The Link to My Story


The Link to My Story

This is the story of how religion made me become an atheist.

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7 Responses to The Link to My Story

  1. kurleekaytee says:

    oh, wow. I, too, used to be religious before I became Athiest. But, your story is much more intense than mine. I cant imagine being raised in an environment that views birth control as a sin. What is it like for you now? Do you still live at home?

  2. rbackhaus says:

    Powerful stuff. Glad we discovered each other’s blogs. I’ll be following … you write well and have a compelling message.

  3. marvegal says:

    I am praying for you. I think you have a long journey ahead of you. Good Look and God Bless!

  4. Spencer Dupont says:

    Ethan, I’m glad that M.E. Anders shared your story. I never thought people got it all that bad in the name of Little Baby Jesus unless they were gay and in high school/the deep south, or a similar situation. I’m a 15 year old, freshman this year, and I’m glad that I saw someone of similar age shares my emotions on religion. My mom’s Agnostic, my dad an Atheist, as well as myself. I was raised Southern Baptist for my grandparents sake, as far as they know, I still am. As far as dealing with your family, I understand your pain. I’ve been an Atheist since I was about 12, and I came out of the Atheist closet to my friends when I was 13; my mom learned when I’d just turned 14, and I told my dad over the summer vacation. My grandparents, on the other hand, will never hear about this fact. They’re baptist to the point that if ‘the good book doesn’t say; don’t find out the hard way.’
    Drinking alcohol is a sin, other than the glass of wine at Christmas and Easter, and I shouldn’t even talk to people who haven’t taken Jesus as their lord and savior. If they ever found out I personally was Atheist, my grandpa probably wouldn’t mind, but I don’t think my grandmother would ever stop crying. As far as your family goes: play along. God is good, god is great, I’m 18 years old, I’m getting out of this house, screw you and your religion, goodbye. Just do what you can until you’re old enough to get out. Until then, it’s no use trying to make them see your side: cooperate until you’re old enough they can’t tell you to do otherwise.
    I hope what I’ve said here has helped you at least a little bit, and you’ve maybe made a new connection here. Best of luck to you, brother.

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