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Hi everybody! I'm coffeycake. You can call me Katie, if you'd prefer, but coffeycake will do. I'm so happy to have found this site; everyone's been really nice so far.Where to start... Well, I'm an…Continue

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coffeycake replied to Astaroth's discussion Theism has ruined my life. (A rant of sorts)
"Hi Eric! Just thought it might be nice for you to hear that there are other 21-year-old atheists out there. My story isn't anywhere near the same as yours, as I went to public school and was born into a liberal Catholic family, but I came to…"
Jul 11, 2011
Earther commented on coffeycake's blog post Work and atheism-related dilemma
"Law and Order;  If you feel harassed you need to take the correct course of action which is to have your husband talk to your boss.  Also know that when you tell your personal stories at work people have the right to respond, not…"
Jun 30, 2011
Shane Cooper commented on coffeycake's blog post Work and atheism-related dilemma
"As an atheist, my first reaction is to punch the idiot in the face with strong verbal response using pointed questions about his faith, reality and why he feels obligated to berate, question and act in such a manor. In fact, as Atheist, we should…"
Jun 29, 2011
Dana Severance commented on coffeycake's blog post Work and atheism-related dilemma
"I'd like to say that I'd take Micah's advice, I'm more likely to go the route Glen suggested... with one exception. I'd likely call him a snake-oil salesman attempting to spread lies. Unless, of course, he had empirical…"
Jun 29, 2011
Jim DePaulo commented on coffeycake's blog post Work and atheism-related dilemma
"I could tolerate that bullshit for a while.  First I would ignore him then I would use ridicule and if he persisted I would ask him to visualize his nose in another part of his face.  I'm an Atheist not necessarily a pacifist."
Jun 29, 2011
roland707 commented on coffeycake's blog post Work and atheism-related dilemma
"Maybe ask him to explain 9-11-2001."
Jun 29, 2011
Micah Oliver commented on coffeycake's blog post Work and atheism-related dilemma
"Act as if...  When asked, pretend your position is the norm. 'Do people still believe in hell? Gods? Wow, I thought that was ancient mythology. Nah, I don't believe in any of that crap.' You get the idea, hopefully despite my…"
Jun 29, 2011
Sean Lloyd McGuire commented on coffeycake's blog post Work and atheism-related dilemma
"I agree, Glen. Engage him and he may have to confront his ignorance."
Jun 29, 2011
Glen Rosenberg commented on coffeycake's blog post Work and atheism-related dilemma
"Why not challenge the nitwit to a debate? He is undoubtedly stupid and opinionated. Probably the nitwit knows next to nothing of the history of religion or his own religion. Islam makes a ready target. One good turn deserves another. You do not have…"
Jun 28, 2011
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Work and atheism-related dilemma

My fiance and I are both atheists. Recently, he had a discussion at work about religion, and admitted he was an atheist. Most of his coworkers are okay with it, one is teasing him about it (they're friends; it's what they do), but the last one is being an absolute arsehole. For the last two full days, this kid (he's 19) has been harassing my fiance about his religion. "Why don't you believe in god?", "How do you not believe in god?", "If you dropped a wallet with $5000 in it, and it was still…See More
Jun 28, 2011
coffeycake commented on Odin Zeus McGaffer's blog post A reader asks...
"I think it's also a programmed behavior. They've been conditioned to do it and it's really difficult to stop. I catch myself using religious language sometimes, even though I haven't been an X-tian for years now. (I almost wrote…"
Jun 12, 2011
coffeycake commented on Kimberlee Williams's blog post Making decisions
"Hi Kimberlee! I understand where you're coming from. It's odd that my mother raised me Catholic but wasn't herself particularly religious, whereas I latched onto religion from a very early age. I think now it's because my family…"
Jun 12, 2011
coffeycake replied to Maia Rodriguez's discussion Is Atheism a "World View"?
"To be honest, I don't think he read the article at all. He saw the title, maybe skimmed the first paragraph and made an assumption, as far as I can tell because this is a complete non sequitur. My answer to Mr. Theist would be to make a few…"
Jun 10, 2011
coffeycake commented on Viola's blog post Why I Am An Ex-Christian
"Hey! Nice to meet you!   I've always been interested in acting, myself, and have done tons of research on college programs for theater, if that's something you're thinking of doing. Let me know if you want any info about…"
Jun 9, 2011
coffeycake replied to Max Bjork's discussion My 15 minutes as a New Ager. in the group Hang With Friends
"I was a pagan for a few years, starting when I was 17. That summer was the worst summer of my life. I had been cheated on and abused by my then-boyfriend, broke up with him so he could be with the other girl, had no friends at school, and was…"
Jun 9, 2011

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Work and atheism-related dilemma

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My fiance and I are both atheists. Recently, he had a discussion at work about religion, and admitted he was an atheist. Most of his coworkers are okay with it, one is teasing him about it (they're friends; it's what they do), but the last one is being an absolute arsehole.

 

For the last two full days, this kid (he's 19) has been harassing my fiance about his religion. "Why don't you believe in god?", "How do you not believe in god?", "If you dropped a wallet with $5000 in it,…

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At 7:05pm on May 15, 2011, Brent Feeney said…
I'm trying, believe me. Weather's been totally crappy this weekend - rain, clouds, low temps (upper 40s-low 50s). But I'm fine otherwise, thanks. Hope to chat soon!
At 5:44pm on May 15, 2011, Joseph P said…

Oh wow, so really recent.  Nice.

Yeah, I can see how the instant you catch yourself in that level of hypocrisy ... major introspection time.

 

I don't know that I can say there was anything that 'did it' for me.  It was just everything about Christianity.  I never exactly deconverted, because I don't think I was ever anything I would consider a believer.

Just ... I dunno ... all of the stories.  None of the stories they told us in CCD sounded any more plausible than anything out of Grimm's Fairy Tales.  I had the advantage of being buried in science books from long before kindergarten.  My parents bought a ton of National Geographic kids' books about science and other educational subjects, for my brother who's two years older than me.  That's the sort of thing I learned to read from.

Even when I was looking into Paganism, it was as an atheist.  I was mostly just looking into the extraneous nonsense around the edges: aura sensing, the sort of reality-manipulation through intention of spells, energy manipulation ... stuff like that.  I never took the idea of any of the Pagan gods any more seriously than I had the Christian one.

At 5:04pm on May 15, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome to the Nexus.  We are certainly glad to have you join us.
At 11:32pm on May 14, 2011, Joseph P said…
Cool, how recent of a deconvert?  What did it for you?
At 10:02pm on May 14, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, coffeycake! 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.

At 9:33pm on May 14, 2011, Brent Feeney said…
Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're well today!
 
 
 

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