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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Conversion to SDAism as an adult?

Started by matthew west. Last reply by Caroline Aurora on Wednesday. 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 Sophia Davies on April 30, 2013 at 12:50pm
Cindy, I'm at Southern Adventist University, formerly Southern Missionary College right now. Thankfully today is my last day of finals and then I will be out if here for good. I'm transferring to a state university. Southern is a joke. I won't miss it.
Comment by Cindy Tandy on April 30, 2013 at 12:21pm

I'm a new member. I'm wondering if anyone remembers "Southern Missionary College" and the self-supporting Little Creek Academy? I endured those educational institutions from 1966-1972. Felt a need to be re-educated by state universities. Am immersed in science, evolution, and working with those who have left religion. It's great to know this community exists and to be a member!

Comment by Jen Phoenix on April 12, 2013 at 7:57pm

Going over logical fallacies in my critical thinking class and this website given for the homework is awesome. http://www.logicalfallacies.info/presumption/

I love the examples given for 'arguing from ignorance' and 'begging the question/circular reasoning'.

Comment by Jen Phoenix on March 23, 2013 at 1:56pm

I like to pass this link around. Is dark, humorous and was pretty much what put the last nail in the coffin of my religious adherence. An Atheist's Critique of the Bible done by one of my old platoon mates from the army.

Comment by Dustin Williams on February 15, 2013 at 8:31pm

You're very welcome and welcome to the group and thank you for enjoying the story.

Comment by Aaron Wood on February 15, 2013 at 2:54pm

Hello, everyone. Former SDA here. Went to PUC in the late 90s taking theology with the goal of becoming a minister. Didn't pan out. Believed in god till about 2005 and was pretty sure I was an atheist in 2007. Nice to find this community within this larger community. Thanks to Dustin for creating this group and it was interesting to read your story!

Comment by Ed - Heathen & Proud Of It on December 4, 2012 at 8:56am

I was born to and raised in an SDA family in Philadelphia. My dad was the director of our Pathfinder club (mom and dad both are Master Guides).

Mom is still and Adventist and doesn't like that I've defected to the side of rationality. I've had many conversations with her on the subject. Both of my parents are scientists. I've asked my mom, "With all that you know scientifically about the world around you, you'd deny all of that for your faith?" She answered without hesitating, "Yes." Unfortunately, I can't do that. My dad is a bit more rational, though he's still a believer in... something. He's much more accepting of my lack of belief, because, as he said, "I taught you to think for yourself, so I have to respect that." Even so, I still have a great relationship with both of my parents.
Pretty much anyone else can osculate the posterior if they don't like that I'm no longer an SDA. My grandmother, who used to take us to church every weekend, recently passed away, so I didn't ever have this conversation with her, and I'm rather ok with that.

Comment by CFlower on November 18, 2012 at 6:06pm

I'm looking for former Adventists in the Los Angeles area. I see a few people in this group that live in that area and I've sent some messages, but I also see a lot of people with no location listed so I thought I would put a general comment on the wall here. Feel free to send me a private message to connect with me. 

Comment by Dorris Journeay on August 13, 2012 at 8:09pm

Hi, Ronda! I'm glad you found this group.  My reaction when i found the group online was "At last!  People who know what it was like!"  

I share your feelings about seeing old Adventist faces and places.  My grandmother, a lifelong Adventist, died in July at age 101.  She had a large funeral in Gladstone, Oregon - at the same time that camp meeting was going on!  It felt a little weird being surrounded by Adventists after 23 years away, but nostalgic, too.  Some of the old hymns still move me, even though I've been an atheist for decades now.

Comment by Ronda McBeth on August 6, 2012 at 1:00am

I actually went to my 35th reunion at Laurelwood Adventist Academy today.  First one I've attended since I left the church.  It was ok.  I got a little weirded out when I saw the campus, but the "kids" (we are all 53) were awesome.  We didn't discuss religion...just laughed about old times.  They did pray over dinner.  I just watched.  It was good to see them, and I'm glad I went.  And I am so glad I've moved on from Adventism.  It was a healing kind of day.

 

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