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I'm a fat, geeky college student with Asperger's Syndrome that used to go to Catholic Church every sunday. By default in that spectrum, I should have known to no longer believe in the Christian Deity anymore but even years after I was diagnosed, I still believed and stayed on. I used to hate homosexuals and most US minorities due to stereotypes and that "God would punish them for their actions" but I relented. I currently disagree with the church on matters of homosexuality, stem-cell research and/or abortion. The moment I've heard of Westboro and/or Terry Jones, I used to pray that God could stop them but not anymore. At most sundays now (without my mother's knowledge), I either go to the movies or go to a swap meet and attend a card game shop as a regular patron or heck, Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. 

 

I began to build my ship to leave the faith when I joined my mother's friend's bible study of people from the Christian and Missionary Alliance. I asked my mother, a real Catholic, why?? Because she was super-friendly... Uh huh. At the start of 2012, I then moved onto a youth bible study of the C&MA per one of mom's friend's suggestions. Most of the college students and highschoolers who attended the youth study were cool, until November rolled by. The study's leader began talking to me seriously that I should abandon Catholicism because it's not the "real way to be saved. It's in by God's grace that I'd be saved." Some of the members were aware of this incident and have begun treating me like I'm some sort of black sheep. I then realized from that moment on that Christianity has a lot of chaos, not just in politics, but in their own denominations too. The awareness of Westboro or the Dove Outreach Center (Terry Jones' realm) began connecting and found that many denominations are competitive in their beliefs and tout day to day that their way of believing and serving God is right and the others who do it differently are wrong.

 

12/2012 is when the ship was completed: said leader after Christmas choiring, told me in private that I'm in the brink of "damnation" for being a Catholic, an anime/comedy geek, a Japanophile, a pro-LGBTQ/women's rights, that I'm more interested in building Gundam models than worshipping God. He still pushes his religious creed of "Solo Gratia." I didn't fight back strong... I wished I did. 

 

I contemplated throughout 2013 of leaving until I attended the youth study's own church, the South Bay Missionary Alliance Church. Not only were they subtly hateful of gay people, abortion, science and culture, their pastors deduced that "we men and women of God must pray for a new USA, a new country in the name, rules and reverence to their Christian Deity." I was able to meet most of their diehard members who weren't in the bible study and most of them loved deriding atheists or Obama and his "cronies"/loved watching Todd Friel/wrong stuff from Fox News or GOP-Republican Personnel like Sarah Palin, the Bachmanns. They are aware of people like Glenn Beck but nonetheless launch pointless potshots at anything Obama or the "stupid liberals" have done. One of the members, a soldier who served during the Iraq war, had car stickers saying "4 more years of that socialist muslim satan" and "Bend over and let the Antichrist's dick enter you." The faith-leaving ship was completed the moment I saw those stickers. 

 

At Cinco de Mayo 2013, I typed in my diary that I'm done with both Catholicism and the C&MA. I realized that Christianity in its entirety is not worth believing in the long run due to their history of promoting slavery, bigotry, misogyny and lunacy upon the innocent as well as the denominations' in-fighting and chaos on who's right in their way of beliefs. Most of this faith are out to brainwash and politically correct people, organizations and countries because they are unrightfully judgmental and/or think their values are better. They think they doing great things in helping people but in truth, they are fundamentalists in sheep's clothing, wanting to censor anything they do not agree with or are repugnant of. They hate Gene Roddenberry, Liberace, Bill Maher, RuPaul, Ghandi, Sacha Baron Cohen, George Takei, Neil Degrasse-Tyson or even Eric McCormack.

