Ex-Adventists and Seventh-day Atheists

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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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Thank you Ellen G White!!!

Started by Enrique Sanchez. Last reply by Elle Knight Dec 11. 4 Replies

I just want to thank Ellen G white, thaks to her ridiculous writings I started questioning first Adventism then Religion and Bible origins.My Father( a really active adventist to this day) raise me…Continue

Ever wonder if you're part of the "shaking" and that maybe you're wrong?

Started by Amy. Last reply by Ben Roth Dec 5. 8 Replies

I'm really new to nontheism, and while I feel pretty confident now that I/m not just being "rebellious against God", I do sometimes get the thought in the back of my mind, what if i'm part of the…Continue

Still vegetarians, yes or no?

Started by matthew west. Last reply by Amy Dec 3. 31 Replies

Do you still adhere to vegetarianism? If so, do you still use the meat substitutes? What are your reasons for remaining veggie, if you do?For me, I became an SDA and a vegetarian shortly before I…Continue

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

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Comment by Amy on December 3, 2014 at 8:30pm

@emery, i just made the realization that I don't believe anymore a little while ago, we still attend church (the last 2 sabbaths not though for different reasons), partly because my husband is still not really decided on where he stands, partly bc I work at the church school where our oldest son attends, and partly bc all our friends are there and they start asking questions of course if we don't go. I totally get the "its your entire social life" thing. that's my boat too.

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?
 

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