March 2019 Blog Posts (9)

Update on the conversations with my sister Tina.

Hello fellow atheists,

Sorry, another long one…

 

In the past weeks I had some more conversations with Tina. It is good to mention here that, up until now, all these conversations are led by Tina. Sometimes I instigate a discussion, but I give her the power to steer the topics. I am trying to keep it that way, so she does not feel attacked. Nine out of ten of the topics we discus are brought up by Tina.

 

A world without religion.

My…

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Added by Bar Weinig on March 21, 2019 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Specific question I would love some help with

Hello fellow atheists,

I have posted an attempt at a question on Facebook (in a private group). Reading and answering the comments, I distilled the question I was trying to ask:

Tina is kind of asking me: "why would I give up my Christianity, regardless of if it is true or not, when it makes me feel good and comforts me on this trying earth?". I would love to shout at her: "because you are telling your children they're born sick and need to feel bad about themselves…

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Added by Bar Weinig on March 21, 2019 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

My Religious History

Hi All,

Here is an outline of my religious history, to give some background to my blog posts for anyone who wants it:

I was born in 1970 in Western New York and baptized Catholic as an infant. My mother was Catholic and wanted everyone in the family to be baptized into that church. I never liked it or believed in it much, and by age twelve I told her, "Mom, there is no god. I am an atheist." She accepted it kindly.

In 1996, a non-denominational church full of people who…

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Added by Jeffrey Paul Bradt on March 13, 2019 at 10:34am — 1 Comment

Learning How To Reach Theists Better Every Day

Hi all,

I have been a member of Atheist Nexus for a few years now, but have never posted a blog post until now. I joined several atheist forums and groups around the same time back when I joined this one, and have not gone back to them all to follow up.

I have always wanted to reach believers, especially since being a devoted Christian for 12 years myself and realizing the damage it did, as well as how easy it was to fall for it, even for someone like me who considers himself…

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Added by Jeffrey Paul Bradt on March 12, 2019 at 8:11pm — 2 Comments

A Few Atheist Book Reviews

The Bonobo and the Atheist - https://theautarkist.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/the-bonobo-and-the-atheist-book-review/

Michel Onfray’s Hedonist Manifesto -…

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Added by Hiram on March 11, 2019 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Conversations I've had with Tina

Hello fellow atheists,

Sorry, this is going to be a long one…

 

In the Bible-study I led, my sister was quite silent. One of the things she did reacted to was my remark that: people raised in India are very unlikely to believe in Jesus. She vehemently disagreed: “God would reveal Himself to them too”.

It became clear fast, that she never really peeked outside her protective Christian bubble. This fact compelled me to start with goal three and I have been trying…

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Added by Bar Weinig on March 10, 2019 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Reasons to talk to my Christian sister

Hello fellow atheists,

 

As I said, for about two years my feeling, that I had to do something, grew. Until two month ago, when suddenly my sister, Tina, told me her bible-study group was out of discussion material. I asked her if she would allow me to write an introduction for her bible-study group, knowing I was a non-believer. A couple of weeks later I read an introduction asking the group if loads of animal sacrifices, culminating in the sacrifice of a demigod, was…

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Added by Bar Weinig on March 8, 2019 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Bar Weinig introduces himself (wow, third person...)

Hello fellow atheists,

 

Short introduction:

I am a 38 years old Dutchman. I was raised in a Presbyterian (Gereformeerd Vrijgemaakt) family. My parents, three sisters, with two brothers in law are still very fundamentalist Christians and they have at this moment four children with two on the way. My two little brothers and myself are non-believers and I would say humanist. I am very close to my two brothers and to the middle sister. Let’s call her Tina.…

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Added by Bar Weinig on March 7, 2019 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

In My Own Back Yard

Living in Bedford Heights has been markedly enjoyable for the nine years since my wife and I moved here. It’s quiet, the neighbors are terrific, the town is well kept with excellent city services, and I really can’t think of a single negative to register. I doubt it would rate as a utopia, but it’ll do until utopia comes along.



One of the items we get from the city on a yearly basis is a calendar, which mostly outlines city events, council meetings and the like. Up until this…

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Added by Loren Miller on March 1, 2019 at 8:50am — 22 Comments

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