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Phoebe H.

Location:

Brisbane

Member since:

August 29, 2012

Why or how did you become an Atheist?

I was raised as a Christian from birth. I was a hard core, bible thumping, evangelising Christian during my early teens. However I was never happy. The more I read the bible, the sadder I got. What was the point of going to heaven with God if most of the worlds population is going to burn in hell? I could never spend an eternity worshipping a God that allowed this to happen. I started to hate God. I still read the bible but now I can see the contradictions that I didn't see before. Slowly but surely I lost my faith and now I am an Atheist. I am much happier because now when I have a question about the world I use reason and science to answer it. And if I cannot answer it? Than I stand back in awe of the mystery that is the universe and never stop asking questions.

What do you want from Brisbane Atheist Meetup meeting?

At the moment I live with two Christians, my family are all Christians and so are some of my friends. Everyday at least one of these people, as nice as they are, will try to convert me to Christianity. I feel as though my brain is suffocating after all times I have heard about their 'personal relationship with Jesus Christ Our Saviour', about the miracles that have happened to them or others and about how God always answers their prays. I just want to talk to someone who uses reason and critical thinking everyday and is just as passionate about that as my family and friends are about their God. I want to talk to someone who is stuck firmly in reality but can still see what an amazing world this is.

How did you find out about our group?

i found it online.

Introduction

Hi! I am a 22 yr old female student from brighton. A Little about myself: I am a vegan, I am gay, I work at an aged care facility and I am a proud Atheist.


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