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Poll: From which denomination did you deconvert?
This poll is closed.
Roman Catholic
29.27%
12 29.27%
Orthodox
2.44%
1 2.44%
Lutheran
9.76%
4 9.76%
Methodist
7.32%
3 7.32%
Baptist
24.39%
10 24.39%
Presbyterian
4.88%
2 4.88%
Congregationalist/UCC
0%
0 0%
Evangelical, non-denominational
14.63%
6 14.63%
Mega-Church
0%
0 0%
Mormon / LSD
0%
0 0%
Jehovah Witness
0%
0 0%
Assembly of God
2.44%
1 2.44%
Minor Sect
0%
0 0%
Independent Study
4.88%
2 4.88%
Total 41 vote(s) 100%
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The Former Denomination of Christian Deconverts
#21
RE: The Former Denomination of Christian Deconverts
(October 22, 2015 at 1:04 pm)ChadWooters Wrote: Shit. I forgot Pentecostals, UU, and 7day Advent. Well, I guess those folks will just have to shoehorn themselves in somewhere. I didn't want to have multiple choice because I want people to choose what best fit. Then I can determine the percentages of respondents in each category. My hypothesis was that most AF atheists were either RC or Evangelical. However, for now, the data suggests otherwise.

Good thread Chad.
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#22
RE: The Former Denomination of Christian Deconverts
I was raised in a secular household but got involved with a youth ministry affiliated with a Baptist (ABC) church.  After a few years, I became uncomfortable enough with the open bigotry of some of the leadership that I stopped attending and continued study on an individual, non-denominational basis.  I attended non-denominational services for much of the time I was in the military but did not continue past my mid-20s.

P.S. Dad was raised in a Catholic household, Mom in a Mormon one. It didn't take for either of them, either (or for either of my siblings). I suppose our family has a low tolerance for bullshit.
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#23
RE: The Former Denomination of Christian Deconverts
I was raised RC and their mistake was to give me a bible at first communion. From there I explored other ideas, as christians are all much the same, except for some quirks, Islam is another variation, jews don't give a fuck, hindus are batshit and buddhists can just be left alone doing whatever they do to reach nirvana. From there, I tried a deistic/pantheistic perspective that are easily cut out by Occam's Razor. Yeah, atheist.

From my many sightings and gentle touch of the twin goddesses and their many forms, I then left the foolish ways of atheism. They can't even prove they are atheists! Big Grin
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#24
RE: The Former Denomination of Christian Deconverts
Northern baptist here. I was baptized at 14, and became atheist at 22. We do baptism through immersion so I wasnt forced into it, I got baptized because I felt the holy spirit was moving me to do so.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
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#25
RE: The Former Denomination of Christian Deconverts
(October 22, 2015 at 1:04 pm)ChadWooters Wrote: Shit. I forgot Pentecostals, UU, and 7day Advent. Well, I guess those folks will just have to shoehorn themselves in somewhere. I didn't want to have multiple choice because I want people to choose what best fit. Then I can determine the percentages of respondents in each category. My hypothesis was that most AF atheists were either RC or Evangelical. However, for now, the data suggests otherwise.

I'd be interested to know the theory behind your hypothesis.  But, before you throw away the evangelical part of the hypothesis, consider this:   evangelical is not a denomination and many denominations are evangelical.  The Southern Baptists are evangelical.  Many mainline protestant detonations have a evangelical wings such as the Missouri Synod Lutherans, the ECO Presbyterians, The Southern Methodist Church, and on and on.  Add to that the term evangelical is pretty muddy and under broader definitions most protestants are evangelical. 

I grew up first Presbyterian and then ALCU Lutheran.  I would not have called my family churches evangelical, but under this definition they were:

"of or relating to a Christian sect or group that stresses the authority of the Bible, the importance of believing that Jesus Christ saved you personally from sin or hell, and the preaching of these beliefs to other people."  http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evangelical

But the ALCU Lutherans would not under this definition:

"emphasizing salvation by faith in the atoning death of Jesus Christ through personal conversion, the authority of Scripture, and the importance of preaching as contrasted with ritual"  http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evangelical [emphasis added] The Lutherans do like their liturgy, just not as much as the Catholics like their mass.

It's all a matter of degree, and it gets grey pretty fast.
If there is a god, I want to believe that there is a god.  If there is not a god, I want to believe that there is no god.
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#26
RE: The Former Denomination of Christian Deconverts
Roman Catholic: 18 years clean.
Dying to live, living to die.
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#27
RE: The Former Denomination of Christian Deconverts
(October 22, 2015 at 3:02 pm)Beccs Wrote: Roman Catholic: 18 years clean.
Was the clean in or out of the church?
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#28
RE: The Former Denomination of Christian Deconverts
(October 22, 2015 at 3:05 pm)mh.brewer Wrote:
(October 22, 2015 at 3:02 pm)Beccs Wrote: Roman Catholic: 18 years clean.
Was the clean in or out of the church?

I've been feeling cleaner since giving up religion.

Tongue
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#29
RE: The Former Denomination of Christian Deconverts
Nothing for me, I've never been a part of any religion.
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#30
RE: The Former Denomination of Christian Deconverts
Baptist here. Attended church for roughly 18 years off and on before leaving for good.
"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." ~ Benjamin Franklin
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