Greetings from Lawrenceburg.  Sandwiched between Nashville and the Alabama line, Lawrenceburg is the county seat town for Lawrence County!   I have been an Army Chaplain and Methodist Pastor for nearly 34 years.   It got harder and harder to "preach" because I was no longer believing what I was saying.  I could not tell that to the people so I played along until I could retire some 6 years ago.

As you well know in Tennessee, especially away from the college towns, everyone is very conservative religiously and not too many folks calling themselves Atheists or Agnostics.  If there are they are still in the closet.

Anyway, I have not made it publicly known about my change to reason from faith. I no longer attend any church.  I need time to think all things through and make sure that I can make my position known when the time is right.   Just wanted to say hi!

 

Jeff

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Hi again Jeff.  Best to you on this "recent" change in your new life (not so recent really, it is now 1/10 of your life... like a tithe).  What you're embarking on takes courage, more than many of us have.  Only a few of my closest friends know of my unbelief, some of them believers and some of them now nonbelievers. A few of them came out as nonbelievers after I admitted my lack of belief.  Isn't there a special place in hell for people who lead others astray?  Anyway, I'm sure some of my family and several of my closest friends suspect I do not believe in god(s) or the supernatural, but they don't want to believe it and don't want to know for certain.  I'm okay with that for now.  Again welcome.

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