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MeiPassion

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About MeiPassion

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    I like reading, writing, learning about other cultures, and that's it.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    Deist
  1. Hi Dakota welcome aboard. I understand where you're coming from. Glad you found this place.
  2. Welcome. I know what that's like, thinking non-Christians were all dirt and disgusting. Looking back on it I realize how much of a pompus jack-ass I was. And you deconverted from Christianity at fifteen! I can only say that at this age it's good to began your own path to find out what you truely believe in.
  3. Hi Woodleigh, I can only express my sympathy for you given your current situation. I know it must be hard for you. However, after reading your first post I began to think that there could be some people in your same situation and feel there's no hope of escaping. The only advice I can give is perhaps you should spend some time alone sorting out your thoughts and what you believe. That's only if you haven't done this already.
  4. When I left Christianity, I seldom went to church, but his probably wasn't wise since people started to think I still wanted to attend church. I didn't think it was right to lead them on like that so I never went to church again. If I were you, I would stop. Believe me, you don't want to be in this situation. It's gets more and more uncomfortable. It may be easier for you to announce your deconversion.
  5. Nah, I spoke to her about how I feel. And thankfully she doesn't try to impose any guilt trips on me. I think it's because she realizes that since she forced me to attend church I kind of resent her for that. Therefore, she can't make me feel guilty. But she is still involved in church.
  6. Hey folks, I'm new here. However I was lurking around these forums for the past three months. And then I decided to join. Okay, here's my story. I grew up in a in a fairly religious home. My mom use to drag my sisters and I to church whenever there was church. I left Christianity when I was about thirteen years old. But it happened like this, my mother had jumped from church to church trying to find the "right" place of worship. Until finally, around 1995 she joined this church that was of pentecostal denomination. I hated going to church every Sunday, but my mother had forced us to go. I hated Sunday school, my peers, even though most of us were no more than nine to ten years of age, already knew how to condemn people! I was the "bad" student in Sunday school, simply because there had been awkward moments of when I would point out various hypocracies that I saw while I was attending the church. To make matters worse, I was forced to participate in activities within the church. Like I had to join the choir, act in plays, etc. This got on my nerves, and my mother knew I hated being at church, yet she forced me to go nonetheless. As I got older, I started to question my beliefs. At this point in my life, I felt that Christianity had hurt me. Bascially, I was taught that I am this useless human being wandering around on earth, and the only way for my life to have some kind of meaning is if I devote myself to God and the church I was attending. This was nothing more than a harsh blow to my self esteem. Even worse, I was recieving vibes from church members that I should feel guilty for disliking church. Another blow to my self esteem. Finally, when I turned thirteen, my mother stopped forcing me to attend church. This was such a relief and I felt that a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I felt free. Now, I am a student majoring in Sociology and minoring in English. As of now, I am a deist, and I reject all forms of organized religion. And my self confidence is high now. Well that's enough from me.
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