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    Georgia! Born and raised!
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    I have lots of hobbies, spending time with family, and helping other deconverting Exchristians.
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    I am happy to be a part of this community and look forward to talking to people who have/and are going through the same troubles that I have experienced.

    Being raised a Christian I was indoctrinated with very strong foundations in Christianity. In my teenage years I rebelled, practiced wicca for awhile, but eventually received "salvation" when I was 22. When I devoted my life to Christ I was on fire for God and eventually answered what I felt was the call to preach. I preached for ten years, had a radio ministry at one point, Did street ministry, was awana commander in one church, eventually was ordained a Bishop in the Church of God, the Gospel assembly(hence the screen name DarkBishop), and later was made assistant pastor at one of their churches.

    Its a long story but eventually I began to question my faith and left the church. I tried for 4 years to reorganize my thoughts to a point that I felt I could go back to church but couldn't. My faith never came back.

    When my son made mention that he thought the bible was BS I tried to search for archeological evidence to prove stories from the bible and was greatly disappointed that there was none for the specific event I was looking for. This lead to other searches on the God EL who was the original God of the Israelites. that was when I found out that the original mythology of EL included a whole pantheon of other Gods and Goddesses.

    This destroyed what little faith I had left. I still believe in something. I just don't know what and I highly doubt any religion on earth knows. I once said that I was spiritually broken. But I'm not. I'm renewed with the truth. De-conversion hasn't been without it's own set of troubles. It takes courage to walk this path. But breaking away from irrational religion to live a rational life is a true "blessing".

