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Need advice on coming out to my spouse

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luara on Sunday. 23 Replies

I was a Protestant, a sort of evangelical, but not dogmatic in the sense of being intolerant of others. I married a Catholic. Now, five years later, I've shed any remaining pretense of religion for…Continue

Seeing the Dark

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lillie Dec 31, 2012. 18 Replies

Thank you to everyone who e-mailed me last night with such warmth and open arms.I registered under my real name, but considering that I am not "out" among family and friends as an atheist, I changed…Continue

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Luara replied to Two Cult Survivor's discussion Need advice on coming out to my spouse
"'He works in mysterious ways' can only go so far "He works in mysterious ways" accommodated Nazi concentration camps and the plagues of the Middle Ages ... so it can accommodate anything.  As long as there's a person…"
Sunday
Luara replied to Two Cult Survivor's discussion Need advice on coming out to my spouse
"Someone could bring up their own nonbelief by asking Socratic-style questions of a believer.  That would give you a feeling of what's happened to their opinions while giving them a sense of your own."
Sunday
John Aultman replied to Two Cult Survivor's discussion Need advice on coming out to my spouse
"I have no advice TCS but I hope things work out for you both."
Sunday
Loren Miller replied to Two Cult Survivor's discussion Need advice on coming out to my spouse
"The Socratic method may help as well.  Peter Boghossian's A Manual For Creating Atheists has created a real stir in the atheist community for its deft and well-thought-out approach to discussions with believers regarding their faith.I…"
Saturday
Carol J. Jahnigen replied to Two Cult Survivor's discussion Need advice on coming out to my spouse
"I'm impressed with the caring and sensitivity shown in the posts here!"
Saturday
Two Cult Survivor replied to Two Cult Survivor's discussion Need advice on coming out to my spouse
"Fair enough, but I struggled with how to handle this and dealt with it in my own way. We're doing okay."
Friday
Two Cult Survivor replied to Two Cult Survivor's discussion Need advice on coming out to my spouse
"It's on my Kindle. I'll reread. Thanks for the advice."
Friday
Future replied to Two Cult Survivor's discussion Need advice on coming out to my spouse
"I hope it works out for you. If you haven't read it yet, I would emphatically suggest Sam Harris's Letter to a Christian Nation. It's full of logic that is hard to deny."
Friday
Two Cult Survivor replied to Two Cult Survivor's discussion Need advice on coming out to my spouse
"I see where you're going. But you're assuming she's a dogmatic/by the book type of believer. She's not. She's a believer because that's all she knows how to be. She hasn't really thought it through, and I'm…"
Friday
Future replied to Two Cult Survivor's discussion Need advice on coming out to my spouse
"If you are a believer, then doctrine says that the god of Abraham is a punisher. I would focus on questioning why those who blatantly deny him are not being punished, as well as why so many sinful Christians are being rewarded instead of punished.…"
Friday
Two Cult Survivor replied to Two Cult Survivor's discussion Need advice on coming out to my spouse
"Actually, the way to make it clear is to say that this God seems to act the same way No God would. I ended up saying I chased God for 40 years and I'm kind of done chasing him. It's high time he showed up."
Friday
Future replied to Two Cult Survivor's discussion Need advice on coming out to my spouse
"If a Christian god were monitoring Christians' behaviors and allowing for bad luck to befall those who it took issue with, wouldn't every practitioner of every non-Christian religion be suffering a far worse fate? There's a whole…"
Friday
Two Cult Survivor replied to Two Cult Survivor's discussion Need advice on coming out to my spouse
"Ok, so here's the latest... I decided not to inject this issue into our marriage because I wanted to take it slow, and it seems to be paying off. Some time ago we had a discussion about the mythology in Genesis, and I came thisclose to exposing…"
Friday
Two Cult Survivor replied to David Stephens's discussion So, how did you do it?
"I'm still not completely out. A brother and a cousin know. My wife does not, although she and I have had some recent discussions about how Adam and Eve is a myth, Noah's ark is a myth, and in all likelihood, Exodus is a myth. We attend a…"
Aug 14, 2013
Two Cult Survivor commented on Two Cult Survivor's blog post My first funeral as an atheist
"Well said. And let me add that I am not really upset with my brother. I am upset at how religion has robbed from him the recognition that we lost something really great, for good. Hate the religion, not the religious. "
May 23, 2013
Two Cult Survivor commented on Wyatt's blog post Theists, Cargo Cults, and Logic
"They mistake logic with internal consistency. If you show a theist that his views are internally inconsistent, you will have some measure of success. He will make a good faith (ha!) effort at modifying his views to make them more internally…"
May 22, 2013

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My first funeral as an atheist

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 11:30am 2 Comments

I posted the bulk of this on another thread, but wanted to add some context separately.

I finally confronted my faith and embraced the fact of my atheism late last August, 2012. Days after I revealed my "epiphany" to a few friends who knew me from another message board, my sister died from Lou Gehrig's Disease (which pissed her off because she hated catching a disease from someone she never f---ed).

THAT was my sister, understand? She was a beautiful, life-loving, potty-mouthed…

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At 11:47am on May 21, 2013, Loren Miller said…

No charge for the comments or the support, guy.  Glad to offer both.

At 10:09pm on March 13, 2013, Vulpes said…

Hi TCS. It's  foxcanine from TTA. Nice to meet you. Hope to learn from your perspectives and info that you bring to the table. 

Take it easy.

At 12:04am on October 19, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 6:03pm on October 18, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Rafael! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Parenting Little Heathens.

I also recommend Eco-Logical and Climate Concerns, since the climate is changing so drastically. Florida is especially vulnerable.

After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 5:01pm on October 18, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Rafael
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom which is the essence of atheism. Here, you have found the perfect place for friendly atheists.
We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3600 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
Terry

 
 
 

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