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LukeExChristian

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  1. as a 20yo who has been trying to soften the blow before i come out is to try to get my family to see the atheist point of view - i've asked "is it moral because god commanded it? or did god command it because it is moral" i have asked why god did not intervene during the salem witch trials. that other civilizations were left in the dark about god for several centuries... it's a work in progress but once i come out it'll be easier after all this
  2. i want to get some house keeping done first. i respect everyone's beliefs. regardless if i disagree. with that said: i do not ask this with the intention of being condescending. why does god want us to believe in him by faith rather than by sight/reason. i make informed decisions everyday of my life, both important and frivolous by thinking and reasoning. why does god have to be an exception? if he demands that we deny our ability to reason, than is he hiding something? does he not have an answer for us? i just want to know the truth. i do not mean to begin a debate, but rather, to get to know the other side's take on it, if any of you care to inform me. i may be posting this in the wrong forum, but frankly, i find that irrelevant. if i do, however, have further questions, i will likely send a message asking.
  3. Really? I couldn't get past the part where we are worthless sinners with hearts full of wickedness. So done with all of that. i can clearly see the faith it took to write this article. especially THAT part in particular. i was off put by the part where he writes (to paraphrase) " god revealing his infinite nature to our finite senses is like trying to shove the ocean in a bottle that holds a quart." god is limited by the natural laws he created now? plus, we dont need an infinite amount of evidence, we only need some. SOME irrefutable evidence. i think i may post something like this again in "the lion's den" i would like to know what the apologetic has to say about this. *tidbit- the protien "laminen" and the x-structure in the messier galaxy 51 is refutable.
  4. christianity will tear your sanity to shreds
  5. actually i googled it, and here's a result i got back for those who care. http://www.gotquestions.org/God-require-faith.html
  6. i honestly did want some answers, facebook perhaps was not the best place to ask though
  7. i posted this, than 3 seconds later i said to myself "i better take this s--- down" i wanted for at least someone to see it though ----- "honest question: why does god want us to believe in him by faith rather than by sight/reason. i make informed decisions everyday of my life, both important and frivolous by thinking and reasoning. why does god have to be an exception? if he demands that we deny our ability to reason, than is he hiding something? does he not have an answer for us? i just want to know the truth -----
  8. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q3MWRvLndzs i found this interesting, maybe you've seen it. it more genuinely and informatively begs the question, is this plane of existence static? or did it have a starting point?
  9. i was denied this freedom. it's good to know that there are parents who exist that do not deny this
  10. i am on the verge of coming out. i want to get rid of the stereotype around over here that atheists are merely "uninformed or misinformed"
  11. christianity is an elaborate hoax that draws in victims with promises by people who were brainwashed by brainwashed people who brainwashed. as we go on, somewhere is some clever mythwriter(s) or someone who had questions about the ecostytem of which answers weren't readily available. this is my theory, anyway. so... could someone explain why it was until they discovered jesus that a human could be unsatisfied with life, no matter how much stuff they had and how wealthy they were (in some cases they were contemplating suicide). i have heard a story like this multiple times as a christian. as an atheist, i am curious as to why a human would feel fulfilled with life with none other than religion. is it feeling acquainted with a higher power? just being in a group? are the stories hoaxes? has anyone else heard this before even? i'd like input from you guys on this.
  12. i thought it was merely coincidental that i really starting liking science channels during my deconversion. i'll be sure to check all of these channels out
  13. at least this is what i like to call it. since i stopped believing in god two months ago, before i go to sleep almost every night i turn on youtube on my phone and listen to rants and lectures from other like minded people. here are just sone folks that i have personally enjoyed listening to before going to sleep. does anyone else do this? feel free to add some i should check out. C0ct0pusPrime MrRepzion The Amazing Athiest Dark Matter 2525 JaclynnGlenn Cult of Dusty 43alley Steve Shives and i also like listening to the likes of matt dillahunty, there are plenty of recorded 'The Atheist Expirence' full shows archived on youtube.
  14. I just posted to my FB 'getting beaten nearly to death and crucified does not sound like a good Friday" but I got hate for it so I took it down
  15. I feel as though I am playing catch up too. logging on this forum and learning how others are dealing with life has helped me.
  16. i know the reason why i did was because no matter what, god was justified. genocide? homophobia? sexism? god is justified. and it's US who have to change either out interpretations or ourselves. god himself is never the root of a problem. it's our sin nature. i am so glad i broke free
  17. i am in your situation, im 20, and financially semi-dependant. here's my advice that's worked personally: take lots of notes, and ask your parents lots of questions. after sermons/bible studies use http://bibviz.com to further study the versus that are likely to contradict teachings. not an all-round solution to this situation but i hope this helps
  18. God: "so... do you agree with me? or are you wrong?" i know i cheated because that's two sentences
  19. i wish i had the testicular fortitude this kid has
  20. i did not call anyone in my elementary school or high school "friends" accept, 4 maybe, who were Christians. other than that, i was sure that i was not too affiliated with anyone who wasn't 'saved'. the bible is not very clear on concept like: how to socialize with others, how to interact with girls, what to do with spare time or on a weekend, or how to deal with stress. so... i did simply did not concern myself with these things. i avoided people, i shoved thoughts about girls out of my mind, and i just stayed at home and played video games where so my spirituality (and virginity) was not threatened. I did not analyze my problems (big and small) beyond what the bible says. i never had a chance to be a d-bag to nonchristians (thankfully) because i was at home too much.
  21. this was EXACTLY what i was about to post. i've yet to find someone on here who still has questions after seeing this.
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