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Steph S. commented on Jason Allen Skelton's blog post Moving Forward in a post-religious world
"Welcome to the site! Glad you like it here. That would be a good paper."
Jul 14, 2012
Jason Allen Skelton posted a blog post

Moving Forward in a post-religious world

I want to thank everyone for their support.  I feel very welcome.  I am receiving a lot of support from new found friends as well.  Although I have not the courage to overtly state my opinion to everyone in my family, I also think it is not necessary that they all need to know right away.  I have been very open about it in public and most of those people are either indifferent, agnostic or atheist themselves.  I am a little shocked by this realization.  I was under the impression that so many…See More
Jul 14, 2012
Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Jason Allen Skelton's blog post Week 2
"Thanks for sharing your story. It's always painful to be condemned by your mother. I hope our virtual style friendship and support will help. "
Jul 12, 2012
John Aultman commented on Jason Allen Skelton's blog post Week 2
"I consider myself lucky that friends and family have never condemned me for being atheist.  As I've said before the people that feel uncomfortable with my atheism seem more afraid/confused than confrontational and stop…"
Jul 12, 2012
Steph S. commented on Jason Allen Skelton's blog post Week 2
"Glad to have you here Jason."
Jul 10, 2012
Alan Perlman commented on Jason Allen Skelton's blog post Week 2
"Jason, I am with you.  As in a divorce, you find out who your friends are.  A believer's reaction to apostasy tell volumes about the believer him/herself.  I hope the friends you find here wil make up for the ones who left you."
Jul 10, 2012
Tammy S commented on Jason Allen Skelton's blog post Week 2
"Welcome to your 'real' life, your 'truest' self Jason and this comes from another southerner raised in the bible thumpin' tradition, with a cyber hug!  I was accused of anything from consorting with the devil, to being…"
Jul 10, 2012
Loren Miller commented on Jason Allen Skelton's blog post Week 2
"Greets, Jason, we're glad you joined us! The business of coming out is as varied as the people who are here, so there is no one recommended way.  It depends on your own sensibility and what you think the advantages or liabilities are in…"
Jul 10, 2012
Jason Allen Skelton posted a blog post

Week 2

As with any new thing in one's life, there is a honeymoon period where everything is perfect and life is better than it has ever been.  Now consider that I came to Atheism on my own and with little or no persuasion.  It took me years of becoming displeased with Christian morality, or the lack there of, before I was willing to accept foreign ideas.  My family and identity was so entangled with faith that I feared I would be set outside the fold.  To date, I have had very mixed reactions.  I…See More
Jul 10, 2012
Ophelia McGraw liked Jason Allen Skelton's blog post A Brand New World
Jul 6, 2012
Jason Allen Skelton posted a blog post

A Brand New World

It's a wonderful thing.  Freedom.  Freedom of ideas, of love and hate.  Freedom to feel remorse, regret.  I was told I was free, before.  Before my decision to forsake religion.  But faith captured my liberation, chain by chain, lie by lie.  I am newly, truly liberated from the bonds of former dominative masters.  It isn't remorse or shame or regret I feel the most right now.  It is pity that strikes the deepest.  I pity the lies I pilfered as the good steward.  I pity the council I offered and…See More
Jul 6, 2012
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"Thanks for adding me as a friend!"
Jul 4, 2012
Paula T. left a comment for Jason Allen Skelton
"Hi Jason, I read your post in the Freedom from Fundamental Christianity. I'm glad you had the same 'free' feeling after giving up the belief in a higher being. It was such an incredible experience to finally feel free! Congratulations…"
Jul 4, 2012
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Jul 4, 2012
Jason Allen Skelton commented on Richard Haynes's group Life After Christian Fundamentalism
"I struggled in my Christian faith for many years, with wild swings in both positive and negative directions.  After more than 30 years of faith, last year I decided to make a conscious decision to step away and explore other religions.…"
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Moving Forward in a post-religious world

Posted on July 14, 2012 at 8:46pm 1 Comment

I want to thank everyone for their support.  I feel very welcome.  I am receiving a lot of support from new found friends as well.  Although I have not the courage to overtly state my opinion to everyone in my family, I also think it is not necessary that they all need to know right away.  I have been very open about it in public and most of those people are either indifferent, agnostic or atheist themselves.  I am a little shocked by this realization.  I was under the impression that so…

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Week 2

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 12:44pm 6 Comments

As with any new thing in one's life, there is a honeymoon period where everything is perfect and life is better than it has ever been.  Now consider that I came to Atheism on my own and with little or no persuasion.  It took me years of becoming displeased with Christian morality, or the lack there of, before I was willing to accept foreign ideas.  My family and identity was so entangled with faith that I feared I would be set outside the fold.  To date, I have had very mixed reactions.  I…

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A Brand New World

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 12:07am 0 Comments

It's a wonderful thing.  Freedom.  Freedom of ideas, of love and hate.  Freedom to feel remorse, regret.  I was told I was free, before.  Before my decision to forsake religion.  But faith captured my liberation, chain by chain, lie by lie.  I am newly, truly liberated from the bonds of former dominative masters.  It isn't remorse or shame or regret I feel the most right now.  It is pity that strikes the deepest.  I pity the lies I pilfered as the good steward.  I pity the council I offered…

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At 10:37pm on July 4, 2012, Steph S. said…
Thanks for adding me as a friend!
At 9:42pm on July 4, 2012, Paula T. said…
Hi Jason, I read your post in the Freedom from Fundamental Christianity. I'm glad you had the same 'free' feeling after giving up the belief in a higher being. It was such an incredible experience to finally feel free! Congratulations and welcome to A/N! We have awesome members and great discussions, so please enjoy your time here :)
At 10:00am on July 4, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 12:14am on July 4, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Jason! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.You might also like Real Talk for New Atheists.

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