Kandake Kush
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Vincent Apr 23. 15 Replies

I'm new here and new to atheism. I was a fundamentalist about 5 years back, and spent the last 5 years on the fringe of very liberal Christianity / deism / bare bones theism. For some reason I went…Continue

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Vincent replied to Kandake Kush's discussion Newbie alert
"Oh sure. My main advice? Nothing cures the blues like exercise. Get out there and get some do gooding done. Help other atheists and secularists claim our place in culture and civilization. And cheer up. You were wrong. So what? I was wrong once.…"
Apr 23
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"Cool.  So, it was more of a slide for you, huh?  Funny how it works for different people.  I've heard of some people using more liberal Christianity as a gateway from fundamentalism all the way to atheism, as you did. I've…"
Apr 20
Janice Nash replied to Kandake Kush's discussion Newbie alert
"Since you are new to Atheism, you still have some deeply rooted religious programming to eliminate from your mind. Believe me, I have been on the road toward being an Atheist for almost 20 years. I still find old thoughts and feelings that are…"
Apr 20
Steph S. replied to Kandake Kush's discussion Newbie alert
"Welcome to the site"
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"Greetings! Welcome to the site! "
Apr 20
booklover replied to Kandake Kush's discussion Newbie alert
"I've never been religious, but welcome to AN Kandake!  You've found the perfect place to discuss your Atheism!~ Mindy"
Apr 20
Loren Miller replied to Kandake Kush's discussion Newbie alert
"Greets and salutes, Kandake, glad you fell in!As to "rebuilding your worldview," I think a bunch of us would recommend this rather interesting phenomenon we've observed.  It's called, "reality!" …"
Apr 20
Pat replied to Kandake Kush's discussion Newbie alert
"Welcome, Kandake. Glad to see you here. All life is a struggle, from the single celled animal up to an including us. It's up to individual to work to make it better and easier for each other, without regard to some "pie in the sky"…"
Apr 20
Kandake Kush replied to Kandake Kush's discussion Newbie alert
"Thanks for your lovely warm welcomes. I am enjoying a quiet ale, excess chocolate, and easter sunday at home. Hooray! I've also developed a like of the nonstampcollector - funny dude."
Apr 20
Tweeeekk replied to Kandake Kush's discussion Newbie alert
"Its great, you get to have a worldview with your own morals, not the morals of men from 1600-3000 years ago!  I have a view that I won't do anything that will harm another human being through my own actions.  What helped me was…"
Apr 20
MB replied to Kandake Kush's discussion Newbie alert
"Welcome Kandake, I don't have much advice for you except one of my favorite quotes from Billy Connolly; "Avoid those who say they have the answer. Seek out those who are trying to understand the question" You will find plenty in that…"
Apr 19
Greg replied to Kandake Kush's discussion Newbie alert
"Stick with what you know and always ask yourself "what kind of world do you want to live in?""
Apr 19
Patricia replied to Kandake Kush's discussion Newbie alert
"Nice to meet you Kandake. This is a great place for joining groups, making friends, & learning something from everyone."
Apr 19
k.h. ky replied to Kandake Kush's discussion Newbie alert
"Welcome Kandake. I suppose you'll rebuild your worldviews one day at a time. I think the majority of us, especially x fundies, have doubted the things we were taught for years before we leave religion. It was a gradual process for me.…"
Apr 19
John Aultman replied to Kandake Kush's discussion Newbie alert
"Welcome Kandake.  You are already rebuilding your worldview by letting go of the myth and superstition of religion congratulations.  "
Apr 19

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At 6:37pm on April 20, 2014, Joseph P said…

Cool.  So, it was more of a slide for you, huh?  Funny how it works for different people.  I've heard of some people using more liberal Christianity as a gateway from fundamentalism all the way to atheism, as you did.

I've heard of others making a more abrupt break, tossing the whole god-concept in one go, once they discover that the Bible is wrong about a great many things.

Personally, my thinking would put me in that later camp, because it's either fundamentalism or nothing, for me.  If a book is the perfect, inspired word-of-God, then it must be perfect, or its authority is utterly broken.  Once you lose that divine authority, it becomes just a bunch of things that some guys wrote down, and you shouldn't believe any of it without outside confirmation and evidence.

Of course my opinion on the subject isn't worth a whole lot, since I was never a believer, even during my 18 years of forced Catholic church attendance and CCD.  Even at the age of 5, I was the sort of little bastard who kept asking how the adults knew the things they were telling me.

At 9:56am on April 20, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 2:59pm on April 18, 2014, Joseph P said…

Greetings.  So, new to the whole scene, huh?  Which religion did you emerge from?

We have all sorts on here.

At 1:50pm on April 18, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Kandake Kush          

Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom. 

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 900  discussion topics and 4000 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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