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Any ex or former Christians?

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posted on May, 18 2018 @ 06:25 PM
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This subject was brought to my attention by some banter in a thread, but I figured before it went to far into discussion length on an unrelated thread I should post here as its a topic in its own right.

I had been meaning to post this for a while, but are there any other ex christians out there? I'm just wondering as this isn't in the rant section. I'm not sure how this can go, but I'll introduce myself in terms of the equation. See I was Christian at some point, not getting into the denomination cause it's not important, but I was. And very much so. And was bad. At 17 I was the worst, receiving accolades, getting back patted up, i dont know, I didn't know what I was doing. And I lost a friend. A really good friend from a neighborhood I grew up in. And I feel bad. I excoriated her within an inch of her life (okay maybe no but that's how it felt like.) All because I didn't like her artwork. She drew little crosses on things like tombstones and crows and such and while her art was not the best, it was actually decent. Little sketches and such. And I lost her. And I feel bad. Sorry.....




posted on May, 18 2018 @ 06:35 PM
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no such thing actually....here

my friend from way back came up a believer and married jewish, converted....

her sister married cathoic so same thing

the jewish household will go in the rapture since Jesuswon't allow one to be loosed from His hand
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posted on May, 18 2018 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: GBP/JPY

Ok nice derail but I'm not looking for a person to tell me whatever it is you just did. I get it but I'm only here to converse..



posted on May, 18 2018 @ 06:49 PM
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originally posted by: Ohthewey778
a reply to: GBP/JPY

Ok nice derail but I'm not looking for a person to tell me whatever it is you just did. I get it but I'm only here to converse..


try to be edifying....bro

you are full of gossip spirit
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posted on May, 18 2018 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: GBP/JPY

Would you go away please? No I'm not..I don't know what possibly other than my life I can gossip about and I don't even know you.
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posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:00 PM
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a reply to: Ohthewey778

Don't worry that dude's just totally #ing crazy or constantly high as # but....Hmmm I guess ibwas never exactly super Christian but I grew up with fairly extreme Christian step grandparents in my house. Though even when i was a kid I was confused by why there was all these things in the Bible that clearly didn't happen any more and I never got a good reason why. As I got older I realized religion was some nonsense. I dunno what I believe about the universe anymore. I don't completely discount some kind of higher purpose or force behind life, i've experienced and heard about too many strange and implausibly fateful things happening to dismiss everything entirely...Hmmm I hope this is at least sorta something like you were looking for.



posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: Ohthewey778

You were a kid. You were still growing and trying to be independent and find your way into adulthood. Perfectly normal. Not nice, but quite normal.

You recognize what you did, now forgive yourself. I am a Christian, but am not using the Christian forgiveness aspect to push my belief on you. I just mean you must forgive yourself.

You can write a letter and then rip it up, or have a pretend conversation - something that gets those feelings out that are making you feel bad. Or you could reach out to her. I'm sure she would be thrilled to hear from you again.

The teen years are so brutal and we all realize the things we did as teens and have things to account for. You are not the only person that acted unwisely at that time. And so, be gentle on yourself.

If she was truly such a good friend she will react with love if you were to touch base with her.



posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: Ohthewey778

By the way most "new" Christians go overboard at first until their excitement and inner hype quiets down and levels out. Again, that's perfectly normal. Especially at 17.



posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: dug88

I don't know if there's any rules about what I'm "looking for" not sure I get that...just shoot, and I'm sure people will have enough rationale to figure it out. I'm don't know what I call myself, but I'm sure everyone is different. Like I never felt I had to look for another belief I think that's accurate enough...



posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: InvisibleLady


..edited bc

Wait I just caught ur comment above replying now.
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posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: GBP/JPY

Aww c'mon man, it's a new member.

And yes, one can renounce their faith. The church often loses followers. One of the reasons denominations of Christianity are "changing with the times" then again revelation 22:11 didn't say let those who are gay be gay, but it does imply that it's not for you to judge a person for who they are.

Be nice, Jesus likes it when you're nice.
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posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:23 PM
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originally posted by: Ohthewey778
a reply to: InvisibleLady


New? At 17? I'm not to quibble but baptism doesn't make one new. I'm also like, trying to get away from all this paranoid stuff. Like its from the 1800s I totally don't get it..


There's a LOT of wisdom in the Bible, I can't call myself a Christian... I share traits though, I've always felt a pull towards some Paganism and Animism in a lesser extent.

But I'll happily read the bible, it has some powerful life lessons held within it, some true wisdom exists in the new testament. It's up to you if you hold any of it in high regard.

As invisiblelady said though, we're human. We live and learn. We all make mistakes especially when we are young... We don't need religion to be decent people.



posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: Ohthewey778
You were mislead... It's not your fault. Process the grief and loss in your own way and move on. Now you know better.



posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:23 PM
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The fact you feel regret means you're not a bad person, you can do.nothing to help her now so no need to wallow in it. Use that understanding to be a better person and she will continue living through you.



posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: InvisibleLady

Oh I already have, it just wasn't the same after that, or maybe it's guilt I put on myself I dk I kind of sat in shock for a while if you want know the truth not just over that, but even over things that were not involving anybody. You could tell me I'm hard on myself but I already know that. I have my reasons for backing off religion that really don't have much to do with that but I think I'll keep that..I dunno. I'm have my thoughts but to mention specifics about what passages, uh we'd be here all night
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posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: hudsonhawk69

Thanks..



posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:45 PM
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I grew up in a very Catholic household. In college and beyond as a professional musician, I have played for many different Christian denominations. No two preachers agree on the bible's many messages let alone the many denominations.
I am not anti religious, but I've seen too much of the hypocrisy to trust organized religions.



posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:48 PM
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I'm a former... Yeah.

What got me out was the treatment I got from the so called believers, plus the fact nothing in the bible is actual truth- not when you can bend it to your will as much as it can be. I consider it a a scam to enslave and rob people now. Plus, I have seen and experienced things that'd make a statue pee itself.



posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:54 PM
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Yeah kind of um. There's just things that are dang near not possible but yes everyone has, eh, like a personal spin and then you get told you don't have enough faith. It's a little bit hard to explain and I kind of want to let myself go on that but then..I mean passages I think make no sense and stances in general..
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posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:56 PM
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I guess I'm just trying to find, like on a basic level, some group or people that feel the same way, without being accused of all of the above or feeling like someone is going to tell me to go to h. Like where on the net or if not that..i guess just meeting folks. Im fine with just anything I guess.
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