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Real Talk for New Atheists

This group welcomes those who were submerged into childhood indoctrination, lived their lives believing in the god character, and are now Atheists. Get it all out; the anger, confusion, frustration. Tell your stories. We care.

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Do religious "trigger words" bother you?

Started by New Atheist. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11, 2013. 16 Replies

I seem to have a really big problem with religious trigger words.  Especially of the bad variety.  I've been coming on this site for a few months now and it's been really helpful.  I've found a lot…Continue

Living in the Bible Belt

Started by Haleigh P. Last reply by Haleigh P Feb 11, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm a new nontheist. I've just recently realized my feelings and my beliefs. I'll give you a little background, and why I need some support and words of encouragement.I'm from Tennessee. I grew up…Continue

Giving up on God and religion

Started by diane sholly. Last reply by diane sholly Jan 9, 2013. 3 Replies

   I have quit a church that I have been a part of for 24 years. I no longer believe that there is a god and that everything I was taught is not true. It is interesting that people who said that they…Continue

Family expectations

Started by Lisa Cox. Last reply by Two Cult Survivor Oct 25, 2012. 11 Replies

I am a new nontheist but I haven't yet spoken about it to my mother. I had been a seventh day adventist since I was five years old. Even then I always had a lot of questions and found that I didn't…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on April 3, 2012 at 5:27pm

Welcome new members. Feel free to share your thoughts here.

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2012 at 11:09pm
Hey all new members!
Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2012 at 11:08pm
Victoria and Rhonda nice to have you here!
Comment by Mrs.RB on February 27, 2012 at 4:23pm

Hi I am not completely new to this, but still only a year or so, and haven't really told much of anyone except my daughter and hubby...I tend to say things that should give it away, and I also get irritated at celebrities who thank "their lord and savior" when they do something good.

I grew up and lived a lot of my life with the christian delusions passed on to me by my well meaning family members.  I loved the socialization of church, but started having trouble with all the crap that made no sense to me.  I never thought someone else was supposed to make me not responsible for my own actions.  I always felt I could figure out the difference between right and wrong without needing god to tell me.  Those were the first two little problems I had.  The longer and harder I looked, the worse it got. 

Anyway, my daughter started telling everyone she was an atheist about 6 or seven years ago.  At first, I didn't like it, but looking back, I think it was more because I was having a lot of doubts myself.  I supported her, and continued to love her, because that is what good parents do.  With time, and more investigation, I saw what I really believed. 

Comment by Victoria Vann on February 21, 2012 at 7:46pm

Hello, I'm glad to be on here!

Comment by Steph S. on December 15, 2011 at 7:33pm
Welcome Zen!
Comment by zen on December 14, 2011 at 12:51pm

Hello all! I am new to the page,and fairly new to atheism (within the last four months) Life is good! My family is mostly still in the dark as to my new path,and the ones that do know seem to be keeping their distance,it's as if they fear catching atheism. I came to my decision to leave faith by really reading the bible,then my hubby and I spent countless hours reading and studying everything we could get our hands on. And we ended up here. 

Comment by Nerdlass on September 25, 2011 at 5:21pm
And apparently, he deleted my comment. Well, he didn't lash out, and its his FB wall, so be it. If he wasn't my brother, though, I'd have cut his feed from my news, right off. I guess I'll have to cut his feed, now.
Comment by Nerdlass on September 25, 2011 at 4:22am
Thanks, L. Hunter. ...Well, my brother posted an atheist joke to FB, so I had to comment back and flip it back on the theists... I consider myself of the pantheist flavor, so I was kind enough to toss in a coin for pantheism, too. If you can't make fun of yourself, then you certainly shouldn't go making fun of others. I hope he's able to laugh, too, since he dished it out first. If not, I'll just have to ignore his FB feed.
Comment by L.Hunter on September 21, 2011 at 6:01am
@ nerdlass. My experience has been that most believers simply don't get what we're saying. Repaired articulate arguments they don't process the information. My best friends, mother and others still think I'm going through a phase after 6 yrs. I allergy to them about the reliability of the bible, failure of churches and historicity of Jesus. They just don't get it.
 

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