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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 Pixie on October 17, 2010 at 2:00pm
Hi everyone! I'd love some feedback here: How did your christian family respond to the news that you are now Atheist? My mom's been very supportive of me leaving TSCC but I don't know if I dare be so bold as to tell her I no longer believe in God or any Christian belief or doctrine. Any ideas, suggestions or comments? Thanks :)
Comment by Pixie on October 11, 2010 at 11:53am
Thanks for the welcome, Gofita! :) And yes, I've seen Julia perform her "Letting Go of God" on TV...she was awesome! I can tell I'm gonna love this group! :)
Comment by Edward Casey on October 11, 2010 at 11:06am
I agree with Kerry in that all the reading I have done on the evidence for Jesus, it comes up short. Considering that this history took place and describes huge crowds that followed this man, there is not one shred of external evidence that corroborates that there was a Jesus. This is well within recorded history, as well. Look that even more recently, Joseph Smith is venerated, yet we know so much about his history we know he was a charismatic who wrote a fantastic story and played a great role in creating a new religion.
Comment by Gofita on October 11, 2010 at 10:50am
Welcome, Pixie! I understand that feeling of emotionally letting go of god. Have you read Julia Sweeney's Letting Go of God? I recommend that one. Listen to her performance of it. It really hit home for me and her deconversion started when the Mormon missionaries knocked on her door and gave her the first discussion! Priceless!

I love Richard Dawkins's quote on how most people don't believe in Zeus or Poseidon anymore and that some people just take that one god higher!
Comment by Pixie on October 11, 2010 at 9:54am
Hi! I'm new to LAM and I'm really excited and relieved to see there's an Atheist group here! I'm struggling with my new role of being an Atheist because I had always believed sooo strongly in God's existence. I was raised Church of Christ, became Presbyterian at age 12, then converted to LDS at 23. But when the House of Cards (TSCC) fell, I fell even harder... and the more research I did, the more I came to the realization that God doesn't exist. Logically, it makes perfect sense but emotionally, well, maybe my system is still in shock...I dunno. So, I'm looking forward to what others have to share on this subject! Thanks! :)
Comment by Jonas Clausen on October 2, 2010 at 7:05pm
I love Edward's comment: "...it took me a long time to evolve into the faith that there is no God."

I wonder if the survival instinct aspect of belief is related to a need to belong to a community of like minded primates who will go to war with you to defend territory, etc.? Just an idea.
Comment by Jonas Clausen on October 2, 2010 at 7:00pm
Don't worry, you can be both. I think most atheists are pretty agnostic about alot of things.
Comment by Gofita on October 2, 2010 at 8:43am
I'm more of a totally agnostic, but I hope you still take me!
Comment by Edward Casey on August 29, 2010 at 8:35pm
There is that understanding we learn. We grow up learning Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny aren't real. What society has not come to grips with is the God is not real, but as much a myth as Santa Claus. Beliefs serve a survival instinct in us that is not clear. Shrugs, all I know is it took me a long time to evolve into the faith that there is no God.
Comment by Jonas Clausen on June 15, 2010 at 11:04am
"We are the matter of the universe contemplating itself." I can't remember the author of this quote.

I think it is disingenuous to state in the "Information" section above that an atheism forum for ex-mos is for people who don't believe in JC, GtF, and HG anymore. There's an awful lot more that I don't believe in, too. I think we should define ourselves by what we DO believe.

Atheists believe that there is no deity.

In that sense, it takes more "faith" to be atheist than to be agnostic, and we are willing to take a stand for our belief.
 

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