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    I am in my middle 20s and stopped using my religion 10 years ago. I am probably somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    Non-religious - still believe they exists though

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  1. I know this is a year old but I want to add my own take. Outside of religious context, there is a some truth about the "dark side" being embraced in higher society like celebrities and politicians and I do hear about all the dirty sex abuse stuff and other "dark" parts. I'm sure most people heard of or remember the late 1990s White House Lewinsky scandal. I do believe there is something that is going on. Also is Hollywood and "high position" types in general politically and socially lean way more left than the rest of America on average. I don't identify as conservative or liberal personally, I only believe in facts and my personal experiences.
  2. Woah, I never even intended to suggest that the Bible was anything accurately historical. If I made any mistake I apologize. I was asking a question that had to do with what Christians themselves believe.
  3. What are some of these Bible passages (book/chapter cited) that most ex-Christians see to indicate or imply that non-Christians who don't believe in their own faith are destined for eternal hell punishment after death?
  4. I'm back again and just wanted to re-introduce myself after a while. I live in the Northeastern part of the US, raised Catholic but no longer has much faith anymore. I wouldn't call myself an atheist as an ex-Chr though. I don't call myself anything. I think that the deist idea that there was God who created our universe and left us alone after that makes a nice point. I admit that God does not allow something to happen or not to happen from a practical point, but before I was very angry at the "theoretical" God that most Christians believe in because I was dealt some of my own shit and personal disappointment in this life. And this is the beginning for another topic, but I have lost appetite for the typical Christian idea of Heaven/Hell after our world ends. Even if I was "supposed" to look forward to going to Heaven, I now feel like there is nothing compelling me when I remind myself of the true "spiritual" nature of the doctrine.
  5. Which begs another question, why is the treatment of women so overrated when it comes to criticism of religious practice? Why do people think men never have any struggles or negative treatment, no matter where it is? If anything religions (especially Christianity), treat men no differently than women in these regards, if not actually worse.
  6. Why does God/Christianity hate the flesh of our nature so badly? I have tried to look at it from a different perspective before, but those who believe our flesh isn't inherently filthy and etc. are a really small minority of Christians and most of those even are well considered "heretics" of the faith I guess. Why does God hate desire so much, even though he supposedly created man and woman himself to be "fruitful and multiply" in his own image. Of course, there's more, but that's one of the only things I want. I would love it if I died and entered a paradise where I can still have a partner and reproduce offspring for eternity, so why Adam/Eve, but not anyone else after him? I know, I'm flustered. I have been struggling with my faith for the last 10 years. I think it's cruel and evil anyway, I wish Christians who I do know understood that I sincerely can't stand things anymore. I wish my paradise had me with a beautiful romantic partner, and I will actually be a driver and I'll drive a hot-looking manual transmission, for one. On the other side, I feel a hint of guilt for not being at peace with God. But, I sincerely get angry and doubt him sometimes. I do have an intellect of my own, but my heart still believes in the existence, even though I think he rigged the system with some of his design decisions. Anything to say here?
