I Had All This Internalised Homophobia
I just got it stuck in my head that I would be an SDA nun. 'This is the solution. I'm queer, but I can be celibate for the sake of being SDA.' Fast forward to 14... I landed on the label 'pansexual' and was like, 'That's me!'
I still attend church with my family
...even though I am secretly an atheist. I recently finished reading "Outgrowing God" by Richard Dawkins. It blew my mind away. I also plan to read "Coming out Atheist" by Greta Christina.
My Life as an Atheist Has the Meaning It Never Had While I Was a Believer
It has been tremendously liberating discovering that the world is natural, that there are no deities or demons...
I Grew up in a Strict Immigrant SDA Household
Prayer and church attendance was the answer to everything. It was tough but I managed to learn how to drive, buy a car, move out, buy a house, and travel the world.
I Began Working With People Suffering From Religious Trauma
I had a huge crisis of faith in my senior year of college after learning more about the cosmologies of other religions and cultures.
My dad works for the church that abused me
“Boarding school? Was it like Harry Potter? Hogwarts?” they asked me eagerly. I had to stifle a laugh. “It was… not at all like Hogwarts.” I managed to choke out. “Think more… Azkaban. But worse.”
The Culture of Seventh-day Adventism Is Ingrained In My Bones
My mom has often voiced the fear that I will never be free of the religion that warped our perceptions of self image...
A Book Report Got Me in Trouble at My Adventist School
I was forced to tell my mom in Spanish why I couldn't use the book for my report. My mom made me throw away the book...