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The long and winding road.
#1
The long and winding road.
Hi, all!
My road to deconversion started about 5 years ago. I was a "born-again" christian who went thru all the prescribed stages. To be fair, I believed all that stuff and tried to live accordingly. The change started when I became dissilussioned with the church I "worshipped" at. A call was made one Sunday for a special collection to fund a new youth wing. This bothered me because just that morning on the drive to church, I saw homeless people. It didn't make sense to spend millions on a new building when the money could be better spend helping people in need!
This compelled me to leave the church and once this happened, I started thinking for myself.
This was the start of a new life. The feeling of freedom and wonder which I experienced then is still with me to this day!
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#2
RE: The long and winding road.
Welcome to the ranks.

Nice avatar by the way.
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#3
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Hello FMC and welcome to AF! ^_^
When I was young, there was a god with infinite power protecting me. Is there anyone else who felt that way? And was sure about it? but the first time I fell in love, I was thrown down - or maybe I broke free - and I bade farewell to God and became human. Now I don't have God's protection, and I walk on the ground without wings, but I don't regret this hardship. I want to live as a person. -Arina Tanemura

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#4
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Good, good, welcome to the dark side. Here brother, have a barbecued baby! Big Grin
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#5
RE: The long and winding road.
Hi from the UK!

Many people in here share your experience (i.e. humanistic concerns causing them to evaluate their religious beliefs). You'll probably fit in just fine Smile
Sum ergo sum
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#6
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(September 27, 2013 at 7:05 am)LastPoet Wrote: Good, good, welcome to the dark side. Here brother, have a barbecued baby! Big Grin

Afterbirth for me, please. And pass the mother's tears...they make the meal.


Welcome, fellow future dirt napper! Smile
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It's a phase. You'll grow out of it. [Image: w20.png][Image: coffee.gif]


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#8
RE: The long and winding road.
Greetings.
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#9
RE: The long and winding road.
Hello FMC....
Welcome

(September 27, 2013 at 7:05 am)LastPoet Wrote: Good, good, welcome to the dark side. Here brother, have a barbecued baby! Big Grin

EXCUSE ME! I'm still waiting for the
barbecued baby I was promised.
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#10
RE: The long and winding road.
Hello!

Like you, OP-- when I departed from religion is when I started to look at my entire worldview a but differently. Maybe for the first time in my life, I felt good thinking for myself without a set of rules telling me how to think. Welcome and good luck to you! Smile
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