 

They have lied too much about their MO. They aren't a "religion of peace." The Catholics catered to Adolf Hitler and encouraged him that the genocide against the Jews was good for God plus their denials and fabrications of their pedophilic priests. Evangelicals are proud of Becky Fischer, Pat Robertson, Kevin Swanson, Bryan Fischer, Friel, Alex Jones, gun enthusiasts+the NRA and their alliance with politicking Republicans, forming the Religious Right as well as the indoctrination of Uganda, resulting in the country's new rule that they can legally kill gay people. Baptists don't bother doing damage control on Westboro while they say USA's spiritual bond with God is going down the crapper and many churches aren't "real churches." Terry Jones still wants to burn my neighbor's quran. Russia and Brazil spoke their minds on gay matters with blood and laws. And I'm pretty sure that most of the bible study members I talk with are silently criticizing me for being a geek on other things and watching Dogma. I can call in more reasons to leave this religion but these are simple. 

 

TLDR: I'm sailing away from this so-called "religion of love and peace." Currently, I'm a closet agnostic. There are turbulent winds ahead but I know deep down that I can survive. I want to keep my freethinking, my love for culture and this world and my sanity and I will do anything to go far away from these religious jackassholes. Feel free to correct me on the info in here and I hope I can get help from you guys and girls. 

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Welcome ISISBrett!

I love Archer, too. The writing on that show is so clever and tight. Oh, noes, a Japanophile! Well, if liking anime is what it takes to send you to Hell, I guess I'll be there too. Sounds like you're thinking clearly, with compassion, and, frankly courage.

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Welcome ISISBrett!  I was never exposed to those extremely judgmental and prejudice types... I don't know how I would have handled that.  That's crazy!  Sounds like they definitely contributed to your doubt, and rightfully so.

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I understand with those judgmental and prejudiced types. They're awful, especially if they're part of a group that touts itself as having cornered the market on morality. They contributed to the doubts i had as well. I saw a lot of those at the last church i visited regularly, and i wondered how they could be that way when they claim to love one another and judge not. Fucking hypocrites.

 

I had problems with how the catholic church had close ties to Hitler, all the way up to the Vatican as well, along with the myriad of other human rights abuses they've been involved in or started themselves. It isn't only them, other factions in xtianity contributed too. Not a single one has stepped up to the plate and taken responsibility, or offered a legitimate apology. A legitimate apology would imply that they've changed for the better, and they won't do that. Honesty is too abstract and complex to be in their vocabulary.

 

Like i said somewhere on here before, religion has nothing new or worthwhile to offer this world. It's a relic of a bygone era when it was the only game in town. You're right, they think they're helping, but they aren't. All the more reason to be done with religion, those religious asswipes. Now that you're done with religion, you're free to be your freethinking, culture-loving, anime-fan self. Spend those Sundays however you wish. Your integrity and your peace of mind is worth it.

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Welcome ISISBrett!

 

You're on the right journey!

 

BTW, I attended a C&MA church for almost a decade. It finally broke my brain.

 

Me as a fundy: Wendycrazy.gif

 

Me as an atheist: cloud9_99.gif

 

II hope the same is true for you!

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I like your comparison of leaving the false beliefs behind to sailing away.

 

There will be some nice tranquil times in your journey, and some stormy times, just don't let the rocks of false beliefs damage the ship.

 

Wishing you all the best in your life's journey.

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^This. And don't let the sirens draw you back in with their songs. :)

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I'm a fat, geeky college student with Asperger's Syndrome that used to go to Catholic Church every sunday. By default in that spectrum, I should have known to no longer believe in the Christian Deity anymore but even years after I was diagnosed, I still believed and stayed on. I used to hate homosexuals and most US minorities due to stereotypes and that "God would punish them for their actions" but I relented. I currently disagree with the church on matters of homosexuality, stem-cell research and/or abortion. The moment I've heard of Westboro and/or Terry Jones, I used to pray that God could stop them but not anymore. At most sundays now (without my mother's knowledge), I either go to the movies or go to a swap meet and attend a card game shop as a regular patron or heck, Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. 

