My name is Michelle and my background involved being an "on-fire," born-again & spirit-filled Christian for over 33 years. I now consider myself a Spiritual Agnostic / Humanist...although I don't think any label will ever fit my views 100% because I don't like boxes and I am always growing and learning new things. :)
Anyways, I created this site for a few different reasons. The main reason being because over the years I have come to know many wonderful Christian people with whom I continue to cherish relationships with. Many of whom have no idea I have de-converted from Christianity, and the those who have known, have been left with many questions as to WHY. So my intention for creating this web site is to share with them (and others who are curious) about my journey towards Freethought, which eventually led to my de-conversion in January 2011.
Another reason I created this site is because I honestly do not have much time or energy to explain my reasons to everyone who will want to know. I would just rather focus on the things we DO have in common without feeling the need to debate, etc. So I figured the best way to avoid all that, while at the same time communicate where I am at, would be in creating a web site for people to access on their own time. In this way, they can research as much, or as little, as they want - when they want. Sharing my research in this way also helps me to avoid the initial emotional responses that tend to result when Christians first find out about my de-conversion as well. It really is not my intention to try to offend Christians who are passionate about their faith and are trying to have a positive affect on their community. Nor do I think it's always in the best interest of every Christian to be de-converted either. I honestly think some people's faith helps them cope with life and even motivates them to live better lives. Although in saying this, I in no way, think its the only or best way for them to do so.
So if you are one of those who has recently found out about my de-conversion and have been wanting an explanation to better understand what has brought me to this point in my life, please feel free to go through my web site. (Namely my page: Why I Left My Faith which you can also find on my tab above.) It's really the only way to really get a grasp where I am coming from. However, I know from personal experience, just how hard it is to do any extensive research when it tends to challenge one's faith. So I understand that many of you may not feel comfortable looking very far into the research material I have posted on my site... and that’s ok, really. I can honestly respect that because I’ve been there. Nevertheless, for those who do, it is my hope that you will do so with an open mind and an open heart.
Either way, thanks for taking the time to stop by! :)
You can read more about My Story and my Q&A by going to my tabs above.
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(FYI..."Bea Truth Seeker" was my on-line name when I first de-converted.)
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Membership Is Intended For Those Who:
1.) Have a genuine interest & curiosity about my research (without the intention to just start debates.)
2.) Share a similar journey, background, interest or worldview
The Purpose for this Site:
1.) To be open & honest about where I am at.
2.) To help family & friends understand my reasons for de-converting from the Christian faith.
3.) To provide helpful research links for those interested
4.) To share my new perspective
5.) To encourage those who are on a similar journey to know that they are not alone.
6.) To provide a ready-resource for those who share a similar journey.