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24-10-2013, 08:52 PM
new atheist says "hello"
Hey Everybody,

I'll start my introduction with where I am now. It's only been about a month since I accepted the non-existence of a god, and I'm currently in the "read every book I can get my hands on" stage.

I'm 37 years old and was a Christian for most of my life. My parents raised me in a conservative Baptist church and house and sent me to a Christian school K - 12. So growing up, that was all I knew. When I read Seth's book Deconverted I saw a lot of parallels with my own life (including thinking that most Christian music in the early nineties was crap and watching the Thief in the Night series which totally freaked me out).

My process of deconversion started about two years ago, shortly after getting divorced. At first I was just trying to figure out how everything fell apart after I followed all the rules. Things are supposed to work together for good right? What went wrong? I couldn't find any satisfying answers, and it was the first time that it seemed fishy to give God the credit for good things while blaming our sinful nature, free will or whatever for the bad. Dodgy

From that point everything I had accepted as true was open to question, and after awhile I just couldn't accept the mental gymnastics required to defend the Bible as the Word of God, so...here I am.

-CoB
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24-10-2013, 08:54 PM (This post was last modified: 24-10-2013 08:59 PM by WeAreTheCosmos.)
RE: new atheist says "hello"
Welcome Mr.Beans... or Ms.Beans?
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24-10-2013, 08:55 PM
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Welcome, CoB Smile
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24-10-2013, 09:08 PM
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(24-10-2013 08:54 PM)WeAreTheCosmos Wrote:  Welcome Mr.Beans... or Ms.Beans?

That's Mr. Beans, but my friends call me Can. Smile

"I feel as though the camera is almost a kind of voyeur in Mr. Beans life, and you just watch this bizarre man going about his life in the way that he wants to."

-Rowan Atkinson
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24-10-2013, 09:15 PM
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Welcome!

I'm not anti-social. I'm pro-solitude. Sleepy
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24-10-2013, 09:20 PM
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(24-10-2013 09:08 PM)Can_of_Beans Wrote:  
(24-10-2013 08:54 PM)WeAreTheCosmos Wrote:  Welcome Mr.Beans... or Ms.Beans?

That's Mr. Beans, but my friends call me Can. Smile

Welcome Can Smile
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24-10-2013, 10:57 PM
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Good to meet you Can.
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