Tag Archives: Ramblings Of Sheldon

Breaking Free: Sheldon’s Story

“In December 2013, I cut my abusive parents out of my life once and for all. It took quite a bit of emotional strength to do it, but when I finally did, I felt worn out, but I realized that all feelings for my parents that once had were no longer there, they felt dead to me, they were living human beings of course, but I no longer felt any love or affection for them anymore, still don’t.”

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Coming Out About My Unbelief to My Sister

“I’m really growing weary of the charade I have to keep up in order to remain in the atheist closet. I had been talking to my fellow ex-fundamentalist bloggers on Twitter about whether I should come out to my sister, who has always been there for me throughout my life. On Sunday, I was debating whether or not I should come out, but then lost my courage at the last minute. Well, finally, Tuesday night, I finally worked up the courage to finally come out to her.”

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Isolating Kids to Shield Them from “The World” Is Not Only Harmful, but Counter Productive

“The parents who wanted to try to keep their children in the faith by isolating them don’t realize that that their tactics are back firing on them, creating a generation of former fundamentalist who have given it all up, and who realize just how toxic that belief systemis, people like me and Lana Hobbs, Jonny Scaramanga, and Samantha Field, just to name a few.”

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Crosspost: My Advice on How to Cope with the Outside World Post-Fundamentalism

“It’s embarrassing to say that I wasn’t even familiar with what masturbation was until I was 18 years old. I’m sure that are more people out there who are dealing with this right now. Though I’m definitely not the shining example of fitting into society, here are a few things that I have learned, and maybe, I hope that it will be able to help others who are dealing with this same problem. Here are my biggest tips on trying to adjust.”

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I Am Not A Victim, I Am A Survivor

“There are times, like when I’m writing a post like this, that I feel much the same way I did that day: defeated, humiliated, like a victim, but then I remember, I’m a survivor. I fought, and clawed my way towards finally getting the right to start my own life, and won. I survived the toxic self hatred and ignorance of fundamentalism, and cast it aside.”

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