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Totally Atheist

For those who don't believe in JC, GtF and the HG anymore.

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Try a little objective truth for a change.

Started by Claude O'Donovan. Last reply by Dan Jun 6, 2015. 18 Replies

I have invested over thirty years in studying the Bible and about it. I've been to Israel and seen the proof of the archeological digs. It is infallible, it's historical record is validated in every…Continue

Objective morals from Science and Reasoning

Started by Blenderpunch. Last reply by Blenderpunch Nov 15, 2014. 5 Replies

When people find out I’m an atheist the most common question I get is “Where do you get your morals from if you don’t believe in God?” Now I know other atheists that are moral, so being an atheist…Continue

Tags: evidence, evolution, reasoning, morals, objective

Humanistic Mormonism?

Started by foxjones. Last reply by Dave Salyers May 22, 2014. 5 Replies

Came across this:  …Continue

Tags: mormonism, humanistic

Evolution misconceptions that makes us facepalm

Started by Blenderpunch. Last reply by Saint Noodle Aug 18, 2013. 4 Replies

I'm new to this group but I thought that I'd start a discussion about something that seems to come up rather regularly. And that of course is evolution. The thing that seems to come up so often with…Continue

Tags: fact, proven, science, selection, darwin

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Comment by Gofita on February 1, 2011 at 11:43am
Wow. Talk about scary. Thanks for sharing this.
Comment by MikeUtah on January 31, 2011 at 9:23pm

Discrimination against an atheist High School student.
Comment by Casey Roberts on December 16, 2010 at 2:24pm

Just an interesting video I stumbled upon.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNDZb0KtJDk&feature=player_embedded

 

Comment by Pixie on October 19, 2010 at 11:10am
Good Day Edward!
Wow! I'm amazed! You sure were one very bright lad to know all of that at such a young age (I really had very little idea about religions outside of christianity). But as far as the hypocritical: my mom was the epitome (sp?) of do as I say, not as I do. I just couldn't wrap my brain around how she could be one person to the outside world but completely different to her own family. But in hindsight, my belief in god was what I found comfort and strength in. So, now I'm plagued by feelings of guilt...I've believed in god ALL my life...so how can I just suddenly WAKE UP and realize it's all been a "grand delusion"? Talk about a shift in my paradigm! I've swung from one extreme to the other very quickly. Some days my brains feel like scrambled eggs!! But, I guess you were fortunate enough to never experience that particular "shock" to your system! :) As for me...I'm still struggling but having all of you to share this with makes it much more tolerable! So, I thank all of you for that!
Hugz,
Lisa Beth/Pixie
Comment by Pixie on October 19, 2010 at 10:59am
Hey Deepesa, don't feel bad....my stoooopidity gets the best of me every time I join a group cuz I'm not so gr8 at figuring out how to navigate around sites! And with that said: thanks for your openess and tolerance of others choices and beliefs!!
Hugz, Lisa Beth/Pixie
Comment by MikeUtah on October 19, 2010 at 10:26am
Deepesa, if you change your mind, feel free to stay ;-) Otherwise, you'll find the "Leave Group" link just above the Group Members listing to the right.
Comment by Enlightened on October 19, 2010 at 10:12am
OOPs!! I think I have totally messed up by replying to something and now I am a member of the Totally Atheist group - which I don't want to be. I sometimes find the site confusing when replying but then it is probably more my own stupidity than anything else. Sorry! I need to reiterate that I am NOT of the Atheist belief. However, having said that - each to his own - tolerance is the name of my game.
Comment by Edward Casey on October 19, 2010 at 12:05am
hey Lisa Beth,
I guess I was sensitive to cognizant dissonance when I was young. I could see people come to church on Sunday, then be hypocritical the rest of the week. In the Southern Baptist style of preaching, no one would be saved unless they accepted Jesus as their savior. I knew that Christianity was relatively new among world religions so I could not accept that 3/4 of the population of earth was going to hell because they didn't accept Jesus.

Even when I tried to "get the spirit," I saw others around me go into swoons, crying and falling down. I thought there must be something wrong with me because I never felt the way they did. Maybe, as I thought, I just am not that easily swayed by peer pressure to "get it."

I remember my daughter, around 12, screaming at her mother, "there is no God!" I cringed because I know that hurt my wife; sorry to say, I never told my daughter that I agree with her. As an adult now, she knows, back then she must have thought I was on the same side of the fence as her mother.
Comment by Pixie on October 18, 2010 at 11:02pm
Hi! It's me...again....thanks for the comments...it's sooo refreshing to "talk" with like-minded folks who have been or are going through what I am.

Edward, so even though you were raised to believe in the bible, probably in a "normal" American, Christian family, you never "bought" in to it? Boy, I did...hook, line and sinker. In fact, I was sooo immersed that I was able to teach sunday school to my peers and adults (Church of Christ) by the time I was 12! Then we switched to Presbyterian and the sunday school teachers there had a love/hate relationship with me. First, I knew more than they did and second, I was constantly challenging them. Not a pretty picture! :) I think I was ripe for Mormon pickings because no one could answer my questions (but of course THEY had ALL the answers) and Splish-splash: another convert was born!!

And Jonas, you made me lol with your response...thanks for that! :) I *love* the loud laughter! I still can't believe I made a covenant to avoid all light-mindedness and loud laughter! I personally think laughter is one of the greatest things we've got goin' for us! Maybe that covenant came around due more to the time period/era. They were all work, work work. Just look at the pictures...NO ONE was ever smiled!! Well, thanks for your input...I don't feel so bad about living with the "blech" factor anymore!! The next time I hear "god this 'n god that" on the tele, I'll just break out in to loud laughter instead of cringing!! :)
Happy Hugs to one 'n all! :)
Lisa Beth/aka Pixie (and now possibly Miss Gabby if I don't shud dup!!) :)
Comment by Jonas Clausen on October 18, 2010 at 9:22pm
For me the BLECH! factor hasn't faded much, but more often now I find myself trying to suppress loud laughter, which is a little bit better, I guess. I do not hope for my disgust of religion in general to fade. As far as being asked to pray, I decline the invitation, and if I am in my house, I propose a toast.
 

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