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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 John Kiernan on May 7, 2011 at 8:04pm
I guess it was a gradual thing. When I was a young preteen, I told my folks that I did not want to go to Church anymore. They told me "As long as you live in this house you will go to church." So, as soon as I turned 18, I joined the Air Force. No more church. It took me longer to form My nonbeliever status and 4 years of Academy helped. I am thankful that I did not expose my kids to that.
Comment by Dustin Williams on May 5, 2011 at 3:07am

Sounds like a good plan, that is unless you want to try to get them to support you heading off to the states to study at an Adventist college here in the states.

I try to be non-confrontational as well, generally speaking I've always been that way, with one major exception. In college I became known amongst my Theo classmates as being highly argumentative and confrontational. That was probably my way of venting my doubts with out giving away the fact that I had quite a few serious doubts that kept me pretty close to being a non-believer. Since you've made that jump to atheism, it probably helps keep that in check, but you might want to keep an eye on it.

Comment by Jabu M on May 5, 2011 at 2:28am
Well I wouldn't say I'm in much personal danger. Most of my friends know about my stance on religion and we engage in debates quite often. It's my parents' reaction I'm...not quite afraid of, just a little wary. The thing is, I'm a generally non-confrontational kind of guy and I've more or less decided that I want to cause as little drama as possible at least until I complete my high school education at the end of the year. Maybe after that I'll tell them.
Comment by Dustin Williams on May 3, 2011 at 6:49pm
Living in that part of the world, it is probably a good idea to hide anything that deviates from the societal norm. I'm glad you found us too. I have checked out your blog, the post on Craig and bin Laden is awesome! Keep up the good work!
Comment by Jabu M on May 3, 2011 at 6:02am

Joined ages ago but haven't said hi yet. Hi :)

 

I'm 18, Zimbabwean by birth, live in Botswana, still in the closet and not planning on coming out any time soon. I've always been searching for other ex Adventists. Great to meet you guys. I have a blog, OH MY GOD!!!(Or lack thereof). Do spare the time to visit and follow, if you can.

 

Cheers

JB

Comment by Dustin Williams on April 28, 2011 at 6:04pm
SuzyQ welcome to the group. We haven't been hiding here long. John deserves the credit for pushing me to start this. I'm glad you've found us here.
Comment by SuzyQ on April 28, 2011 at 7:18am
Ah, so here's where you're all hiding.  ;-)  Nice to find you all - doing a search for 'ex-Adventists' usually only finds a handful of blog posts, and groups that are cranky about Adventist beliefs, but have gone even more loopy about some other belief.  Definitely not where I want to be. But the rub about deconverting from Adventism is - it's not hard to lose the belief...it's hard to lose the community.  At least here, people know what a Big Frank is!  ;-)
Comment by clinton lopez on March 18, 2011 at 3:03pm

 

link to an article about why SDAs are the fastest growing church in north america, yikes!

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2011-03-18-Adventists_17_ST_N...

 

Comment by Dustin Williams on March 6, 2011 at 10:04pm

You all know you can start discussions, right?

I'm guessing at the very least that John has a topic that he might like to bring up, unless I'll have to ask the question.

Comment by Dustin Williams on February 21, 2011 at 9:11pm
My blog post from yesterday was about quitting the SDA church and stopping the constant stream of magazines that follow you everywhere you go. I got a comment today from the Communications Director of the Pacific Union Conference.
 

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