As weird as it is, I think it was the attitude of my former "fellow" Christians that started me on the road to doubt. Even though I've got a bachelors in Physics and have generally held a belief in evolution and big bang cosmology for most of the believing stage of my life, it really wasn't science that brought up questions(cognitive dissonance at its best). I think I've always generally never had a connection with anyone in any church I had ever attended. Mainly since most Christians, especially in the south, are non-intellectuals. But I think it really started when I began listening to extreme metal. I couldn't understand how anyone could look down on something that I loved so much and felt so natural to listen to. I can't tell you how many people have told me that its "the devils music"(even though most of the lyrics are socio-political).

Of course later on I did my research and discovered how ridiculous my former beliefs were. So who or what started you on your path to disbelief?

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... it takes a woman 20 minutes to reach orgasm. It takes a man 2.

God fucked up.

But, in fucking up that way, God gave serious power to young women whose boyfriends failed to make sure they too reached orgasm.

As a woman once said, "I would enjoy sex more if I weren't using it for power."

Yeah, Prog Rock Girl, but very few men know how to have multiple orgasms.

It requires them to focus attention elsewhere.

Ha-ha-ha-ha!!!  Never thought of THAT!

Twelve years of catholic school bullshit with sadistic nuns and crooked priests created lots of doubt. Of course taking 4 foot floor bong hits and sitting around philosophizing with my high school friends like "That 70's Show" probably helped.
i'm glad to see you made it to the secular side without worsening the depression. i have a neo-Pagan friend who's in the same boat; she told me she knows her faith is irrational, but that she clings to it because the idea of a world with no 'second chances' or benevolent spirits terrifies her. i'll show her what you said; maybe it'll help. thanks.

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being shunned by my neo-pagan friends got me to be honest with myself; I didn't believe any of that bullshit.

I have a friend who is pagan, who admits to being irrational. But it makes her feel good, so it's okay for her to believe in it. I love her, but I admit to staring at her for a whole five minutes in silence.

Rachel, when I define the word rational as economists do, as referring to the benefits and costs that result from a choice, the only rationality I see in religion, especially xianity, is the kind that prevails in a dominant/submissive relationship.

One day about thirty years ago when I was still in transition, after a talk by a retired college professor I remarked that I wasn't comfortable with the superior/inferior aspect of xianity. His reply shocked me; he said "That's what I like about it."

Your pagan friend might be more rational than she knows.

Hm-mm, ask your neo-Pagan friend what she's doing that leaves her needing second chances?

She might be doing what an enterprising Catholic kid does, confesses a sin and then go out and commits it again.

Woot! Glad your free of the woo nonsense. I hope you get the best, easiest-to-live-with depression and anxiety treatment imaginable :) (Oh, and I hope it's affordable too!)
I've never had any serious doubts about religion being absolute bullshit.
God probably got the boot the same day as Santa and the Easter Bunny.
I did believe when i was younger, but yeah, santa and the easter bunny raised the initial question marks on god.

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