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19-04-2016, 05:27 PM
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Was raised Christian.

But kinda jumped onto the agnostic fence in my teens and sat there for a few decades untill about 6 years ago I re-read the entire bible cover to cover which gave me the final push over that fence into atheism.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -- Voltaire
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19-04-2016, 05:50 PM
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(19-04-2016 05:13 PM)DerFish Wrote:  
(19-04-2016 05:06 PM)CosmicRaven Wrote:  And cheese. Oh my. Egg white spoke against cheese too, but it's used a lot. Speaking of food, we also weren't allow to have unclean meats. Did you grow up with fake meat? "Big franks", superlinks, "Swiss steak", FriChik, Boca burgers, etc? I do know some people did eat real stuff as long as it was clean like beef or fish or chicken.

I spent three years in Academy and one year at Union College in Lincoln Nebraska, we called the fake meat all kinds of different things. Isn't Boca Burgers a new thing? Of course I am 70 years old and have been away from that shit for 30 years or more, but don't remember Boca burgers until last year when my oldest brother died and I went back to be with the family and that was served. Kelloggs Foods was first formed to make such crap. Dr Kellogg was one of the founders of the Advent Church but when he didn't give all his profits to the church he was more or less pushed out.

Oh wow. I'm current in my fourth year of Academy. I won't be going to an Adventist college, though. I do think Boca burger is newer.
Did you grow up with haystacks?
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19-04-2016, 06:48 PM
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(19-04-2016 05:50 PM)CosmicRaven Wrote:  
(19-04-2016 05:13 PM)DerFish Wrote:  I spent three years in Academy and one year at Union College in Lincoln Nebraska, we called the fake meat all kinds of different things. Isn't Boca Burgers a new thing? Of course I am 70 years old and have been away from that shit for 30 years or more, but don't remember Boca burgers until last year when my oldest brother died and I went back to be with the family and that was served. Kelloggs Foods was first formed to make such crap. Dr Kellogg was one of the founders of the Advent Church but when he didn't give all his profits to the church he was more or less pushed out.

Oh wow. I'm current in my fourth year of Academy. I won't be going to an Adventist college, though. I do think Boca burger is newer.
Did you grow up with haystacks?
No the first I heard of haystacks was 10 years ago again with the family when my sister died of cancer. She had been a vegetarian from age 17 and died of colon cancer at 65, which is usually blamed on too much meat! But the doctor said it was from an unbalanced diet with no protein. Also from putting up with a maniacal husband whom she had hated for a full 40 years, but God wouldn't allow her to free herself from him, so it killed her.
Which Academy are you in? I went to Maplewood in Minnesota.
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19-04-2016, 06:50 PM
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I'm disappoint... Sad

I thought I'd see, porn star, nun, turkey plucker, anything but what religion were you. *sigh*

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19-04-2016, 06:50 PM
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(19-04-2016 05:20 PM)Can_of_Beans Wrote:  I'm a former Republican

That's a disease, not a religion. Tongue

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19-04-2016, 07:03 PM
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(19-04-2016 06:48 PM)DerFish Wrote:  
(19-04-2016 05:50 PM)CosmicRaven Wrote:  Oh wow. I'm current in my fourth year of Academy. I won't be going to an Adventist college, though. I do think Boca burger is newer.
Did you grow up with haystacks?
No the first I heard of haystacks was 10 years ago again with the family when my sister died of cancer. She had been a vegetarian from age 17 and died of colon cancer at 65, which is usually blamed on too much meat! But the doctor said it was from an unbalanced diet with no protein. Also from putting up with a maniacal husband whom she had hated for a full 40 years, but God wouldn't allow her to free herself from him, so it killed her.
Which Academy are you in? I went to Maplewood in Minnesota.

I still go so I won't say. I'm in New York though.
When I was younger, I was so afraid of getting the mark of the beast. I didn't want Jesus to come because I didn't think I was ready. I was having thoughts like this when I was really little like 3-7 years old. Around there. It was really sad.
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19-04-2016, 07:09 PM
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Roman Catholic which I think is also a cult, come to think of it all those listed are also cults. Consider

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19-04-2016, 07:13 PM
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I'm a former atheist.

Sadly that was not an option.

I remain so to this day.

NOTE: Member, Tomasia uses this site to slander other individuals. He then later proclaims it a joke, but not in public.
I will call him a liar and a dog here and now.
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19-04-2016, 07:17 PM
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(19-04-2016 03:11 PM)undergroundp Wrote:  What I'm trying to say is, there is no "plain" Christian who doesn't belong to a denomination. Catholicism is a denomination, not a religion.

I was raised roman catholic and I like to read. I've read a lot about religions since I deconverted. Based on all that, here is my understanding:

You can be a christian but not a catholic. You cannot be a catholic unless you are christian.

Roman catholicism:
This is the "traditional" church that claims to trace it's origins back to christ and the apostles. They claim true orthodoxy, based on their hierarchy of popes going back to peter. Also the only ones who practice reconciliation/confession.

Greek/Russian orthodoxy:
These are very close to the RC's in theology and doctrine. The differences are I think mostly political, related to pope choices/doctrines in the middle ages. I'm fairly certain both Greek and Russian have their own popes.

Protestant:
Methodist/Baptist/Lutheran/Presbyterian/etc. All splintered off from RC's during the middle ages. All left over theological disagreements, papal and clerical corruption, etc.

Non-denominational christians
There are thousands of "non-denomination" christian churches in the US. These are essentially individual or clusters of churches. Most are organized around a preacher or family of preachers. Televangelists are often considered non-denominational. Basically they get popular enough to establish their own version of christianity.

Mormons or LDS
A version of christianity that was founded by a convicted conman. Need I say more?

It all boils down to cafeteria christianity. Take your holy book (the bible) pick and choose which versions, which rules, which passages to follow, interpret them to fit your message.

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19-04-2016, 08:25 PM
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(19-04-2016 06:50 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  I'm disappoint... Sad

I thought I'd see, porn star, nun, turkey plucker, anything but what religion were you. *sigh*

I'm also a former cub scout, former tree farmer, former pizza delivery guy, and a former snot-nose.

Don't let those gnomes and their illusions get you down. They're just gnomes and illusions.

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