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Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Oct 11. 67 Replies

I'm new to this site, so I apologize ahead of time if this topic is repetitive.About a month ago, a close family member of mine passed away after a four year battle with cancer.  She was diagnosed at…Continue

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Michael Penn replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"Thanks for that link, damian. That's some scarey stuff and sounds like somebody can't understand that non-theist has nothing to do with Satan. I missed this one because I've not kept up with Hemant Mehta recently. I hope they get this…"
Oct 11
damian replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"Jerry Dewitt seems to have a thriving congregation in Lake Charles, La. Did you see the threatening letter that a member received?…"
Oct 11
Freethinker31 replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"well  I am glad  you are here with us  Atheists......"
Oct 11
Michael Penn replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"My critical thinking came by watching Jerry DeWitt videos on You Tube. I started waking up then. I have never met Jerry, but the way I see it we are both still preachers of a sort. He got further along in the ministry than I did also."
Oct 11
Freethinker31 replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"Michael.....I find it intriguing  that you were once a Preacher.....That is quite  the turn around...You would make the perfect  poster boy  for Atheism.....From what I have seen , you are  a rational  thinker and as…"
Oct 11
Freethinker31 replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"aint that the truth!!!!"
Oct 11
Freethinker31 replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"There comes a time during  one's  education, mainly  from Science classes,  when truth and religious beliefs  tend to collide.......You realize  that both can not be right.......We learn  about  evolution…"
Oct 11
Freethinker31 replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"To make ourselves absolutely  clear where we stand on the topic being  discussed....Not everything  has  one or two word  answers.....   :=)"
Oct 11
On my Kneesus for Jesus! replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"Fuck, why do you people always give such long replies to shit?"
Oct 11
On my Kneesus for Jesus! liked Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
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Michael Penn replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"What happens when you don't pray is relatively the same thing that happens when you do  pray."
Oct 11
Michael Penn replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"Dave, I used to be a lay preacher. Later I come to realize that prayers are not answered. If you think they are it is a coincidence. I'm not on a fence. There is no logical evidence for a god. He does nothing because he is imaginary."
Oct 11
damian replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"glad you dropped by"
Oct 11
PlainDave replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"I "became" a christian when I was 17. I remained a faithful Christian for 37 or 38 years. Then a few years ago I started to doubt the existence of a god. I'm somewhat on the fence now. However, I've come to realize that my…"
Oct 11
damian replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"The first doubt came in anthropology 101. The professor said something similar to "If you believe in adam and eve, there's the door" (pointing to door). At 27, I tried my experiment. I used to pray before bed, and for some reason, one…"
Oct 11
jay H replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"There were lots of turning points for me, I was raised in a very religious family, but I never could fully get into it even though I tried (felt it was my obligation). I started, at some point, to step outside my viewpoint and imagine how I would…"
Oct 11

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I recently lost a loved one to a four year battle with cancer. After talking with her on her death bed, she told me, "I'm not ready to go yet." However, she passed away this morning despite her will to live. Although I was raised Catholic, the teachings of the church never resonated with me. Instead, I found agnosticism much more plausible, and it worked for me - until now. I've come to the conclusion that I would be crazy to believe in a god who would allow such tragedies to happen or god who permits such incomprehensible depths of pain. All the prayers in the world, and all for nothing. The god I once believed in was nothing more than wishful thinking.
Fortunately I found this site, and I am hoping to find support for those who are grieving - without the preachy religious nonsense.

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At 1:43pm on July 4, 2014, waseem mughal said…

Hi Kalista Whitney... Hope you are doing good..... Yes we are here to help you.... My story is a bit similar to yours.....i hope we can be good friends

At 8:01pm on January 19, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 6:39pm on January 19, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

And welcome to the busy group "Origins". 

At 5:02pm on January 19, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Kalista

That's a very nice understandable introduction. Welcome to Atheist Nexus---an internet world of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom. You will find many like-minded freethinking atheists--friendly, caring rational people. 

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 880 discussion topics and nearly 4000 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
Terry

At 1:58pm on January 19, 2014, Kalista Whitney said…
Hello. I'm new to this site, and I am trying to upload a profile picture. For some reason it posted to the main photo collection. If anyone could help me with this, it would be much appreciated. Thanks!
 
 
 

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