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    I am in the process of deconverting. I have been a "lurker" and "waverer" for a few months now.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    Unsure as yet, but leaning towards no!

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    Have at it, Y'all...

    My wife's aunt posted this. I don't even know where to start...
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    Jesus-free and loving it

    I don't post all that often, but I love the community here! I am a Texas lifer (so far). I am also a classical liberal and identify freely as a "small-l" libertarian. When I vote, it's usually for Libertarian candidates, but I'm not affiliated with the political party itself, and see many flaws with it. But I also wrestle with the legitimacy of voting in the first place, as I view it as an act of force, and as much as I resent being told how to live, my vote has the potential to do that to others. Although out here in West Central Texas, it's so solidly red that my vote is more a protest against the wealthy big parties. I'm no longer considering voting R or D unless I know the person personally or am absolutely convinced of their integrity and support of liberty. And when I see the merging of politics with religion, all I can do is sigh. I remember the election 4 years ago, the Republican state comptroller candidate in Texas had "opposing abortion" as his chief issue. I remember thinking, "not relevant to the office you're running for, dude."
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    Things Atheists Post On Facebook

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    Things Atheists Post On Facebook
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    Things Fundies Say On Facebook

    I have always found the idea of "the age of accountability" ridiculous. Just another arbitrary idea that holds no merit but is accepted as fact because people have to find a way to reconcile ridiculous ideas (going to hell for not accepting "grace") with each other so the whole thing doesn't fall apart.
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    $70 000 000

    "God told ME he wants this massive auditorium built. God wants YOU to pay for it."
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    Things Fundies Say On Facebook

    Facebook is a gold mine tonight.
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    Things Fundies Say On Facebook

    Ugh. Believe it or not, I am not so pessimistic as I was growing up Christian. But this just irks me. What a privileged thing to say. Imagine saying this crap to someone who is in the midst of unspeakable tragedy.
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    Things Fundies Say On Facebook

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    Things Atheists Post On Facebook

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    Sh** christians have said to you

    Seriously! Hard to believe I used to accept junk like this! Of course, they'll tell you he healed your sister, his ways are better than our ways, etc etc etc. Side note, this reminds me of a song my religious friend from undergrad had played at his wedding. The line I remember quite well is, "when God made you, he must have been thinking about me..." I am really getting tired of the self-centered focus of evangelical Christianity, especially since it famously presents itself as being about "God."
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    Things Fundies Say On Facebook

    Here is yet another one from the usual poster in my feed. Below the picture, the original poster who shared it wrote "you know what.....Fu#k it. #Team God."
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    Things Fundies Say On Facebook

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    my thoughts for today

    Seriously! I think back on some of the stuff I used to say and believe and cringe. Here's a good one: the ol' Pascal's wager: "I'd rather spend my whole life believing there is a god and find out there isn't than live my whole life believing there isn't a god and find out there is." At this point, I'm like, if there is an all-powerful god, just make yourself plainly known. Not this fuzzy crap about cultivating a relationship, or studying his "instruction" manual and finding the "right church." Funnily enough, I went to a Southern Baptist college for undergrad and the old joke was that "the Word" was slang for your pillow. So "studying the word" on Sunday was sleeping in during church!
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    my thoughts for today

    I think it's a scam because it tells you that an invisible entity--one none of us, Christian or not, have ever seen--is more important than your family, whom you are charged with providing for and raising. At the end of the day, no matter how much you pray, it will be yourself, or another human, who will do whatever work is required. Take the case of a person who has cancer: if they beat cancer, it won't be because the invisible entity rained down blessings. It will be because of highly trained doctors, nurses, surgeons, medical science, and one's own perseverance. I'll go so far as to say "God" isn't a tangible entity known by a single person on this earth. Yet "his" followers will undoubtedly substitute their own idolatry for reality when reality is uncomfortable. THAT is why Christianity is a scam.