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Old 11-08-2013, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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While I think Atheism is in Error. I do respect those who stand up for their beliefs or non-Beliefs.

Too many people in this world claim to be what their friends and family want them to be.

It is about time people stop living lies and and for us theists to end the conditions that often cause people to claim to believe what they do not believe.

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Newser) Ė What's worse than coming out as a gay man at a Christian college? Perhaps coming out as a longtime atheist. Student body president Eric Fromm dropped the bombshell on his peers at Oregon's Northwest Christian University last week in the Beacon Bolt student newspaper,

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Old 11-08-2013, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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As a former Christian still "in the closet" I admire this student for being honest about his views and have felt the relief of being honest about what I believe.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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As a former Christian still "in the closet" I admire this student for being honest about his views and have felt the relief of being honest about what I believe.
Why are you still in the atheist closet? Do they stone atheists to death in Arlington, Virginia?
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Why are you still in the atheist closet? Do they stone atheists to death in Arlington, Virginia?
Technically I consider myself a deist though no longer a Christian. It is more the people in my inner circle like my mom and best friend im hesitant to tell since all of them are unfortunately hard committed Christians. The day will come, I don't know when.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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Technically I consider myself a deist though no longer a Christian. It is more the people in my inner circle like my mom and best friend im hesitant to tell since all of them are unfortunately hard committed Christians. The day will come, I don't know when.
Your story is very common among a lot of people that frequent these boards. They have no outlet for their views on religion, so they seek out religious message boards so they can tell us all about how wrong we are.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Why are you still in the atheist closet? Do they stone atheists to death in Arlington, Virginia?
That isn't a fair comment. Would you say the same thing for someone afraid to come out as gay because they know what the reaction would be from their friends and family?
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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That isn't a fair comment. Would you say the same thing for someone afraid to come out as gay because they know what the reaction would be from their friends and family?
You're equating religious belief to the preference for gay sex?
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Middle of nowhere
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Your story is very common among a lot of people that frequent these boards. They have no outlet for their views on religion, so they seek out religious message boards so they can tell us all about how wrong we are.
And yet the poster said nothing about your beliefs.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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You're equating religious belief to the preference for gay sex?
Both are preferences, right?

No one is BORN believing in any religion.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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Both are preferences, right?

No one is BORN believing in any religion.
I'm glad you agree.
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