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Hi

Young, ex-fundie Baptist from the Bible Belt. Have been religion-free for about 3 years now and am loving it, but too many people around this neck of the woods still freak out when you tell them you're not a Christian (even if all "being a Christian" means to them is owning a Bible and going to church ever few weeks when they aren't getting drunk with their friends). I'm hoping this site will get me somewhere to vent and talk with like-minded people without getting into some huge unwanted religious debate just for being honest and saying "I'm not a Christian."

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Welcome, find some topics

Welcome, find some topics that interest you and jump in. I live in the bible belt as well, an an ex-minister and an activist against religion.

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TGBaker wrote:Welcome, find

TGBaker wrote:

Welcome, find some topics that interest you and jump in. I live in the bible belt as well, an an ex-minister and an activist against religion.

Wow that's an interesting story. What made you leave your ministry?

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Welcome and congratulations

 

on your recovery - we have a bunch of former fundies to play with and some mad theists whose ravings justify our unbelief. It's very refreshing.

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Recovering fundamentalist

Recovering fundamentalist wrote:

TGBaker wrote:

Welcome, find some topics that interest you and jump in. I live in the bible belt as well, an an ex-minister and an activist against religion.

Wow that's an interesting story. What made you leave your ministry?

My track was actually biblical studies and theology. 4 years of Greek and analysis of the New Testament was enough to conclude the fabrication of the gospels and the invalidity of theological claims. I went on to do historical Jesus studies and philosophy.


 

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Welcome to the forum.

Welcome to the forum.

Our revels now are ended. These our actors, | As I foretold you, were all spirits, and | Are melted into air, into thin air; | And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, | The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, | The solemn temples, the great globe itself, - Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, | And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, | Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff | As dreams are made on, and our little life | Is rounded with a sleep. - Shakespeare


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 welcome

 welcome