I am a former worship member at an assembly of God church.
I was raised Baptist.
Back and forth going to church as an adult. I had been going the last 4 years at the A O G church.
After watching the tsunami in Japan at work, I told a buddy,who also is a minister, how terrible it was.
His reply went back to the "garden of Eden" and the "fall of man".
I had always in the back of my mind kinda felt what I was always taught as a child wasn't true.
All the bible stories were unbelievable to try to believe.
I read and researched how I felt and now i'm
OUT OF THE CLOSET ATHEIST.
People at church and MY WIFE really think I'm off my rocker.
My pastor has met with me a couple of times and has told me to have faith. I told him if he was raised in India that he wouldn't believe in Jesus. He agreed.
By the way, I gave 5,000 last year to "GOD" ( our church )
And that was about 1/2 that I was suppose to give. (10%)
My marriage my not last, but I love my new way of thinking.
I encourage my wife of 3 years to go and believe, if it fulfills her.
She's not in support of me,and what makes me fulfilled.
I refuse to be intimidated with HELL or tempted with HEAVEN.
I'll never go back to church, and want the world
to stop all the hatred ,bigotry, and homophobic attitudes, in the name of GOD.