"Thanks! Very good speech.
Favorite quote: "...the universe is clearly lacking in gods and supernatural forces, so grow up and set all that nonsense aside. Join us and become a good atheist — you’ll be much happier and will waste…"
"The truth. It's hard, but without it, you're moving from living one lie to living another. Don't beat yourself up though. It sometimes takes more courage than a person can muster right away. In the end, though, honesty is freedom."
"One big reason for me to at least make it known that I'm atheist is so that others who are afraid to come out as atheist -- or even to admit to themselves that they don't believe, will see that there are some other relatively normal people…"
"When I realized -- or, finally admitted to myself -- that Mormonism isn't true, all of religion fell apart for me. And it's really hard for me to understand when people finally leave the LDS church and then go join some other church. What…"
"You had to be completely honest with yourself and others -- even when it was very hard -- in order to leave the church. Once you've summoned the courage to be that honest, you don't want to waste that by being dishonest in easy areas. At…"
Feb 21, 2010
Jimmy Canino is now a member of Life After Mormonism (exmormon)