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Any Other Former Amish Here?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jess Kellan Jun 28, 2013. 13 Replies

Hi, I'm new here. I was born to an Old Order Amish family and left when I was 18 years old. I'm now in my mid-20s. It took me many years but I have the courage now to call myself "atheist". My…Continue

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William Grant replied to X Amish Atheist's discussion Any Other Former Amish Here?
"Hi and welcome,.. so glad you're here ! I feel sorry for you ,and , so I want to try and help by telling you what I know. About 5-6 yrs. ago I had contact with a Jehovah's Witness that helped me with a friend of mine that had become one of…"
Jun 17, 2013
Luara replied to X Amish Atheist's discussion Any Other Former Amish Here?
"And the amazing thing to an outsider is that the cruelty of putting someone in this bind, isn't evident to the person in it.  He said the people around him, his friends and family there were so loving ...  And looking at it, any…"
Jun 4, 2013
Luara replied to X Amish Atheist's discussion Any Other Former Amish Here?
"I know.  I felt terribly sorry for him too.  That is SUCH a terrible bind for someone to be in!  It's a psychological prison. I doubted that he could KNOW that his parents would never see him again ...  The attachment of…"
Jun 4, 2013
Luara replied to X Amish Atheist's discussion Any Other Former Amish Here?
"I had a long email exchange with an A/N member who was in an ultra-orthodox Jewish sect.  He seemed completely convinced that coming out as an atheist meant ending everything - having no further contact with his friends or even his siblings or…"
May 30, 2013
Kristy Kateri left a comment for X Amish Atheist
"Hey, man... this isn't easy. Hate blogs... fb is faster. Anyway, there are a few of us- Ex Amish on FB and we'd liketo friend ya' , if you have a fb page. anyway, good luck on Sunday... and don't forget to mention, our families…"
Sep 4, 2012
Kristy Kateri commented on X Amish Atheist's group Ex-Amish Atheists
"Looking to find Ex- Amish or plain Mennonites or really any ex members of plain sects, who are now Atheists. There are a few of us on FB. We are few; but, we are not alone. Often many of us, leave our plain churches and move up to the next level of…"
Aug 30, 2012
Kristy Kateri liked X Amish Atheist's group Ex-Amish Atheists
Aug 28, 2012
Selina Mannion commented on X Amish Atheist's group Ex-Amish Atheists
"I am writing a book on people leaving their religion and would love to include yours. Thanx selina I am a former muslim btw"
May 5, 2012
X Amish Atheist commented on Steve Johnson's group Undercover Atheists
"I am completely in the closet except to my very Christian girlfriend (we're fine and plan to make it work). I want to come out but I doubt that I ever will. It would result in the complete loss of my family, my girlfriend's family, 90% of…"
Apr 14, 2012
Steph S. replied to X Amish Atheist's discussion Any Other Former Amish Here?
"Welcome to the site. Nice to meet you!"
Apr 13, 2012
Ruth Anthony-Gardner left a comment for X Amish Atheist
"Welcome, X Amish Atheist! 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 Undercover Atheists and Former Christians. After you've…"
Apr 12, 2012
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Apr 12, 2012
X Amish Atheist replied to X Amish Atheist's discussion Any Other Former Amish Here?
"Thanks for your reply Matthew. Yes, I have seen some NatGeo shows on people leaving the Amish and can identify with those people to an extent. My case isn't as bad as many since I'm still welcome to visit home as long as I don't drive…"
Apr 12, 2012
matthew greenberg replied to X Amish Atheist's discussion Any Other Former Amish Here?
"welcome X!  no, i'm not Amish, but i've become quite familiar with your plot.  i'm guessing you've seen some of the NatGeo shows on the subject?  if not, find them online and check them out.  fascinating, and…"
Apr 12, 2012
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Any Other Former Amish Here?

Hi, I'm new here. I was born to an Old Order Amish family and left when I was 18 years old. I'm now in my mid-20s. It took me many years but I have the courage now to call myself "atheist". My girlfriend is also ex-Amish but she still firmly believes in God. She is the only person in the world who really knows what I believe. We have discussed our differing beliefs to quite an extent and we both believe that we can make our relationship work for the long-term (now that's religious…See More
Apr 12, 2012
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for X Amish Atheist
"Hi X Amish Atheist We understand, and you are most welcome. Indeed welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense leads to freethinking wisdom --- as you have found in becoming an atheist.     We invite you…"
Apr 12, 2012

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At 4:54pm on September 4, 2012, Kristy Kateri said…

Hey, man... this isn't easy. Hate blogs... fb is faster. Anyway, there are a few of us- Ex Amish on FB and we'd liketo friend ya' , if you have a fb page. anyway, good luck on Sunday... and don't forget to mention, our families shame us via using our younger sibs as blackmail when we leave. Damn cult! anyway...C'ya.

At 8:03pm on April 12, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, X Amish Atheist! 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 Undercover Atheists and Former Christians. After you've searched for stuff that interests you 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 3:21am on April 12, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi X Amish Atheist
We understand, and you are most welcome.
Indeed welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense leads to freethinking wisdom --- as you have found in becoming an atheist. 
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 680 discussion topics and 3400 members.
At 11:56pm on April 11, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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