"I was raise in the church my grandmother was a holy ghost spirit filled woman if i may say she would preach fire and brimstone heaven and hell as i grew older i wanted a close relationship with god but i had to work so hard to get this relation…"
"I read nathan speech and i was move i'm glad he got out hopefully the grandkids will be free thank you for being so open. at this moment i'm learning this is the first time i've met people that are atheist, where i'm from you…"
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
Greetings, marleen! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since last July. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Great to meet you. Thanks for your reply and friendship. I will definitely contact you when next I am in Barbados. Meanwhile I have started a blog where I intend to reflect on issues of faith and atheism. I have a short discussion on my journey from faith in Barbados, would be great to get comments or feedback from you.
Heya Marleen. Good to hear from you too. There are quite a few people i know of who are atheists as well, but I doubt they are members of this website. In terms of groups, there are none to my knowledge, although creating one would be simple.
Most of my friends know my position, but concerning my parents, I'm still in the closet as well, albeit my tendency to criticise religion and what not should hint to it.
I live in St. James btw.
Good Night Miss Knight. What a welcome surprise to find another fellow atheist here in Bim. Don't feel so alone now, although I have always suspected that the majority who claim belief here are merely following some sort of communal reinforcement.