Arrived in AZ this week from MN where there are quite a few groups of freethinkers etc. I was hoping that casa grande would have a community to get to know and perhaps set up periodic meetings for discussions and community action events. So glad I discovered this site. Yael S.
I'm far from AZ, but I cannot imagine how hard this journey has been for you. I read a couple of books written by former clergy. They'd given up their livelihoods, friends, and families to embrace reality rather than keep up a dishonest façade.
I have utmost respect for you, Sir.
Welcome Ex-Father! I attempted my personal run at religion at 19, when I announced to my family that I was entering the seminary. My father made sure it didn’t happen! I was wisked away to a remote seashore location for 3 months to air my head out. I am grateful he did! Unfortunately the same summer at the same location I discovered “that”, lol. THAT cleared my head right away!
I wanted to be a pastor at one time. I started the classes, studying the bible, and before I knew it, I was out of the church and trying to find a new imaginary best friend. I imagine it sucks being in AZ. I grew up in Riverton, Wyoming, and it was a scary place to grow up. I'm grateful that I've never had to go back. New York is much easier.
Welcome! this is a great place to be. Please lend your knowledge and experience. Your contributions would be very much appreciated, in particular due to your background. We do have a new "testimony" section. I will take the liberty of saying we would all like to know your story.