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12-02-2014, 01:20 AM (This post was last modified: 12-02-2014 01:24 AM by EvolutionKills.)
Proof that Evidence and Reason can change minds.
Just take a look at this video, posted by the YouTube channel VirtualDeafChurch, as a personal vlog for Pastor Justin Vollmar.




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12-02-2014, 01:36 AM
RE: Proof that Evidence and Reason can change minds.
I wish I had a "mind blowing" deconversion, mine was a road through apathy rather than discovery Tongue

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12-02-2014, 07:09 AM
RE: Proof that Evidence and Reason can change minds.
Mine was relatively gradual. The closest I got to "mind blowing" was me becoming comfortable with my lack of belief. I spent my first several months as an atheist wondering if I was wrong, had committed the unforgivable sin of apostasy, and was doomed to hell. Fun times.
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12-02-2014, 08:21 AM
RE: Proof that Evidence and Reason can change minds.
Mine was quite gradual... I'd not been "religious" for a long time when I finally deconverted.

What's been more mind boggling for me is what I discovered after. I decided the Bible was wrong and inaccurate a long time ago... But I didn't realize just how inaccurate it was.

Hitchens, Dawkins, Harris and Dennett really opened my eyes to just how fake and artificial religion is. Like seeing how a magic trick is done.

Sometimes I just can't believe that I used to believe in that crap...

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12-02-2014, 08:25 AM
RE: Proof that Evidence and Reason can change minds.
I watched this video.



After that I stopped being afraid and when you are not afraid it's easy to see things in the right way.
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12-02-2014, 09:19 AM
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It was mind blowing to me on a couple different fronts.

1. I was over 40 and had never heard the word atheism.
2. I discovered that I had been an atheist for most all of my life.
3. There were other people who were atheists. I wasn't the ONLY one.

On the other side of the coin
1. I was over 40 and didn't realize that there were still creationists.
2. I had never heard of the rapture, nor did I know that people believed in it
3. There were people out there who actively work to undermine science.....MIND BLOW !!!
4. Elected Senators, Representatives, Presidents & Vice Presidents (supposedly very intelligent, scholarly people) believe in a literal world flood with a boat carrying ALL of the species of the world inside it. - I don't even know where to begin with that. I can't process it.

It was like I woke up one day in Bizarro world.

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12-02-2014, 09:23 AM (This post was last modified: 12-02-2014 09:31 AM by DLJ.)
RE: Proof that Evidence and Reason can change minds.
Evo,

Could you post the link again, please.

I think the sound is not working.

Cheers

Oh and ... Amen!

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12-02-2014, 10:47 AM
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I watched this video a couple of days ago. It takes a lot of courage to do what he did, considering he built a pretty nice following preaching the word of god, it takes a lot of guts to come out and tell all of those people you were preaching to that you were wrong.

When I was watching the video the other day, I reluctantly went to look in the comments, scared of what I might see some believers saying to this man. I admit, I didn't dig too far, but I was pleased in the comments near the top, people seemed supportive, even a few believers. One of the comments I found kind of funny though went something like this:

"It's kind of messed up that he is using the virtual deaf church's channel make this video, they are believers".

I was thinking dude, this guy created the virtual deaf church, it is HIS channel, he can do what he wants.
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12-02-2014, 10:56 AM
RE: Proof that Evidence and Reason can change minds.
I wish him the best of luck.


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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12-02-2014, 11:30 AM
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(12-02-2014 09:23 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Evo,

Could you post the link again, please.

I think the sound is not working.

Cheers

Oh and ... Amen!


No problem DLJ, here you go. Thumbsup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1q3GiTJzfM

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