"I verbally attempted to withdraw from membership in my former church group, but the minister didn't carry through with the request with the board of directors. It only mattered to apprise them of my decision, but would have made no difference…"
"Thank you both so much for your feedback! Nathan, it was through the text of a speech you gave (linked to by a friend on Facebook... ahhh the power of the internet!) that I was inspired to sit down and finally write this all down. So thank you! It…"
I was going through my old email from after Pope John Paul II croaked (I hope he's rotting in his grave, but we all know he is... LOL)... anyhow, here's a letter I wrote to the catholic bishop of my city around that time, and the reply from his office:*************Dear Bishop Tonnos, With the recent extensive news coverage of the death of the catholic pope, it's come to my attention that the world perceives there are 1.1 billion worldwide catholics. This number is most likely hugelyskewed due…See More
"I believe the only way to change one's own behaviour and thoughts is through HABIT. And gentle and constant reminders that you are human, coming out of a cult, and overcoming a lifetime of brainwashing and bad habits.
I ascribe to the…"
"Two spring to mind. When I was about 16, a friend of mind was going in for her second or third abortion. My fundie friend and I visited her in the hospital and stood at the foot of her bed and showered fire and brimstone down on her. Imagine that.…"
"Yes, BIG TIME. I'm very very very stubborn and it's a character flaw as far as I'm concerned but it was celebrated as solid faith when I was in the Truman Show. I also have low tolerance for irrationality or what I'd call…"
Hey there! I found this forum through the Phelps article, and was delighted to see there is a lot of 'life after xian fundamentalism'!! Good stuff.My name is Jo, I'm from Canada and I was raised dogmatic catholic (the original quiverfulls) and a lot of my waking up and seeing the cracks in the 'Truman Show' ceiling had to do with the way the church treated women, specifically as it related to childbearing and childrearing. I've been following the "No Longer Quivering" blog for quite some…See More
Recovering from the side effects of Christian fundamentalism is not easy.•The ongoing fear of Hell•Rejection from family members•Ongoing guilt•Loss of communityIf you can relate, join.This is not a debate group.See More
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