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janesix
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11/29/2015 10:01:13 PM
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If you were once an atheist and now you are a theist or deist, what made you change your mind?
You are what you do when it counts
...and it always counts

"Your mother still exist and created you, despite her nasty spaghetti" Fatihah
Skepticalone
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11/29/2015 11:05:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/29/2015 10:05:18 PM, Double_R wrote:
They were really bad atheists.

Haha!
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11/29/2015 11:11:54 PM
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At 11/29/2015 10:01:13 PM, janesix wrote:
If you were once an atheist and now you are a theist or deist, what made you change your mind?

A lobotomy.
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Benshapiro
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11/29/2015 11:32:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/29/2015 10:01:13 PM, janesix wrote:
If you were once an atheist and now you are a theist or deist, what made you change your mind?

I doubt there are many atheist to theist converts here. As I recall you've converted from atheism to theism so what made you change your mind? Antony Flew is a notable example of a convert from atheism but to deism mainly based on the nature of information encoded in DNA.
janesix
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11/30/2015 5:28:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/29/2015 11:32:22 PM, Benshapiro wrote:
At 11/29/2015 10:01:13 PM, janesix wrote:
If you were once an atheist and now you are a theist or deist, what made you change your mind?

I doubt there are many atheist to theist converts here. As I recall you've converted from atheism to theism so what made you change your mind? Antony Flew is a notable example of a convert from atheism but to deism mainly based on the nature of information encoded in DNA.

I was raised in an atheist home,and was an atheist until I was 37 (five years ago). I started having religious experiences, but they were a mix of Hinduism, Christian and Egyptian. It started after I started meditating. I go back and forth on whether any of it was real or not. I started doubting Darwinian evolution a few months before the visions started.

I think "Gods" are probably archetypes, not real personalities. I think it is more of a life force that we are all a part of .
You are what you do when it counts
...and it always counts

"Your mother still exist and created you, despite her nasty spaghetti" Fatihah
ethang5
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12/2/2015 7:23:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/29/2015 10:01:13 PM, janesix wrote:

If you were once an atheist and now you are a theist or deist, what made you change your mind?

Didn't we all start off as atheists?

In my home, my father was a lawyer and an atheist who thought religion was a crutch for the mentally weak. He was never mean, rude, or offensive. He was never an anti-theist. For years I shared his views. But as I got older I began to see logical fallacies in atheism. And then I began to see a pattern in those fallacies.

As I studied evolution (in college) I saw the same types of logical fallacies. For years I refused to believe that intelligent scientists could be muddled in such banal logical failings. After I met anti-theists, I realized that atheism is basically an emotional argument. Logic doesn't work against emotional arguments.

My years on forums watching atheist after atheist whine about his bad father/mother/church/pastor re-enforced my belief that atheism was, at its core, emotional. I finally realized that I could not continue to be an atheist and be logical. I placed more value on logic than on atheism and decided to keep being logical.

I've lost a few perks by ditching atheism, but being free from a world-view that required me to accept utter stupidity was liberating. It was only after I met Jesus that I realized that I would have left atheism even if it did not require it's disciples to ditch logic. To say He is absolutely wonderful is the height of understatement.