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  1. I think a deadly spider bite on his penis, causing an erection just before his death would be perfect! Catholics would perform either dry humping motions, or masturbation motions to honor their lord and savior! And they couldn't diss porn, as it invokes the Lord's Condition! Okay, now it's just getting weird!
  2. I kept my entire CD collection, and occasionally listen to the music. Sometimes the lyrics get in the way of enjoying the music, but for the most part I just think of them as general love songs. At least for the lighter stuff. The heavier stuff is simply ear candy, and half the time I don't even hear the lyrics. Bands like Mortification, Living Sacrifice, As I Lay Dying (which is only "technically" Christian), and Demon Hunter. I personally find it rather petty to worry about a song's message. If I like the music, that's all that matters.
  3. I changed my profile picture to reflect the beard I once had, and am going for again....
  4. The woman in the red dress is for sure real. I don't find it attractive, but I'm sure someone does. And even if no one else in the world does, as long as she's happy and true to herself.
  5. As a Christian, I was heavily against gay unions and abortions. My attitude toward the gay community started to change while I was still Christian, and I am still very passionately pro-life.
  6. of course their Jesus didn't have as epic a beard as the one I had and am going for again. So maybe they're just jealous! ha!
  7. I think I've found another group of people who get heavily criticized for a change in their life. Hi, my name is Dan and it's been a really long time since I've posted anything here. In the past, we've seen adults afraid to tell their parents, spouses, or other family and friends about their deconversion. It seems to be a common theme. Fear of telling loved ones that you're no longer a Christian. It's also been pointed out that this is bullshit. We shouldn't have to feel like children afraid of wrath from our parents when we did something wrong, simply because we no longer believe.
  8. I don't see the point of mocking a person, but I do still make jokes about the belief. Parody stories and such. It's not out of anger, hatred or rebellion, as some theists have pointed out they believe it is. But rather it's because I like humor, and I don't see why religion should get a free pass.
  9. Had a dream last night that my wife and I were fighting, and I got a phone call during the argument from someone from this site! A woman. She told me she had bad news for me. My account was in poor standing because of a complaint from my wife that I had used a picture without her permission. The woman then told me that she understood, and had heard of this kind of complaining before. I told her she must get it a lot, and she said she did. Atheist spouses getting harassed, even threatened by Christian spouses. She then told me she would do whatever it took to clear things up! There must
  10. What you're really doing is asking for positive thoughts. I think it's okay. Prayer may not work, but knowing that someone cares does. Asking them to pray for you, and hearing them say, "Of course I will!" sends positive vibes throughout your body.
  11. Porn is not intended to have a relationship with the people on screen any more than watching Indiana Jones is. Having sex, likewise, is not only meant to feel loved nor is it the only way to show love. And swearing AT or TO people is not a nice thing to do, but swearing in and of itself is fine.
  12. Read lots of books, and be comfortable with what you believe. Christians will often try to plant that seed of doubt, and if you're not firm in your reasons for not believing, it's going to be difficult dealing with people who's main goal is to convert you.
  13. The one thing that really bothers me is what Christians think is sin. Things like sex before marriage, same sex relationships, porn, swearing, etc.... For the most part, I don't think these things are wrong in the least bit. As long as it's not hurting anyone and it's legal, I think all is fair game. Of course, this will only instill in a Christian even MORE that ex-Christians are choosing a life of sin without consequence. So, below is a made up dialogue between a Jew and a Christian to show just how ridiculous "sin" is: What are you eating? A ham sandwich. Do you want one? You
  14. I'm glad I'm not in your shoes, par! Asked almost DAILY? I'd be on a killing spree by now! lol
  15. Yes, choice is not always immediate control, but sometimes it is getting long term tools.
  16. A desire to be honest is really what compelled me. I didn't want to hide anything, which it felt I was. But after I told people, some were asking me why I needed to say anything at all, insisting I had some kind of an ulterior motive. I suppose a hidden motive might have been a desire to be true to myself, as well as to them. Now, I tell no one unless they ask me "why aren't you in church anymore?" However, telling people initially was the stepping stone needed to get to the place where I am now. Now, after having seemingly contradicted myself half a dozen times, I need to eat! lol
  17. Looking back, I wish I had said nothing, and rather waited until people came to me. But that's just me. Having said that, I think telling people is a good thing, and helps the process of deconverting. Plus we should not have to be silent!
  18. If your dad is still alive and not really a part of your life, I think that's even a sadder story. Sorry to hear about that.
  19. I always had a hard time believing in an eternal afterlife. The concept was too difficult, even if it was reassuring. Having said that, I personally see no reason to find comfort in believing that we will see our loved ones again, and that we will leave one realm, and enter another. It may not be true, but it may also be a coping mechanism that some people need. I sometimes find myself embracing such a philosophy.
  20. Thanks, madameX. I don't consider myself particularly resilient or strong. After all, I barely remember anything from those years. This is more my mom's story to tell than mine. I do realize that my brain will have stored all that information, and it will have ultimately shaped how I view life in later years, but I can't FEEL one way or another about my dad. I can, however, feel one way or another about the STORIES of my dad. And to be completely honest, I still have fantasies about going back in time and meeting my dad, picking a fight with him, and laying him flat on the pavement! But
  21. I think you are bang on! There's definitely some truth to the statement, "I come from a long line of _______________"
  22. I've also wondered what my life might have looked like if I could have gone back in time and killed him myself just after I was conceived, thereby not ever being subjected to his abuse. But then there's the genetic angle again...
  23. I'm thinking they will, but it's going to be a bit of a road ahead....
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