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Mandated voting a very bad idea.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Feb 17. 4 Replies

 I have seen the subject of mandated voting on the web recently, It makes me shutter. I once was in that camp. I believed that as a U.S. citizen it was one's duty to vote. I have since changed my…Continue

How to easily understand the Bible better than Theist.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever Feb 14. 11 Replies

   Often now when answering questions on various websites about the bible I am told that atheist are not qualified to interpret the bible because they are atheist.  I would argue that it is almost…Continue

Hyper Religiosity, Psychiatry still has no clue.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever Jan 21. 4 Replies

  I was institutionalized in a psychiatric hospital twice at age fourteen for what was diagnosed as a Major Depression.  The psychologist told my parents it was unusual for a child of my age to be so…Continue

Has atheism become part of your identity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 21. 14 Replies

  I think we are all familiar with the I'm not a non-golfer argument. I can not identify with what I am not. I do not play golf, so a non-golfer is not part of my identity.  This does appear to be a…Continue

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Michael Penn replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Mandated voting a very bad idea.
"I see your point but I disagree. We have always had false news. Trump prides himself with being the one who brought in the term "fake news" and we all hear everyone saying it. If Trump is correct we have to ask just where he gets his news?…"
Feb 17
Compelledunbeliever commented on Loren Miller's blog post The Comfort of There Being No God
"I have a saying "Mistakes can be owned up to, lies can never be vanquished." This may be a slightly pessimistic view. My point is i can live with my mistakes and own them, take them and learn from them. with lies or in the case of…"
Feb 17
Tom Sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Mandated voting a very bad idea.
"Comp, when I look at my Kindle’s “to read” list, I think “So many books, so little time.”"
Feb 16
Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Mandated voting a very bad idea.
" Thank you. I will have to get the book and put it on the "to read" bookshelf."
Feb 16
tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Mandated voting a very bad idea.
"@Comp: If one lives in a democracy or more appropriately a Representative/Constitutional Republic.... You didn’t know it then, nor did I, that the term “Representative/Constitutional Republic” is gobbledegook for…"
Feb 16
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Mandated voting a very bad idea.

 I have seen the subject of mandated voting on the web recently, It makes me shutter. I once was in that camp. I believed that as a U.S. citizen it was one's duty to vote. I have since changed my mind.The idea sounds great at first. If one lives in a democracy or more appropriately a Representative/Constitutional Republic one should participate in it. There is one major problem with this. It is much like talking to Christians about the bible. In most cases they will have very strong opinions…See More
Feb 16
Compelledunbeliever replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Near-Term Technology Threat
"Ruth, You are a ninja for things I don't understand or normally look into!"
Feb 14
Compelledunbeliever replied to tom sarbeck's discussion America’s Founders Allegedly Used Biblical Concepts Everywhere
"Loren lets get real... The Bible is very obvious where it states Democracy and the rights of individuals. John 11:35 Jesus wept. This verse clearly states that Jesus wept for a lack of Democracy and individual rights. You must be one of those…"
Feb 14
Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion How to easily understand the Bible better than Theist.
"uhhh... you just gotta have faith...."
Feb 14
Craigart14 replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion How to easily understand the Bible better than Theist.
"I'm always surprised that so few Christians can understand even obvious passages.  Gen 1:6 and following describes God creating the sky to separate the waters above the sky from the waters below the sky, which of course means that the sky…"
Feb 12
Compelledunbeliever commented on Richard Lawrence's blog post Review: Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
"If Hitch "converted", then I'm Pretty sure Jesus realized god did not exist and "converted.""
Feb 12
Joan Denoo commented on Compelledunbeliever's blog post How I became a Fundamentalist extremist in my childhood, its affects, and how I got out.
"The line, "my fathers pituitary gland had completely shut down, he became irrational and abusive. I needed a way out, the Navy was my solution. (God wasn't helping)" rings bells for me. My father was horribly abusive to my mother when…"
Jan 31
Frankie Dapper commented on Compelledunbeliever's blog post How I became a Fundamentalist extremist in my childhood, its affects, and how I got out.
"From the perspective of nonbelievers it is usually the case that fundamentalists are viewed as extremists. From my perspective fundamentalists tend to have greater integrity than other theists. To rationalize word of god as metaphorical, true in…"
Jan 31
Loren Miller commented on Compelledunbeliever's blog post How I became a Fundamentalist extremist in my childhood, its affects, and how I got out.
"Gee ... whatever would they be afraid of?  COWARDS!!!"
Jan 30
Compelledunbeliever commented on Compelledunbeliever's blog post How I became a Fundamentalist extremist in my childhood, its affects, and how I got out.
"I just got a message that this page has been blocked at a school district in Princeton, Minnesota!  I am so flattered!"
Jan 30
Compelledunbeliever replied to Loren Miller's discussion Thousands of teens will undergo 'conversion therapy' in near future, study estimates (NBC News) in the group Atheist News
"Therapy is not changing one to be what they are not. That is abusive."
Jan 28

