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I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fran Stein Feb 8. 24 Replies

I have realized that I am an Atheist. You could say that I have known for awhile, but was terrified to come to terms with it. Let me just explain my background. I was raised as a strict Southern…Continue

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Fran Stein replied to Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
"Your mother sounds as if she realizes she's been lied to, and my mother said something similar to me when I transferred over to public school. I suppose, given the hellish situation you're in and how much your mother means to you, you…"
Feb 8
Fran Stein liked Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
Feb 8
Idaho Spud replied to Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
"Yes, I often feel sadness for the poor little ones being brainwashed."
Jan 5
Susan Fox replied to Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
"Yes, the hurt is because of their beliefs. I try to remember that they're just acting as they do because they were brainwashed from the time they were born. I'm so glad that my little grandson isn't being raised to have all that…"
Jan 5
Idaho Spud replied to Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
"Susan, I resigned from the church and came out to my mormon family also, and don't like that my mother is hurt, but I refuse to take the blame and say I hurt her.  It's the church that hurt her, like it did all of us."
Jan 5
Susan Fox replied to Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
"I can understand your dilemma, Keith. I was a Mormon for most of my life, very religious at many points, but always had questions. I was always just told that I needed to have more faith. Over the years I made one mistake about my questioning: I…"
Jan 5
Jim MacDonald replied to Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
"Sure it's a brain knot, but you still must be yourself, helping you untangle it. Be careful you don't replace the old pleasing God and god is watching you with strong guilt feelings tearing you up inside your head. Then going overboard…"
Jan 4
Christine replied to Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
"This really is a tough one, but not impossible!! It's not like you're a televangelist raking in half a million a day just to keep your empire afloat, and now have to explain all those prostitutes that have been talking about you!   In…"
Jan 1
Michael Penn replied to Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
"I do feel for you, as your upbringing was similar to mine. I was also to be that great preacher and did not want to let anyone down. As to your saying that you have no doubts that Jesus existed, I simply cannot be so sure. Written records of Jesus…"
Nov 4, 2013
James Dow replied to Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
"One of the good things about being an atheist is that you never have to worry about God's purpose for you. He isn't there, and life has no purpose that humans can discover. You don't have to suffer these philosophical tortures, or…"
Nov 3, 2013
Michael Penn replied to Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
"Welcome, Keith. I've read all of the replies here and they offer some good sound advice. It will all fall in place in time. Stick with us and keep reading."
Jul 23, 2013
Daniel W replied to Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
"Keith, Sometimes parents can be really perceptive.  Glad it went well for you. "
Jul 22, 2013
Pat replied to Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
"Keith, I was a former Catholic who was married to a Jewish lady for 21 years. Take it from me, that there's nothing better than Kosher corned beef on Jewish Rye bread (with caraway). Yummmm! As an appetizer, have some Matzoh Ball soup, and…"
Jul 22, 2013
Jerry Wesner replied to Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
"Keith, welcome to the group.  I expect that we can, together, help you.  Your father's acceptance is very important.  That your mother has lived with him knowing that he disagrees with her beliefs is a plus.  When your true…"
Jul 22, 2013
booklover replied to Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
"If baby-steps are the way for you to go Keith, then so be it!  However is most comfortable for you!  I am glad for you that you have started on your way to being your real self! Congrats!~ Mindy"
Jul 22, 2013
Joan Denoo replied to Keith's discussion I Need Some Advice, Help, anything really.
"You are on your way! Happy journey. "
Jul 22, 2013

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At 9:19pm on March 28, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 9:05pm on March 28, 2013, Ezra said…

Welcome To Atheist Nexus

At 1:03pm on March 28, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Keith               

Good to have you with us. Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 

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