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"If you feel far away from God...who left?"

Started this discussion. Last reply by OutlawGirl Sep 1, 2009. 5 Replies

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Marci B replied to Martin Allen's discussion Lighting a candle for my father
"I don't think that anyone else's opinion matters. You did something nice for someone. Take it and leave it at that."
Apr 18, 2010
Marci B replied to Hugh Kramer's discussion 'IN GOOD WE TRUST' says Moscow Humanist billboard
"I went to college in Pullman, immediately across the border from Moscow. And I had no idea Moscow so progressive! Must be some conglomeration of two college towns right next to each other - they bring out the intelligence, right? :-)"
Apr 13, 2010
Marci B replied to Jake Farr-Wharton's discussion Altruism is only real if you're Atheist/Non-theist/anti-theist
"I'm not sure I agree, although I'm of two minds on this topic. Yes, I believe your actions would be MORE altruistic should you be doing something for others without the added desire to please a nonexistent entity. But isn't altruism…"
Oct 26, 2009
OutlawGirl replied to Marci B's discussion "If you feel far away from God...who left?"
"Personally I think religion needs its faithful doubters, the ones who believe in their god but still question his existance from time to time. These are the people who keep the churches looking sane. The dangerous ones are always the mindless sheep…"
Sep 1, 2009
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to Marci B's discussion "If you feel far away from God...who left?"
"pslam 82:6 ye are gods BUSTED!"
Aug 31, 2009
Greywolf replied to Marci B's discussion "If you feel far away from God...who left?"
"How can one feel "far away" from "someone" (or should I say a trio of "someone") who was never "there" to begin with except within the religious imagination? Well, even there, he never really…"
Aug 31, 2009
Jason Spicer replied to Marci B's discussion "If you feel far away from God...who left?"
"Guilt is religion's stock in trade. When people leave the church, that's one of the few hooks to try to get them to come back."
Aug 31, 2009
Marci B posted a discussion

"If you feel far away from God...who left?"

I saw this on a church reader board not far from my house. The first thing that popped into my head was, "How in the hell is that supposed to make ANYONE feel better about their situation?" I mean, obviously if you're a religious person, and you feel abandoned by your God, you're in a bad spot in your life to begin with. Wouldn't you think it would just be fodder for the noose route for the church to be saying that not only are you in a bad spot right now, but that it's YOUR fault that God left…See More
Aug 31, 2009
Marci B replied to Goz's discussion Can atheists be parents?
"I have no words. No words. I have a pit in my stomach right now from hearing about the fate of that poor little girl. If this judge didn't live 3000 miles away from me I would be on his doorstep screaming right now. Oh, wait...it wouldn't…"
Aug 23, 2009
Marci B replied to Aaron Landes's discussion My daughter and my funeral.
"I came across this issue when it came time to choose a guardian for our kids. DH's brother and family are in the best place to care for our kids should we die, but they are devout Mormon. When I asked DH if he thought his brother would honor my…"
Aug 17, 2009
Marci B replied to aME's discussion Super Deluxe Bible History #1
"LMFAO - are there more? I want to learn more about God and his de-sexing stick!"
Jul 25, 2009
Marci B replied to L. Beck's discussion Hi everyone
"Hi Laura - welcome to A/N and Washington! It really doesn't rain as much here as they say, but don't tell other people that, they might want to live here. :-)"
Jul 23, 2009
Marci B replied to Amanda's discussion Has atheism affected your work life?
"Don, I'm lucky that I work in a pretty mainstream school, at least where religion is concerned. "Mainstream" meaning there's a good mix of faiths - I even had a student this year (5th grader) who claimed (very bravely, I might…"
Jul 19, 2009
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Jul 19, 2009
Chrys Stevenson replied to Marci B's discussion New to the nexus
"Rant away - you've come to the right place. You might also like to check out the ex-Mormon group here (I'm sure as the wife of a recovering Mormon you'll be welcomed) and also the Parenting Little Heathens group. I hope you enjoy the…"
Jul 19, 2009
Marci B replied to Amanda's discussion Has atheism affected your work life?
"As an elementary teacher, I find it hard sometimes (especially when a student begins to proselytize in the classroom) to NOT share my beliefs. Although I do look at it as a benefit to my kids - because I understand how important nonbelief is to me,…"
Jul 19, 2009

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At 10:44pm on March 17, 2010, Wes Bonez said…
(= Happy Birthday from Washington State! =)
At 6:25am on March 17, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Marci! Have a very happy birthday.
At 6:25am on March 17, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Marci! Have a very happy birthyday.
 
 
 

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