John P.

Location:

Aurora, CO

Member since:

December 16, 2013

What factors influenced you to emerge as a non-believer in a believing society?

There was no special moment as it was gradual. I've had a life long interest in religion and I have a strong religious background. Involved in evangelical religion from 18 to 36. Became a doubter then a non-believer. I've read numerous books on religion including the bible. The more I read the less I believed. I've read many other books by ex-preachers/ministers including people like Bart Ehrman, Dan Barker, Richard Dawkins, Ex-Preacher, too name a few. What influenced me to become a non-believer was christianity itself. Was involved with music ministry giving me a front row seat to the deceptions and delusions. I woke up when I became fed up with disappointment in unanswered prayers for myself and others. The racism, ignorance, and every type of mistreatment of people opened my eyes to the folly and cruelty of the "children of god".

What do you hope to get out of this group?

For myself I hope to find like minded people. I find myself surrounded by superstitious people who see things, hear things, say things, do things, that contribute to their delusions. I know I'm not the crazy one and their must be others like me. :)

What do you feel you can offer the group?

Not sure. But I do have an extended experience in religion and I've been witness to the damage it does to families, children, and the world in general. I also feel that I can gain more insight and perspective from others who feel the same as me.

Introduction

My name is John. Born and raised in Denver. Attended local schools. Graduate of Metro State U.

What John P. is saying about this Meetup Group

I was impressed by the folks that attended. Very friendly, genuine


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