sent in by Tyler deren
Nine months ago I began to see the huge holes in the bible. I was a devoted Christian, and I even preached for 2 years. It was this that lead to my discovery of small mistakes and contradictions in the bible. That in turn lead to my mind opening up to the possibility that the bible was full of myths and lies. Once I began to read and study peoples works like Thomas Paine and Robert Ingersoll the blinders came off and I have never looked back. I have the greatest feeling of peace. I have never been so happy with my life and myself. I no longer look at myself as a hopeless sinner destined for hell because I can't stop getting mad when someone cuts me off in traffic or stop saying shit. I was in such a huge depression that had lasted three years on and off, mostly off toward the end. Then my eyes were opened and now once again I like myself, life, other people, and have become ten times more environmentally conscious. I really love this web site. Keep on spreading the truth.
Was: freewill baptist
Converted because: death of someone close to me
De-converted because: biblical contradictions, lies, the biblical god, Christianity
email: tylerd992002 at yahoo dot com
Online Reading List
- An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish by Bertrand Russell (1943)
- Bible Teaching and Religious Practice by Mark Twain
- God is Imaginary
- Is there an Artificial God? by Douglas Adams (1998)
- Skeptics Annotated Bible
- The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (1795)
- Which Way? by Robert Ingersoll (1884).
- Why I Am Not A Christian by Bertrand Russell (1927)