"SDAs, like all religious believers, make assumptions about what's real instead of investigating it. As such, there's no argument that they can make with respect to the veracity of their claims.
After finally removing myself from clutches…"
"I know what you mean, Deryl. Every argument points back to the Bible, but the arguments are useless if you don't believe the premise that the Bible is the word of God... I think sometimes they try to convince us because they're trying to…"
"I still get emails etc from my ex-wife who divorced me 28 years ago trying to prove that the Seventh day is the Sabbath. She is incapable of understanding that I have gone so far beyond arguing such petty subjects that it isn't funny!"
"Not sure how we're going to do it this year. My wife is the one who likes holidays, while I personally don't care. However, she's having a hard time getting into the "Christmas spirit" this year. Regardless of how it goes, I…"
"It's pretty simple. Send an email or a letter to the congregation that holds your membership and tell them you are resigning your membership. Be sure to request that they send you confirmation that they have taken the action, but it will…"
"Hi Deryl, I agree I wish that the ex SDA board was more active, too. There's so much "unique" about having come from that peculiar culture-- or at least so we were taught. Anyway, xmas will be weird and uncomfortable for…"
"I had thought there was more activity and interest here than I see. What could one do to liven it up a bit? Add a few threads? I cannot see how to start a thread here, but if someone would start a few it may help: What are you doing for…"
I hadn't found your Facebook or your blog before I saw this site. I found this site and this group when I Googled . I was surprised to see the site had been created only a couple days prior (if I didn't know better I would call it divine providence!). I looked at the group info and recognized you from WW. From there I found you blog.
Freethought convention! That sounds interesting. Looks like it's my weekend to work, though.
Thanks for your reply to my request for more information regarding how to deal with my SDA friend. You've given me heaps to work with. I always find an insider or ex insider really useful for getting information - to dispel fears and prejudice also and get a better idea of what someone might be thinking about in terms of my world view. I was brought up in an Indian Kult, so I understanding the small religion culture to some extent. But having your from the ground experience in SDA is really helpful. My friend is having some personal troubles and is taking some support from me, so it’s likely that belief might come up in our friendship, and I like to know where I stand. So thanks for sharing your experience and views on the matter. Alice :)