Why I Am No Longer a Christian

In this series the author (YouTuber Evid3nc3) explains his life as a born-again Christian, his deconversion, and his life as an atheist.

In the deconversion section, he shows how evidence, reason, and experiences related to prayer, morality, deconverted Christians, the Bible, and his relationship with God Himself all lead to his eventual inability to believe anymore.

The series Why I am no longer a Christian is not finished. It is a work in progress. Based on the author’s current notes for the series, he should be releasing a new video in the series once a month until April 2012. Every new video will be automatically added in the playlist above.

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  • http://www.into-the-word.com Sade J. Jackson

    The SALVATION process is not just a one-time event but a THREE-FOLD process. The TRUE believer…

    … IS SAVED
    “I tell you the truth, he who believes HAS everlasting life.” (John 6:47; cf. John 3:36).

    … IS BEING SAVED
    “For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are BEING SAVED and those who are perishing”(2 Corinthians 2:15; cf. 1 Corinthians 1:18).

    …and WILL BE SAVED
    “Whoever believes and is baptized WILL BE SAVED, but whoever does not believe will be condemned”(Mark 16:16; cf. Acts 16:31).

    JESUS SAID: “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but THE ONE WHO STANDS FIRM TO THE END WILL BE SAVED” (Matthew 24:12-13, emphasis mine). By your testimony, Sir, I am all the more convinced that Christ’s words are true and that I should continue believing in Him.

    • Sraspaz

      Keep your prosylitizing to yourself please.

  • PG

    Just remember one simple thing… your god, listen to yourself talk to yourself that’s what solves the “problems” if you need directions.

    • http://www.into-the-word.com Sade J. Jackson

      This all reminds me of the suspense movie where one or two individuals are trying desperately to warn the multitudes about a coming catastrophe and no one listens until it’s too late… and everyone, except those who tried to warn everyone else, perish. If I’m wrong about it all, I lose nothing in the end. If you’re wrong, problem solved indeed. =)

      • Sraspaz

        Wow, I didn’t know people still used Pascal’s wager. Drop the tired old canard.

      • mommygoat

        so what your saying is you’ve got nothing to lose is you say you believe in god, even if you really don’t, because that jealous, all knowing, all powerful god of the bible will apparently not be able to tell that your faking it…must be nice to put your “faith” wherever it is most likely to benefit you in the end. If you dont believe, you just don’t god-damn believe. You can’t fake that shit.

  • Shine Solo

    The problem is that the Bible is at the center of your idea of God, which is retarded.

    I used to be a born again Christian as well, and no longer believe the lies of any religion, but I still believe in God.

    Religion’s sole purpose is to keep people from coming to know God. You are merely another of the multitudes of victims of religion.

    • Anonymous

      You are a real idiot. I’ve seen your kind before. People who pretend to be something they are not. You say you were once a christian, but you were really a dumb hypocrite, who just sat in church and when you got caught up in your bad evil ways, you just decided there is no God. God is not one to reveal himself to anyone unless you obey his instructions first and believe it or not it comes from the Bible. It’s not in his nature to simply reveal himself without someone obeying him first. That is why  alot of people  believe he doesn’t exist. If you believe he doesn’t exist and he really does exist, then you are screwed, because  you’re going to Hell. And Charles Darwin was a preacher of the Bible before he became a “turn- coat ” with evolution, and before he died he wanted a christian type burial. This is true information. Look it up. It might be a shock to you because people have been hiding this information about him inorder to strengthen evolution.

  • Lee

    Have you ever considered that we come from another planet? ‘God’ is the ‘being’ we are evolving into..or re-evolving. It makes the most sense to me, and can be practically explained.

  • Dale Carlton

    Bravo! I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed your presentation. I am a 76 year old woman. I, too, have evolved into an atheist. I first started questioning when I was 19 years old and a member of the Baptist church. I do not know which comes first, lonely, thoughtful child evolves into atheist, or after evolving into an atheist one becomes a lonely, thoughtful adult. The process of becoming an atheist, in my case, was over the course of my lifetime. Life got in my way. I was looking for “something” and sampled various denominations. I married a Mormon. We were married for 13 years, but it ended in divorce. About half way into my marriage I converted to Mormonism.

