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About mentalhh

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  • Birthday 09/17/1987

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    I suppose you could say technically I'm agnostic, since of course there is no way of saying there isn't or is a god. At the moment I call myself that, but as each day goes on I see myself edging towards atheism, and will probably get there some day.

    I am from Northern Ireland, attend univerity in England. Before you ask where I stand on the whether my country of birth should be part of the UK or Ireland: I couldn't give two shits. Most of my friends are the same in this way, it is only our parent and those of the older (and I must add, more religious) generations which seem to give a damn outside of Belfast, Derry and Portadown (the places where the biggest shit happens).

    My time in religion wasn't particulary as horredous or horrific as many people's and it did shape me as who I am today. Thankfully my parents are moderate christians.

    I do believe however like all religions, it causes more evil than good, readings of the Bible caused me to leave the faith far quicker than I might have done, for it became evident I did not want to serve a God who could condemn people to much punishment.

    I will post up my testimony later, I am rather busy with exams.

    It involves the so called 'good book', and the wonderful people who I met and yet my faith would condemn to hell. Probably old hat to you lot now, but hopefully when I write it, you will still take something from it.

    My date of conversion was Palm sunday when I was 14 (2001)
    My date of deconversion was held around March of 2007. (Oh yes I'm a newb, despite studying BIOLOGY as my subject).

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    I have yet to see proof
  1. PMS IN THE BIBLE (Another shameless cut and paste!) A preacher was telling his congregation that anything they could think of, old or new, was discussed somewhere in the Bible. The entirety of the human experience could be found there, without exception. After the service, the preacher was approached by a woman who said, "Preacher, I don't believe the Bible mentions PMS." The preacher replied that he was sure it must be there somewhere and that he would look it up. The following week, after service, the preacher called the woman aside and showed her a passage which read ...
  2. HOW TO GET RID OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES (got it from website- can't remember where) 1. Answer the door naked and carrying weaponry. (immediate results) 2. Pretend to be the slowest talking person in the world and see how long their spirit of charity lasts. 3. Answer every one of their questions with "What do you mean by that?" This might take a while, but you and your loved ones can have fun placing bets on how long it takes for them to get flustered and leave. 4. Ask them to reconcile Revelation 1 and 22 for the "Alpha & Omega's" identity (Jesus or God), repeat constantly. Y
  3. All I can really do is echo everyone elses sentiments- I'm also sorry for your loss, and angry on your behalf based on your aunts actions, having your own service- the way your father wanted will be good though and I hope that goes well.
  4. As my parents are christians, I always assumed they were creationists. The topic never came up by and large with them, even when I said I wanted to study Biology at university (and I still believed back then when I chose that subject) they never really asked me my whole stanse on the whole evolution debate. It always struck me as odd, even now. Most of you probably don't remember/didn't read a topic I posted a while ago based on my mum catching me on this site and then immediately buying me creationist books the same day at a small bible shop in our home town over Easter (I even have one
  5. Proof that turtles can sing! Singing turtles here! I know. Weird. The things you find on youtube.
  6. The first time really. It was a long process however. It wasn't like I was uber christian one day and the next I said "Fuck this" or anything. It was a process that involved me learning more about science and my own views of morality- the latter I realised didn't fit with the violence and bloodlust of the God in the OT (and NT)... I EVENTUALLY realised it was bull, and even if it had been true, I couldn't follow such a person anymore. They disgusted and terrified me.
  7. No, it's not! It's a creation of God to test our faith! Glory to Jebus! Ever notice how many xians mix them up? Sometimes they give Satan more credit for stuff than God. Makes you wonder who they believe calls the shots. OH-MY-ZEUS. Xians are really Satanists!
  8. First of all I study Biology at university. I chose to study it BEFORE I deconverted, and let's just say it did play its part in by decoversion. I used be one of those stupid "Microevolution yes- Macroevolution No!" kind of Xians. My aunt however dosn't believe in evolution AT ALL, even though her sister (my mother) is a doctor along with my dad, and you'd think that it would cross her mind that the new line of drugs they prescribe are needed because of something she doesn't claim exists... even my parents believe at least in microevolution (though I'm becoming of the train of thought tha
  9. Not considered superior but they sure as hell had more power- the only thing the women could run were the sunday school and youth group- the big old church itself was all men, except for the deconess position of course (I was raised Presbyterian). Who didn't do much other than say who'd be arranging flowers that week :/ Basically now I think men and women should make decisions together.
  10. Very true, and the whole thing about ethanol being a green fuel is absolute bullshit.
  11. It did help me in some ways, being raised a christian and becoming one in my teens until I was 19 (last year). I could sort of see from the outside, some of the bad things of society I didn't want to be a part of. I never smoked mainly due to the 'your body is a temple!' and only drank on special occasions. As a result I'm a tad healthier than some of my atheist/agnostic friends from my secondary school are right now. Fact is if I wasn't cn, I might have bowed to peer pressure and smoked and drank alot more, and regretted it later on- of course I WAS technically bowing to pressure (fro
  12. Found this video on youtube: I can#'t believe that I never got to hear about this guy before- and hes been dead for over 10 years. I bet alot of people have read his book here, heres a video with him reading from his Book in the narration. Breathtaking. He's a fantastic writer. Are there any particular works any fans could recommend?
  13. I actually thing Salvation Army are all right. Might be better to put Mormons up there instead of them in the poll....
  14. I'd become a christian if God came down, and I knew for a FACT I wasn't hallucinating, dreaming, being tricked psycologically or going mad (reliable witnesses seeing and hearing along with me- those I know and trust- such as my non-religious/agnostic/atheist friends?) Then he'd answer questions, I'd want to understand suffering, which religion was the true faith- whether there was such thing as a 'word of God' on earth. (I wouldn't assume that 'God' was nec. the Christian one). Evolution etc. You know like an interview almost. If he's God and perfect, I think he'd rise above anything w
  15. I actually feel less inclinded to hate now. As a Christian I got mad inside easily, although I never voiced it, over how Christians treated people. Now, being among the hoards they tend to insult (indirectly however, I'm still not 'out') I just pity them. Sad but true. IAs someone (on this board perhaps?) once said, I no more hate them than a blind man who steps on my foot.
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