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18-08-2017, 05:15 PM
RE: How many TTA members were never religious?
I was deeply religious. Looking back though, I always had doubts about it all. I cannot be completely certain that I believed more to make family members happy or if I truly believed.

I was more or less a cafeteria catholic. I believe that women should have complete reproductive autonomy.

It could because of the catholic part that I refused to discuss that topic at all with any male. Regardless if they agree or not, they haven't any cause to chime in with their opinion and it means nothing to me.

That's just me though.


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18-08-2017, 07:17 PM
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I envy people who weren't religious. I wonder what I could have done with the brain capacity I devoted to memorizing bible verses and trying to make god into something worth worship.

However, I think I also got a benefit from the mental and moral exercise of examining and turning against something that everyone I knew took to be settled and unquestionable.
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18-08-2017, 07:33 PM
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I thought it was a joke and then I grew up and learnt people were serious.
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18-08-2017, 10:22 PM
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Never religious.

Religion was never mentioned when I was growing up. I was left to come to my own conclusions about once I came across it. I thought it was nuts.

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19-08-2017, 10:37 AM
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I was nothing until my mom decided to get me babtized when I was 6. Then I didn't buy into that stuff until I was 9. Indoctrination had done some damage but compared to other people, not that bad.
When I was 9 I asked my dad why he never went to church. He said "Because I don't believe in it"
Then I started thinking.
In Germany at 12 years old you gain the right to chose your own religion. So I stopped going to church but I bought into witchcraft big time.
So I was a witch from 12 years old to 24/25.
At 25 I definitly started seriously doubting it all.
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19-08-2017, 10:48 AM
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(18-08-2017 06:27 AM)Banjo Wrote:  How many TTA members were never religious?

Went to Sunday School twice, asked not to return the second time, asking awkward questions about Noah's post-flood family history. Other than that, nada.
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19-08-2017, 02:12 PM
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Folks,

I've wanted to be religious and tried really hard, but couldn't make it. No

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19-08-2017, 02:17 PM
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(19-08-2017 02:12 PM)Dworkin Wrote:  Folks,

I've wanted to be religious and tried really hard, but couldn't make it. No

D.

Consider Did you try turning your brain off and back on?

You shouldn't have.

To be religious you're not supposed to turn it back on.

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22-08-2017, 08:16 PM
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Never raised with religion. Was raised with the most basic Jewish traditions like Hanukkah and Passover. Never had a bar mitzvah, thankfully.

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23-08-2017, 03:09 AM
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I was raised by my christian mother, even though it wasn't overtly obvious she was a christian until fairly recently. My father was atheist, again although neither of religion/atheism was ever mentioned in the house.

Many other members of the family are religious, some "more so" than others, and I'd been to church at various points because of that. Plus in my school, we were made to sing hymns/the lords prayer, but never on one occasion did I really believe any of it. If anything I was mildly disappointed with the whole idea of "god did it...so that's it". Later in school life when you crack onto religious education (which in the UK teaches you of all mainstream religions) and science in particular, I came to realize what I'd always suspected...that's it's all a crock of shit, and Christianity is no different than any other religion in that respect.

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