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    I am a 20 y/o agnostic ex-Christian. Anti-religious. Raised in a fundamentalist Christian home. Still in the closet.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?

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  1. I just finished reading 1984 by George Orwell, and the whole time I was reading it, I couldn't help but think that so many things about Ingsoc mirror elements found in Christianity. I would not be surprised at all if Orwell made a very careful, in-depth examination of your average Christian's thought processes as inspiration for the belief system behind Ingsoc. It's such a dead-on, eye-opening, and horrifying analysis of Christianity. There's too much to say about it in one post. It's something you really have to read. I felt like the main character, Winston, who for some reason o
  2. Back in August, I went to Ken Ham’s Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter with my young earth creationist family. I meant to write about this trip sooner, but college had me busy (and I was too lazy to write about it ). We made it a two day trip. The first day, we visited the Creation Museum, and the 2nd day we visited the Ark Encounter. This post describes my visit to the Creation Museum on the first day of the trip. I don’t know how much you guys know about the museum or how many of you have actually visited it, so I’m hoping this post isn’t full of things you already know.
  3. @TruthSeeker0 Thank you, and feel free to use my post in any way you'd like! @Tsathoggua9 Thanks! @MOHO I wish I could say that I'll pray for Mrs. MOHO, but that wouldn't make much sense, haha. I hope she changes her mind about things though. @ObstacleChick Thanks! And thank you for sharing your story as well. I wish I could give you advice about coming out to your family, but I am in the same boat as well. We'll make it through! @DanForsman That is actually very accurate now that I think about it! Thanks!
  4. @BobCu If we are fair, I don't think anyone can be "100% certain" that some type of powerful immaterial being (a "god") does not exist. I'm not sure that we can be 100% certain of anything for that matter. I just think an individual should choose the most reasonable/probable explanation for what they observe and when they don't know what the most reasonable explanation is, admit that they don't know and then strive to find out. I am not perfect in this aspect and I don't claim to be. Currently, I have doubts about whether evolution could be unguided. When I wa
  5. @JenniferG Thanks for reading and for the kind words! I didn't think of Hebrews 11:1 while writing my post... Should've included it because that verse is a doozy! @MOHO Thank you! I'm glad that you found the bullet points useful. Feel free to use them however you'd like! For the record, everyone is free to use whatever I post on this site in whatever way they want. Also, I'm sorry to hear about Mrs. MOHO. Does she know you are not a Christian anymore? @Geezer Interesting! I didn't know there were that
  6. How and Why I Left Christianity A few years ago, I used to be a Christian. Now I am sort of agnostic/deistic. And also antireligious. To give you a background:I grew up in a conservative Christian bubble for most of my childhood. All of my friends and immediate family are Christians and most of them are Pentecostal. I don’t know any of them who don’t think the Bible is inerrant. I never (and still don’t) have any non-Christian friends. Religion never felt terribly important to me, and I was slightly ashamed that I didn’t naturally feel religious in my day-to
  7. Hello, I just thought I’d share a story from a few years ago. This is a very vivid example of the confirmation bias and general lack of logic used by many Christians. In this case it’s my first-hand experience with Pentecostal Christians so maybe it will be more interesting and different than most of you ex-Christians here are used to. This experience made a sizeable impression on me and later helped point me toward agnosticism. A few years ago (2013?) when I was still a Christian, I was in a Bible study group. Now, the people in this group (including myself) were a
  8. There's no option to set your profile picture on the registration page.
  9. Oops, it must have pulled the picture from my Gravitar account rather than the Gmail account. It turns out I'm using a different photo for gmail.
  10. Just went to Ken Ham's Ark Encounter with my family. Whoo boy... Lots of circular reasoning. I'll probably post about it when I get back home. 

    1. Margee


      So glad to have you here with us dirwid! Looking forward to hearing about this! Welcome!

    2. dirwid


      Thank you! :) I'm glad to be here! 

  11. Hello, I'm a new user and this is my first post. This is just a slight complaint/request relating to the registration process. Hopefully this is the right place to post this. Anyway, several hours after registration, I realized that this site pulled the avatar I use for my gmail account and automatically used it as my profile picture without me knowing it. Since I am an in-the-closet agnostic and all of my friends and immediate family are fundamentalist Christians, I was a little alarmed to see my face and username I use all across the internet show up as the pr
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