Ex-Adventists and Seventh-day Atheists

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Ex-Adventists and Seventh-day Atheists

A group for those atheists who still hiding among the remnant or who couldn't get away from the remnant fast enough...

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How Hard Was It To Leave The Church For You?

Started by Must Be Heresy. Last reply by Enrique Sanchez Jan 16. 4 Replies

I'm still in the process of leaving "the fold". I stopped attending the church in 2013, but I'm looking into removing my membership and dis-fellowshipping myself to totally free myself from the…Continue

Tags: #church, #leavingchurch, #atheist, #adventist

Ever wonder if you're part of the "shaking" and that maybe you're wrong?

Started by Amy. Last reply by Deryl L Fisher Jan 5. 10 Replies

I'm really new to nontheism, and while I feel pretty confident now that I/m not just being "rebellious against God", I do sometimes get the thought in the back of my mind, what if i'm part of the…Continue

Xmas without Adventism

Started by Deryl L Fisher. Last reply by Deryl L Fisher Dec 13, 2015. 3 Replies

I just posted that I don't know how to start a thread, and ten I see this: So my thread is to ask What kind of xmas are you planning now that it is not an Adventist Xmas?   Presents? Tree?  Gifts?…Continue

what's the one thing you can't believe you used to believe?

Started by clinton lopez. Last reply by Deryl L Fisher Nov 9, 2015. 41 Replies

of course creationism jumps out at me first but since leaving the church and becoming a secular humanist, i've gone back and read the gospels again and i can't believe that i didn't see how weird…Continue

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Comment by Tiffany on April 14, 2012 at 5:10pm

Welcome to the group Mercedes!  

Comment by Lisa Cox on March 27, 2012 at 1:45pm
Welcome, Mercedes. I am also glad I found this group.
Comment by be on March 27, 2012 at 10:45am

welcome, mercedes! :) i was super happy when i found this group too!

Comment by Mercedes J on March 26, 2012 at 3:18pm

I was looking and looking for you guys! I am so happy I finally found a group of ex-SDA's.

Comment by Dustin Williams on January 20, 2012 at 8:32pm

Welcome anyway, that is just so long as you don't give us any flack for our Vegilinks vs. Big Franks debate :)

Comment by Loren Miller on January 20, 2012 at 7:57pm

To be candid, I am not a former Seventh-Day Adventist, but Dorris posted a note here that I was interested in responding to so...!

Comment by Dustin Williams on September 11, 2011 at 9:02pm

You can always wait for tomorrow, but once it's done there's no taking it back. If you have any doubt about the timing, you should put it off. The time will come when you will either have nothing to lose or the potential loss would be greatly outweighed by the gain.

If you do go through with the sermon I would be happy to look over any notes you have. As a warning though I will be leaving for Yellowstone on Thursday and will have little connectivity throughout the weekend. 

Comment by Ben Roth on September 11, 2011 at 11:26am

Dustin's advice was much more sane than mine. I don't think the situation has changed much although, if you're still in school, a laptop is a big deal financially. If you think there's a significant chance that you'll face problems financially because of family removing their support, I'd recommend not coming out until you're supporting yourself. Not sure what "writing examinations" means exactly where you're from, but if that's graduating from the last of school, you'll be out on your own shortly afterwards. Be safe.

Comment by Jabu M on September 11, 2011 at 6:42am
Chickened out :( ...well, not exactly. Two things happened: I discovered early yesterday morning that one of the elders had chosen to swap sermon slots with me, so I've been rescheduled for next sabbath. Later in the day I was so tired from staying up late preparing for the sermon that I just didn't have the energy for a confrontation. I'm still trying to figure out if I should tell everyone as early as possible or wait, do the sermon (which I think would go a long way towards softening the blow) and then tell them afterwards, or if I should even come out at all. I have some..."investments" to think about - an allowance I don't want taken away for not tithing (though I don't do that even now - one of the first resolutions I made after losing the faith was never to give money to any religious organisation again) and a new laptop that was promised me I don't want to e denied out of fear I would "misuse" it...
Comment by Dustin Williams on September 9, 2011 at 3:17pm
Good call.
 

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