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I was baptised and now i am an atheist, you fail.
7/30/2008 11:12:33 PM
Translation: "They are not brainwashed."
7/30/2008 11:13:14 PM
baptised atheist. their story never seemed more convincing than any other myth.
7/30/2008 11:16:14 PM
If only. Nope raised in a fundie household here. Sixteen years of church no less then four times a week. Not including the five days a week of christian school including daily devotions. I've been educated plenty on the subject and it's exactly why I'm a atheist today.
7/30/2008 11:18:33 PM
My mother is still a complete fundy. I was in church every Sunday growing up. So apparently your experience with atheists is a little TOO limited.
7/30/2008 11:21:46 PM
14 years of church going. Presbyterian from birth. Baptized. Have my own youth Bible.
7/30/2008 11:21:50 PM
Yet another baptized atheist here. Sorry, you fail.
7/30/2008 11:23:18 PM
You are right, my parents never took me to church, never read the bible and never did anything religious with me, they were atheists too. It is a non sequitor to say I'm confused..
Are you confused when it comes to Odin, Zeus, Apollo, Shoiva and all the other gods too?
7/30/2008 11:26:51 PM
Your statement shows that your experience with atheists is indeed very limited. STFU until you get a clue.
7/30/2008 11:33:22 PM
"My experience with theists (which is, unfortunately, not limited enough) is they are misled to the word of the lord. They haven't been properly educated, therefore they have only misguided faith. Usually their parents took them to church, or read them the Bible and did anything and everything to indoctrinate them into religion, so they are confused."
I fixed it for you! :D
7/30/2008 11:36:12 PM
JESUS PLEASE CUM SOON!
My experience with Atheists (which is very limited)
It shows, darling.
7/30/2008 11:38:50 PM
Raised Catholic here. You fail.
7/30/2008 11:39:11 PM
Milking the Catz
My experience with Christians (which I wish was very limited) is that they are mislead to the word of Allah. They haven't been properly educated, therefore they have no faith. Usually their parents never took them to a mosque, or never read them the Koran or did anything on the religious side with them, so they are confused.
Personally, I was basically raised Christian here, then I reached the age of reason around my early teen years.
7/30/2008 11:41:01 PM
I was baptized in the Presbyterian church and made to go to sunday school. Religion is confusing, until you realize it is a crock.
7/30/2008 11:48:47 PM
Raised Southern Baptist in the Bible Belt, die-hard Christian status for roughly 12 years, I own and have read multiple Youth Study Bibles and Devotional Books, even lead prayer at the "See You at the Pole" rallies for two years.
And I'm now an Atheist.
Oh! Oh! Let me guess what his response would be!
"You didn't read the Bible right, and you've been blinded by the world. No true Christian falls away from the faith."
Sound about right?
7/30/2008 11:57:20 PM
So why do we know the Bible so much better than most Christians do?
7/30/2008 11:58:30 PM
Confused? Moi? Speak for yourself.
7/30/2008 11:58:37 PM
Raised as a French Canadian Catholic from birth. Baptized before I was a week old. Went to Catholic school until high school. Received all the sacraments up to that point. Read the Bible in two languages and at least four versions.
Agnostic at the age of 15, atheist since the age of 25.
Oh, yeah, i have an excellent relationship with my parents and I'm raising my kids without any religious superstitions.
7/31/2008 12:05:11 AM
Allegory for Jesus
Your experience is incorrect. And you want to use the word "indoctrinated", not "educated".
7/31/2008 12:12:12 AM
In this country most atheists were formerly Christians. They were able to see through it. You aren't.
7/31/2008 12:17:20 AM
Raised catholic until right after my first communion (age 11), at which point my parents converted to protestantism, which was a HUGE shock to my system, I can tell you. There were times when revivalists visited our church and the services seemed to go on for days, but the services were long even when the revivalists weren't there. I remember one particular new years' eve spent in the presence of twitching puppets writhing on the floor and sputtering endless streams of verbal nonsense. The service began at about 5pm and we finally left some time after 2 am.
Epic fail, sweetie. My folks christianized the joy out of me until I was of age, at which point (not knowing any better), I continued to do it myself until the age of 27 when I finally managed to extract myself.
I even TAUGHT others about christianity in the classrooms my ex husband and I helped build in the last church I attended.
The christian god and I...well, we've met. We don't like one another much.
7/31/2008 12:20:14 AM
Baptized RC at 3 weeks old (just in case something bad happened I wouldn't go to hell, because I was really really bad at 3 weeks old). My mother was Episcopalian, so every other week went RC then Episcopal. Went to CCD every Wed after school. . . blah blah... got married with both RC priest, Episcopal priest to keep everyone happy. My husband's family Episcopal as well, but he could care less about any of it. Got a job in an Episcopal Church office, (I liked it alot, they were very liberal and open, 2 women priests, 2 men priest, it was a big parish) Left RC and was received into Episcopal church, but didn't really go that much. Had kids baptized there, by woman priest, RC side of the family went nuts, didn't think they were really baptized, blah... blah, it got so tiresome and my husband and I were just doing it for the family, hardly ever went to church. It wasn't important to us, we thought the whole bible was made up anyway so we bagged it.
Actually we knew after 9/11 that blaming or praying to God wasn't really for us. We thought we should take the whole family the Sunday after and we absolutley got nothing out of it. We left at communion and haven't been back since. It felt like we were at a college lecture or something. Our kids are now 13, 16, 19 and they think for themselves. Haven't been to church since 9/17/01 and don't ever plan on going back.
I still have a connection to the church, I run a food pantry from the church, but it's a seperate entity. We pay them rent, so I can keep it completely secular. I love my job and my husband and kids help me all the time.
Sorry for the rant we had a nice family dinner tonight with a nice bottle of wine, so I have the gift of gab.
Believe me, Rebecca G, I have been educated in church, read the bible, went to two churches at the same time and I am not confused at all. I am very happy where I am.
7/31/2008 12:43:46 AM
"so they are confused."
Yeah, there's a mirror in front of you.
7/31/2008 12:46:23 AM
I was a practicing Catholic until I actually READ the bible.
7/31/2008 12:51:20 AM
I was raised Catholic and went to church and confession regularly. I'm an atheist now. The more I learned about your god, the more absurd religion became.
7/31/2008 1:01:49 AM
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