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  1. Posting this here bc I figure everyone will see it here. Has anyone talked to MOHO or Geezer recently? Some of us have noticed they haven't been around since last year and they are older members. Just kinda wondering if they may have fallen ill or something...... If somebody knows them in real life. maybe ya could just check on em and let us know if they are OK.
  2. Lmao!! I think the only Christians we get around here are part time anyway.
  3. Just wanted to drop a post and tell all the fathers, dad's, pop's, papas, Grand dads, and More. Happy Father's day!!!!!!
  4. I have to admit. If I was questioning the Bible. Listening to him would just be another reason to leave the faith.
  5. You sure you don't wanna bring the ban hammer down on this asshole?
  6. Wow... yep that's an appropriate name for sure.
  7. I just read some of the comments from his post on that site. Looks like they like him about as much as we do lmao.
  8. He's not worth it. I've wasted to much time on him already myself.
  9. Hmm now it's plagiarism...... If your going to post someone else's words don't you think you should atleast put it in quotations and not try to take the credit? Either way. No one gives a shit. Conversing with you is a waste of time and effort. Your willfully ignorant and only want to speak on your terms. I wash my hands of you until you read some of the things I've given you and you respond in kind to my other posts.
  10. That's actually an interesting thought for me. I was in the Church of God the Gospel Assembly, it branched off of the Union assembly, who's founder came out of the mountain assembly. He had a revelation in scripture and was kicked out of the Mountain assembly when they didn't accept his preaching. He left and formed the Church of God of the Union assembly. I said all that to sat this. He had a very unorthodox interpretation of creation. He was very charismatic for his time. He built a very profitable cult. During world War II he was convinced that Hitler was the antichrist. By this time the church was spanning all over the area and branched into other states. He and "the council" preached his beliefs of Hitler to the congregations. They asked members to give their land to the church and in return they would put them up in a home. Free of charge. Many members did. Their plan was to build a community to wait out the antichrist. They believed they were the chosen congregation, gods people, that the great whore of Babylon and the beast come against at the end of time. But world War II came and went, Hitler died, and eventually the church started charging those people that had given them the land for the houses and apartments they were living in. People lost everything, and it got worse. I would like to share there beliefs one day...... but I'm not quite ready yet. Just don't really like to think on the things I believed and preached. Knowing that I was part of a cult.
  11. Well I'm certainly glad they have people like SF to keep that flame alive .
  12. Continued. @SemmelweisReflex Well this explains a few things. "He commissioned a new translation of the Bible, which was released progressively from 1950, before being published as the complete New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures in 1961. Also produced were a Greek-English New Testament interlinear (The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures) and a Bible encyclopedia (Aid to Bible Understanding). I'm figuring out that the JW were originally all about individual interpretation. They started out as Bible study groups. Lead by Russell. Later leaders began creating the denomination as we know it. And of course created doctrines. Seems like I remember some JW telling me about there "Bible studies" And of course for the third time dates were pushed back on their predictions. Tsk tsk some people never learn. "From 1966, Witness publications heightened anticipation of Christ's thousand-year millennial reign beginning in 1975. Repeating the 1925 cycle of excitement, anticipation and then disappointment, Witness publications and convention talks intensified focus on 1975 as the "appropriate" time for God to act" "In 1976 The Watchtower advised those who had been "disappointed" by the failure of the predictions for 1975 to adjust their viewpoint because their understanding had been "based on wrong premises" Yep. Yall upset people just need an adjustment. Wonder why they were upset after selling there houses and land to devote time to preach the word and save gods people, thinking it was all gonna be over in 1975. Why in the world would they be upset. It's a mystery..... "In 1995, changes regarding their understanding of Jesus' comments regarding "this generation" (from Matthew 24:34) were published.[218] Throughout the previous four decades, Jehovah's Witnesses had taught that the generation that saw the events of 1914 would not die out before Armageddon came.[219] The understanding of the "generation" was again adjusted in 2008, to refer to the remnant of the anointed.[220] In 2010, the definition of the generation was changed again, wherein the lives of anointed individuals living in 1914 overlap with a second group alive in the present day.[221] Jehovah's Witnesses continue to teach that Armageddon is imminent" Well well imagine that. They finally had to push that back too. They aren't hitting to many home runs here @SemmelweisReflex seems like they are doing exactly what every other Christian denomination has done since Jesus. Pushing everything back and making excuses because it never happens. Oh gosh. Yawn yawn. seems like I've seen this movie before. About every modern sect I've looked into plays out about the same. Atleast the SDA made some of their prophecies come true.
  13. @Joshpantera I've been reading on the formation of the Jehovas Witness tonight. Apparently they also stemmed from the Millerite movement just as the SDA did. I find it amazing that instead of realizing that he was wrong and going back to life as normal, they instead formed a whole new collective of denominations after the great disappointment. Apparently we had it all wrong guys. Jesus is here now and has been here since shortly after the Civil War. Shhh don't tell anybody tho. He's invisible. "By 1904, Russell's doctrinal development was almost complete. His sixth and final part of "Studies in the Scriptures", The New Creation, established that Revelation 7 spoke of two heavenly classes of Christians — 144,000 who would serve as a royal priesthood with Christ and a Great Company who would be brought to perfection on a lesser plane, similar to that of angels, serving the 144,000.[54] He believed that 1878 marked the "fall of Babylon", when God officially judged that Christendom had proven unfaithful.[55][56] He believed the "time of the end" in Daniel 12 ran from 1799 to 1914, that Christ had returned to earth in 1874, began his reign in 1878 and that from that date the anointed had been resurrected to heaven at their death. He initially taught that Armageddon had begun in 1874, which would culminate in worldwide anarchy and the overthrow of all political rulership in 1914 at the conclusion of the "times of the Gentiles", but by 1897 began to teach that Armageddon would instead begin in 1914" @SemmelweisReflex Let's just keep pushing those dates back. Told you I would start looking into the JW and picking it apart. do you actually believe some of this rubbish? Everybody had it wrong until the last 150 years when Charles Russell came along. And christ came back in 1874..... but we can't see him..... apparently..... we should probably be deep in that time of anarchy by now right? ...... or ...... maybe..... thats invisible to.... yeah let's go with that. Sounds good right? Hmm let me see if I can go find out some more bullshit about this denomination. To be continued.
  14. @SemmelweisReflex I've given you a number of items to look over. Have you given me the courtesy to look over any of it yet. Two different studies on the glacial floods. One from the Smithsonian Institute, the other from a geologist speaking against Bible bias flood geologists. A referral to read heaven and hell. By Bart Ehrman A link showing you the various authorships of the first five books of the Bible. None of them being Moses. Your the horse. Here's the water. ^^^^
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