Former Christians


Former Christians

For former Christians. Moving beyond the Christian belief to no belief in God.

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Discussion Forum

What denomination were you?

Started by Daley. Last reply by Gary S Dec 6, 2014. 39 Replies

How long did it take?

Started by Bloomer. Last reply by diane sholly Jan 9, 2013. 20 Replies

Easing out of the flock

Started by Derek Bly. Last reply by John Harber Sep 20, 2012. 3 Replies

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Comment by Angie Jackson on June 5, 2009 at 6:33am
Hey everyone. I was raised in a small faith-healing Christian sect. Glad to be free of it, and definitely still recovering. I love the fact that "my will" isn't automatically wrong now, and that I'm not spending my life trying to shrink and stop being myself. "I want more of me and less of you oh god" (anyone else had to sing the reverse of that on Sundays? Self-esteem destroyer)
Comment by Kimwandra Cordy on April 5, 2009 at 8:29pm
Hi my name is kimwandra my family and I are atheist ,And I have a group that meets every Thursday and talk about atheism all atheist are welcome you can reach me@(785)210-0304or
Comment by Curtis, Joseph on March 24, 2009 at 4:07pm
Don't drink the Kool-Aid!
Comment by Laura on March 10, 2009 at 12:00pm
oh, yes, I totally agree. I didn't expect any change in my moral attitudes at all--I knew I would still be a moral, decent person, but for the first time, I started doing it because it was the right thing to do, not just because someone told me it was. "Ball and chain" is a very good analogy, because I felt so free when I was doing it because I wanted to- not out of fear. It was very unexpected and very nice. And very unexplainable to anyone who is still in the midst of religion.
Comment by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on March 10, 2009 at 11:54am
Some of us left the faith because sinning was prescribed! It is easier to be moral without the ball and chain of "what Jesus would do" or, more correctly, "what my pastor thinks Jesus would do".
Comment by Laura on March 10, 2009 at 11:36am
reading all the wall comments is very therapeutic. I had someone tell me on a different forum that she doesn't like to read this kind of stuff (I don't know if she is a former Christian or not) because she doesn't like living in the past, and I think she has a good point. But when you are first new to everything and are still in the process of realizing that they lied to you when they told you that no true Christian ever wants to leave the faith unless they want to jump into sin, it is very encouraging! Thank you all for sharing your stories! I connect in some way to every one of them. I no longer feel completely alone.
Comment by Laura on March 10, 2009 at 11:32am
haha, Yosef! I like this one!
Comment by Ida on March 10, 2009 at 1:17am
Thanks for the laugh, Yosef :D
Comment by Yosef on March 10, 2009 at 1:00am
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Comment by Timothy on March 2, 2009 at 10:04am
Hey! My dad is a retired Church of God (Anderson, IN) minister. Any christian-like behavior i participated in was simply to get him to love me and approve of me. It was also based in fear, not just because i was yelled at in our home about the dangers of eternal damnation (beginning at age 7), but also because my dad believed heavy-handed corporal punishment was a way to get your wife and kids to do what you say.
I spent five weeks in the psych ward of a private (Catholic, ironically) hospital at age 19 because of the emotional, psychological and spiritual abuse perpetrated by a man of god. it's almost as if my dad knew he didn't have to be there for me because the Great Big Sky Daddy would fill in where he failed miserably. i don't want to hang my dirty laundry out there too much because i believe everyone has their pile of shit to deal with, but i DARE a christian to try and talk to me about joining their church or the existence of god.

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