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30-03-2013, 08:06 PM
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Hi everyone.
I am a 19 year old male from Pennsylvania. I am a Physics major and have been shedding my indoctrination for a many years now. Within the last year, I have fully abandoned the Roman Catholic faith I was raised in. I have not mentioned this to my parents because I know they would have a cow. My deconversion began when I saw a painting by Norman Rockwell that showed a boy finding his father's Santa suit in a drawer. This was when I discovered Santa wasn't real. When my mother admitted this truth to me my next question was, "So, God is not real either?" to which she replied saying that I should watch my thoughts and not to be ridiculous. This is when I truly began to question things. Then I entered the agnostic stage, until recently when I decided to stop fooling my self and call myself an atheist. I look forward to the community of like-minded individuals that the forum seems to be.
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30-03-2013, 08:12 PM
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Welcome. I'm also deconverted Catholic and there are quite few on this board.

“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain
“Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.”~ Ambrose Bierce
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30-03-2013, 08:13 PM
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Great, another really smart guy to make me feel intellectually inferior.

I kid! Welcome man, good to have you aboard.

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

~ Umberto Eco
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31-03-2013, 02:51 AM
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Welcome. Atheism will be a good start for you.

Want something? Then do something.
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31-03-2013, 12:54 PM
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I feel awful for feeling agnostic....damn science books!

“You just go where your high-top sneakers sneak, and don't forget to use your head.”
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03-04-2013, 02:25 PM
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Another former Catholic.

Welcome!

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