  7. I can't seem to go a day anymore without feeling anxiety or fear about my own loneliness and singleness at least once. I feel like I can't do much of a better job at attracting the opposite sex because I'm awkward, mostly physical awkwardness. It's semi-visible, but sometimes I think I might objectively be using "semi" as a euphemism and the reality is more harsh than that. I'm tired of having "disability" or "special" pride shoved down my throat. I really wish we didn't have to live with diagnostic labels at all. I had my own share of rejections, heartbreak, etc. and I'm a little shorter guy... my height is 5'7" and white European, even my dad and other male members of my family are at least one-two inches taller than I am, as are most guys my same age group in my locale. How am I supposed to feel confident? Especially when there is a certain (spreading?) segment of female society my age or younger that say that they only prefer tall guys (how tall may vary, but even 5'7" isn't as lucky here) and more men are over my height in general? I had nasty outbursts in the past, a few I had in the last year turned out to be very intense and I'd have trouble controlling my emotions about it. I know I should remain confident in my stuff no matter what, but I don't know what encouragement I should be getting. All of my anxiety and crippled emotional state boils down to the way God allows events to play out. I'm not an atheist, though. But, I'm beginning to consider reasons for his lack of existing, even though I wonder if I'll ever be or want to be convinced. I know it sounds weird talking about why I still happen to bother believing in a God who rigged the system in favor of evil and I'm angry about it, you're probably saying "Why bother?" I tried not to hate or be mad at God before, but I was either in a different mood or sugarcoating my real personal feelings with family and friends. God wants the things of this world to be just a single, temporary test. I was talking with my dad in his truck today while he was driving me to a doctor's office, we were listening and commenting a bit on the BS about politics and recent news events. I made a comment at one point, I said that God should come down and punish all the politicians and sick people of our society. He responded to me that man should only wait to see God face-to-face for proper justice. He said that this world is only a test from God, and I tend to get flustered and emotional with even the most mild confrontation, I lose my words with what I want to say. Wow, so this world is only a very short test compared to eternity, and it doesn't matter here at all? I believe that if my dad truly believed the recent news events were so despicable, he would feel the exact same way I do about God. This is supposed to be a test for a better life in eternity, but when eternity happens, God passes away everything about this Earth? Even things he originally credits himself for man to enjoy like having sex or romantic partners, beautiful-looking people? And he also says that it's evil sin to look at and enjoy women? (Okay, and today's church only seems to have a problem with men lusting after women, but it's a free pass the other way around) That trying to live with some mild disabilities in this life is worthless because I won't be able to "feel" desires and materials of this earth anymore? What is the point of it if I couldn't feel the experiences of this world in a "typical" way? We really have no free will, if we did, we'd have the ability to do things like find a relationship if we desire, for example. We can still grow and learn in the process of this life, but problems and BS in society have just grown bigger and bigger each generation, we can't really impact any significant change in society anymore. Even though we are still technically autonomous beings with free will, what God has done or created has rigged the system to a wide extent. I want my family/friends (like the millions of Nazis that God set up) to stop being so brainwashed to the point from God (Hitler), that they can't see my own frustration that I have. They try to make me feel better, and it has a temporary effect, but it's not helping me feel better on a more fundamental level. God can stand upside down, catch his head on fire, and fall into a bowl of gasoline as far as I'm concerned. :sad:
  8. Which programming language did you use to program humanity? Also, do you have access to any flow charts or pseudo-code to share with us?
  9. Can you program a video game so large and complex that you can't beat it yourself?
  10. Some of those theories sound quite scary. I wouldn't really want to live on Earth for billions of years, but I have a strong belief that I want to live when I'm old into my 70s, I am depressed at the idea of dying young. The very sad thing about man having the ability to do more killing or destruction to civilization is that fate of death will be painful and slow, and when/if we do blow ourselves up our something else, it will all end in one fell swoop.
  11. God doesn't have to be responsible for this. I do kind of wish he intervened to stop it though. I just hated the stupid doctrine of Heaven, it almost scares me just as much as Hell. I would rather have no conscience if anything, but still.
  12. I just started posting here today. I think a lot of us are worried about the state of certain things today whether God or no gods exist. I have lost my faith in Jesus for 10 years. I am no longer in acceptance with Christian doctrine. But I'm still concerned about any possibility that's even slightly remote that human civilization will end within the next 5 or 10 years. It might even be just weeks away. This is because there is more fear of North Korea, the bad disasters, ISIS and it's terrorist ilk wanting destruction, etc. It's more heated than it was even last year ago. I mean, we have a 24 hour news cycle, but this doesn't mean anything relevant. I still sometimes think that things have changed a lot for the worse in some terms. And even when people say the world is going to only end when the sun burns out 100 million years, why does the risk of global nuclear catastrophe exist? Why did North Korea (presumably) make a direct threat to nuke the US and/or knock down the whole grid and appliances, utilities with an EMP attack? Why did the God I believed in growing up put me here if the ultimate fate of humanity is to be extinct during my lifetime?
  13. Hi, I'm Chelsea. I'm very glad I found this site and signed up on the forums. I have many questions and my own personal challenges.
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