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Cognostic's picture
I don't know about the "Truth

I don't know about the "Truth about the world." There is a whole lot I just don't know. But I have learned the TRUTH ABOUT RELIGION.

PersianSting's picture
I grew up Christian. My

I grew up Christian. My father is a retired pastor. So imagine, every Sunday, I had to go to church. I honestly believed. I even got baptised in my 20s. Yet, soon after that, it just hit me. This whole book doesn't make sense. Everytime I questioned, I got blurred answers which made no sense whatsoever. I've been an atheist now for a year and 6 months. It's so liberating to think for yourself and being a good person because you want to be and not because you're threatened with the fiery pits of hell. It felt like a load off my shoulders. There's no way I can ever go back to being a theist. It's like a magician and his magic trick. Once you see the illusion, you can't unsee it. I'm new, by the way!

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Welcome PersianSting

Welcome PersianSting

Come right into our little corner of godless heathenism. The temperature is comfortable 15,023°C. Ask your dad.

Remember, look before diving in. It is "at your own risk." And sometimes the theists will play a prank and drain the pool.

Have fun. Peruse the boards.

rmfr

Tin-Man's picture
PersianSting... Hmmm... I

PersianSting... Hmmm... I like that name.... *nodding head in approval*... Welcome, welcome to our humble little den of godless rascals. Come on in and make yourself at home.

I totally agree with you in that once you see through all the smoke and mirrors, it is practically impossible to get caught in the delusion again. It is even difficult for me to remember how I once believed some of the things I did. And it makes me feel sad for those who are still trapped in that "House of Mirrors". Glad you managed to escape. Good to have you with us.

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PersianSting,

PersianSting,

Welcome to the arena. It is always good to have fresh blood and new ideas. Don't be afraid to express your opinions. The worse that will happen is that someone will laugh at them but then you can laugh at theirs. We are never in total agreement about anything even when we agree so don't take anything personally.

Bad Santa's picture
Welcome, welcome PersionSting

Welcome, welcome PersionSting!! (love the name too...)
This place is full of eh... atheists (dhaaaaa...) but also theist, whatever-eist, snake oil pelddlers, loonies, real geniuses and strange characters....

Look!!! there is even Santa here (although on a bad side).. so jump right in, as Arakish said "the water is warm".

You will always find support, good knowledge and a lot of humor here.. (...*but watch for a few characters like Tin-Man when he starts offering eggnog or Arakish inviting everybody to the pool when it's only frigging 15 degrees Celsius, I'm from North Pole and OLD, and I need at least 26 degrees C *...)

"Sting" in your site name, I understand but I'm really curious about that "Persion" part??... (any reference to Persia???)

Diotrephes's picture
Bad Santa,

Bad Santa,

"Welcome, welcome PersionSting!! (love the name too...)"

It may be time to get an eye exam.

The name is PersianSting.

Tin-Man's picture
@Dio Re: Bad Santa's

@Dio Re: Bad Santa's misspelling...

Hey, Dio, it's not really his fault. He's still suffering the after-effects of the eggnog. He'll be alright in a couple of days.

Diotrephes's picture
Tin-Man,

Tin-Man,

"Re: Bad Santa's misspelling..."

I only mentioned it because someone went off on a poster a while ago about misspelling someone's name. My keyboard has several missing letters so I have to buy them by the box.
https://www.memecenter.com/fun/4174457/bad-luck-clint
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18Gingasoldier's picture
I was raised Catholic.

I was raised Catholic.
I was baptized and went to catechesis from maybe 5 - 10 years old but I was never a full blown Catholic until maybe 2016, after a very unpleasant experience. No one really pushed me to be very religious after catechesis ended, but I decided to believe in the Bible to protect myself from that unpleasant experience in 2016.
After 2 years of being a faithful Catholic, I had another bad experience that led me to question my faith, so I looked online. I left the Catholic faith and considered Hinduism, a much more interesting religion with far more accurate philosophy than anything Christianity could offer.
Two to three months later, I became an atheist, after having done more research.

It’s been almost 7 months since then.

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I heard becoming sn atheist

I heard becoming sn atheist was a great way to meet chicks. It isn't. But I have learned how to think critically and if a chick doesnt like that then I'm too good for her. Pretty critical eh?

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