Joanna B.

Location:

Ventura, CA
Hometown: Ventura

Member since:

March 27, 2014

Do you have a favorite freethought 'hero'?

I really enjoy P.B. Shelley's poem Masks of Anarchy. But I also LOVE Jim Morrison of the The Doors.

What's the stupidest religious idea you've ever heard?

I think it's stupid for Christians to think that people who die never hearing of the gospel will go to heaven by default. With that logic, then shouldn't Christians NOT go around spreading the gospel? In this light, the gospel is like a disease that should not be spread.

When did you first admit to being an atheist?

I grew up in the Assemblies of God denomination and was, at one point, a "Jesus Freak." But ever since I've shaken off Christian dogma I have been that much happier and more fulfilled. In the beginning, I took baby steps and considered myself to be "spiritually nonreligious." After about 7 years of that purgatory, I've decided to fully embrace the other side of the fence. After having discussions with my husband (another new non-theist/atheist) and watching "Hitchslap" videos, I feel very comfortable with my nonbelief status. The book "A Letter to a Christian Nation" by Sam Harris also was a factor in helping me to realize the dangers of dogma.

Introduction

Hi, I'm Joanna. I'm 32 and married to a fellow non-theist/atheist. From my perspective, belief in God expresses the rejection of my own humanity and deems servility to be the sole purpose of my existence. I beg to differ...


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