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Fundamental Independent Evangelical Bullshit, Suicide, and the Awakening of Truth
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RE: Fundamental Independent Evangelical Bullshit, Suicide, and the Awakening of Truth
I never had much trouble. My parents are catholics but at the age of 10 church was such a bore and the things happening in my life didn't add up. I learned a bit of other religions, but it was more of the same...

It is hard when you get put trough that. In comparion, my parents are not fundamentalists. Just moderate catholics.
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#12
RE: Fundamental Independent Evangelical Bullshit, Suicide, and the Awakening of Truth
Welcome Woof.

Death is part of life. It's the manor of death that often sucks the big one. My condolences. 

Sounds like your journey thru religion sucked the big one also. Time for the mental wrecking ball.
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Ozzy or Twain/take your pick
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#13
RE: Fundamental Independent Evangelical Bullshit, Suicide, and the Awakening of Truth
Welcome to the forums. My sympathies for your losses and struggles.
"There ought to be a term that would designate those who actually follow the teachings of Jesus, since the word 'Christian' has been largely divorced from those teachings, and so polluted by fundamentalists that it has come to connote their polar opposite: intolerance, vindictive hatred, and bigotry." -- Philip Stater, Huffington Post

always working on cleaning my windows- me regarding Johari
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#14
RE: Fundamental Independent Evangelical Bullshit, Suicide, and the Awakening of Truth
Wow, you've been through some tough times! Welcome!
I never thought I'd live long enough to become a grumpy old bastard. Here I am, killing it!
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RE: Fundamental Independent Evangelical Bullshit, Suicide, and the Awakening of Truth
(January 21, 2019 at 9:10 am)LastPoet Wrote: I never had much trouble. My parents are catholics but at the age of 10 church was such a bore and the things happening in my life didn't add up. I learned a bit of other religions, but it was more of the same...

It is hard when you get put trough that. In comparion, my parents are not fundamentalists. Just moderate catholics.

Ah, the catholic church. That always flt more like a gym workout to me haha I tried a Polish Catholic church for a while at one point, even got baptized. Father Mark was a solid guy, open-minded, didn't discourage questions, didn't try to cloak everything with magic. That up down up down thing is one hell of a trip when you're hungover though Angel Read

(January 21, 2019 at 9:25 am)wyzas Wrote: Welcome Woof.

Death is part of life. It's the manor of death that often sucks the big one. My condolences. 

Sounds like your journey thru religion sucked the big one also. Time for the mental wrecking ball.

If your avatar is a photo of your dog, PLEASE give him/her some ear rubs for me! and thank you for the woofy welcome Hilarious 

Though the journey sucked, I am also thankful that I recognized the harm and trauma it caused before I went and tried to shove my future kids into church. I mena, even the Veggie Tales weren't "Christian enough" and I was absolutely NOT allowed to believe in Santa because that took away the meaning of the holiday, and because if you rearranged the letters, you got Satan. I watched my first Disney movie when I was 24 or so.

Sucketh it dideth, piss on it I shalleth.

(January 21, 2019 at 9:43 am)tackattack Wrote: Welcome to the forums. My sympathies for your losses and struggles.

Thank you Smile

(January 21, 2019 at 11:09 am)Fireball Wrote: Wow, you've been through some tough times! Welcome!

Thank you for the welcome Smile

To be fair, the tough times have shown me a lot. I won't sugarcoat it, but I do give credit to what I've learned. I've learned that I am strong, that I can face the darkest depths of my depression, and that I will rise above it. I learned that, though some/most Christians have good intentions, that harm of indoctrinating a child is abuse (maybe not always, but again, I am still adjusting to the light). I learned that questioning what I was taught isn't going to cause smite to come down and strike me, nor will I feel my "salvation" floating away. I have yet to say "I'm an agnostic atheist" or anything yet, but when I saw it in my head, I smile on the outside. I smile because I know it to be truth, and because I no longer have to cower before a made-up world of myths.

(January 21, 2019 at 9:25 am)wyzas Wrote: Welcome Woof.

Death is part of life. It's the manor of death that often sucks the big one. My condolences. 

Sounds like your journey thru religion sucked the big one also. Time for the mental wrecking ball.

Also, bring on the wrecking ball. I sure as shit could use it right about now.
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RE: Fundamental Independent Evangelical Bullshit, Suicide, and the Awakening of Truth
(January 21, 2019 at 12:15 am)DemonicBabyEater Wrote: "We were nothing without god, and it was a religion of victimization and co-dependence. Without god, we were broken, useless, condemned, and weak."
Hi and welcome!
That quote from your post is one of my biggest gripes with religion. What you went through...brother, you are amazing to come through this, witness to your very own strength and integrity. Religion didn't break you and breaking out through the terrible path coming to reality took you...instead of condemning you to eternal punishment, it liberated you and showed you how incredibly strong you are.
If you get bad days where the whispers from that door reach you even for a moment, you have real people here, with real compassion, reasoned words, and a hell of a lot of humor to make a louder noise for you.
Thanks for telling your story. Some of us did agonize over the break with religion, and your words are helpful.
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#17
RE: Fundamental Independent Evangelical Bullshit, Suicide, and the Awakening of Truth
HELLO again DBE!

Hug

Glad to be crossing paths with you again after the demise of Seth's old forums.

Much cheers and best wishes mate!
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