"I'm in the Atlanta area as well, but a little worried about raising my non Christian children in Bible Land. I worry about them being ostracized at school by the kids but even more by the teachers and parents. I hide my little Buddah statue…"
"Tough question... But I do think I would erase my previous exposure to such fear driven dogma if I could. Today, I am at peace. Today, I am not worried if I might be wrong. BUT I often wonder if those religious scars will rear thier ugly heads…"
"I experienced grief for a period when I deconverted. I cried like my best friend had died off and on for weeks. So I completely understand what you are saying.
I find hope in the faces of my children. I know that I have broken a cycle of fear and…"
"my kids are very young -- the oldest is 8. and i have SLOWLY changed pace with them... they seem to be doing fine. my husband watched me suffer and plead with god for so long, that by the time I gave up, so had he. we have been attending a unitarian…"
"I was raised Southern Baptist. My dad was our music minister for my entire childhood. My struggle all began because I was an avid student of the bible. And I would study and read for hours a day. Instead of finding peace and understanding in the…"
Recovering from the side effects of Christian fundamentalism is not easy.•The ongoing fear of Hell•Rejection from family members•Ongoing guilt•Loss of communityIf you can relate, join.This is not a debate group.See More
Well said. You are quite right.
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"11:00 PM had my first bout of nausea; Rx took care of it. I feel wonderful. Absolutely no pain, I can't finish a sentence or remember words so Cary, Laura and Laurie did their best to understand what I am trying to convey. I usually get enough…"
With all the media attention the on the Pope, important stories are being missed, human rights violations, Monsanto protection act, Russia march to blasphemy laws, and of the big story this week did Harry Potter vanquish dementors?See More
"The medical profession seems to have improved in some areas at least. Personally I think some of that is due to the higher level of education of society as a whole. We know too much to put up with bad treatment now. I saw a documentary last year…"
"Thanks. Now I have "Glory of Love" stuck in my head. ^^;
I'm not sure if I could get used to eating bugs. It's like... if they're mudbugs or sea-bugs, that's one thing, but it's hard to imagine them tasting good…"
"I converted to paganism (through wicca, but didn't stay there) from xianity. During that conversion period, I tried to reconcile the beliefs, which ultimately, I couldn't. There are some who find a way (probably used to cherry picking, so…"