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29-03-2017, 07:40 PM
Introducing myself
Hi everybody!

New user here. I come from a large Pentecostal family - my Dad is an Assemblies of God minister - and I left the church when I left home for college at 17. That was 20 years ago. Reading Seth's book and others like it have helped me to process my own experience, even all these years after I physically left.

About a year ago it struck me that despite growing up in the church I had no idea who started the Assemblies of God or under what circumstances. So I started digging and what I'm finding is equally disturbing and fascinating.

Professionally, I do advocacy work in Washington, DC and in other countries, and I've become set on figuring out how I can best become involved in advocating for humanist values and decreasing the destructive influence of the church--particularly authoritarian strains of Christianity.

Happy to be here and to build some new relationships!
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29-03-2017, 07:46 PM
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Welcome aboard!
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29-03-2017, 07:46 PM
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Welcome!
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29-03-2017, 07:53 PM
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29-03-2017, 07:53 PM
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Hiya!
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29-03-2017, 07:55 PM
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We have needed an ex-theist, of the Pentecostal variety, around here...particularly one named Snake.

Welcome

See here they are the bruises some were self-inflicted and some showed up along the way. - JF

We're all mad here. The Cheshire Cat
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29-03-2017, 07:56 PM
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welcome Smile
I think you will find many members here who could potentially help you with ideas regarding your goals.
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29-03-2017, 08:22 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Apple polisher. Tongue

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Flesh and blood of a dead star, slain in the apocalypse of supernova, resurrected by four billion years of continuous autocatalytic reaction and crowned with the emergent property of sentience in the dream that the universe might one day understand itself.
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29-03-2017, 08:23 PM
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Welcome.

"Old men make old words holy. - A fool may scrawl on a slate and if no one has the wit to wipe it clean for a thousand years the scrawl becomes the wisdom of ages."

Honorous J. Ancrath
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29-03-2017, 08:27 PM
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Welcome!!!


But as if to knock me down, reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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