Just wanted to say hi. 40 years old,grew up in the Pentecostal, apostolic faith. The last 3 years I have bounced from church to church trying to make sense of things I did not understand. Well it just caused more questions to the point I realized I could not believe anymore. I will be honest just now coming to grips with the fact I do not believe is still a bit scary and as much as I wish something would just click to where I could believe again. I m starting to realize it is not happening
Dont want to ramle too much. Thanks for the group here
Hey Tricia! I hate to say it, but Jesus doesn't love you. He's too busy being dead. But we all do! (Or, I do, anyhow!)
I know it's a hard process. You probably feel like you've lost a good friend. But I know that, now that you have put away your old superstitions, you will be able to make new and better ones, rather than the imaginary friends you used to keep. :D
Welcome to Atheist Nexus! I can relate to what you're going through. My own "de-conversion" took several years and had my emotions going up and down for quite awhile. There's a lot of great resources on-line and places like this to find like-minded thinkers. You might be interest in contacting Rich Lyons at "Living After Faith." He was a Pentecostal minister for 20 years before leaving his faith behind. He has a blog and a podcast that focuses on the topic of how to live again after becoming a non-believer. http://livingafterfaith.blogspot.com/p/about-us.html.
Glad you could join us!
Mike TY. I actually have him on my FB now, Has been very interesting listening to him. Coming from the same denomination as him I can relate to some of his stories. :)
Thanks again everyone
Carl Sagan once said that once you see the light of science and reason, you can't go back unless you have a brain injury.