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My trick is to plant a few seed in my child's head that "Daddy will be really angry if I become Orthodox."

Child: Daddy, I HATE YOU, I'm going to the Orthodox church!!!

Me: "OH NO! Not that! Nooooooooooo!"
Reverse psychology. Gets 'em every time.
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Oh, did you not read her essay? Her father isn't the reason why she stopped believing a God exists.
She says it was because she began asking questions about biblical discrepancies once she got out of the house...and she experienced a turning point moment when the religion of Christianity didn't make sense to her anymore.

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That is what unfortunately happens when you place all your faith on the Bible to the point of idolatry, and have absolutely no tradition to back it up.
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The moment of crisis for her came here:
If God was absolutely moral, because morality was absolute, and if the nature of “right” and “wrong” surpassed space, time, and existence, and if it was as much a fundamental property of reality as math, then why were some things a sin in the Old Testament but not a sin in the New Testament?

Alex had no answer — and I realized I didn’t either. Everyone had always explained this problem away using the principle that Jesus’ sacrifice meant we wouldn’t have to follow those ancient laws. 
But that wasn’t an answer. In fact, by the very nature of the problem, there was no possible answer that would align with Christianity.



I still remember sitting there in my dorm room bunk bed, staring at the cheap plywood desk, and feeling something horrible shift inside me, a vast chasm opening up beneath my identity, and I could only sit there and watch it fall away into darkness. The Bible is not infallible, logic whispered from the depths, and I had no defense against it. If it’s not infallible, you’ve been basing your life’s beliefs on the oral traditions of a Middle Eastern tribe. The Bible lied to you.


Everything I was, everything I knew, the structure of my reality, my society, and my sense of self suddenly crumbled away, and I was left naked.



I was no longer a Christian.
Perhaps the answer is here:

http://www.catholic.com/magazine/art...in-the-old-law

And Matt Slick may have said something similar here:

http://carm.org/leviticus-homosexual...-testament-law
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Yep, another atheist who gives into lust but points to intellectual reasons as a cover for their apostasy. It's pretty funny too because the "arguments" she gives are just pathetic Philosophy 101 "What caused God?" level arguments. "I believe in science, not religion. I think rationally" blah blah blah, nothing but rhetoric from a bunch of faux-oppressed bourgeois kids with an internet connection who think that Richard Dawkins is a great thinker. I got a big laugh when her Philosophy 101 "professor" tried to actively make her an atheist. This is what you pay money for parents, for a bunch of marxist atheists to brainwash your kids and call it "free thinking" and for your kids to go off and be hedonists for 4 years.

Yep, I did a word search for "Aquinas", nothing comes up. A bunch of internet angsty internet rebels who think that Matt Slick is the be all and end all of Christianity. What a joke. I'm so glad I left atheist it's such an intellectual graveyard.
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Oh, did you not read her essay? Her father isn't the reason why she stopped believing a God exists.
She says it was because she began asking questions about biblical discrepancies once she got out of the house...and she experienced a turning point moment when the religion of Christianity didn't make sense to her anymore.

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Her response is a very typical path for stages of spiritual development. I urge people to read up on James Fowler if they are dealing with this in their life.
http://www.psychologycharts.com/jame...-of-faith.html
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