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matthew

Location:

Denver, CO

Member since:

April 28, 2014

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

Education was the biggest influence on my religious views. While in college, I began to question the basic tennents of the faith I was raised in and ultimately found the answers I was given were lacking in substance. Coming out as a gay man also had an impact as it became clear that as a result of my being gay I was no longer welcome in my former faith community. While I would agree that there are some good things that can come out of religion, over all it's destructive and divisive. The more I read the more I realize there's little to support most people's religious beliefs.

What do you hope to get out of this group?

I hope to make friends with like minded people. I would also like help in dealing with the after effects of leaving faith behind.

What do you feel you can offer the group?

I feel I can offer another voice. I also think I could be of help to those who have recently left their faith.

Introduction

My name is Matthew, I'm 36 and have lived in the Denver area for most of my life.


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