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-Demona-

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About -Demona-

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    Bona fide geek girl.
  • Birthday 02/21/1983

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    hellishalchemy@msn.com
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    http://www.hellish-alchemy.org/
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    178163421
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    musica_di_notte
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    melissatreglia@jabber.org

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    New Jersey
  • Interests
    Writing and music are my passions.
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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    Nope, thank the FSM!
  1. I'm completely in love with the show Supernatural. It's the only show nowadays that admits that, if God even exists, he's a total dick for letting all sorts of crap have run of the place and leaving humans to clean up the mess.

  2. i love your screenname i am into the occutl also

  3. Hee! I'm gonna keep my medalions because they're pretty... and my black and purple candles. But the crappy Llewellyn spellbooks are definitely going!
  4. Hi, guys. It's been a looooooong time since I've posted here. I used to be known here yea many moons ago as EternalDarkness and, after that, Vetala. For those who vaguely remember, I was the ex-C girl with the weird semi-Gnostic/Luciferian tastes. And I've realized something: I AM AN ATHEIST. I DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD(S) BECAUSE THERE'S NO PROOF OF HIS/HER/ITS/THEIR EXISTENCE. Damn, it feels so good to say that! Now, I can get rid of all the mystical ooga-booga crap clogging up my room and my life.
  5. WWS ...before it got Jesu-fied. Courtesy of the WayBack Machine.
  6. You're so full of crap, it's unbelievable. How would you know anything about us? You clearly haven't even bothered to read most of the responses here, much less our testimonies on leaving Christianity. You don't know us, you don't understand us, so it's easier to dehumanize us by calling us cruel and hateful. Those are middle-school tactics. Grow up. You don't know any of us, so how would you know what so-called "evil" we have or have not done? Is it really that evil to think for ourselves rather than be a cog in the Orthodox machine? Not from where I sit. Look buddy, the fact is we haven't told anybody what to believe or what not to believe. In fact, with most of us here, the only thing we have in common is that we're ExChristians. There's Jews, Muslims, Pagans, Taoists, Buddhists, Confucianists, Hindus, Wiccans, and yes... Atheists and Agnostics here. People who've raised families and people who are still in high school. People who are gay, straight and bisexual. Vegetarians and omnivores. Married and single. Democrats and Republicans. College graduates and college dropouts. Former pastors and former congregation. Fans of rock music and classical lovers. Singers, musicians, authors, poets, artists and those who haven't a creative bone in their body. Point is, we're more than the ExChristian label. Take off those damn blinders already and see us all for the people we are. Just because we've stopped believing in Christianity doesn't mean we've stopped searching for the truth or stopped being human. Get that through your thick skull already, you pompous blowhard!
  7. Then you haven't read deeply enough. Or you just lazily decided to skim over the intellectual reasons for leaving Christianity and zeroed in on the emtional parts. Lazy. If he cares so doan much, then why does he let bad stuff happen to people while standing by and doing nothing? In a human context, that would make God a bad father. Why are you assuming I've stopped searching for the Truth? I haven't. I don't know what the Truth is... but I know Christianity ain't it. There's nothing there to abandon. Once I stopped believing in Hell, the need to be "saved" became unneccesary. Why is everything always so black and white with you people? Who says I live carelessly? I've still got bills to pay, a job to go to, a family to support and medical problems to attend to. And those are things I manage without Jesus. Are you implying I don't? I haven't "persuaded" anyone. Nor was I "persuaded" by anyone. I did the reasearch into religions myself, and found Christianity wanting. In other words, I used the braincells I was born with and stopped thinking like a sheep. Why is that so hard for you to grasp? Bullshit. Unless the Trinity come over to your house for tea, it's religion. Not a relationship. There is no truth in the Word, as far as I can see it. Just because I've given up on Christianity doesn't mean I've given up on the alternatives. I haven't stopped searching for the Truth. I just realized it can't be found in the Bible. You Christians do not own a monopoly on the Truth, and that's why we left. We're not hurting you by merely existing and speaking amongst ourselves. You came here to poke at us with your Holy Stick of Biblical Truth ™. We didn't ask you to be here. We're people dealing with issues, people who have lives and familes. People who don't fit into your "evil heathen" concept. Deal with it.
  8. One of our own, Dr. Jason Long, wrote the book Biblical Nonsense. It's worth a read.
  9. My mom and I have always had very lively discussions so, one day when the topic of faith came up, I told her that I didn't agree with everything in the Bible. Initially, she was a little upset. But a few days after, when the topic came up again, I told her what beliefs I do share with hers, such as goodness being a desirable state and evil being reprehensible, etc. She understood then, as much as we disagree on the Bible, I haven't fallen into any nastiness. She's also become an ally in my deconversion, protecting me from potentially less-than-pleasant exchanges, and often uses the excuse of my schedule (both when I was in school, and now when I am at work) as to why I don't attend church any longer. With my Aunt Cynthia it was different. While we were praying at the dinner table one night (I had bowed my head out of respect) Mom, at the tail-end of the prayer, blurted out "in Jesus' name we pray", and I instinctively cringed. Mom apologized to me, and Aunt Cynthia flipped out. Aunt Cynthia told me then "you better believe in Jesus, or you're going to hell!" A few months later, during the townwide Seafood Festival (if i remember correctly), we visited my old church because Mom was helping out at the church's stand outside selling homemade lemonnade and freshly squeezed orange juice. My uncle John had to use the bathroom, so we sat in Fellowship Hall and waited for him. Aunt Cynthia asked me why I had a problem with "that man there", pointing to an artist's conception of Jesus hanging on the wall. I said I didn't have a problem, as it was nothing personal against him. I also stated that I believed he had been a good teacher in his time, but I don't think he wanted to be reverred as the Son of God. I stated that I found the message to be of more import than the messenger. She hasn't brought the matter up again. When I told Yiayia (Aunt Cyn's mom) when she asked that I'm not a Christian, she merely shrugged and said "well, that's all right" and asked me if I believed in Jesus. I gave my standard reply that I believe in Jesus as a teacher, and she was ok with that. Of course, I don't exactly believe in Jesus anymore, but I still believe the one message of "love one another". As for my Aunt Lois, I haven't told her. There's a lot of people I haven't told. I tend to view faith as a personal matter, and tend to dodge questions a bit when I'm asked in real life. Here, I'm very outspoken because I feel like I can't be in real life. To shout it from the rooftops could court disaster.
  10. Out of the mouths of babes, eh?
  11. Cerise, you mystyped on one line: I believe it's supposed to be: Heh heh. But otherwise, it was good.
  12. -Demona-

    EternalDarkness' Pics

    Pictures of ED and company (mostly webcam pics).
  13. Welcome, Appellation. You're right, it does seem to happen too fast to those who aren't aware of your own internal struggle. My de-conversion was nearly a decade in the making, but up until the end of '03, I was referring to myself as a "Christian white witch". Of course, now I realize how ludicrous and ill-fitting such a label is. Mainstream Christianity condemns witchcraft and the occult, both of which I'm fascinated by. I hope your hubby comes to understand your beliefs, and becomes more adjusted to it. It may take awhile, but I think (if he truly loves you) he'll eventually be content now that you're more comfortable in your own skin. Again, welcome to ExC, and I hope you enjoy it here.
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