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Switch to Forum Live View Why is it impossible for a Christian to become an Atheist?
5 years ago  ::  Feb 09, 2010 - 12:55AM #41
Franticrose
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Yeah, the whole thing is just the No True Scotsman logical fallacy. It's not even thinly veiled. There's a bit of paint and that's it.


I was raised a JW and I'm technically still part of the congregation because no one knows that I'm atheist. I intend on keeping it that way until I'm no longer a minor, because I'll have to move out of my parents' house when I leave the congregation. I'm still considered a "fine, upstanding Christian youth". It's hilarious.

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5 years ago  ::  Feb 09, 2010 - 1:10AM #42
mountain_man
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Feb 9, 2010 -- 12:55AM, Franticrose wrote:

Yeah, the whole thing is just the No True Scotsman logical fallacy. It's not even thinly veiled. There's a bit of paint and that's it.


I was raised a JW and I'm technically still part of the congregation because no one knows that I'm atheist. I intend on keeping it that way until I'm no longer a minor, because I'll have to move out of my parents' house when I leave the congregation. I'm still considered a "fine, upstanding Christian youth". It's hilarious.



I'm impressed. Not many teens know, or even understand, the No True Scotsman Fallacy. Hang in there. Too bad you'll have to lose your family because you can't believe in a myth. A friend of mine just got kicked out of her home because her JW mother found out she was an Atheist and a lesbian. She's more upset about finding a place to live than about losing her mother.

Dave - Just a Man in the Mountains.

I am a Humanist. I believe in a rational philosophy of life, informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by a desire to do good for its own sake and not by an expectation of a reward or fear of punishment in an afterlife.
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