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Jul 17, 2013
J replied to Dr. Terence Meaden's discussion Origins and Practice of Christianity are on a par with Melanesian Frog Worship in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Of course I am certain. I can feel it in my heart."
May 5, 2011
J replied to Dr. Terence Meaden's discussion Origins and Practice of Christianity are on a par with Melanesian Frog Worship in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Well, obviously because Christianity is True, and frog worship is silly!"
May 5, 2011
J replied to Nola Maxwell's discussion He was needed in heaven?
"Right. It takes time and work to excise the scar tissue. Certain cues left me automatically raising my hand to begin the sign of the cross for years, but just now, I had to pause and work hard to come up with the term for that, because…"
May 5, 2011

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At 4:59am on May 8, 2011, Holly Valinotti said…
Born and raised in Shoreview!  Welcome!
At 8:50pm on May 5, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Hi, Jen. Glad to have you join us.
At 12:39pm on May 5, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Welcome to Atheist Nexus and the busy group "Origins".

Terry

At 1:19am on May 5, 2011, Brent Feeney said…
Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're doing well out there...
At 9:12pm on May 4, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome to the Nexus!!  We are glad to have you join us.
At 7:24pm on May 4, 2011, Nory said…

Welcome Jen!  How's life for an atheist in Eagen?

 

I understand deconversion is a long painful process.  I'm curious what put the first crack in your catholicism? 

 

A formerly-catholic friend just told me that it was her atheist friends' wisecracks about the religion.  But then my friend questioned the effectiveness of such wisecracks. Kind of contradictory. 

 

Does it take good-natured "ridicule" to shake a devout catholic's unquestioning belief and get them to start asking questions?  Or does ridicule make a catholic bury his head deeper in the sand to block out reason?

 
 
 

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