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    San Antonio, TX
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    Coffee, Cooking, Tabletop & Video Gaming.
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    Converted at 16. Deconverted at 26. Figuring out what the future holds for me.

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  1. Well it’s definitely been hard on her, as it would have been for me in the same position. We were both very involved with church, and very firm believers. She still is. She still tows the party line that I’m following Satan’s lies, unfortunately. But that’s just what she/we were programmed to think.
  2. Hah. Yes I’m a big podcast listener myself. I made my way through Peter Enns “The Bible for Normal People” podcast, and “The Liturgists”. They were both helpful at that time.
  3. IMO there's no good apologetic for this, just the platitudes like "believing is better than seeing", or "you shouldn't need a miracle to believe". Both statements are invalidated by how God interacts with people in the Bible. While this topic didn't initiate my deconversion, it certainly accelerated it when I cried out to God asking him to reveal himself to me, somehow or someway. Of course, he didn't. Now it's the first reason I'd give for why I don't believe, mostly because it's so simple to explain to people, and is highly relatable. God has spoken to no one, so
  4. Thanks for reaching out @MOHO. We do have two girls which complicates things. (one is 1 month, the other 2 years). But, I'm willing to concede that my wife take them to church every week, so long as I'm free to state my mind with them as well. Frankly, I think I have the advantage in the long run, since I have logic, and (eventually) Sunday fundays! When they're old enough to make their own decisions, I'm guessing there's a high probability they'd rather hang with dad than go to church. And I know I don't want divorce, I'm just hopeful my wife will hold that position as
  5. I was raised by a Christian family, but was mostly neutral on the topic until my dad sent me to a Christian summer camp when I was a freshman in highschool. I came back from that camp a born-again fundy! My conversion happened 10 years ago, and marked the beginning of a very religious phase of life. Evangelism was common throughout this time frame, since I genuinely believed Christianity was true, and people would go to hell if I didn't preach the Gospel. Most people at church saw me as "on fire". As I made my way through college and joining the professional workplace,
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