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Derek

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Derek last won the day on December 11 2018

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About Derek

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  • Birthday 01/08/1970

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    Nerd stuff...reading and astronomy. Also "jock" stuff like weightlifting :D
  • More About Me
    Just an average guy

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

    Hello all!

    Welcome aboard
  2. Hey, Nuckchorris...like MOHO said, many of us here have similar stories, and I can definitely see some similarities between yours and mine. Welcome to Ex-c...you're among friends here
  3. Derek

    Hi Everybody

    Welcome, Moby...many of us here have had somewhat similar experiences. It all starts with trying to reconcile religion with reality.
  4. "Christianity isn't a religion"... wish I had a nickel for every time I heard that bullsh!t.
  5. Just be careful of the brownies, especially if they're made in Canada...weed is legal up here now Oh...and welcome
  6. There were charred bits and pieces of bible pages everywhere. Proof that the bible can burn Yesterday evening the family patriarch and a friend of his were picking through the bible pieces and were attempting to find inspiration from it. I stuck around for a few minutes with them, then my skin started to crawl with all the "god is good" talk, so I left. Hail Satan
  7. This past weekend, my neighbours' house caught fire and burned to the ground. I was fortunate in that I didn't lose anything on my property, as the heat radiating from the blaze was quite intense. They (my neighbours) are staunch Christians and are heavily involved in the church. Members of their "church family" came by in the following days to see the chaotic aftermath of the fire, and they would always say something like, "god was watching over them" or "they must have guardian angels", or some other drivel that makes my skin crawl. I can guarantee you, when that house was burning and their treasured family posessions were in the process of being lost forever, god was nowhere to be found. God was being his usual absent self. But, I guess if the god fairy tale offers them a degree of solace, I should leave it be...even though I feel like tearing my hair out when someone mentions how good he is. That's it...nothing special. Just had to get that off my chest. This board is MY solace. Edit: I guess this is more of a rant than a theological issue, therefore I leave it in the mods' capable hands if they see fit to move it.
  8. Lots of valid questions...here's two more. If god is an omnipotent being who had the resources to create the entire universe (astronomers can see roughly 15 billion lightyears in every direction) why does he need money? And why does he take attendance on sunday? Questions like these can undermine someone's beliefs
  9. At my father's funeral service, the preacher extended a very public invitation to myself and my then heathen brother to approach the altar...in front of about 300 people. I felt like crawling underneath the floorboards, just to get out of sight. So, yes...I get it.
  10. Margee is right...I can't add anything to what she said. Be you.
  11. I agree that you may just have to grin and bear it for just a little while. I sat through several funeral services with teeth clenched...luckily I have an understanding Mrs. who doesn't mind me venting (after the service, of course).
  12. I'm almost 50 and still don't know "who I am"...and I'm in eastern Canada. I do know I'm not lost...and I'm definitely not christian. I don't have a lot in common with most people around here either because of their religious brainwashing...which doesn't make the deconversion process very easy.
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