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Jun 12, 2011
Donald R Barbera commented on Courtney King's blog post My Mom Is Frustrating Me
"Being raised in a Christian household exposes you to strong familial tradition. Not to fear, keep working in the your current direction and your family will come to respect your choice, especialy when they know it is not just a whim. You need…"
Mar 31, 2011
Richard Goscicki replied to Courtney King's discussion Backsliding into Christianity in the group Recovering from Religion
"It's natural to have this fear, especially if you were raised by an orthodox family. In the Root Of All Evil, (on Youtube) Dawkins shows how fanatic and strange believers can get. One believer's job was to visit member churches and scare…"
Mar 16, 2010
Lisa replied to Courtney King's discussion Backsliding into Christianity in the group Recovering from Religion
"You just keep reminding yourself that those kinds of catch 22's are exactly the snares that keep people in religion and prevent them from having the courage to think for themselves. I swear I was atheist since I was ten years old, but the…"
Mar 14, 2010
Richard Goscicki replied to Courtney King's discussion Backsliding into Christianity in the group Recovering from Religion
"A favorite line in Mirror Reversal is "I know a good God couldn't send me to hell because I refused to abandon reason." This heaven and hell stuff makes no sense at all. One dividend of leaving religion is you escape all the devil…"
Feb 16, 2010
Meddlesome replied to Courtney King's discussion Backsliding into Christianity in the group Recovering from Religion
"I Always think: Where is the proof ? Of either heaven or hell, or god, there is no conclusive proof anywhere! (Note, the bible doesnt count! ... as it is self serving!) until any of these ideas/concepts are actually reliably proven, then they dont…"
Feb 13, 2010
Darrel Ray replied to Courtney King's discussion Backsliding into Christianity in the group Recovering from Religion
"Thanks for sharing this. It sounds like what I hear from many people as I travel the country. It us just unfortunate that the brainwashing takes so many years to get over. I am not sure there are any shortcuts, but I continue to look for some."
Jan 17, 2010
Darrel Ray replied to Courtney King's discussion Backsliding into Christianity in the group Recovering from Religion
"I just want to say that these are some great responses to Courtney's question. This is a problem for anyone leaving any religion - whether Islam, Christianity or a cult. The deep programming is designed to keep you in doubt and fear so that you…"
Jan 15, 2010
Greg Henderson replied to Courtney King's discussion Backsliding into Christianity in the group Recovering from Religion
"Ask yourself a few questions and follow the trail of answers, starting with "Why did you believe in Christianity". Eventually (for me), the answers lead to "Because the bible says so (or at least I think it does...)" Next step,…"
Jan 12, 2010
Chris Highland replied to Courtney King's discussion Backsliding into Christianity in the group Recovering from Religion
"It really can (and must?) take years to re-wire, re-boot, Courtney. Religious addiction can lead to a long recovery process. The "Nature Chaplain" may help: "Religious Addiction," " "Life After Faith"…"
Jan 9, 2010
Sonny Mobley commented on Courtney King's blog post My Mom Is Frustrating Me
"Whatever you do don't lie about your belief. You don't have to confront people or anything, but at least be true to your self in that. I can pretty much tell you from my own experience that if you can get your mom to just leave you alone…"
Dec 29, 2009
Creature commented on Courtney King's blog post My Mom Is Frustrating Me
"Hang in there!"
Dec 29, 2009
Johnny commented on Courtney King's blog post My Mom Is Frustrating Me
"I'd like to hear the story, Michell. Care to post it on my wall or in a blog?"
Dec 28, 2009
Michelle commented on Courtney King's blog post My Mom Is Frustrating Me
"I assume you have spoken to her about how this is effecting your ability to have a relationship with her, not to mention your ability to choose not to have one when you don't live there. Or that you are unable to reasonably do so. My mother and…"
Dec 28, 2009
Johnny commented on Courtney King's blog post My Mom Is Frustrating Me
"oh one more elaboration: I try to get them to see the "slave morality" of religion (THAT should stir some tempers) because god is this almighty aloof entity that doesn't feel good enough to reveal himself, so he sends his lap dogs to…"
Dec 28, 2009
Johnny commented on Courtney King's blog post My Mom Is Frustrating Me
"oh no... I can't pretend i would be brave enough to do that. I'm more used to the 20-30 sized small churches I used to go to. The most important thing to know is that people care and we do. I can't say I have a lot of experience in…"
Dec 28, 2009

