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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freethinker31 on Saturday. 43 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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Freethinker31 replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"Very Interesting  read  TC.......So sorry  you had to go to prison....I hope  it wasn't  for  possession of marijuana...So many  people  are incarcerated  for  such a minor  offense.....It…"
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Dan D replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"Does she hear herself? Probably not over the indoctrination."
Saturday
Christine replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"What's funny is that my BA cube-neighbor and I were discussing whether or not we'd be attending the wake of a co-worker's sister, and she said "I don't like funerals." I told her, "Nobody LIKES funerals!…"
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TC replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"I think it also has something to do with a sense of belonging. Church---cults--all come together first out of a search for belonging. The need for family.Too bad that it dosen't stay in their own backyards. "
Friday
TC replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"I think my first pangs of doubt came on the heals of the truth about Santa. My parents kept the Santa story going for as long as they could, and I even pretended that I still believed for a year or two , because I felt like it was a secret that I…"
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Dan D replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"My parents explained the truth of Santa Claus to me by saying that we did things in the spirit of Santa. That is, he is a metaphor for joy, giving, and love (and apparently police state surveillance and behavioural intervention using fear). When I…"
Friday
Michael Penn replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"OK, I'll finally tell the truth here. The reason I became atheist is that I asked god to bring me a pony, and he never did. I was 6 years old at the time. Oh, wait. That was Santa Claus! Awh, same difference."
Friday
Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"Not me. The "event" for me was getting a college education, in science."
Friday
Pandarius replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"I'm going to have to save that as a very insightful quote somewhere."
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Luara replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"Loving, caring, kind, otherwise rational people can totally lose it over religion and become unpredictable. Spirituality generates very primitive, powerful emotions.  Love, hate, rage.  It involves psychology from very early in life. "
Thursday
Dan D replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"Very interesting. A lot of the same thoughts babe give through my mind too. There was one particular event in my life- a discussion with my wife about religion. I come from a Southern Baptist extended family and my parents were fairly conservative…"
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Ted Foureagles replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"I've told this tale here before, but will go into it briefly again. When I was four years old I figured out that Santa Clause was a scam by snooping around in closets.  It hit me that maybe the whole God thing was too, and just…"
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Pandarius replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"Hi, I'm new here too. I was raised orthodox christian, mostly by my mother, since my parents separated pretty early on. My dad happened to be an atheist, but for some reason I never even thought about it at all until after I had been an atheist…"
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"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"
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Luara replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"Oh, the physics of the universe is quite miraculously and wonderfully "designed".  It's an absolutely stunning and wonderful thing that we are here.  Physicists would tend to explain it more in terms of Nature trying…"
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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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