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Muslim... Atheist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Idaho Spud Feb 28, 2015. 21 Replies

The person who said it never got back to me, but I am curious (to anyone who actually sees this, I suppose), what are people's thoughts on someone saying something to the effect of... "I am a…Continue

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Atheist from the west coast (originally from Texas.)

I was raised in a deeply Pentecostal Christian home. We attended Church every Sunday, Sunday night, and Wednesday. Believing in God wasn't optional for the majority of my life, and it wasn't until I was in my twenties that I actually even entertained the idea that there was no God. It was a difficult deconversion, my parents were pretty upset. My girlfriend, who was pregnant at the time, was pretty unhappy as well. While we had both said we were Christians when we met, neither of us were practicing. I told her thinking it wouldn't matter, but shortly after it became something we fought about a lot, and she began insisting we attend Church.

The last year of my life has been one of growth. My girlfriend has accepted my non-belief, and even begun to make that transition herself as she began to really read the Bible closely. My father, while still at times struggling with my atheism, has also become much more accepting. My son, who turned three last September, is amazing, and fills up a huge amount of my time. Life is, for the first time in a long time, really good.

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At 10:16pm on February 16, 2015, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Broken Xeno! Glad you could join us. :D

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At 6:22pm on February 16, 2015, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Broken Xeno

Thank you for your personal story. Reading the bible thoroughly shows up the terrible bits that the priests omit. They get by cherry picking the parts that suit them. It's good to have you with us. Make yourself at home. Welcome to this friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom. 

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