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My Mom Is Frustrating Me

Posted on December 28, 2009 at 12:10pm 13 Comments

My mom does not respect my non-belief. She insists I go to church with her because all of a sudden her 'house rule' is that "As for me and my house we worship the Lord." To make matters worse the sermon from yesterday was focused on "Bringing children up in the worship" and that you should force you children to go to church. In fact, he said you should have them miss school before they miss church. I'm becoming increasing angry, frustrated and resentful of her. I never had anything against… Continue

Coming Out To My Mom

Posted on December 18, 2009 at 6:59pm 12 Comments

Well about a week ago I came out and told my mom I was an Atheist. She didn't go off like I expected her to but she is none too pleased to say the least. She and I had a debate on Sunday when she had woke me up (ironically to go to church) and asked me then and there if I believed in God. Instinct told me to lie and say yes, but she said don't say it if it isn't true and I confessed. She heard me out and tried to argue me down. A couple of days later she asked me if I was ok with the fact that… Continue

Ever Just Have One Of Those Days?

Posted on December 11, 2009 at 2:21pm 0 Comments

When it takes you forever to try to reason things out? My brain is just taking its sweet ass time to process even simple things. I've been stuggling to comprehend stuff since Monday.

Atheist Authors, Biology, and Physics

Posted on December 11, 2009 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

I would like to read more books about Atheism and also some about sciences so I can understand and know more about what scientist are discovering. I only know of the basics of subjects such as evolution and the big bang theory. But I want to know what other things scientists are saying about our origins and get a deeper understanding about what little I do know. Does anyone have any Atheist authors or books about any of these things? Hopefully in the form of an ebook or article? I can't go to… Continue

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At 9:44pm on June 2, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Courtney I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds,Hang With Friends . :D

At 12:06am on January 3, 2010, ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ said…
Happy New Year Courtney! I was just visiting Ida's page and I saw your comments then I found out you are from Houston. I just moved to Houston three months ago :) Do you know more atheists here?
At 6:51pm on December 17, 2009, Richard Healy said…
No worries. IMO You've been very brave in coming out to your family with your lack of belief and what little I have to offer in terms of online transatlantic camaraderie as fellow atheist is yours to have. :-)
At 8:32pm on December 13, 2009, Jandro Kacia said…
ahaha yeah i remember when i told my mom 6 years ago she was furious it was the longest month that she didnt talk to me. She said if u dont believe in jesus then you shouldnt care about christmas and i was nooooooooooooooooooo i still like to celebrate lol
At 10:42pm on December 12, 2009, Jandro Kacia said…
Hey thanks for the add =)
whats good?
At 10:32am on December 10, 2009, Dave Rogers said…
If your dad wants you to read the bible, then read this one. Have him read it too. He might find the real truth that you already know.

Oh, and welcome to A/N!
At 4:58am on December 10, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Welcome to this splendid web site and its thousands of bright people like you who recognise religion for the great fraud that it is.

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"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 240 discussion topics.

We invite you to come and see, and to make good new friends.

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At 3:08pm on December 7, 2009, Johnny said…
hi! I haven't seen you here before. Are you new?
At 12:30am on December 7, 2009, Ida said…
Ah I see.

There are many reasons why I don't believe. One being no evidence for a god. Another being, if there was a loving god, why does he allow suffering to happen on this earth?...stuff like that. How about you?
At 12:19am on December 7, 2009, Ida said…
Ouch.

I kind of had to cry my way out of going to church. My parents rarely bother me about it now, but they say my aunts and uncle ask for me when they don't see me in church. I haven't told my extended family yet. I will tell them, if the topic ever comes up, and If they want nothing to do with me, I don't mind. I've got my immediate family, and that's enough for me :).

It took a while for me to 'come-out' to them, but I left hints (try that if you haven't) before that. I kept trying to get my mom to read www.evilbible.com, but she would have nothing to do with it. I told her to get her own bible and read it, but still nothing. Oh well... My dad is more of a 'social-christian'. Goes to church to meet people/ see his brother and sister. He knows the history of religion, but chooses to go with it, because of its convenience. -_-
 
 
 

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