New Atheist in Salem/Keizer Oregon
My name is James "Jimi" Spier and I have recently dropped the imaginary friend for science. I am a former right wing conservative church musician. Due to the size of the church, I was even called, "An answer to a prayer" because I was their first electric guitarist. After living in California for a year I moved back to Oregon (temporarily) and really needed some guidance from my "brothers in the lord" and I guess they inferred from my request that I would be asking for money. So, they never contacted my (not for a lack of trying on my part, I tried over 4 times). Naturally I got angry and then thats when everything made sense to me.. If god was real then my prayers would have been answered.. My mind went wild with all the other things god could be doing with that great power that he/she/it has.. He could end war, end poverty, end sickness, etc.. Come to find out that many of these horrible things are actually because there are people believing in god.. That is the day I renounced my belief and condo in "heaven".. I am tired of feeling guilty for being human, tired of being a robot for the imaginary friend's army and tired of watching the country that I fought for slip back into the dark ages just because believers lack the mental capacity to think for themselves..
I know this may not be the normal "howdy" that most give here but I am just happy to find a community of like minded people.. By the way I found out about this place from "Greydon Square"..
Anyway, if any of you are on facebook you can find me at facebook.com/jimispier
"Christians: Prey for Atheists" -Jimi Spier (unless someone else wrote it first)