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Started this discussion. Last reply by Vincent Apr 23, 2014. 15 Replies

I'm new here and new to atheism. I was a fundamentalist about 5 years back, and spent the last 5 years on the fringe of very liberal Christianity / deism / bare bones theism. For some reason I went…Continue

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At 6:37pm on April 20, 2014, Joseph P said…

Cool.  So, it was more of a slide for you, huh?  Funny how it works for different people.  I've heard of some people using more liberal Christianity as a gateway from fundamentalism all the way to atheism, as you did.

I've heard of others making a more abrupt break, tossing the whole god-concept in one go, once they discover that the Bible is wrong about a great many things.

Personally, my thinking would put me in that later camp, because it's either fundamentalism or nothing, for me.  If a book is the perfect, inspired word-of-God, then it must be perfect, or its authority is utterly broken.  Once you lose that divine authority, it becomes just a bunch of things that some guys wrote down, and you shouldn't believe any of it without outside confirmation and evidence.

Of course my opinion on the subject isn't worth a whole lot, since I was never a believer, even during my 18 years of forced Catholic church attendance and CCD.  Even at the age of 5, I was the sort of little bastard who kept asking how the adults knew the things they were telling me.

At 9:56am on April 20, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 2:59pm on April 18, 2014, Joseph P said…

Greetings.  So, new to the whole scene, huh?  Which religion did you emerge from?

We have all sorts on here.

At 1:50pm on April 18, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

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