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Hi. I'm new. Soon I'll be 59 hrs old and I really feel like connecting to others with the same "non-beliefs" as myself. My husband claims to be a Christian these days, but doesn't necessarily live that? Hard to explain. He doesn't approve of how I now feel. It's not a huge argument between us, but it leaves me with no one to discuss things with. I have up religion about 7 hrs ago after I was asked to be an elder in my church. Go figure!

Beck 3 Feb 22

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Welcome! We are of the same vintage and certainly not alone. Critical thinking is so much more necessary in society now than I think it's ever been. Many people are waking up and pulling their heads out of the sand. The contradictions and hypocrisy among those practicing religion makes you really have to question things. I'm thinking we will continue to find much 'company' in the world.

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It must have been easy to just go along with your religious involvement and think nothing of it, but when you were asked to be an elder, it caused you to at least think about what you were doing and you must have realized by self examination that this is NOT who you are. Congratulations.

I guess it brought all the questions to the surface, and no one around me had the answers. I'm an intelligent person and the bible, in any form, just didn't add up.

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Hrs or yrs? Welcome! Careful, we're all heathens around here πŸ˜›.

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Welcome to the community. Enjoy your stay!

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you are in the right place

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Welcome to our little beach party! Lots of nice folk here; you'll enjoy it.

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Welcome Beck, you'll find a lot of like-minded people here. Join in at your leisure. πŸ™‚

Betty Level 7 Feb 22, 2018
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Welcome! If it's any consolation it doesn't take long here...

Just post, comment posts and generally hang out...you'll be level 5 before you know it!

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Welcome to the gang!

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Welcome. This site has a lot of discussions so it should work for you

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I'm dating a woman that use to be a bishop or something in the methodists church until I met her.

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Welcome! Sorry you don't feel that you have anyone to discuss your feelings with at home.
You can definitely do that here.
Say whatever you please, and ask anything you like.

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firstly I'd like to say welcome. and secondly, I think you will find this place very accommodating.

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Wow, that's really interesting

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Hi Beck. I’m new myself. We can chat anytime. Until then, glad you joined. Welcome to the nabeβ€˜!

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Welcome! It's good to have an outlet like this. I'm not on here much, but I really like that it's there.

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I know for certain that we each must live our 'truth!' Otherwise, we will end up fragmented. It takes enormous energy to keep our real self 'under wraps!' It will come out, when we least expect it and may really cause us misery then! Everybody, is better off, when we are ourselves...even when others don't approve! At least it is not based on a lie of some kind! Some people want approve of us, no matter who/what we are.

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Welcome....

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Its all good here

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Welcome to the site, there's a lot of good stuff here. I would encourage you to read some of the articles that are posted on the site as it may help you further clarify and crystallize your thoughts about being a non-believer. And many of the members' responses to certain posts may also be quite useful in that regard. Enjoy your stay.

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Hi Beck. Welcome to the site! I'm 73 years old and having a good time chatting with other non-believers on this site. I was sent to Catholic elementary and high school by my mom. As a result, as soon as I graduated school, I dumped that stuff. However, I did spend many years searching for something "spiritual" to practice without any success. Finally, I just gave up the search and admitted to myself that I was an atheist. For me it was a freeing experience. I do mindfulness meditation now which has nothing to do with religion. All you do is follow your breathing. It is very relaxing. Hope you enjoy chatting on Agnostic.com.!

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I have never been real religious but I used to go to church with my wife just to keep peace. She often gripped because I would go to sleep during the sermon. About 10 years ago I told my wife I was an atheist and didn’t really want to go to church as I just didn’t believe in it. She still goes to church but we have agreed not to discuss religion and she no longer pressures me into going to church. We’ve been married for 42 years and that arrangement is still working.

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