Archive for March, 2013

Putting out a call for YOUR deconversion experience

 

My Personal Deconversion Experience

My questions about God became more probing, deeper, broader.  It was gradual—the build up—stimulated by public Fundamentalist statements in my world (in the absence of any rational statements).  The more of these necessarily literally true statements of faith or about the Bible you considered, the more they seemed untrue.

A shadow of an idea formed—barely an inkling.  Then a slow realization—if I simply negated the truth of all these unlikely statements, the world made sense.  I examined the more  miraculous  (or in reality lower probability) events in light of my raised awareness that the whole belief structure may be faulty.

Still I equivocated as the lack of truth of the Bible came home to roost.  The full implications for God begin to loom. Still, that BIG question was barely on my radar.  The bricks were starting to crumbling, but I hadn’t questioned the structure.

Fundamentalist bigotry and fear hold your beliefs intact…  But yet their errors shoved you on.

All the believers in my world, and that included everyone I knew, gave me such a false sense of my own intelligence.  I thought I must mave been a mental giant among these people who couldn’t reason their way out of religion and its bogus beliefs.  What a genius I had to be.

I read of the Enlightenment, the loosening of the grip of religious dogma on the minds of men, a freeing of the human spirit and the rising spirit of humanism.  I felt liberated …the truth did set me free, at least occasionally, a little.

 

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NOW IT’S YOUR TURN

Tell us how you came out of your religion.   Then tell us if we can put your story in the next book: Confessions of A Christian Atheist.  Actually deconversion from any belief counts.  It’s your chance to bear witness to your path through religion to the light of enlightenment.

If we use your story in Confessions of a Christian Atheist you’ll get a free hard copy of that book which we hope will go to press and come out in 2014.  But we’re waiting on your story… so hurry.  Bare your soul, er, …um, yourself, your lofty, but grounded human spirit.  (My story, above, was a little sketchy. It lacks details you may want in yours.)  Length? Half a page to ten pages?

It’s cathartic. Liberating.  Shout it to the world.  You’ll show them–those @#* believers behaing badly that you made it out of their bogus religion.  Tell them off.  You’re FREE!

 

But don’t forget to actually post it here.

 

March 30, 2013 at 10:56 am 2 comments


Hello

I write for agnostics, freethinkers, atheists and humanists. In my nonfiction, the purpose is the celebration of our noble human spirit. The general pursuit may be Evolutionary Theology, though believers seem to populate that field (so maybe it's evolutionary Humanism). By looking at who we are and where we came from, we can derive much meaning, and perhaps more importantly, understanding, as well as some sense of where we could go.

Religion is God’s Way of Showing Us it’s Earlier in Human Evolution than We Thought

This title is an upcoming book at the publisher's now. I'd like feedback on this title. It's meant to make people think and feel something. And to hint at things for both believers and non- on multiple levels. The book is of a wider scope, though, one which is ultimately a way to grasp more meaning for ourselves. Believers are always telling us our lives don't have meaning without a god. We often counter that it's more meaningful to be looking for our own meaning than to be arbitrarily ascribed it by an imaginary supernatural being. Ultimately, and this is what I think is unique about this book, you'll see how we can be just as spiritual in our own way. Since we've inhertited a capacity for religion (some more than others) as an evolutionary adaptation, believers and non- are both potentially spritual in the same way--but it is an earthly, secular spirituality in which we all can share.