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It dawned on me today

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Steve replied to David's discussion I dawned on me today
"I guess if you have a questioning nature and self confidence about your opinions you will eventually question faith. I've been called a "know it all " more than a couple of times over the years. Maybe your strong opinions on unrelated…"
Aug 29, 2009
David replied to David's discussion I dawned on me today
"Bias seems to infect their every thought, and I don't mean just the obvious things like bias against gays, atheists, etc. Just thinking skewed toward belief instead of impartial judgement. Ken Ham (from Answers in Genesis) would unashamedly…"
Aug 29, 2009
Cameron Stevens replied to David's discussion I dawned on me today
"I was fairly similar, to be honest. Pretty much unafraid to speak about my other opinions (including my political opinions if anyone asks!) but rarely did I speak about my faith, except during one brief period towards the end of my believing years…"
Aug 29, 2009
Dan Johnson replied to David's discussion I dawned on me today
"In that sense it makes perfect sense. I didn't do a lot of challenging either in my youth. Of course there were repercussions which no doubt discouraged it (in my case at least). Fortunately, there was an internal challenge to what I was being…"
Aug 28, 2009
David replied to David's discussion I dawned on me today
"Don: Thanks for the reply. When I said "brainwashed", I was referring to the indoctrination (that starts at a very early age) that is so effective that one doesn't challenge anything that one is told. I look at the bible now and…"
Aug 28, 2009
Dan Johnson replied to David's discussion I dawned on me today
"I can definitely relate to those feelings. I was brought up fundy also, in an offshoot of mainstream presbyterian. One of the key factors to my own 'conversion' was remembering how I shyed away from proclaiming my belief, how I never…"
Aug 28, 2009
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Aug 28, 2009
Goz replied to David's discussion I dawned on me today
"I didn't believe it...I was also embarrassed sbout it...The only exception was praying at the table..My brother and I would argue over who would get to do it..It seemed strangely important.I think if we'd been reciting Jingle Bells…"
Aug 28, 2009
El Solo Lobo replied to David's discussion I dawned on me today
"Hey David. I was always embarrassed about it too, even though I believed it. I'm from Georgia."
Aug 28, 2009
Meddlesome replied to David's discussion I dawned on me today
"Yeah, echoes of that feeling in my own life, Happy to do all the xtian things among fellow xtians, but not one to expose the faith to the outside world. Probably because i knew that it would get correctly ripped apart for being ridiculous !"
Aug 28, 2009
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I dawned on me today

I've been an atheist for quite a few years now (probably 10) but I grew up in the south and started life as a Southern Baptist. I'm sure you all know what THAT means: fundamentalism.Today, I had a startling realization: In all those years as a fundamentalist Christian, I was always shy about talking about "my faith", talking about Jesus, or saying those things that Christians routinely say to each other -- things like "praise the lord", "god is great", etc. I was still a practicing christian,…See More
Aug 28, 2009

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