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Getting Rid of the Fear of Hell

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skeptic365 Jan 26, 2014. 16 Replies

Hi everybody,My name's Ben, I'm 24 years old and I've lived in Kansas City all my life. I won't go into the details of my story because I'm sure it's similar to thousands of others to be found on…Continue

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Skeptic365 replied to Benjamin's discussion Getting Rid of the Fear of Hell
"lmao... NB, very subtle, very subtle!!! "
Jan 26, 2014
Future replied to Benjamin's discussion Getting Rid of the Fear of Hell
"Think of living to be 100 years old. Now think of that lifespan as a grain of sand. Now think about how many grains of sand there are on all the beaches on the planet, and consider that that quantity of time still doesn't even register in…"
Jan 17, 2014
Erxomai replied to Benjamin's discussion Getting Rid of the Fear of Hell
"Hey Ben, It looks like you're getting lots of rational arguments against hell. That's nice, but if you're like me, that's not what you need so much. You already know there is no hell. The indoctrination runs deep and insidiously…"
Jan 17, 2014
Reg MM replied to Benjamin's discussion Getting Rid of the Fear of Hell
"What booklover said. Keep taking small steps, eventually you'll get somewhere. I would encourage you to do something to get out of your head, like taking a short walk (if weather allows) or I've found that yoga/relaxation practice helps me…"
Jan 14, 2014
Richard C Brown replied to Benjamin's discussion Getting Rid of the Fear of Hell
"Planting the fear of Hell in a child who will endure the pains of childhood on their way to adulthood should be considered abusive and controlling.. "end Human bankruptcy"an idea whose time has come I have been there experienced this and…"
Jan 14, 2014
booklover replied to Benjamin's discussion Getting Rid of the Fear of Hell
"Benjamin, keep looking for a good therapist.  There is also nothing wrong with anti-depressants.  Talk to your doctor.  They work for a lot of people, whatever their reason for being depressed is.  A good doctor will keep trying…"
Jan 14, 2014
Benjamin replied to Benjamin's discussion Getting Rid of the Fear of Hell
"I appreciate all the support, guys.I'm in a really desperate place right now. I think I'm just massively depressed. I've been trying to find a therapist who is specifically not religious but it's been harder than I thought.I…"
Jan 13, 2014
Dustin Roy replied to Benjamin's discussion Getting Rid of the Fear of Hell
"I can't recall myself ever being scared of religion, even as a small child. But I have never really believed in any religion either so I guess that is probably why."
Jan 10, 2014
Michael Penn replied to Benjamin's discussion Getting Rid of the Fear of Hell
"Even as a young minister to be, hell was the one thing in the Buybull that made the least sense to me. I know it scares the crap out of people for a longtime, but it never seemed real to me. GOD: I see you made it.   ME: Yes, I had to. Hell…"
Jan 3, 2014
Dustin Roy replied to Benjamin's discussion Getting Rid of the Fear of Hell
"Hell is a fairy tale."
Jan 2, 2014
Reg MM replied to Benjamin's discussion Getting Rid of the Fear of Hell
"Hi Ben-As someone who grew up with fire and brimstone, I can definitely relate to what you're going through. I've been an atheist for 15+ years and I STILL have moments when I feel myself getting sucked in old thought patterns. So believe…"
Jan 1, 2014
booklover replied to Benjamin's discussion Getting Rid of the Fear of Hell
"Hi Ben!  I'm glad you've found AN.  It is a very supportive place to be. Stay on here and make friends, and discuss whatever you need to!  People here will help! As for "hell", I was never raised with religion, so…"
Jan 1, 2014
Christine replied to Benjamin's discussion Getting Rid of the Fear of Hell
"Hi Ben, and kudos for not letting this scare you back into submission! Obsessive dark thoughts are merely a symptom of the depression. I get them too (having suffered depression on/off throughout my life) though not nearly as bad anymore. If…"
Jan 1, 2014
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Dec 21, 2013
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for Benjamin
"Greetings Benjamin Welcome to Atheist Nexus in this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. Yes, I can sympathise which you in your childhood. You eventually won through by sound reasoning. Most religious…"
Dec 20, 2013
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"Greetings! Welcome to the site! "
Dec 20, 2013

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Former Christian (non-denominational Protestant, whatever that really means). Slowly lost my faith over a period of several years beginning with the suspicions I had toward what was being taught at my doctrine-heavy Christian high school.

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At 7:30pm on December 20, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Benjamin

Welcome to Atheist Nexus in this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. Yes, I can sympathise which you in your childhood. You eventually won through by sound reasoning. Most religious are hopeless at reasoning. "If you could reason with all believers, there would be no believers!" 

We invite you to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 850 discussion topics and over 3900 members.

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At 7:25pm on December 20, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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