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About TrueFreedom

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    Dallas, Texas
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    arts, sciences, games, sensational sex, jamming with friends, good food, drink, and conversation
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    I grew up in the church, studied for ministry, married, began a secular career, stayed active in the church while struggling with doubt, and finally escaped religious indoctrination between age 35-40.

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  1. TrueFreedom


    The cliché, "the more you learn, the less you know," or, "the more you know, the more you know you don't know," to quote Aristotle, tends to resonate with people who value learning. It's application is not limited to sacred beliefs. This passage from “Ainsi Soit-Il, Ou Les Jeux Sont Faits” by André Gide comes to mind: "I resist giving advice; and in a discussion I beat a hasty retreat. But I know that today many seek their way gropingly and don’t know in whom to trust. To them I say: believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it; doubt everything, but don’t doubt of yourself. There is more light in Christ’s words than in any other human word. This is not enough, it seems, to be a Christian: in addition, one must believe. Well, I do not believe. Having said this, I am your brother."
  2. TrueFreedom

    I'm Still Alive....and a STILL Deconvert

    Damn, girl! I'm so sorry about the injury and added insult! SO glad you're still sane and okay!
  3. It's sad that so many maintain that cognitive dissonance. They know what makes a tyrant, an abuser, a bigot, a hypocrite, a narcissist, yet divert their attention when their deity displays those qualities. Then they often imitate the tyrant in the name of righteous indignation or child discipline.
  4. TrueFreedom

    What does it mean to be spiritual?

    This is not the forum to make such claims or begin with such assumptions. Do you equate consciousness and ego with "physical brain?"
  5. TrueFreedom

    "Christian homeschooling mother of 5?!?!

    I was Christian homeschooling my kids in Texas when I saw behind the curtain as well. I wish that I had transitioned my kids to public school earlier. It's best to do it before high school. Good luck!
  6. TrueFreedom

    Did anyone else have to come out to a Minister s/o?

    I spent a year dropping hints and undermining my wife's beliefs before letting her and the kids know the extent of the changes in my beliefs. She didn't take it well but eventually came to agree with me. We still ended up divorced a few years later, but it wasn't directly because of my rejection of Christianity. Good luck.
  7. How is owning a person ever a loving thing to do? How is sacrificing a child ever a loving thing to do? How is using someone as a scapegoat ever a just or loving thing to do?
  8. So it would loving for me to purchase a slave, as long as I pay a high price?
  9. TrueFreedom

    An Extra Facet Of Coming Out

    I'm glad to hear that you're finding you're groove and doing what makes you happy. Keep being awesome!
  10. TrueFreedom

    Something For The Pastafarians.

    I've been touched by his noodley appendage and trusted in his promises of abundant beer and poontang!
  11. TrueFreedom

    How to Answer Question on Spread of Xtianity?

    Yes, a popular memory voiced by contemporary evangelicals regarding gnosticism is it's emphasis on dualism. Since the physical body is completely separate from the spirit, what is done in the body is completely insignificant. One may continue to participate in all manner of debauchery without consequence to one's spiritual life. Paul's implication in Romans that continuing in sin results in an abundance of grace seems to compliment this perspective.
  12. TrueFreedom

    Forum shutdown concerns

    The issue has been resolved. They surprised us with a large bill once they realized that they had been undercharging. Billing is sorted out now. It's sustainable.
  13. TrueFreedom

    How to Answer Question on Spread of Xtianity?

    Early first century mystery religions. They gave us the dead sea scrolls and may have given us Christianity.