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Old 03-13-2005, 06:21 PM   #1
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Ask the former dedicated Christian

Ask away. Anything goes.
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Why do you want to burn in hell?

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Do you think we should rename FYM to ask the _______?
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who's that in your current avatar and who was in the previous one? (the one with the psychic...i think...)
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Old 03-13-2005, 06:26 PM   #5
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Why do you want to burn in hell?

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Because me and Jesus just aren't on the same level these days, and I doubt we'd get on too well in heaven.
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Old 03-13-2005, 06:28 PM   #6
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Do you think we should rename FYM to ask the _______?
Possibly so. If the threads keep popping up at the rate they have in the last hour, I wouldn't rule it out
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Have you considered other faith systems, or do you consider yourself an agnostic?
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Because me and Jesus just aren't on the same level these days, and I doubt we'd get on too well in heaven.
fair enough, good luck.
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who's that in your current avatar and who was in the previous one? (the one with the psychic...i think...)
I have no idea who it is in the current avatar - it's just some random imagery from NY.
The former avatar was Brian Slade from Velvet Goldmine.
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Have you considered other faith systems, or do you consider yourself an agnostic?
I've considered two other faith systems - Buddhism and Islam - but felt that I would be entering neither with correct intention, and nor could I be a committed follower should I have chosen to undertake one or the other. I'm agnostic - I sincerely doubt that I will ever become an atheist.
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I'm agnostic - I sincerely doubt that I will ever become an atheist.
Like myself in that case.
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Was their a paticular event or a serious of events that made you lose your faith?
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Does being an agnostic automatically mean being a "bad Christian," or can you separate the doctrine and institution from the deity?

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Was their a paticular event or a serious of events that made you lose your faith?
As I grew older, and formed my own opinions, I begun to realise that my perspective on life and society severely conflicted with Chrsitian beliefs and their teachings of what was right and wrong. One issue I had a very big problem with was their teachings on homosexuality. The diocese that my Church was in seemed almost homophobic, and they had organised an anti-gay rally which I openly disagreed with. It didn't go down well, and alot of the congregation became very wary of me. I realised soon after that I was not happy practicing a religion that ostracised any one group in such a way, although I came to acknowledge that it was not my place to criticise them, as they were entitled to their opinion. Again, related to that, I was very worried about the conflict higher up in the Church over issues like homosexuality and divorce. No one agreement could be reached over it, and the divisions it seemed to be causing became very visible to me.
On a personal level, I was going through hardships at the time, which were not embraced well by the congregation, who took to judging me on how I looked as opposed to what was going on beneath the surface (it was a big 'scandal' when I got my lip pierced - apparantly, I was going off the rails). I parted company with Christianity soon after.
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See, you pierce your lip and you "get the attention you deserve" as someone of a strong Christian persuasion once decreed, on here, in similar vein.
I dont blame you. I salute you.

I do wish that thread on baring false witness hadn't been closed or so grossly misunderstood.


Actually, here's a question for you.
In your church and among the members, did you find that overall people were happier? There was less divorce, financial struggle, drug dependancy or use (anything from nicoteine and alcohol to more serious)? Was there less of an abundance of hobbies that had absolutely nothing to do with religion? I'm not sure if I'm asking this too clearly.
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