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Growing up

Posted on December 22, 2011 at 5:41pm 3 Comments

In March of 1985 I took the plunge and converted to Christianity.

In March of 2003 I told my family that I was an atheist. 

I am fortunate in that my family supported my decision.   In fact, they strongly encouraged my decision to get off the “Crazy Train” of Christianity.  We were Fundamental Baptists and I think that they had just about had enough of the rules and regulations that governed every detail of our lives.

My departure from religion left a major void in my…


Productive Dialog with Theists

Posted on November 27, 2011 at 10:48pm 3 Comments

Nobody enjoys a good argument more than I do, especially when I’m right.  As a counselor though, I am very much aware that most of the time heated arguments only serve to solidify the position one has already taken.  Consider the debates we see on the news.  Democrats and Republicans regularly skewer

each other.  We never see a Republican say “Gosh!  You’re right!  What was I thinking all this time?” Likewise, Democrats in debate generally don’t suddenly say “Wow!  Reaganomics really…


How an atheist deals with the death of a loved one

Posted on November 27, 2011 at 4:40pm 3 Comments

A while ago I had a conversation with a friend on Facebook about dealing with the death of a loved one.  This is part of that conversation.

I've been thinking about your note that we as people tend to fear death.

My grandfather was the most ethical man I ever knew. He never went to church and even used to joke that he wasn't worried about going to hell because he would be too busy shaking all of his friend's hands. :) 

He died in December of 2000. I was in Chile…


I was a pastor who left fundamentalism

Posted on November 6, 2011 at 1:09am 6 Comments

In March of

1985 I had a “born again” experience.  I

was 18 years old, about to enter the Air Force, and had been pondering the

meaning of life for quite some time. 

When I “accepted Christ as my personal savior” everything fell into

place.  Suddenly, there were answers to

all of life’s questions.  I was on the

road to heaven and everybody who did not believe was destined for hell.  Some of my friends thought that I had lost my

mind.  In…


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At 5:17pm on September 8, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Kevin and welcome to this friendly site with freethinkers who recognise that fictional gods and cunning religions continue to unjustly deceive and control vulnerable people beginning with defenceless children.
How tragic and inexcusable it is too that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and longer.

Terry Meaden
founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 310 discussion topics.
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