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01-02-2016, 02:09 PM (This post was last modified: 01-02-2016 02:14 PM by RobbyPants.)
RE: Five years
(01-02-2016 12:18 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  You should celebrate with wine, women and song! Or some similar combination of fun times. Big Grin

Congrats!

Well, I am going to celebrate tonight by demolishing a part of my wife's church, and I'll probably have some beer, later.
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01-02-2016, 02:18 PM
RE: Five years
(01-02-2016 02:09 PM)RobbyPants Wrote:  
(01-02-2016 12:18 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  You should celebrate with wine, women and song! Or some similar combination of fun times. Big Grin

Congrats!

Well, I am going to celebrate tonight by demolishing a part of my wife's church, and I'll probably have some beer, later.

Just part of it? Why not the whole thing. Tongue

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01-02-2016, 02:58 PM
RE: Five years
(01-02-2016 08:19 AM)RobbyPants Wrote:  I just realized that I have now been atheist for about five years. I don't have an exact date, but I know it was some time after New Years on 2011 and before Lent.

And I can't honestly say that I've been atheist for five years, but rather, that was the time when I was finally able to let go of my religious beliefs without immense fear and/or guilt. I was finally ready to admit it to myself.

It's odd that in many ways, this feels like one of the most meaningful transformations in my entire life, and in some ways, it feels negligible. In a lot of ways, I am still pretty much exactly the same person I was before; I just justify my behavior and beliefs differently, now. I've become a lot more skeptical of a lot of things. I remember rethinking my stance on a lot of things six months after the fact, because I still found myself knee-jerking at things with a Christian mindset.

So, I feel both surprised that it's already been five years, and yet is also seems like it's been longer. In either case, my emotional health has been so much better since I let go, and I wouldn't have it any other way.


That is all. Big Grin

Been in the real world for five years, huh?

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01-02-2016, 03:01 PM
RE: Five years
Here's your anniversary bible verse:

1 Corinthians 13:11 - When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.

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01-02-2016, 06:01 PM
RE: Five years
(01-02-2016 02:09 PM)RobbyPants Wrote:  ... demolishing a part of my wife's church...

Is that a euphemism? Consider

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01-02-2016, 06:07 PM
RE: Five years
Happy Atheiversary! Clap

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02-02-2016, 06:07 AM
RE: Five years
(01-02-2016 06:01 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(01-02-2016 02:09 PM)RobbyPants Wrote:  ... demolishing a part of my wife's church...

Is that a euphemism? Consider

That sounds like a great euphemism. No, they're doing some remodeling work, so we volunteered to do some of the prep work.
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