"I had a minute of catholic school, the cruel nun etc. Then my mum punched the nun. No more religion. My son is gay. He was lucky he had an atheist for a mum. Nobody but nobody gets to put him down or slap him for his gayness. Some have tried and it…"
"It is a shame that some people need religion to do good works. Governments are for political and social reasons more likely to fund religious groups. The Atheist convention in Melbourne Australia this year asked for limited funding so that they…"
"It seems quite clear that their god would punish you. I personally would never follow slavishly any god if one popped up. Having said that I do not believe any exist at all. It is like the each way bet that comes to people at the end of their lives.…"
"I was pretty sick as a little kid. I learned first hand that the peace, kindness, and decency of religion were a myth. My first actual memory of complete disbelief was at 6 years old. Lucky for me we had no deep religious beliefs in my immediate…"
"I avoid shops that have anything to do with religion. To be quite honest I do not trust religious folk because so many of them are liars, and money hungry. I would avoid shopping where I thought that there may be a problem if something was faulty.
"This may help you feel a little better. My cousin got murdered and the bloke who did it got off this week. The problem is I thought my cousin should have been murdered long ago. I felt it was the case of the biggest arsehole winning on the day. I…"
"I was an anti theist before I was an Atheist. I had a complete dislike and often hatred of the lies and total hypocritical way in which religion is practised, and the way religion is imposed upon people. My first memory of these feelings is around 6…"
"My family is inter- racial, Gay and Straight. For me the issues with a relationship is around children. Unfortunately the need to bring children up with familar values can cause the most explosive arguments and sometimes breakup and divorce. Often…"
"My husband and i have donated money to take the Australian Federal Govt to court because they have breached a court order called Dogg's in 1981, which stated that they could give money to religious schools for education purposes. Since they…"
"I have been an atheist as long as I remember which is about six years old. Later when I was 14 I read the other faiths and various others, because I wanted to find out whether the other faiths were as vile and as cruel as the ones I grew up with.…"
"I would think so for several reasons. Children who are forced to attend church sometimes 3 times a day, attending constant prayer meetings and being constantly made aware of their mortality. Not only will they go to hell if the deviate from the…"
"I think we can start with a number of churches/cults. THe first being the catholic church. If you have not watched hungry beast the catholic church sex scandal on youtube do yourself a favour and have a look. It takes you back to before the bible…"
Hello Patricia, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise--as freethinking atheists do--that gods are phoney and religion is used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.