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My Mom Is Frustrating Me

Posted on December 28, 2009 at 12:10pm 13 Comments

My mom does not respect my non-belief. She insists I go to church with her because all of a sudden her 'house rule' is that "As for me and my house we worship the Lord." To make matters worse the sermon from yesterday was focused on "Bringing children up in the worship" and that you should force you children to go to church. In fact, he said you should have them miss school before they miss church. I'm becoming increasing angry, frustrated and resentful of her. I never had anything against… Continue

Coming Out To My Mom

Posted on December 18, 2009 at 6:59pm 11 Comments

Well about a week ago I came out and told my mom I was an Atheist. She didn't go off like I expected her to but she is none too pleased to say the least. She and I had a debate on Sunday when she had woke me up (ironically to go to church) and asked me then and there if I believed in God. Instinct told me to lie and say yes, but she said don't say it if it isn't true and I confessed. She heard me out and tried to argue me down. A couple of days later she asked me if I was ok with the fact that… Continue

Ever Just Have One Of Those Days?

Posted on December 11, 2009 at 2:21pm 0 Comments

When it takes you forever to try to reason things out? My brain is just taking its sweet ass time to process even simple things. I've been stuggling to comprehend stuff since Monday.

Atheist Authors, Biology, and Physics

Posted on December 11, 2009 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

I would like to read more books about Atheism and also some about sciences so I can understand and know more about what scientist are discovering. I only know of the basics of subjects such as evolution and the big bang theory. But I want to know what other things scientists are saying about our origins and get a deeper understanding about what little I do know. Does anyone have any Atheist authors or books about any of these things? Hopefully in the form of an ebook or article? I can't go to… Continue

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At 9:44pm on June 2, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Courtney I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds,Hang With Friends . :D

At 6:51pm on December 17, 2009, Richard Healy said…
No worries. IMO You've been very brave in coming out to your family with your lack of belief and what little I have to offer in terms of online transatlantic camaraderie as fellow atheist is yours to have. :-)
At 8:32pm on December 13, 2009, Jandro Kacia said…
ahaha yeah i remember when i told my mom 6 years ago she was furious it was the longest month that she didnt talk to me. She said if u dont believe in jesus then you shouldnt care about christmas and i was nooooooooooooooooooo i still like to celebrate lol
At 10:42pm on December 12, 2009, Jandro Kacia said…
Hey thanks for the add =)
whats good?
At 4:58am on December 10, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Welcome to this splendid web site and its thousands of bright people like you who recognise religion for the great fraud that it is.

Terry Meaden originator of the busy discussion group
"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 240 discussion topics.

We invite you to come and see, and to make good new friends.
At 3:08pm on December 7, 2009, Johnny said…
hi! I haven't seen you here before. Are you new?
At 12:30am on December 7, 2009, Ida said…
Ah I see.

There are many reasons why I don't believe. One being no evidence for a god. Another being, if there was a loving god, why does he allow suffering to happen on this earth?...stuff like that. How about you?
At 12:19am on December 7, 2009, Ida said…

I kind of had to cry my way out of going to church. My parents rarely bother me about it now, but they say my aunts and uncle ask for me when they don't see me in church. I haven't told my extended family yet. I will tell them, if the topic ever comes up, and If they want nothing to do with me, I don't mind. I've got my immediate family, and that's enough for me :).

It took a while for me to 'come-out' to them, but I left hints (try that if you haven't) before that. I kept trying to get my mom to read, but she would have nothing to do with it. I told her to get her own bible and read it, but still nothing. Oh well... My dad is more of a 'social-christian'. Goes to church to meet people/ see his brother and sister. He knows the history of religion, but chooses to go with it, because of its convenience. -_-
At 11:57pm on December 6, 2009, Ida said…
Ah, yes. The happiness that came with letting go of the belief in god is amazing.

You might want to write a blog here about your de-conversion story, so you won't have to repeat it to everyone. Have you 'come-out' to your family members?
At 10:36pm on December 6, 2009, Ida said…
Hi, Courtney. Welcome to the Nexus. Nice to see more black females find reason in their lives. :)



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