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So, I Finally Ranted About My Former Xtian Friends On Facebook


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I posted to following status yesterday as a final goodbye gesture to my xtian friends. It was cathartic and it felt like the final weight being lifted.

 

Cast of characters:

 

Jason Blue - Me. Feel free to friend me if you like at http://www.facebook.com/jason.blue smile.png

 

Karen - My xian sister-in-law (married to my brother Chad) who does (did) not know of my de-conversion

 

Lisa - Former church friend who just started interacting with me in the last few days on FB based on a

previous post that did not sit well with her. I took mercy on her in that post instead of easily destroying her arguments. She took part of my merciful quote from that post and tried to use it against me in this one. Oye!

 

Daniel - Atheist friend who made a commercial for my former church a few years ago, so he is very familiar with the leadership of the church. Several people from the church, especially the leaders, have met him and are friends with him on facebook. None of us knew he was an atheist at the time.

 

Matt - Atheist friend...you may recognize him wink.png

 

Veronica - Former church friend who I unfortunately influenced significantly toward xianity

 

Chad - My xian brother who does (did) not know of my de-conversion

 

Jeff - Former church leader that did not initiate a single contact with us when we left (before or after we de-converted)

 

Heidi - My xian sister who I told about my deconversion about a month ago

 

Andy - Former church friend (Veronica's husband)

 

David - Atheist friend...you may recognize him wink.png

 

All in all...My family and atheist friends were very supportive. My former church members were half clueless (Lisa/Jeff) and half clueless/supportive (Veronica/Andy). My adult niece saw the tread and PMed me about it. That gave me opportunity to come out to her and she was supportive and in about the same place.

 

 

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Goodbye Jesus

Nice little rant. Interesting how Jeff really doesn't get it as you have pointed out.

 

FB friend request inbound!

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My former church members were half clueless (Lisa/Jeff) and half clueless/supportive (Veronica/Andy).

I think it's just too scary for them to consider the alternative--that they may actually be incorrect in their beliefs. It takes courage to examine one's beliefs seriously. You are simply living proof that something is awry in Christianity. I think they would like to remain clueless, because then they are not accountable.....

 

Your journey is fascinating and I really appreciate you sharing it with us!

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Sounds like you still have some friends who will support you. Thanks for sharing this. It gives me courage!

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Nice little rant. Interesting how Jeff really doesn't get it as you have pointed out.

 

FB friend request inbound!

 

I think Jeff was dropped on his head as an infant ;)

 

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Your journey is fascinating and I really appreciate you sharing it with us!

 

Thanks Pos! If I wasn't talking to my EX-C friends, I would probably start talking to myself, and that wouldn't be good ;)

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Sounds like you still have some friends who will support you. Thanks for sharing this. It gives me courage!

 

I was happy with the support from my family. Although they don't know exactly about my de-conversion (except for Heide), I think they could read enough between the lines. So, that was definitely encouraging to me.

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Family isn't biological.

 

It's those who love you, warts and all.

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Wow, heavy. I admire how forthright you are, Jason. It shows that you care about these people.

 

BTW I sent you a FB friend request!

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You can friend me, too! Just send me a PM. :)

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Wow, heavy. I admire how forthright you are, Jason. It shows that you care about these people.

 

BTW I sent you a FB friend request!

 

Friend request accepted!

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Family isn't biological.

 

It's those who love you, warts and all.

 

I love you too McDaddy. It's ok to say it ;)

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I LOVE YOU MAAAANNN!!!!!!!

 

*bro hug*

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I'd friend you guys if I had FB. :) It can't have been easy to write that post, and it's nice to see so many people rallying behind you now that you've called 'em to the carpet. That was encouraging. Thanks for posting it here!

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I so admire your integrity and your courage!

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Okay, I'm going to bite and friend request ya both, but I'm not on my facebook much at the moment- I'm having issues working out how to stop the crazy cat people's shit coming up on my wall. Yeah, I'm avoiding them at the mo LOL

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Okay I friend requested yas :)

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Since everybody's friending around here, add me!! Matt McAlister. (that's me up there in the FB thread)

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Since everybody's friending around here, add me!! Matt McAlister. (that's me up there in the FB thread)

 

Dude, there's shitloads of Matt McAlisters around! Can you do the linky thing? J and 2H haven't confirmed me yet :(

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Okay, I'm going to bite and friend request ya both, but I'm not on my facebook much at the moment- I'm having issues working out how to stop the crazy cat people's shit coming up on my wall. Yeah, I'm avoiding them at the mo LOL

About the crazy cat people of the simpsons variety. There is a block person function that you could use. Also you you can delike the page, by going on the page and finding the button that says, something to the effect of unlike.
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Whooo! Friend-bonanza!

 

I sent requests to 2H and jblue! I'll be easy to spot since I have a colorful parrot in the same picture. Gonna go ahead and add you too mcdaddy!

 

Overall, I think that was about as good as a post like that could go.

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Since everybody's friending around here, add me!! Matt McAlister. (that's me up there in the FB thread)

 

Dude, there's shitloads of Matt McAlisters around! Can you do the linky thing? J and 2H haven't confirmed me yet sad.png

 

Do it by picture. His pic is in the FB post in the first part of this thread. That's how I figured it out.

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Okay, I'm going to bite and friend request ya both, but I'm not on my facebook much at the moment- I'm having issues working out how to stop the crazy cat people's shit coming up on my wall. Yeah, I'm avoiding them at the mo LOL

 

I thought you knew. The internet is for sharing cat pictures and porn.

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How do you do the "link thing"

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