Ex-Adventists and Seventh-day Atheists


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: 92
Latest Activity: Nov 9

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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. 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

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

Started by Amy. Last reply by Deryl L Fisher Nov 9. 9 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

Still vegetarians, yes or no?

Started by matthew west. Last reply by Deryl L Fisher Nov 9. 32 Replies

Do you still adhere to vegetarianism? If so, do you still use the meat substitutes? What are your reasons for remaining veggie, if you do?For me, I became an SDA and a vegetarian shortly before I…Continue

Hey everybody

Started by Kipp Swanson. Last reply by Caroline Aurora Jan 19. 1 Reply

Don't know how many actually are active here, but hey y'all.  Short intro:I was raised SDA but left that in my mid 20s or so for just general christian.  I met my wife to be about 6 years ago and she…Continue

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Comment by Alex Wilder on April 13, 2015 at 5:57pm

Hey, I'm Alex, I'll be around every week or so to help support.

I used to haunt these forums when I was transforming my beliefs, which was 4 years ago now. 

Born and raised Australian Seventh-Day Adventist, Atheist at 21.

I'd like to pay it forward somehow.

Comment by Amy on December 3, 2014 at 8:30pm

@emery, i just made the realization that I don't believe anymore a little while ago, we still attend church (the last 2 sabbaths not though for different reasons), partly because my husband is still not really decided on where he stands, partly bc I work at the church school where our oldest son attends, and partly bc all our friends are there and they start asking questions of course if we don't go. I totally get the "its your entire social life" thing. that's my boat too.

Comment by Shane Starr on October 11, 2014 at 12:43am
Hi Caroline, glad to have you with us!
Comment by Caroline Aurora on October 10, 2014 at 10:55pm

Hi all. I'm new here. It's so good to find a group for people who leave SDA behind and become atheists! I left the church in the mid-80s, after giving it 10 valuable years of my life. Looking back, those years seem like a kind of prison now.

I'm concerned that there are so many ex-SDAs out there who go on to other churches. While I get some of their reasoning - particularly those who want to stay christian - my reasons for leaving were significantly different and I don't think other churches cut the mustard.

Basically, I finally LEFT when I discovered that much of what I'd been taught was a load of bollocks (and that religion itself is false). Lies and half-truths. And god is nothing short of a sociopath!

But having said all that, it's great to connect here!

Comment by Glorianne Scott on December 26, 2013 at 12:13am

Love it!

Comment by Alexandra on December 25, 2013 at 6:18am

Finally, one I could share on my actual profile, not just on my Antitheism page. This is is an absolute corker but only an ex Sevvie would understand! :)

Comment by Mark Anthony on August 21, 2013 at 8:46pm

Hi Emery, same here. I regularly attend the church with my wife and my daughter. Church has become a family already.

Comment by Michael Peterson on June 16, 2013 at 9:48pm

Hey Emery,

I am largely in the same boat as you.  I still attend church with my wife.  There are still people within the church that I consider friends, but I have been working on developing social connections outside of church.  It helps.

Comment by Emery Davenport on June 15, 2013 at 5:45pm
Thanks for the reply. I used to downplay the teachings. Now, when brought up, I try share corollary or contrasting teachings from other religions and modern culture (including science) that are just as, or more valid.

Adventism values family friendships and healthy living to a high degree - Some of it too much. but overall, I find those aspects of the lifestyle fulfilling. They are also share a common (not everyone of course) for the physical needs and well being of others. Their ADRA program, (while I am ambivalent at best about any church state arrangement) is all about helping people with their physical needs.

Comment by Emery Davenport on June 15, 2013 at 5:01pm
Sorry for the auto correct. I cannot see the screen where I type either.

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