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Atheists for whom religion used to play a large role in their lives. Stories of breaking free, the hangups, the struggle of trying to square circles and all that.

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Started by John Leigh. Last reply by Stephen Jun 15. 1 Reply

 When I was a little person and was under the influence of my parents they sent me to Sunday school and then to a boys group in it. I thought I was saved and got baptized. For 50 some years I have…Continue

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Comment by Michel on September 19, 2012 at 11:40am

When I was 10 or 12, our family stopped practicing religion, so I was never really what you'd call pious. But it took me almost 50 years to shake up the last remaining shreds of superstitious belief in a vague divinity or in the possibility of an afterlife.

These notions are deeply embedded =(

Comment by zrdm on September 19, 2012 at 11:23am

@Hope, I wouldnt go so far to call my parents moderate, somewhere in the middle ground. Even today I have a very strong grasp on Christian holy book(s). Im not quite the christian version of a Hafiz, but Im close enough to hold my ground and win debates without bringing up science or logic. It took me a while to recover, it was like walking on broken glass for me.

Comment by Hope on September 19, 2012 at 11:17am

I was a religious person raised by religious -but moderate- parents.. I think that people who've been religious need a lot of time to heal..

 

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