"What the media needs to worry about is my foot shoved up their arse. They did drugs and drank and partied and all that shit as teens, their parents did, they know we'll try it. If they prevent it now it'll just happen in our adulthood.…"
I know I am responding to a real old response by Sheryl, but I just had to post this video. It entails a segment on brain scans of an atheist and of a religious brain. Very interesting!
"My brother committed suicide at 19 and was an atheist. He was always in a dark place in his mind. I contemplate throwing out his poems that look too deep into his mental state. On another note, I am sure religion is a huge component to why others…"
"It's hard to kill an idea, but easier to kill yourself. Religion CAN (if you take it seriously) make you hugely guilty, and lead you to the most outrageous ends to 'deal' with it. Over time I believe it can mentally effect…"
"I'd say it has made you, at least partly, the way you are; if you are talking about being brought up religious.
I was but didn't accept my now-dropped church until I was in my late teens. I would say that prior to that I was…"
"A good friend of mine from high school committed suicide at the young age of 18. I think if his particular case were studied, you'd find that years of religious indoctrination and guilt fomented by his parents led him to rebel against his…"
"Why choose to believe in a god if you are in an atheistic site?
The thought of a personal god is around the same as believing in a deity of a much larger religion - there is absolutely no proof for the Muslim god, no proof for the Christian god, no…"
"No, I don't have exactly the most active social life, but even when I was a hard core Christian I was kind of a loner.
About a fourth of my friends are atheist, and the rest are Christian. I even get along well with a kid that is planning on…"
"Share with them why you converted. You're their parent and they should look up to you, so no doubt they might follow the same path. Show them the reasons why religion is just plain goofy and makes no sense, but also allow them enough space to…"
Hi Tim, I sent a friend request to you. I am mom to a very intelligent 15 yr old atheist daughter and she is struggling to find like-minded teens down here. I am going to have her join this site, but she is busy with studies now. You have escaped the generational brain washing - congratulations! I don't understand how all children don't come to the realization at about 8-10 that God is a myth and organized religion is the downfall of this country! If you want to get back to me I would love for you to chat with my daughter sometime.