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16-05-2016, 08:36 AM
RE: Peace
Welcome to our fun corner of the world and have a great time.

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Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
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Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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16-05-2016, 09:08 AM
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welcome. i believe in no gods (never have) and am generally a happy person.
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16-05-2016, 09:17 AM
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(16-05-2016 07:28 AM)Truthwaylife Wrote:  First off, I just want to mention that I am a Christian. My reason for becoming a member of this forum is to find out why so many people have decided to lose hope in God.

I never had any such "hope." I never was unable to believe wholeheartedly in anything supernatural, due to the fact that such claims simply do not make sense in the context of observable reality.

Quote:I would also like to learn more about how people have learned to cope with life after their choice was made. Thank you.

First of all, it isn't a "choice." My brain just doesn't do religious faith and I had no say in the matter.

I have an extremely fulfilling life -- A job that I enjoy; a side career as a semi-professional musician; numerous novels that I'm in the process of getting ready for publication; a home that will be fully paid for within the next month; improving health -- Whatever would I need your imaginary friend for?
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16-05-2016, 09:20 AM
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(16-05-2016 07:28 AM)Truthwaylife Wrote:  First off, I just want to mention that I am a Christian. My reason for becoming a member of this forum is to find out why so many people have decided to lose hope in God. I would also like to learn more about how people have learned to cope with life after their choice was made. Thank you.

One does not "decide" to jettison irrationality. It's not a choice.
(According to Christians, faith is a gift and "many are called, but few are chosen" + "No one shall come to me, unless he Father draw him". Maybe you should ask him. But thanks for, "up front" (with your "coping question") affirming that your deity is a mental crutch, the absence of which, you find frightening.

Insufferable know-it-all.Einstein God has a plan for us. Please stop screwing it up with your prayers.
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16-05-2016, 09:39 AM
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(16-05-2016 07:28 AM)Truthwaylife Wrote:  First off, I just want to mention that I am a Christian.

How about specifics? Non-denominational? Catholic? Methodist?

(16-05-2016 07:28 AM)Truthwaylife Wrote:  My reason for becoming a member of this forum is to find out why so many people have decided to lose hope in God.

First, you have no idea how many people on this site started out believers and how many never believed.

Second, my personal background is roman catholic. I did not "lose hope". I was presented with information that challenged my beliefs. I spent several years doing research. Consistently, the religious sources did not adequately answer my questions and eventually I became an atheist.

(16-05-2016 07:28 AM)Truthwaylife Wrote:  I would also like to learn more about how people have learned to cope with life after their choice was made. Thank you.

I cope with life the same way as I did before. In what manner would it change?

(16-05-2016 07:59 AM)Truthwaylife Wrote:  I firmly believe that man will always find themselves worship something.

Some people may have an innate desire to worship. If you want to apply that to all humans, you'll need to cite studies or research.

(16-05-2016 07:59 AM)Truthwaylife Wrote:  So I would like to know how the atheist spends their time every day.


Family, work, chores, play, sleep. Same as when I was a believer.

(16-05-2016 07:59 AM)Truthwaylife Wrote:  Prior to realizing that there is a God in my life, I found myself addicted to pornography & demeaning women,

Demeaning women has been a part of religion since Genesis. Have you read the bible? All of it?

(16-05-2016 07:59 AM)Truthwaylife Wrote:  being angry/stressed all the time,

About? Stress and anger are integral to human existence, with or without religious belief.

(16-05-2016 07:59 AM)Truthwaylife Wrote:  spending my free time buying car parts for hot rods,

That doesn't sound particularly heinous...

(16-05-2016 07:59 AM)Truthwaylife Wrote:  worrying about physical/emotional pain, etc.

Again, part of life.

(16-05-2016 07:59 AM)Truthwaylife Wrote:  Are atheists generally happy with their lives?

My atheism has made me happier in some areas and added stress in others.

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16-05-2016, 09:52 AM
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Welcome. I have never been a believer.* God is a character in a book.

*Believer in god that is. I have had other goofy wrong ideas and probably still do. I am learning though.
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16-05-2016, 03:11 PM
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Hello there.

I also used to be religious. Generally, I've been happier as a nonreligious person than when I was religious.

For years, I have been dealing with mental illness and it's easier for me to get rid of suicidal though now...

I spend my day doing the things I did when I was religious.

The main thing that separates the religious from the nonreligious is that one has a religion and the other doesn't. Laugh out load

I have no issue with you being a Christian. There are really nice Christians and I have no issue with the people generally. ^^

Welcome to our crazy forum. If you have any questions, I'm sure we'll give you honest answers.

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16-05-2016, 03:24 PM
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Welcome to TTA, hope you find what you're looking for, fellow theist. I imagine it should be pretty interesting. (And to an extent, I can relate to some of the atheists in this thread; the way I make sure my thanatophobia is held in check is to not think too much about death or the concept of eternity, because otherwise my religious beliefs and my analytical part of my brain are going to get into a brawl that leaves me absolutely terrified, crying, and curled up on my couch.)

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16-05-2016, 03:37 PM
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(16-05-2016 03:24 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  Welcome to TTA, hope you find what you're looking for, fellow theist. I imagine it should be pretty interesting. (And to an extent, I can relate to some of the atheists in this thread; the way I make sure my thanatophobia is held in check is to not think too much about death or the concept of eternity, because otherwise my religious beliefs and my analytical part of my brain are going to get into a brawl that leaves me absolutely terrified, crying, and curled up on my couch.)

wait... you're a theist???

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16-05-2016, 03:41 PM
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(16-05-2016 03:37 PM)morondog Wrote:  
(16-05-2016 03:24 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  Welcome to TTA, hope you find what you're looking for, fellow theist. I imagine it should be pretty interesting. (And to an extent, I can relate to some of the atheists in this thread; the way I make sure my thanatophobia is held in check is to not think too much about death or the concept of eternity, because otherwise my religious beliefs and my analytical part of my brain are going to get into a brawl that leaves me absolutely terrified, crying, and curled up on my couch.)

wait... you're a theist???

Yeah. He's Catholic(?)

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