Former believers, what have you done with your religious stuff?
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09-04-2012, 01:09 PM
Former believers, what have you done with your religious stuff?
Yesterday, while cleaning my house I found several things lying around gathering dust:
- some crucifixes, a couple of bibles, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a rosary, many Saints on stamps, etc.

Many of those things are now in the trash can but I was thinking of another use.


I want to keep a bible: it has the best arguments when debating with a theist. Also, a couple of crucifixes have a sentimental
value to me (they were a gift from my parents, many years ago) and I won't trash them.

Is there something useful you can do with such things?

Oh and no, I don't want to give them away to anyone.

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09-04-2012, 01:16 PM
RE: Former believers, what have you done with your religious stuff?
Unless you are going to burn them, I see only three choices...keep them for the sentimental value (I have some things that were given me by grandparents), throw them out or give them away.

Somehow I don't see you wanting to use them as home decor...or hanging the rosary from your rearview.

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09-04-2012, 01:17 PM
RE: Former believers, what have you done with your religious stuff?
I'm still stuck with my relgious family, however I just cram my DCU figures in front of the Jesus candle since I can't move it.

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09-04-2012, 01:28 PM
RE: Former believers, what have you done with your religious stuff?
I kept my bible for reference
I used my baptism cross to light the fireplace (nice dry wood)
My rosary...
I dunno, i guess it must be around here somewhere.

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09-04-2012, 01:39 PM
RE: Former believers, what have you done with your religious stuff?
(09-04-2012 01:09 PM)KVron Wrote:  Yesterday, while cleaning my house I found several things lying around gathering dust:
- some crucifixes, a couple of bibles, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a rosary, many Saints on stamps, etc.

Many of those things are now in the trash can but I was thinking of another use.


I want to keep a bible: it has the best arguments when debating with a theist. Also, a couple of crucifixes have a sentimental
value to me (they were a gift from my parents, many years ago) and I won't trash them.

Is there something useful you can do with such things?

Oh and no, I don't want to give them away to anyone.
I either burned or disposed of the religious items, paperwork, clothing, etc. that I had, save only the 2 Bibles which I had. I don't believe in destroying books, no matter how silly.

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09-04-2012, 01:43 PM
RE: Former believers, what have you done with your religious stuff?
Sell ALL THE STUFF. I've just recently collected all of my religious books (and I have A LOT of those) and packed them in a bag, and one of those days will start walking around antique-book shops to sell them. You know, make some actual use of them.

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09-04-2012, 02:34 PM
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I still have a vile of holy water and some dried holy palms. I was thinking of making a vampire kit with the vile in it to sell Big Grin
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09-04-2012, 02:35 PM
RE: Former believers, what have you done with your religious stuff?
^ Hey you could always give me a bible, I will turn it into a nice fancy tree for ya. http://questionrenee.deviantart.com/gall...4#/d4jt4qo

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09-04-2012, 02:47 PM
RE: Former believers, what have you done with your religious stuff?
It just goes with all the rest of the stuff I outgrew - into a bottom drawer, eventually probably to a charity shop or something. Bibles I tend to hang onto - I've got one given to my grandfather by his mother, with a long letter in her handwriting inside the cover - I like that, it's the only thing connecting me and her.
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09-04-2012, 02:48 PM
RE: Former believers, what have you done with your religious stuff?
I have probably 15-20 bibles in my house (funny thing... they don't all say the same thing, start or end the same way if I recall properly). For that matter, I actually bought a bible within the last few months to replace an older version (only like 10-15 years in between them). Why you may ask? Because I found out that my version was apparently "controversial" because how it translated somethings. Right now I find it useful because I can say "here look, this is the same bible just a newer version, the new version interprets/translates things differently--and they say different things!" Nothing like having the "same bible" say they made a "mistake" to be a useful thing.

Anything else of a christian nature I don't view as christian or anything. They're just an object or art. Some religious things are quite beautiful from an art-like perspective. Granted shy of bibles (one's a "vodoo bible" whatever it's called), I have nothing religious. OK I do have some Ankhs, although I don't view them as religious, rather just a neat image/object.


Of course I view any religious object the same as objects/books about Zeus, Ra, or any other diety. Some are just neat, they have no meaning to me other than an art value.
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