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I was indoctrinated as a Methodist as a child. I sought the truth as a Christian and to my surprise and dismay found that the bible was not true. As a Christian I was very well versed in the bible even among Christians. I am still fascinated by it now but for very different reasons. I study Christianity about 3 hours a day.I wish to help others deal with and understand their unbelief as it relates to a theist society which can be very challenging.

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How I became a Fundamentalist extremist in my childhood, its affects, and how I got out.

Posted on January 27, 2018 at 8:30am 6 Comments

  Lately I have been describing myself as a former Young Earth Creationist, Fundamentalist, wacko. At first I thought that the addition of the word "wacko" would cause much backlash. I have not had one negative comment even in Christian forums. I think this is due to a number of reasons. First of all, I am calling myself this and not pointing fingers at anyone else. What is interesting about this is, I can describe beliefs others still have yet they probably think "yes I belive that but I'm…

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Compelledunbeliever MIA?

Posted on December 24, 2017 at 11:00am 2 Comments

I have not been as active lately here at my first home as an atheist. Rest assured I am not gone.

There are a couple of reasons for this. Primarily my 16 year old son has a rare bone disease and has had to have the first of two total knee replacements.

The second reason that the people here have given me new confidence. I regularly post on Facebook and other sights answering questions about atheism and Christianity. When I first started here I was afraid so I used…

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My daughter learns one of life's greatest lessons at her second day of college.

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 7:00pm 5 Comments

 Yesterday my daughter came home from her second day of college. On day two her history class started on the Epic of Gilgamesh, of which I was very impressed to hear. Then my daughter mentioned "the Jesus guy". She described a typical religious person in an outside area preaching. This of course was no surprise.

  What did come as a shock is when she said she listened to his stories and immediately recognized the stories in the Epic of Gilgamesh that had been written 2000 years before…

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The Nativity according to Matthew; why I'm an atheist

Posted on December 5, 2016 at 9:00pm 7 Comments

  It is often said that many are atheist because they read the Bible. This is my story.  I did not know there were atheist books, activists or anything of the sort. I was a christian with my Bible. I could not discuss doubts with other believers I had to study the Bible that was my only choice.

  This is one of my favorite passages that led to my disbelief. I did not know that Nazareth was not inhabited at all during Jesus's life time, that there was no census or that it couldn't have…

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At 7:47am on January 28, 2017, Randall Smith said…

Good info re EDS. Glad you're in "remission". I'd never heard of the syndrome until last year (from my neighbor). I have joint problems, too, but it's from arthritis. Exercising helps.

At 7:02am on January 27, 2017, Randall Smith said…
I just read that you have Ehlers-Danros Syndrome. My neighbor lady (age 37) has it. She's not expected to live past another 10 years (or so she says). She is in constant pain, suffering from all sorts of ailments. I think she takes marijuana (illegally here in Indiana) to help alleviate her suffering. How do you deal with it?
At 1:02pm on July 31, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Thanks for sharing my blog post on Facebook!

At 11:02am on July 31, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Compelledunbeliever! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

I also recommend Eco-Logical and Climate Concerns, since Colorado's climate is changing so drastically.

After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 7:03pm on July 30, 2016, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Welcome to this worldwide friendly group who believe nothing of the god myth.

At 10:41am on July 29, 2016, Randall Smith said…

I never thought of the Bible being "fascinating". Historical, perhaps. Welcome to A/N.

 
 
 

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