Hi, I'm new here. Never had any idea that this site existed til yesterday when I accidentally stumbled upon it.I realize I ramble a bit here, so if you just want to hit the "poll" portion of this,…Continue
"hey there. great poll!
1: I'm converted! Several times. Back and forth. Between "luke-warm" christianity and full blown nuttiness. Then, just a year and a half ago, I deconverted. And the rollercoaster stopped. It's amazing how…"
I am always in awe of those of you that have overcome the indoctrination of church, society and family to end up at "this place"! I don't know if it is just my personality or what? but always feel somehow like a cheater for…"
"1. I'm an atheist. The benefit that I get is intelligent conversation and help with any problems I might have. I realize I could go to other sites for the latter, but the former is hard to find on the internet. I keep coming back to receive…"
"Hi all, thanks for your responses.
To those who mention the lack of arguments with theistic types as a plus, I totally agree. You can't argue with blind faith. "Debating" religion is a pointless and tiresome exercise.
I do have a…"
"As a few have echoed in response to you, I'd say that you are definitely in a very small minority where you were actually sheltered from the indoctrination of religion, or you were not shunned or made to feel worse about yourself for not…"
"1. This one is hard to answer. I feel like I fall somewhere in between. I was never a true believer by age 9 I was completely apathetic before that I really tried to believe in god but it just didn't work out. The religion that I grew up with…"
"Hi Travis, I'm new here too. Do you also find that the spelling and grammar here remarkably better than on most sites? :-) Anyway, I'm 38, and live in southwest Virginia.
I'm not sure quite how to answer #1... I was also born atheist…"
"hmmm... it is very interesting to me that you never felt any sort of backlash or reprisal from anyone in your community growing up. Even in upstate New York.
I don't know your age, but I'm 59 and am retired for the last 5 years. My first…"
"1) I definitely didn't come from a non-theistic household. I deconverted about 3-4 years ago, but there wasn't much to deconvert (I'd probably be labeled an apathetic deist before I went full on atheist). I've only been on A|N…"
"Hiya! I'm always really amazed by atheists who were never indoctrinated. There are a lot of ex christians here, myself included. I personally like this place because there aren't christian trolls hanging around asking stupid questions or…"
"Natural real world identifiable consequences like "tidy your room or you're gonna feel the back of my hand!"
Take the golden rule. Extrapolate. Voila, a pretty solid moral base. Now, using god's graces as a…"
"Welcome Travis, I suspect if we compared notes on our upbringing we would find a lot of similarities.
Lifelong in so much as much as it matters, I have been an active atheist for a couple of years now.
To be honest what I enjoy about this site…"
Hi, I'm new here. Never had any idea that this site existed til yesterday when I accidentally stumbled upon it.I realize I ramble a bit here, so if you just want to hit the "poll" portion of this, skip down a few paragraphs to where I talk about "the point."Introductions. I am an atheist, a nontheist so to speak since birth (which at that time I suppose, technically we all are), becoming an atheist sometime later, I suppose, at about the time I was old enough to recognize that there all these…See More
Hello, and welcome to this friendly meeting place
where we recognise that religion is a superstition and fraud with imaginary gods used to control people, and that it is tragic and inexcusable that women have been oppressed these last 2000 years.