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Matthew replied to Roland St.George's discussion Does this argument stand up? in the group Recovering from Religion
"He moves fast, but there is probably nothing technically wrong with it. I just don't like the idea of atheists having to prove anything. The burden of proof should always be on the believer. For us to say that we are confident god does not…"
May 30, 2011
Gerald Scott replied to Matthew's discussion Going to see Sam Harris in the group Recovering from Religion
"I'm excited for you.  I can't wait to hear your story.  Have fun."
Apr 5, 2011
Ashleigh Carter replied to Matthew's discussion Going to see Sam Harris in the group Recovering from Religion
"That is some damned fine news. You'll have to enjoy yourself twice as hard for the rest of us that can't attend. Personally I'd love to hear all about it when you get back. Have fun!"
Apr 4, 2011
Daniel replied to Matthew's discussion Going to see Sam Harris in the group Recovering from Religion
"That's wonderful! I hope you have a good time; I love watching debates between the "heavyweight" atheists vs the religious ones! I'm in a similar boat; as a teenage apostate, and still in the closet about it with the exception…"
Apr 2, 2011
Matthew added a discussion to the group Recovering from Religion
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Going to see Sam Harris

So I'm going to see Sam Harris this Thursday night debate William Lane Craig at the University of Notre Dame.  Upon hearing about the debate, I was thrilled to find out that Notre Dame is only 4 hours away from me, and even more thrilled when I found out that there were still tickets left (6 tickets left, to be exact.  I'm way in the back, but at least I'll be there).  So getting a ticket to this thing really made my day.  A lot.  I love watching debates, and I'm glad that people like Hitchens…See More
Apr 2, 2011
Matthew joined Richard Haynes's group
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Life After Christian Fundamentalism

Recovering from the side effects of Christian fundamentalism is not easy.•The ongoing fear of Hell•Rejection from family members•Ongoing guilt•Loss of communityIf you can relate, join.This is not a debate group.See More
Feb 14, 2011
Matthew replied to Monica S.'s discussion Introduction and How I got here. I applogize for length in the group Recovering from Religion
"Hey Monica, Thanks for sharing your story.  The first few steps away from religious abuse are always the hardest, but you're headed the right direction!  You mentioned wanting to find a therapist who helps people who were spiritually…"
Feb 2, 2011
Matthew replied to Sisyphus Fragment's discussion Where are you and what do you do? in the group Illinois Atheists
"I'm from Champaign, IL.  I am a business owner and recovering fundamentalist."
Jan 18, 2011
Lyra Silvertongue replied to Matthew's discussion Why do I feel judged everywhere I go? in the group Recovering from Religion
"I have seriously considered putting "pastafarian" as my religion and wondered what people will do. I wonder what your religious friends think that means? It's easy enough to google it."
Jan 15, 2011
Jessica Lenehan replied to Matthew's discussion Why do I feel judged everywhere I go? in the group Recovering from Religion
"I guess I'm a year behind you, having just come out to my mum at christmas. But living in San Antonio, Texas, I know the feeling of being in the minority, and I'm only just beginning my journey into atheism. I can tell you that having at…"
Jan 11, 2011
Richard J. Collins replied to Matthew's discussion Why do I feel judged everywhere I go? in the group Recovering from Religion
"Here is some of the best advice I have ever encountered which was written by HambyDammit who also lives in the bible belt. http://www.endhereditaryreligion.com/2009/03/im-not-christian/   You can find other tips on how to live an inspired life…"
Dec 20, 2010
L.Hunter replied to Matthew's discussion Why do I feel judged everywhere I go? in the group Recovering from Religion
"I agree entirely. If your situation doesn't dictate coming out, then prudence should prevail."
Dec 12, 2010
Maverick Jester replied to Matthew's discussion Why do I feel judged everywhere I go? in the group Recovering from Religion
"Thank you, Keely."
Dec 12, 2010
Maverick Jester replied to Matthew's discussion Why do I feel judged everywhere I go? in the group Recovering from Religion
"I haven't come out yet. Because I am older, I have an entire life worth of friends and family who knew me as a very religious person. At the moment, I don't know how to handle being a nontheist and still retain my friendships. Some of…"
Dec 12, 2010

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At 1:14pm on May 17, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Matthew! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since April. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
At 10:53am on April 3, 2011, Sam Kennedy said…

Hey Matthew,  saw your post about going to see Sam Harris!  I think that is so awesome.  Just wanted to know what made you deconvert from being an SDA.  I was raised in the SDA church/culture and am now wonderfully free of the manipulative dogma.  If you ever want to commiserate about the insanity that is Seventh-day Adventism I'd love to hear your story. 

~Sam 

At 5:30pm on October 2, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Matthew and welcome to this great meeting place with its thousands of freethinking friends who recognise how religions deceive and control vulnerable people beginning with innocent children. We are sorry to hear of your sad story.

Terry Meaden
(founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 325 discussion topics.
We invite you to join us and 1890 others.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
At 10:49pm on September 29, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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