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AriTheApostate

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  1. Hm. Perhaps when I've passed TestDaF I'll be able to be assertive. Though maybe even before hand because I can't just suddenly leave for a different city to go take a test. Bah. I need plan a little more thoroughly. I know what to it's just that I need to perfect my German to do so. *head desk* I might want to think about moving in with a friend for a while or at the very least stop acting so co-dependent. I'm not so sure going off on an internship is the way to go right now. I'll think of something though.
  2. Lol. I live in Texas. Sorry the UK bit was a parroted remark from my teacher when I asked about gap years. Wait 17 is that legal?
  3. @midniterider I have an acquaintance I know via the internet. However, I hope I can make more friends via the internet. As for the finacials I'm working on it. I'm trying to save money to atleast cover tuition. I'm not sure how I'm going to cover living expeneses. I don't know how i'm supposed to work with only a student visa. I'm try to learn buissness vocabulary fast to understand things. That is precisely why I need to plan said "escape" carefully. Granted my mother can't legally bar me from doing what I need to do still frigtfull endeavor.
  4. I've always looked at following Jesus as if someone following a teacher that was god of sorts not in a romantic way. Always creeped me out when people described it so lovey-dovey.
  5. Arggghhh you see why we can't have nice things!? Ironic thing is I think if I accutally went through with my webcomic idea at the end of 8th grade the stupidity would have matched and gone far beyond his ignorance luckily, I am a coward.
  6. Sorry for the late reply. My internet browser keeps resetting itself. Driving me nuts. So I'll just put it all in one big post! You sir, are amazing. I'm glad you got your degree regaurdless of the set backs that's really impressive. If you can do that I can manage going for my Germany university idea. Ah well, my mother wants me to go to college just not in big cities like New York(or Chicago) or overseas. However, I think she may want me to stay home for whatever reason. (Seeing as she really likes to bring up that private uni.) I don't know what my mother is up with me
  7. No need to apoligize teachers are cool, so acting like one is fine. ^.^ I'm happy to be here and thinking independently of Christianity. I hope to aid others and not bash them with my Atheism stick. Seeing as I slid into it reaserching liberal Christianity. (Compounded with previously mentioned conversation.) I defiantly do want to keep said mother-daughter relationship intact. Also,I'll probably be reading the heck outta books around Christmas time so i'll defiantly check out that list. Anyways thanks for your warm welcome.
  8. Okay, to start at the beginning I'm a high school senior who is taking a gap year. Fine. Cool. Dandy Candy. A lot of UK students take a gap year. Here's the problem: I really do not want to attend the university my mother really wants me to go to. It's in the same city I currently reside in (I do NOT want to live at home). I also find it way way too costly. (She told me I don't need to worry about the cost but...) In fact, really I do not want to go to a university in the United States. It's always been a dream to go to university in Germany. And the strange thing is, I may be ab
  9. You are a girl who gets down to business, aren't you! I've been coupled up in the house all day and I need to say things or else I will go insane.
  10. Thank you I'll be reading this for awhile most likely. Thanks. And for full disclosure; I hail from the American Evangelical Protestant brand of Christianity. Would I be correct to assume that is more toward the fundamentalist end of the spectrum? I ask because I came out of the Assemblies of God, which is not only about as fundamentalist as it gets, but pentecostal to boot. If you mean that our doctrine mirrors independent fundamentalist baptist , yes. However I would say I have a measure of freedom when it comes to art and literature than my fundamentalist "brothers and sisters." Al
  11. As a video game character once said; "Ghosts don't have to be real for a person to be haunted by them." Or something like that. Either way I do not think anyone needs to worry about ghosts. Though ghost stories are fun.
  12. Thank you for the warm welcome! The worst part about keeping up the act is suppressing the urge not to face palm or get blithering angry at a bigoted statement. I'm glad things seem to be working out, so that you don't have to go to a church every Sunday! I KNOW. It's horrible! Usually I keep a journal of the stupid things people say in church and why I disagree with them. People think I'm taking sermon notes. Au contraire. There's a forum about stupid things that are said in church somewhere around here. It may be an older one by now. You would probably get a good laugh out of it. The Stup
  13. I completely understand where you coming from. I've always had that fear from being baptized early in my life. If it's any help it seems when i start to understand the universe my fears seem to dissipate. Also I find that art and music helps take a worried mind off things.
  14. Thanks. And for full disclosure; I hail from the American Evangelical Protestant brand of Christianity. Would I be correct to assume that is more toward the fundamentalist end of the spectrum? I ask because I came out of the Assemblies of God, which is not only about as fundamentalist as it gets, but pentecostal to boot. If you mean that our doctrine mirrors independent fundamentalist baptist , yes. However I would say I have a measure of freedom when it comes to art and literature than my fundamentalist "brothers and sisters." Also, they are nice about their bigotry. Which is reall
  15. Thank you for the warm welcome! The worst part about keeping up the act is suppressing the urge not to face palm or get blithering angry at a bigoted statement. I'm glad things seem to be working out, so that you don't have to go to a church every Sunday!
  16. Thanks. And for full disclosure; I hail from the American Evangelical Protestant brand of Christianity.
  17. Thanks I hope so as well. ; Funny story, I was actually reading testimonies around here and I was actually thinking "wow, I'm not as crazy as I thought."
  18. Wow- Go me hitting the submit button before I actually wrote anything. Sorry! I'll make my testimony brief. Earlier in the year I started reading about scandals that were happening in the the Protestant and Catholic Church. I live in a religous household and I was already aware of the scumminess that happens within the church but, still reading every news story made me question the motives of my pastors. During this time, I had a conversation with my former chemistry teacher who is a liberal Christian, I was talking to her about her faith and evolution. Mid-way through the co
  19. Hello! Since I don't know where to introduce myself I will go ahead and do so here.
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