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Hi from South-Africa!
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Hi from South-Africa!
Hi, all!
I'm a South-African living in the city of Pretoria. Glad to be here!

I used to be a hard-core christian, becoming "born-again", getting baptized in water and spirit, everything.

About five years ago, a change started happening: While in church (a mega-charismatic church) I was shocked when an appeal was made for donations to build a new youth wing.
This, while there was homeless people in our city left to their own devices!
I eventually left this church, meaning to join another congregation.
This never happened because while thinking about what happened, I inadvertently started drifting away from Christianity.
Later on it came to me that this mind shift occurred because I was not being brain-washed anymore!
I wonderful feeling of freedom came with this realization!
In future posts, I would like to share my journey with you guys!
Regards.
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#2
RE: Hi from South-Africa!
Welcome! Nice to see a South African, I grew up there in Joburg and Capetown.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson
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#3
RE: Hi from South-Africa!
Welcome

Welcome to the forum. It sounds like you had a very easy recovery from the virus!

Diablo
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#4
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Welcome to the forums!
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. - J.R.R Tolkien
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RE: Hi from South-Africa!
(September 3, 2014 at 9:08 am)Shortcut Wrote: Hi, all!
I'm a South-African living in the city of Pretoria. Glad to be here!

I used to be a hard-core christian, becoming "born-again", getting baptized in water and spirit, everything.

About five years ago, a change started happening: While in church (a mega-charismatic church) I was shocked when an appeal was made for donations to build a new youth wing.
This, while there was homeless people in our city left to their own devices!
I eventually left this church, meaning to join another congregation.
This never happened because while thinking about what happened, I inadvertently started drifting away from Christianity.
Later on it came to me that this mind shift occurred because I was not being brain-washed anymore!
I wonderful feeling of freedom came with this realization!
In future posts, I would like to share my journey with you guys!
Regards.

Welcome, fellow countryman.
8000 years before Jesus, the Egyptian god Horus said, "I am the way, the truth, the life."
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RE: Hi from South-Africa!
Be sure to barbecue kittens, record the NFL without their permission, and rip the tags off of your mattress.
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#7
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Welcome

It really does suck how some churches justify their 'growth' while there is poverty at their doorstep. Glad you made it out alive. Enjoy the forums Smile
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#8
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Thanks, everybody!
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#9
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Welcome from the UK
Sum ergo sum
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#10
RE: Hi from South-Africa!
Welcome Smile
Why Won't God Heal Amputees ? 

Oči moje na ormaru stoje i gledaju kako sarma kipi  Tongue
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