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Ex-Adventists and Seventh-day Atheists

A group for those atheists who still hiding among the remnant or who couldn't get away from the remnant fast enough...

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Conversion to SDAism as an adult?

Started by matthew west. Last reply by Caroline Aurora Oct 22. 12 Replies

Most of the people here seem to have been raised SDAs, and thus to  have had no choice in the matter. I converted in my 20s. Is there anyone else here who converted at about that age or even later in…Continue

what's the one thing you can't believe you used to believe?

Started by clinton lopez. Last reply by Mark Anthony Dec 25, 2013. 39 Replies

of course creationism jumps out at me first but since leaving the church and becoming a secular humanist, i've gone back and read the gospels again and i can't believe that i didn't see how weird…Continue

Some people will believe anything. We call these people 'Adventists'.

Started by Humble Pie. Last reply by Ed - Heathen & Proud Of It Dec 19, 2013. 4 Replies

Alright, so I never thought I would be that guy, but I started a blog.  About Adventists, and about coming out of the Seventh-day Adventist church.  My first real post was about how Adventists will…Continue

Hey everybody

Started by Kipp Swanson Dec 12, 2013. 0 Replies

Don't know how many actually are active here, but hey y'all.  Short intro:I was raised SDA but left that in my mid 20s or so for just general christian.  I met my wife to be about 6 years ago and she…Continue

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Comment by Shane Starr on October 11, 2014 at 12:43am
Hi Caroline, glad to have you with us!
Comment by Caroline Aurora on October 10, 2014 at 10:55pm

Hi all. I'm new here. It's so good to find a group for people who leave SDA behind and become atheists! I left the church in the mid-80s, after giving it 10 valuable years of my life. Looking back, those years seem like a kind of prison now.

I'm concerned that there are so many ex-SDAs out there who go on to other churches. While I get some of their reasoning - particularly those who want to stay christian - my reasons for leaving were significantly different and I don't think other churches cut the mustard.

Basically, I finally LEFT when I discovered that much of what I'd been taught was a load of bollocks (and that religion itself is false). Lies and half-truths. And god is nothing short of a sociopath!

But having said all that, it's great to connect here!

Comment by Glorianne Scott on December 26, 2013 at 12:13am

Love it!

Comment by Alexandra on December 25, 2013 at 6:18am

Finally, one I could share on my actual profile, not just on my Antitheism page. This is is an absolute corker but only an ex Sevvie would understand! :)

Comment by Mark Anthony on August 21, 2013 at 8:46pm

Hi Emery, same here. I regularly attend the church with my wife and my daughter. Church has become a family already.

Comment by Michael Peterson on June 16, 2013 at 9:48pm

Hey Emery,

I am largely in the same boat as you.  I still attend church with my wife.  There are still people within the church that I consider friends, but I have been working on developing social connections outside of church.  It helps.

Comment by Emery Davenport on June 15, 2013 at 5:45pm
Thanks for the reply. I used to downplay the teachings. Now, when brought up, I try share corollary or contrasting teachings from other religions and modern culture (including science) that are just as, or more valid.

Adventism values family friendships and healthy living to a high degree - Some of it too much. but overall, I find those aspects of the lifestyle fulfilling. They are also share a common (not everyone of course) for the physical needs and well being of others. Their ADRA program, (while I am ambivalent at best about any church state arrangement) is all about helping people with their physical needs.

Regards
Comment by Emery Davenport on June 15, 2013 at 5:01pm
Sorry for the auto correct. I cannot see the screen where I type either.
Comment by Emery Davenport on June 15, 2013 at 4:59pm
@Debra
Did you have anything to add? It is an admittedly "interesting" situation. I have always downplayed parts of Adventism I had problems with, and would stop further investigation for fear of reprisal (early on) and stigma as a youth. It was when I tried to teach my kids and others' kids the lessons in the bible and Adventist belief that I had to be honest with myself about my doubts. I do not join in with singing or prayer, but this is where my friends and theirs hang out every week. Do you have any advise to through the murky bathwater out without the baby?
Comment by Emery Davenport on June 15, 2013 at 11:29am
My wife and kids are still Adventist. Given that the church is pretty much our entire sicial life, i still attend church with them.
I presume there ae others in this same boat or have sailed these waters before? What is/was your method of coping or changing your social structure to ne more even and fair?

I don't drink alcohol too frequently, but on "Sabbath" morning, a stiff drink on the sly always helps.
 

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