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...

Members: 93
Latest Activity: Apr 22

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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 Cindy Tandy on April 30, 2013 at 12:21pm

I'm a new member. I'm wondering if anyone remembers "Southern Missionary College" and the self-supporting Little Creek Academy? I endured those educational institutions from 1966-1972. Felt a need to be re-educated by state universities. Am immersed in science, evolution, and working with those who have left religion. It's great to know this community exists and to be a member!

Comment by Jen Phoenix on April 12, 2013 at 7:57pm

Going over logical fallacies in my critical thinking class and this website given for the homework is awesome. http://www.logicalfallacies.info/presumption/

I love the examples given for 'arguing from ignorance' and 'begging the question/circular reasoning'.

Comment by Jen Phoenix on March 23, 2013 at 1:56pm

I like to pass this link around. Is dark, humorous and was pretty much what put the last nail in the coffin of my religious adherence. An Atheist's Critique of the Bible done by one of my old platoon mates from the army.

Comment by Dustin Williams on February 15, 2013 at 8:31pm

You're very welcome and welcome to the group and thank you for enjoying the story.

Comment by Aaron Wood on February 15, 2013 at 2:54pm

Hello, everyone. Former SDA here. Went to PUC in the late 90s taking theology with the goal of becoming a minister. Didn't pan out. Believed in god till about 2005 and was pretty sure I was an atheist in 2007. Nice to find this community within this larger community. Thanks to Dustin for creating this group and it was interesting to read your story!

Comment by Ed - Heathen & Proud Of It on December 4, 2012 at 8:56am

I was born to and raised in an SDA family in Philadelphia. My dad was the director of our Pathfinder club (mom and dad both are Master Guides).

Mom is still and Adventist and doesn't like that I've defected to the side of rationality. I've had many conversations with her on the subject. Both of my parents are scientists. I've asked my mom, "With all that you know scientifically about the world around you, you'd deny all of that for your faith?" She answered without hesitating, "Yes." Unfortunately, I can't do that. My dad is a bit more rational, though he's still a believer in... something. He's much more accepting of my lack of belief, because, as he said, "I taught you to think for yourself, so I have to respect that." Even so, I still have a great relationship with both of my parents.
Pretty much anyone else can osculate the posterior if they don't like that I'm no longer an SDA. My grandmother, who used to take us to church every weekend, recently passed away, so I didn't ever have this conversation with her, and I'm rather ok with that.

Comment by CFlower on November 18, 2012 at 6:06pm

I'm looking for former Adventists in the Los Angeles area. I see a few people in this group that live in that area and I've sent some messages, but I also see a lot of people with no location listed so I thought I would put a general comment on the wall here. Feel free to send me a private message to connect with me. 

Comment by Dorris Journeay on August 13, 2012 at 8:09pm

Hi, Ronda! I'm glad you found this group.  My reaction when i found the group online was "At last!  People who know what it was like!"  

I share your feelings about seeing old Adventist faces and places.  My grandmother, a lifelong Adventist, died in July at age 101.  She had a large funeral in Gladstone, Oregon - at the same time that camp meeting was going on!  It felt a little weird being surrounded by Adventists after 23 years away, but nostalgic, too.  Some of the old hymns still move me, even though I've been an atheist for decades now.

Comment by Ronda McBeth on August 6, 2012 at 1:00am

I actually went to my 35th reunion at Laurelwood Adventist Academy today.  First one I've attended since I left the church.  It was ok.  I got a little weirded out when I saw the campus, but the "kids" (we are all 53) were awesome.  We didn't discuss religion...just laughed about old times.  They did pray over dinner.  I just watched.  It was good to see them, and I'm glad I went.  And I am so glad I've moved on from Adventism.  It was a healing kind of day.

Comment by Ronda McBeth on August 2, 2012 at 3:23am
I am very excited to find you. Have been searching for quite awhile, but could only find ex SDA that were still very fundamentalists; they were just doing it on Sunday and wearing wedding rings! I am fifth, and last, generation SDA and haven't believed in Adventism for the last 30 years, but the trek towards atheism took awhile and actually coming out as one is fairly recent as my family is still very religious and I still had to overcome the stigma associated with that word. Hitchens made me get over that and now I am very proud to be an atheist out loud! and yes I am a vegetarian. :)
 

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