Being on my "all things atheist" kick, I have been feeling rather enraged about my own childhood indoctrination and being scared of hell. I'm having a bit of cognitive dissonance because I can't bring myself to be angry at my parents, since I understand that they were also victims.
I have been reading a number of blog entries and statements made by atheists, asserting that teaching children about hell is a form of child abuse. I absolutely agree with this! However, being…Continue
Added by cbenhamcox on August 20, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments
there was chesapeake and i learned to spell the name on the yellow paper and i put my name and chesapeake and west virginia and i wrote them down and that was the name and i was there and living in it and being in it before i knew what it was called by people who were not in it and the noise and i lived above levin’s discount in three rooms with my brother and my mother and my father and he was the one and there was yelling all the…Continue
Added by Philip Jarrett on January 15, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments
(Excerpt from a blog post about my childhood)
M*A*S*H: The Communist Leftist Threat to American Democracy
One evening, I cannot remember how, I was sitting upstairs and the conversation went to television. Then somehow I ended up…Continue
Added by Godless Poutine on April 21, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
My Way to Atheism
Some people experience becoming atheists as a conversion. I did not. I slowly got aware that I never was a real christian. I was an atheist behaving by imitation, as if I were a christian. I was baptised, and from their point of view, that made me irreversably a fellow christian. But of course, that is nonsense. A handful of water on my forehead as a baby had no impact upon the wiring of my brain.
I had the whole load of christian…