How old were you when you realized Christianity wasnt true? I was 16.

How old were you when you realized Christianity wasn’t true? I was 16.
Bonus points: what made you realize it wasn’t true?
I encourage you to ignore all seething Christians who can’t handle the truth.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cool man. You left Christianity to have gay sex and get fricked by other men. That's really cool bud.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All that's going inside Christian minds is literally just sex

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gay sex apparently.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >brings up gay sex out of nowhere unprompted
      christians, everyone.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there isn’t a single thing that makes it obvious, but dozens of things. The only way to make it sound reasonable is if God actually wants his own religion to sound man-made so that he can save some and not others, because this pleases him for some reason. But this is actually what Romans 9 says, and in another place it is said that faith is a gift of grace from God, so it does seem to be the case that if God exists, then he simply predestined you to think that he doesn’t exist. Unfortunately this also makes God look like an evil moron, which kinda contradicts the whole “loving and merciful” propaganda

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Interesting angle

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How old were you when you realized Christianity wasn’t true?
    I stopped believing my faith in a god had any impact on existence around 8. Christianity was what I was born into, but otherwise I have no partiality to it over other religions. I would have deconverted regardless.
    >what made you realize it wasn’t true?
    I didn't "realize it wasn't true" so much as I realized it wasn't useful. Religion and the belief in any amount of gods seem to be inconsequential for the material reality before us.
    I did go back many years later (around 10 years) and reintroduce myself to Abrahamic literature. I've since found a way to derive value from it and other theological texts to expand my own philosophical frameworks. Unfortunately, there's such a monumental task in demystifying the text and properly interpreting the writings as the original audiences would have. I'll most certainly be dead before I've fully grasped the intricacies of the Bible and its developments, let alone any other theological text.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >8
      Jealous, I wasted 8 more years than you did

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Try not to see it as a waste. It's a natural part of the human experience to be immersed culturally through the traditions of the people in your immediate environment. You may not value it in current year, but religion gives us rich historical insight that can help us understand the mentalities of the areas it develops out of. I'm glad you've found something that gives you more solace in your existence and helps you understand your place in the world, but don't devalue yourself to the point where you take for granted natural and edifying, if otherwise unpleasant, experiences that you've accumulated.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks man, good point. Still wish it happened a little earlier. Building a meta-narrative that you live off of is better started earlier though. Christianity sort of stunts your spiritual and psychological growth.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always found religions moronic lies same with tooth fairy and santa claus and other superstitions

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think I dropped the tooth fairy and Santa around 7, Christianity was a little harder because adults in my life actually believed it.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So what made you "realize it wasn't true"? You left that part out.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Many things. Mostly comparing the actual narrative of our universe to what’s in the Bible, then not buying the retcon that the Bible actually meant that the universe and earth are billions of years old and life on earth evolved over 4 billion years. Getting confirmed required a second schooling and getting sign off to attend a field trip or god would send me to hell seemed very stupid to me. Went to a Protestant church when I was older and despite my best efforts I couldn’t escape the idea that it was basically group psychology.
      No small factor was the fact that Christians don’t seem to take it seriously, I sincerely believe actual Christians who truly deep in their hearts believe this stuff are few and far between. They do not act like they’re all in. Talking to you guys who call yourselves Christians over 10 years after I left really drove it home.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >comparing the actual narrative of our universe to what’s in the Bible, then not buying the retcon that the Bible actually meant that the universe and earth are billions of years old and life on earth evolved over 4 billion years.
        The Bible is not a science book.

        Getting confirmed required a second schooling and getting sign off to attend a field trip or god would send me to hell seemed very stupid to me.
        Huh?

        Went to a Protestant church when I was older and despite my best efforts I couldn’t escape the idea that it was basically group psychology.
        It is. Protestantism is a manmade religion.

        >No small factor was the fact that Christians don’t seem to take it seriously, I sincerely believe actual Christians who truly deep in their hearts believe this stuff are few and far between. They do not act like they’re all in.
        Which "Christians" are we talking about here? Catholics? Protestants?

        >Talking to you guys who call yourselves Christians over 10 years after I left really drove it home.
        Again, who is "you guys"? There are over 30 different kinds of Christians.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The Bible is not a science book
          If I tell you the rain comes from a crying fairy, you point out that’s not true and I tell you fairyisn isn’t a scientific doctrine, I’m still wrong.

          Your confusion about CCD, seeming to not even know what I’m talking about is insane. Becoming a confirmed Catholic requires years of schooling. A few weeks of summer, after school for years during the week, and field trips. It’s a formal schooling process.

          >Which "Christians" are we talking about here? Catholics? Protestants?
          All of them.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wasn't raised christian so I never thought it was true.
    I realised it was literally just worship of israelites when I was in my 20s.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If Christianity is fake then, what is the truth, mr truth teller?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >if the victim wasn't killed by a five-dimensional shapeshifting pigmy goat, then who did it, mr. detective?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I thought we were supposed to ignore seething christians as per the OP.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At 22 I realized Christianity was true because after getting into politics, it became painfully clear that Jesus is probably the most based man in existence and that we would unironically would live in a utopia if man was like him.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Jesus is probably the most based man in existence and that we would unironically would live in a utopia if man was like him.
      I tend to agree with this, but I'm fine working with an interpretation of him that doesn't hinge on his historical existence to apply desirable behaviors from his teachings. I also try to humble myself and not conflate the proposed ideals of Jesus with my own extrapolations (especially where modern concepts like politics are concerned). That would almost certainly be an abuse of unified message of conjugal love for humanity that Jesus espoused.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus man a little old to be basing your religious beliefs off of what religion you think is “based”

