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    Hey fellow dolfans,

    I need some advice regarding religion. I have trouble finding someone to talk to thats why I'm turning to you in hopes to find someone to help me.

    I've been a muslim basicly my whole life. Certainly not the most religiously of all but i did most of the things a muslim should do. For a long time now (about a year) i've been muling the decision to leave my religion and become a christ.*

    This might sound awkward but I'm really serious about it. I'm sort of not feeling home and can't find any shelter when I turn to the que'ran any more. Amazingly whenever I read the bible I find so many interesting psalm that make me feel good almost instantly.

    I was seeking help in my community and wanted to talk about it with a hodja at our local mosque but he flat out threw me out of there after I asked him.*

    I'm so lost because I can't talk to it to my parents, I can't talk to people at the mosque where else can I go to?

    Any advise would be*appreciated, if there is a pastor around please give me a chance to explain myself.*

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezybaby View Post
    Hey fellow dolfans,

    I need some advice regarding religion. I have trouble finding someone to talk to thats why I'm turning to you in hopes to find someone to help me.

    I've been a muslim basicly my whole life. Certainly not the most religiously of all but i did most of the things a muslim should do. For a long time now (about a year) i've been muling the decision to leave my religion and become a christ.*

    This might sound awkward but I'm really serious about it. I'm sort of not feeling home and can't find any shelter when I turn to the que'ran any more. Amazingly whenever I read the bible I find so many interesting psalm that make me feel good almost instantly.

    I was seeking help in my community and wanted to talk about it with a hodja at our local mosque but he flat out threw me out of there after I asked him.*

    I'm so lost because I can't talk to it to my parents, I can't talk to people at the mosque where else can I go to?

    Any advise would be*appreciated, if there is a pastor around please give me a chance to explain myself.*

    Thanks in advance
    I would seek out Ohiophinphan, maybe make a post in the Religious Forum. He is a pastor and I (I'm an Atheist) have the utmost respect for him and how he portrays himself and his faith. Good luck in your journey. If Atheism ever seems right for you or something you'd like to explore feel free to pm me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finascious D View Post
    I would seek out Ohiophinphan, maybe make a post in the Religious Forum. He is a pastor and I (I'm an Atheist) have the utmost respect for him and how he portrays himself and his faith. Good luck in your journey. If Atheism ever seems right for you or something you'd like to explore feel free to pm me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finascious D View Post
    I would seek out Ohiophinphan, maybe make a post in the Religious Forum. He is a pastor and I (I'm an Atheist) have the utmost respect for him and how he portrays himself and his faith. Good luck in your journey. If Atheism ever seems right for you or something you'd like to explore feel free to pm me.
    Hey'a, Fin D..... I'm interested in learning how to become a better Atheist..... can I perhaps PM you.... so you'a...can give me a few pointers? Perhaps be kind enough to tell me which places of worship that I wont be attending that I should know to avoid.





















    Ugh, not practicing a religion seems more demanding than I thought.
    Hey, can you also teach me how to not read a book that I'm not interested in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddsPhins View Post
    Hey'a, Fin D..... I'm interested in learning how to become a better Atheist..... can I perhaps PM you.... so you'a...can give me a few pointers? Perhaps be kind enough to tell me which places of worship that I wont be attending that I should know to avoid.

    Ugh, not practicing a religion seems more demanding than I thought.
    Hey, can you also teach me how to not read a book that I'm not interested in?
    If think being an atheist is any less difficult then believing in an Omnipotent being that most people claim exists without any evidence to verify it then you do need to PM him for a lesson in Atheism. Try openly admitting that you dont have faith in the fairy tale of a God exsting and get back to me on how easy of a life that is to live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezybaby View Post
    Hey fellow dolfans,

    I need some advice regarding religion. I have trouble finding someone to talk to thats why I'm turning to you in hopes to find someone to help me.

    I've been a muslim basicly my whole life. Certainly not the most religiously of all but i did most of the things a muslim should do. For a long time now (about a year) i've been muling the decision to leave my religion and become a christ.*

    This might sound awkward but I'm really serious about it. I'm sort of not feeling home and can't find any shelter when I turn to the que'ran any more. Amazingly whenever I read the bible I find so many interesting psalm that make me feel good almost instantly.

    I was seeking help in my community and wanted to talk about it with a hodja at our local mosque but he flat out threw me out of there after I asked him.*

    I'm so lost because I can't talk to it to my parents, I can't talk to people at the mosque where else can I go to?

    Any advise would be*appreciated, if there is a pastor around please give me a chance to explain myself.*

    Thanks in advance
    I would recommend a book called the power of myth written by joseph cambell. It looks at the differences and the similiarities btween various religions. hen pick the one yu e most comfortable with. Thas my sincere advice to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezybaby View Post
    Hey fellow dolfans,

    I need some advice regarding religion. I have trouble finding someone to talk to thats why I'm turning to you in hopes to find someone to help me.

    I've been a muslim basicly my whole life. Certainly not the most religiously of all but i did most of the things a muslim should do. For a long time now (about a year) i've been muling the decision to leave my religion and become a christ.*

    This might sound awkward but I'm really serious about it. I'm sort of not feeling home and can't find any shelter when I turn to the que'ran any more. Amazingly whenever I read the bible I find so many interesting psalm that make me feel good almost instantly.

    I was seeking help in my community and wanted to talk about it with a hodja at our local mosque but he flat out threw me out of there after I asked him.*

    I'm so lost because I can't talk to it to my parents, I can't talk to people at the mosque where else can I go to?

    Any advise would be*appreciated, if there is a pastor around please give me a chance to explain myself.*

    Thanks in advance
    Hi. As mentioned I am indeed a pastor. My tradition is Lutheran but I can talk about just about any kind of Christian faith and some others as well. That's not intended to be ego, I'm just old, experianced, and blessed with a loooong memory.

    What is it you want to know? I will be happy to treat you seriously and give you what I can. If you let me know where you live, I can also likely find a pastor in the area who you might be able to sit and talk to face to face. I am aware of the stigma placed on Muslims who convert to another faith, especially Christianity. You face explusion from family and community. A Christian congregation can become your local family and I hope that it works out that way.

    Again, what is it you wish to learn? If doing this in the open forum is too awkward, send me a PM and we can communicate that way.

    To the rest of you, thank you for the confidence you have shown in me. I am humbled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shula_guy View Post
    If think being an atheist is any less difficult then believing in an Omnipotent being that most people claim exists without any evidence to verify it then you do need to PM him for a lesson in Atheism. Try openly admitting that you dont have faith in the fairy tale of a God exsting and get back to me on how easy of a life that is to live.
    I never quite said it exactly that same way years ago when I chose to be an Atheist, but I guess I could try it and see if that approach has this life-altering impact you speak of.

    "I don't have faith in the fairy tale of God existing." There. said it.
    Yeahhh.... that wasn't too difficult. So when is this feeling supposed to overtake me? Don't feel anything yet.

    Try openly admitting you're gay. Not you... just mean in general. I'm sure that's somewhat more tasking on a person's life and relationships with friends, family, bosses, coworkers, wife....


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    No offense, but your post IMO is somewhat insulting to anyone who's actually dealt with real oppression. Last time I checked there aren't bands of American religious individuals going around the country terrorizing all the Atheists.

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    Hey folks excuse me but this is Weezybaby's thread. He wants information about changing the direction of his faith. Can we leave the religion vs. atheism/agnosticism for threads which center on that? There are a number in this forum and over in the religion forum. Let's respect the questioner and his needs and not jump all over it with bad jokes and personal arguments. Thanks
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    you could go to local churches and find one you like and ask the Pastor for advice.

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