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Switch to Forum Live View Why is it impossible for a Christian to become an Atheist?
6 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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6 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.

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.   Isaac Asimov
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