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be me
    >Be born knowing my religion
    >Dew it
    >It werks
    And I figure most people are npcs since they don't seem to know

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP here, I'm trans btw

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I skipped being the mid-wit part.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why is the big brain wojack harry potter?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The midwit typically wants to say that believing God is the equivalent of believing in harry potter like its some kind of a huge ground breaking revelation but his script is out of place but his conditioning forces him to do it anyway and this is the result.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It’s not a ground breaking revelation anon it’s pretty straightforward. Fiction is fiction.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And God is fictional because?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The book is full of incorrect claims, prayer doesn’t work, even Christians clearly don’t take it seriously as believing in the religion would actually dictate.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Until you can know anything about objective reality we are stuck with discussing your opinions about what you think is real or not and I'm not willing to participate in entertaining your playhouse beyond reminding you that you are deluded.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >bro how can we know anything maaaan
            >anyway this religion is trying to convert you to is unquestionably correct
            have a nice day. Expect no further responses.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There is no "we" here anon.
            I'm not the one who believes we could be in a simulation or a brain in a vat.
            Don't try to lump me in with you in your sinking boat, I was never in it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >what is Epistomology

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At the ripe young age of 13, I rejected Christianity’s claim to divine authority. The lack of objective evidence and logic drove me to abandon my former religion. Therein lies the importance of eschewing dogma and embracing rationality in search of truth and enlightenment.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >atheists on IQfy are 13-16 years old
      heh

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >leave a religion at a certain age
        >that means when you’re discussing that age you left it is the age you currently are
        I’m 32 bro

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No, that was just a joke, but it does mean that you probably haven't considered or investigated or studied any of this since you were a child in school being indoctrinated to believe your ancestors were monkeys and fish on blind faith and being told that was science. Not like children that age are known to seriously study anything.

          Funnily enough, you both listed K-12 school age ranges, and that's where atheists/evolutionists have their tax-funded lies indoctrinated into kids in the schools to attack the truth of Scripture. I've never seen a single atheist ever make a real argument or response to the criticisms of their beliefs nor prove them, all I get is some "epic quip" so I thought I'd poke a jab at you for teh lulz since there's literally nothing you guys will do that's intellectually stimulating for me. I could post some material, but you wouldn't want to learn something anyway, you guys never do. It's not like you can't find this stuff online on your own if you actually wanted.

          You just want to go on sinning with your seared conscience and hardened heart because you love your sin and hate God. It just so happens the government schools gave you an excuse that you thought was compelling when you were 13-16 and probably never investigated any of it because you had to recite their evolution dogma on tests for passing grades before going back to your video games and jerking off.

          Here's one of the shorter videos for someone who doesn't mind learning or having their school and media indoctrinated beliefs challenged. The most I ever see in response is character attacks from the "atheist intellectuals", but that's all those liars can ever muster since they can't prove their lies. But why wouldn't they lie, who's watching?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            To be clear every interaction with Christians I’ve had including this one since I left Christianity in 2008 has reinforced that I made the right choice. You can’t even wrap your head around evolution.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >pages of ranting about tax funded science in schools and seething about atheism in the middle of the day on a Wednesday
            Possibly the most divorced middle aged posting I’ve ever seen.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not the same anon here, but I was raised by a non denominational Christian mom and a non-pushy atheist dad, they sent me to Sunday school and a Christian daycare plus boy scouts and then told me I should make up my own mind about religion. I eventually settled on a deistic worldview with an all loving and all knowing God that is literally the entire universe. However, evolution through variation and natural selection makes sense to me as an explanation of the natural history of the world we live in and the story in the Bible comes across as part allegory (quite good and worthy allegory) and mostly like an ancient middle eastern people's self-serving mythology tacked onto a well-intentioned social reformers biography, later compiled and edited by similarly well-intentioned men of learning as teaching material for a more public minded and empathetic variety of roman pontiff. I simply have no reason to believe the narrative presented, except for those parts that seem intuitively correct like love thy neighbor, don't cast judgement because humanity has imperfect perception, and don't kill people. I don't see a problem with the idea that life began in a simple form and became more complex over geological time, it follows logically from what we observe about plant and animal variation. I'm open to being convinced otherwise if you have anything to add

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >this is the intellectual level of religiotards
        I'm not even surprised.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

    2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)

    3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;

    4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

    5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

    6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:

    7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

    8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

    9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

    10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;

    12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

    13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

    14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.

    15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.

    16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the israelite first, and also to the Greek.

    17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

    18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

    19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

    20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

    22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

    23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

    25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

    27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

    30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

    31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

    32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always kinda knew. Even when I was a little kid in Sunday school. It never felt right. Like a far off legend that had no bearing on the present day. I'd say it probably really sunk in when I was 14.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Back in high school I read a dictionary of mythology, a very academic book, and realized that all mythologies are basically the same on the credibility scale.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah hard to get past that lol. I’ve asked Christians why they don’t believe any other gods and am pretty consistently told that they believe every single ancient god in mythology is literally real and a demon. Borderline schizophrenia

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >16
    yes i also thought i knew shit when i was a kid too

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