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08-03-2014, 01:44 AM
Not sure what I am, but HI! :D
Hi guys! I've been Christian all my life, but ran into some bumps. Right now, I guess I'd consider myself an Agnostic. I really have no idea where I stand, so if any posts of mine seem to contradict each other, it's only reflective of my very confused and contradictory thoughts. My apologies in advance.

I've lurked here just slightly, and have enjoyed soaking in the discussions I've seen so far.

So Hiiii!

~Charis
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08-03-2014, 01:54 AM
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What discussions do you lurk to?

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08-03-2014, 01:57 AM
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Hello. Welcome to the forum Smile

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08-03-2014, 02:03 AM
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Thank you so much! So far, I'm lurking in The Heavy Stuff forum. Pretty much where I can see atheist responses to various things I'd always said in the past.

I'm not attending a church. I'm very hurt and very raw, and also very impressionable. IF (huge if) I was to return to Christianity, it would need to be on my own terms and not because some pastor has weaseled his way into my head again. I need a break from that environment and to listen to the "other side" without them whispering in my ear how I should be thinking about stuff.

So I'm reading what you guys say, and reading what the theists say and just trying to weigh each side. I'll respond sometimes, but not likely with a very concrete answer. At least not at this point.
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08-03-2014, 02:19 AM
RE: Not sure what I am, but HI! :D
(08-03-2014 01:44 AM)Charis Wrote:  Hi guys! I've been Christian all my life, but ran into some bumps. Right now, I guess I'd consider myself an Agnostic. I really have no idea where I stand, so if any posts of mine seem to contradict each other, it's only reflective of my very confused and contradictory thoughts. My apologies in advance.

I've lurked here just slightly, and have enjoyed soaking in the discussions I've seen so far.

So Hiiii!

~Charis

Greetings. I hope your stay here proves to be insightful and informative.

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08-03-2014, 03:34 AM
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(08-03-2014 02:03 AM)Charis Wrote:  ...
I need a break from that environment and to listen to the "other side"
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Um, ok... in our defense, please bear in mind that some of us atheists are arseholes too.

Remain skeptical and welcome.

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08-03-2014, 03:57 AM
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Welcome Smile

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08-03-2014, 12:51 PM
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Welcome!!! I hope you enjoy your stay!! Big Grin

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08-03-2014, 01:20 PM
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(08-03-2014 01:44 AM)Charis Wrote:  Hi guys! I've been Christian all my life, but ran into some bumps.

Why don't you tell us about your bumps so we can help clear things up for you. A lot of us are former Christians and may have had the same problems you have.
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08-03-2014, 01:32 PM (This post was last modified: 08-03-2014 01:37 PM by Charis.)
RE: Not sure what I am, but HI! :D
Ohhhh, that's a long-winded story, ijs.
It involves sexual/psychological abuse, rape, manipulation.... and the knowledge that my situation is a bad one, but the ones who did this to me are still being "blessed." I'm trying to keep this abbreviated. I might go into it more in-depth later on.
But is this the kind of thing God rewards??? Other Christians try to reassure me that "oh, he's not blessed trust me. Deep inside, he is truly suffering." BULL CRAP. They also say,"He'll get his, don't worry." While that might seem more reasonable, will this "getting his" come in the form of some generic illness that could happen to anyone? Will this "getting his" come AFTER DEATH after he's lived his life of smug victory? He AND the church that promoted him to deacon, AND the ministry he currently is a board member of. AND that pastor that told me it was better that my husband did that than for him to have fallen into sin (porn). So raping your wife isn't sin, but it IS an acceptable preventative! Well that's news!

Also (just a random Bible gripe) one of the listed abominations is hands that shed innocent blood. If this is so, think of all the innocent whose blood was shed in any number of plagues and God-ordered battles where innocents were specifically ordered to be killed.

Ok, I'm about to off on a tirade. I better just cool it.
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