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Richard Carrier Explains the Early Christian Myths

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVCQYyQyMV8One of the most informative talks I have yet heard regarding how Jesus relates to the Old…Continue

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"I don't believe in gods." "You're not Christian?" "No." "But you were baptized. Your parents are Christian." "Yes, I was baptized and my parents were Christian. I am an atheist." "So you don't believe in anything?" "..." "What made you turn away from God?" "What made you turn away from leprechauns?" "Leprechauns aren't real." "..." "Anyway, you were a Christian once. Now you aren't. How did that happen?" "You're assuming that since I was baptized I was automatically a believer. But, I was a…See More
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"That's a great interview.  Richard Carrier is always a fascinating speaker on this topic.  Thanks for the post."
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Richard Carrier Explains the Early Christian Myths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVCQYyQyMV8One of the most informative talks I have yet heard regarding how Jesus relates to the Old Testament stories. See More
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Hiding From the Truth

I am getting terribly frustrated lately with a certain experience, and the more I think on it, the more I believe it to be a common one among Americans and maybe the world in general. The experience I refer to is in trying to express myself to a religious person and having that person cut off the conversation because my facts or opinions make them uncomfortable.Unfortunately for me, this hits quite close to home. My close friend is a member of a highly religious group, although they (the…See More
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I'm 35, raised in the Bible Belt. In 2016 I stopped believing in the Christian God. Problem is, almost everyone I know is still a believer.

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A Fictional Dialogue

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 5:00pm 3 Comments

"I don't believe in gods."

 

"You're not Christian?"

 

"No."

 

"But you were baptized. Your parents are Christian."

 

"Yes, I was baptized and my parents were Christian. I am an atheist."

 

"So you don't believe in anything?"

 

"..."

 

"What made you turn away from God?"

 

"What made you turn away from leprechauns?"

 

"Leprechauns aren't…

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Hiding From the Truth

Posted on March 10, 2017 at 10:18am 3 Comments

I am getting terribly frustrated lately with a certain experience, and the more I think on it, the more I believe it to be a common one among Americans and maybe the world in general. The experience I refer to is in trying to express myself to a religious person and having that person cut off the conversation because my facts or opinions make them uncomfortable.…

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Sunday Morning Christians

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 6:08pm 4 Comments

I'd like to think that I came from a typical American family. We had a roof over our heads, although it was cramped at times. We had clothes to wear, but rarely anything brand name. We routinely had doctor and dentist visits. We always had enough to eat, thanks to my dad's hard work and later, my mother's as well when she didn't need to be watching the kids any longer.

I was more insulated than most from certain things; I only had one relative who had been divorced (an…

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And Blessed be the Automobiles

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 9:47pm 5 Comments

I can't say that any one large issue made me decide to leave my church. Mostly it was the little things, building up over time until I couldn't possibly count them all. But this one time...

I was a teenager and I needed a new car. I had a wonderful, reliable car for two years before my eldest brother borrowed it and then snapped part of the frame by locking the brakes over a curb in winter. He was (and still is, I think) a lousy driver. So I purchased…

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At 10:15pm on January 23, 2017, Loren Miller said…

I appreciate your sharing my "alternative facts" piece on Facebook, Milo.  There is nothing I think is so important as THE TRUTH in this time, and when someone wants to play fast and loose with it, others need to call them on it.

Molte grazie.

At 10:43am on January 5, 2017, Daniel W said…

Welcome to Atheist Nexus! I hope you will also feel inspired to join discussions in the forum and elsewhere. YOu have already made a great start!

At 5:40pm on January 1, 2017, Gary S said…

Welcome here and howdy from a fellow Nebraskan.

 
 
 

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