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An atheist in church


Miss Bunny

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Hello all. I am an atheist.

 

Why am I posting this here?

Because you don't preach to the choir AND, it's nice to tell them when they are at least honouring their own beliefs correctly.

 

I was a long time Christian. Born into a Canadian Anglican family. I was in the servers guild in my teens. Willingly :)

I know the Christian world.

I've been baptized as me, by that I mean Bunny. Not the other person. He was baptized too though.

I've been in the chancel guild.

 

But life is change (don't we all know it).

 

Anyway, I attend a United Church here in town. They have gone the route of being officially affirming.

They are still learning, but, they are trying.

Nice people.

You have to be nice to get an atheist to participate in a communion service eh.

Have, if you welcome me as a friend, I will participate.

 

I sing along with the congregation, I say the hymns. I participate. I'm still an atheist, but I'm not rude eh.

After the service, I drink a beverage, I eat cookies, and I chat.

And I teach.

And I am open to listen to anyone say their piece.

And I am listening.

Hey, I KNOW what Jesus taught eh.

And yes, I know precisely what was written in the Bible too.

I'll know if they are getting it at least close to correct mostly.

 

I don't hate people who don't preach hate.

Preach hate though, and you will find I'm not pleasant to talk to.

"I notice you are wearing modern clothing textiles, have a nice time in your hell." Not that there is one, but they believe there is.

 

I'm not there to convert them to my way of seeing anything.

I can show you all sorts of problems with treasured sciences.

But I am there to hold them accountable to their own beliefs.

Jesus does NOT share judgement, and I don't permit any Christian the option to judge, ever.

I WILL shut that nonsense down.

 

I don't 'hate' god. You simply have not proven you even have one.

No god means no devil, no sin, none of it.

There's no evil in the absence of a source.

People are either nice, or bad.

 

But you may take your best attempt to prove anything to me.

Just make sure you understand the meaning of the word 'proof'.

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I am an atheist as well, and very well versed in the church. I went to Catholic school for 11 years, and as many problems as I might have had there, I have some seriously good memories. I simply don't believe in a god, just because I don't see any proof for it, but that does not mean that I hate the church. I actually got into theology a few years ago, and was interested in learning more about religion in general. However, my view was tainted when I had a religion teacher who thought it was a good idea to say to the whole class that all gay people who do not convert to heterosexuality will go to hell. Now I have a more mellow appreciation for the good work that a lot of churches do.

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