This group is all about the freedom of expression, from an Atheist point of view. As the nonbelieving minority in a quasi-theocracy, it is essential to all we hold dear that our voices never fall silent.
"My home life would definitely have been a disaster if I had voiced my doubts younger. My parents believed that they and they alone knew the complete truth, and that if we weren't very careful about what we said to outsiders, they might turn us…"
"Good job! It's nice to know a few people out their aren't afraid to hurt some feelings in support of their nonfaith. When I deployed, we had a mandatory stop in the outprocessing/inprocessing center to see a Christian chaplain. My…"
"Well........actually, CID is checking for DNA on certain belongings of mine right now to see if they can use it to pin down the guy who recently assaulted me...who is another Soldier in my unit! So yes, Soldiers can be suspects too...after all, they…"
"I was raised with the whole End-Times-is-upon-us concept. My parents are fundamentalist, survivalist / back-to-the-land hippies, conspiracy-theorist, Pentacostal, "spiritual warfare" xtians...need I continue? Oddly enough, they aren't…"
"Yeah, thankfully my mother's dependence on herbal medicine didn't reach so far as to keep them from taking me to the emergency room when I came down with appendicitis. But that was the only time I ever saw a doctor as a child.
"Yeah, a lot of that really rings a bell with my past, too. I was raised to believe that the Anti-Christ would arise in my lifetime, and I would see the New World Order, and help Christians hide from persecution in the woods around my home, and…"
"I wouldn't say cats can't be loyal...my childhood cat used to come rubbing against my knee, mewing with the most distressed look, whenever I cried after a fight with my parents or bro. He would put his paw on my knee and rub his face on my…"
"I've certainly used that one, with decent success. I find the completely bafflement of the religious people rather amusing. I've also brought up the invisible pink unicorn on occasion, and when they ask what on earth that is, I just tell…"
"Initially the freedom from guilt and religious law was thrilling, and I gladly plunged headfirst into life. Maybe a bit too fast, because I made some logically foolish decisions which I will literally pay for all my life. But I have enjoyed my…"
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
Hey Julia, Wow, having to be MEDEVAC back home… I’m really glad to hear that you’re okay now. Where were you in Iraq? I was at Sather AB, but you army types called it BIAP (Baghdad International Airport). You take care of yourself now and I’ll talk to you later,
Hey Julia, welcome back home! Welcome to Atheist Nexus, I was really glad to find this place too. Don’t forget to take a lot of “Me time”, you need time to decompress now, it will be a while before you feel like you back in the world again, but it will happen.