 

I began to build my ship to leave the faith when I joined my mother's friend's bible study of people from the Christian and Missionary Alliance. I asked my mother, a real Catholic, why?? Because she was super-friendly... Uh huh. At the start of 2012, I then moved onto a youth bible study of the C&MA per one of mom's friend's suggestions. Most of the college students and highschoolers who attended the youth study were cool, until November rolled by. The study's leader began talking to me seriously that I should abandon Catholicism because it's not the "real way to be saved. It's in by God's grace that I'd be saved." Some of the members were aware of this incident and have begun treating me like I'm some sort of black sheep. I then realized from that moment on that Christianity has a lot of chaos, not just in politics, but in their own denominations too. The awareness of Westboro or the Dove Outreach Center (Terry Jones' realm) began connecting and found that many denominations are competitive in their beliefs and tout day to day that their way of believing and serving God is right and the others who do it differently are wrong.

 

12/2012 is when the ship was completed: said leader after Christmas choiring, told me in private that I'm in the brink of "damnation" for being a Catholic, an anime/comedy geek, a Japanophile, a pro-LGBTQ/women's rights, that I'm more interested in building Gundam models than worshipping God. He still pushes his religious creed of "Solo Gratia." I didn't fight back strong... I wished I did. 

 

I contemplated throughout 2013 of leaving until I attended the youth study's own church, the South Bay Missionary Alliance Church. Not only were they subtly hateful of gay people, abortion, science and culture, their pastors deduced that "we men and women of God must pray for a new USA, a new country in the name, rules and reverence to their Christian Deity." I was able to meet most of their diehard members who weren't in the bible study and most of them loved deriding atheists or Obama and his "cronies"/loved watching Todd Friel/wrong stuff from Fox News or GOP-Republican Personnel like Sarah Palin, the Bachmanns. They are aware of people like Glenn Beck but nonetheless launch pointless potshots at anything Obama or the "stupid liberals" have done. One of the members, a soldier who served during the Iraq war, had car stickers saying "4 more years of that socialist muslim satan" and "Bend over and let the Antichrist's dick enter you." The faith-leaving ship was completed the moment I saw those stickers. 

 

At Cinco de Mayo 2013, I typed in my diary that I'm done with both Catholicism and the C&MA. I realized that Christianity in its entirety is not worth believing in the long run due to their history of promoting slavery, bigotry, misogyny and lunacy upon the innocent as well as the denominations' in-fighting and chaos on who's right in their way of beliefs. Most of this faith are out to brainwash and politically correct people, organizations and countries because they are unrightfully judgmental and/or think their values are better. They think they doing great things in helping people but in truth, they are fundamentalists in sheep's clothing, wanting to censor anything they do not agree with or are repugnant of. They hate Gene Roddenberry, Liberace, Bill Maher, RuPaul, Ghandi, Sacha Baron Cohen, George Takei, Neil Degrasse-Tyson or even Eric McCormack.

 

They have lied too much about their MO. They aren't a "religion of peace." The Catholics catered to Adolf Hitler and encouraged him that the genocide against the Jews was good for God plus their denials and fabrications of their pedophilic priests. Evangelicals are proud of Becky Fischer, Pat Robertson, Kevin Swanson, Bryan Fischer, Friel, Alex Jones, gun enthusiasts+the NRA and their alliance with politicking Republicans, forming the Religious Right as well as the indoctrination of Uganda, resulting in the country's new rule that they can legally kill gay people. Baptists don't bother doing damage control on Westboro while they say USA's spiritual bond with God is going down the crapper and many churches aren't "real churches." Terry Jones still wants to burn my neighbor's quran. Russia and Brazil spoke their minds on gay matters with blood and laws. And I'm pretty sure that most of the bible study members I talk with are silently criticizing me for being a geek on other things and watching Dogma. I can call in more reasons to leave this religion but these are simple. 

 

TLDR: I'm sailing away from this so-called "religion of love and peace." Currently, I'm a closet agnostic. There are turbulent winds ahead but I know deep down that I can survive. I want to keep my freethinking, my love for culture and this world and my sanity and I will do anything to go far away from these religious jackassholes. Feel free to correct me on the info in here and I hope I can get help from you guys and girls. 

 

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