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When did you realize there was no invisible man in the sky?
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Posted 8/17/12
When I was 6 years old. It's a long story. I still have a hard time believing anything like miracles. Though due to my family and ethnicity, I can't actually say I don't believe in the man in the sky. Oh well.
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Wait what? there isn't? oh my... I need... Koolaid lot's of Koolaid.
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Around the same time I stopped believing in Santa. I figured that both are an unseen man who rewards the good and punishes the bad, so if people made up Santa, they probably made up that other stuff too.
Posted 8/17/12
Invisible man in the sky? I hope you know that the religion you are attacking means to depict heaven as a place in another realm, a place you can't go to in a flesh-and-blood body. It's not in the sky.

I don't think anyone believes there is an invisible man in the sky.
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second grade I think would be the biggest turning point for me...

Well throughout my youth I've been surrounded by religion, from Roman catholic education, to Sunday schools, and all that stuff. For quite a while I didn't have any reason to think otherwise so I went along with what was said. But a single lesson, the sort which usually covers living in society and such, rather than the usual language and logic lessons, kinda sparked a confusion from which all sense of religion died for me. By the time I was 10, I had stopped going to church outside of school (or put simply, when I wasn't forced to).

The lesson itself was a story, a silly little story that the overly religious preacher of a teacher clearly thought up herself to kinda explain the almightiness of God to impressionable kids. I cant remember the specifics of the story but basically the main focal point was that apparently...

It's God that keeps the water in the ocean, and the waves from breaking past the beach into the land

...and so on and so forth. Gravity and slopes have nothing to do with it...
Honestly the way this teacher defended this sermon of a story lesson against a full room of now completely skeptical 7-8 year olds, she actually believed it completely and seemed hurt when her story wasn't fully conveyed.

And well that was it. The moment when you learn to question teachings based on faith, you either deny opposing views outright and often illogically, or begin judging things from a logical perspective and lean toward the scientific. I simply followed the later.
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The OP is just as bad as those people who say non-christians will go to hell. He is a troll though so hes just looking for his fix i guess
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Watermelonheaven wrote:

Invisible man in the sky? I hope you know that the religion you are attacking means to depict heaven as a place in another realm, a place you can't go to in a flesh-and-blood body. It's not in the sky.

I don't think anyone believes there is an invisible man in the sky.


"Invisible man in the sky," sums up my childish understanding of the beliefs that were imposed on me when I was young and impressionable. So I see where the OP is coming from. Would you be less offended if the OP asked when we stopped believing in the Tooth Fairy, Or Santa Claus?

The OP also has not specified a religion. So which religion did you think he was 'attacking' with his word choice. just off the top of my head I can think of at least 6 that come close. Five if you discount the Flying Spaghetti Monster as a man. (which would be fair enough I suppose since I believe Pastafarianism is less a faith than a hipster mocking of the religious, but ... your mileage may vary)

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When I was old enough to understand the religion. God is neither man nor woman. This is a hate thread yes? Me no like.
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Gravity -__- also the Arctic is at the bottom not Australia.
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Seriously I was 5 or 6 years old when I stopped believing in God...
When I was a kid my mom told me about Santa that was bringing me gifts at Xmas under the tree and all and about the tooth fairy that was taking my teeth under my pillow and about God that was just there, not giving me anything really but there where all these people believing in him and church and stuff... And I really believed in those things, until one day I find out that my mom places the gifts under the tree and the money under my pillow and not Santa or the tooth fairy..since then I stopped believing in everything, God included, it wasn't hard too he never gave me anything.
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Posted 8/17/12

Rina-San wrote:



Gravity -__- also the Arctic is at the bottom not Australia.


Did you actually take that serious lmao?
Posted 8/17/12

Tenken1989 wrote:


Rina-San wrote:



Gravity -__- also the Arctic is at the bottom not Australia.


Did you actually take that serious lmao?


Lol well I knew you weren't behind those words, but whoever made that poster is a retard
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