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What led you to become an atheist / agnostic? I grew up a devout SDA Christian. After high school...


I rebelled, then returned, blaming my rebellion on career problems. However, those continued, I joined a cult, putting my life in danger. I escaped to Seattle, joining a wonderful church there. Career troubles continued. I prayed, talked with my pastor and a pro counselor, none worked. My brother brought me to Hawaii, where my troubles eased, but now the only church was pathetic and corrupt, encouraging my niece to drop out of high school. Flashbacks led me to become an anxious agnostic. If there is no God, all is up to me.Yet, if I were adequate, I wouldn't be in this mess in the first place!

 

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    Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) 2 years ago

    You have a point there. Any God powerful enough to create a universe can certainly speak for Himself???


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    Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) 2 years ago

    Learning about other religions is a great idea. I'm currently doing that.

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    Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) 2 years ago

    It sounds like your approach is humanistic. I admit I need to take that approach.

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    Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) 2 years ago

    "Do not indulge in what makes you weak." Excellent advice! I am researching other religions, because in this great wide world, there is more than one way to think.


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    Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) 2 years ago

    "My Experience in a Cult" tells my past situation. Current flashbacks revealed to me way too many correlations between cults and Christianity, mainly accepting without question under dire threats of hell. Any religion can be made a cult by practice.