBlazer

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  1. TrailBlazer

    Methuselah living to be 969 years old

    Wow. I learned something today. Apparently, the short answer is: the fall of mankind, telomere gene variants post-flood, possibly the water sphere surrounding the earth theory; higher carbon levels, etc.- (but not as likely). But perhaps it was YHWH in his mysterious wisdom, who decided it was not good for sinful men to live for so many years. “The real question then becomes not, ‘How could they possibly live for so long?’, but rather, ‘Why don’t we live that long any more?’”
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    Need to Rant

    Agreed, very difficult to overcome anger with theist folks when we see religion feuling malice and discord amongst them. Personally, I try to catch myself feeling angry; try to think of the world from their perspectives, and I “ride the wave” of anger into (hopefully) feeling compassion for them, or mostly pity (as bad as that sounds). I try to do this, but I’m human: I get angry too. Before I could leave the church, I used Sunday mornings to regroup from the pew; I hid a copy of the Tao te Ching inside my Bible case and I journaled my atheistic thoughts through every sermon. Eventually, I spent Sunday mornings by myself in nature to think. Does your husband want to take your son to church while you get some time to yourself?
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    Brady from the Life After Podcast

    Welcome. You’re one brave dad. I don’t want to sound dismissive of what you went through, but I wanted to share that Christian fundamentalism effected/hurt some of my family members... What you went through wasn’t right. How some “religious” people treat others is ignorant and can cross over into plain cruel. Show your children what real love and compassion is. Teach them to befriend and accept others for all of their “sins”, because it’s our flaws that make us beautifully human. I’m glad to hear you haven’t given up on humanity completely. Hope the dating app goes well for you.
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    How can I deconvert my mother?

    Trying to rip someone away from their religious belief is disrespectful and not kind. What we choose to believe or not believe in is deeply personal and important to each individual person. The exception might be when someone’s life/wellbeing is harmed or put in danger because of a religious belief.
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    Samuel from SoCal

    It’s not easy to leave a belief system and even though everyone’s experiences and story is different, somehow we all ended up here. Welcome.
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    Just another Sunday

    it’s a process. Waiting patiently for others to be ready to face their particular “demons” can be tough; responding to them with love and compassion can get tiring, but it is worth it when they tell you that they are ready to stop blaming and to start healing
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    Living By Faith----but now?

    Look at the flowers. Really, look. Some have full, vibrant, symmetrical petals with neatly proportioned, geometric leaves. Many others have asymmetrical petals; missing petals; little flaws in color or shape. Some grow twisted leaves that aren’t nearly spaced. Some have malformed stems that cause them not to grow like the others. Some we call “weeds”, but they’re bright, resilient, and important. A few of them are simply planted in places that aren’t ideal for them to grow. They are all uniquely beautiful.
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    Just another Sunday

    You, your kids, your husband - each of you is responsible for your own choices about religion and/or spirituality. IMO, he is projecting his own guilt for “failing” to raise a Christian family, (and possibly shame for showing up alone.) I, for one, am thankful that you (and everyone else) can converge here for understanding and acceptance.
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    God Has Plans For Me

    If I were to choose to put my faith in a supernatural deity, I would not put faith in one that shows conditional love and favour toward humanity. Thats all.
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    Just Forgive!

    Do you live in the US? You can contact Disability Rights and/or a domestic violence hotline. You can also contact a department of human services directly and they can help you figure out your needs.
  11. It’s a little annoying when Christians claim that I am wrong, but I can get over myself. It’s quite objectionable when Christians claim that what they believe is absolute truth, when I know darn well that even within Christianity there are some major discrepancies about what’s what. How can anyone claim to know “truth”? Like I said, I can get over myself and accept that other people believe what their gut says is “truth”, who am I to tell them any different?
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    Hi I'm on a mission to help a christian in the kitchen.

    I empathize with your stress about theology, truly. You might need to slow down, breathe, and cool your circular thoughts/worries for a little bit, however.
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    Fifty Shades of Gawd

    I can’t even read through it all. It’s just too much for my poor brain to sort, lmao! Has anyone heard that Tim Hawkins bit about the lyrics of worship songs? This quiz reminded me of that..
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    The Dead Rise!

    I suspect that there are differences in the gospel account of Matthew because this account was the one written for and preached to a Jewish-raised audience. The author placed particular importance on Old Testament prophesy fulfillment, Davidic bloodline, and messianic signs to appeal to the traditional Judaism mindset. The consept of ancient biblical prophets returning to walk the earth was probably somewhat familiar to the original audience.
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    How Do I respond to Christian Friend?

    Oh boy. Did she copy and paste this from some kind of “How to respond to ex-Christian friends” template? Because this sounds like a cookie-cutter version of what I heard from several of my Christian ex-friends. Sorry to read that you got the pious cold shoulder from someone who is probably a close friend. Don’t let yourself get bullied into anything that your gut isn’t aligned with, you’re following your right path now, not someone else’s.