    Sorry, I must not make this too long. Your presentation was for me, like a cool oasis in the middle of a burning desert. I loved the way you delved into the authorship and re-writing of the Old Testament – and the time-line.
    Your scholarship is most impressive.

    I think you have quite the future ahead of you. I will be following your progress with great interest.

    Most Sincerely,

    dpc

    • Azaad_alfaaz

      your 70 years women and you are atheist , which mean you believe there is no god, i do same but i have one more statement to add ,, There is no god except uniquely ONE GOD.
      GOD is English word which comes from good ,, Allah is the perfect word which means Only to be worship, GOD is uniquely ONE which means GOD is nothing like any thing you can image or think of , you are only one of kind too in this world but your similarity is match by so many humans i.e you Die just like others. you were nothing but now you are something then again you be nothing. Allah is the ONE who is sustainer of all havens (universes) and earth . for you to exsist at this moment your parents have to exsist . by denying your parents exsistance how can then you exsist ,
      this is what you actually doin by denying Allah .
      Rejecting all gods which you can imagin does make sense but rejecting your own exsistance ? there has to be ONE unique Creator from whom have come every thing , but no one have Created Allah .

      • Thomas Heckel

        logic fails…. proof still missing…. causal and cosmological argument debunked since 1781 (by Emanuel Kant) improve your reasoning and stopp bothering others.

      • Thomas Heckel

        logic fails…. proof still missing…. causal and cosmological argument debunked since 1781 (by Emanuel Kant) improve your reasoning and stopp bothering others.

    • Azaad_alfaaz

      your 70 years women and you are atheist , which mean you believe there is no god, i do same but i have one more statement to add ,, There is no god except uniquely ONE GOD.
      GOD is English word which comes from good ,, Allah is the perfect word which means Only to be worship, GOD is uniquely ONE which means GOD is nothing like any thing you can image or think of , you are only one of kind too in this world but your similarity is match by so many humans i.e you Die just like others. you were nothing but now you are something then again you be nothing. Allah is the ONE who is sustainer of all havens (universes) and earth . for you to exsist at this moment your parents have to exsist . by denying your parents exsistance how can then you exsist ,
      this is what you actually doin by denying Allah .
      Rejecting all gods which you can imagin does make sense but rejecting your own exsistance ? there has to be ONE unique Creator from whom have come every thing , but no one have Created Allah .

  • Alberto

    This is sow ungodly lol

  • thumbsup

    This is an amazing documentary, it follows a metamorphoses of one Christian. He goes from being a hardcore believer to becoming atheist and documents every step on the way and every single thing that affected his decisions. It’s very honest, open minded and emotional to watch. Finally, I understand why some people have such a hard time discussing their religion.

  • elp

    I enjoyed your documentary and testimony of personal experience. It so closely reflected my own journey into atheism – from fundamentalist believer to questions and doubt and eventually disbelief. You are lucky to have had a mentor in your quest for truth. Through my journey I first conformed unquestioning to the Christian religion, then the questions soon became overwhelming and I began wonder about alternative faith practices. In the quest for a “better” religion I was forced to re-examine my old doctrine and found many flaws in the logic. Then I examined the current systems I was experimenting with and found similar flaws and many instances of “faith” that could be explained away by simple psychology. I continued as a deist for a few years, but through my education I have had an even more difficult time even holding on to that much. After a few years of rejecting all religious practice and gods I finally admitted to those close to me that I was an atheist. My mother cried, became angry, then finally accepted me if not my conclusions about the world. I used to be so wrapped up in what “god” wanted vs what I needed, what was “right” and what was “wrong” etc. But the world does not operate on a system of dichotomies. I am happier now not having to worry about eternal damnation or everlasting life. I am content knowing that each day is special because my time in existence is limited. None of us lives forever (in the clouds or a pit of fire). So it is important to live a full, happy, meaningful life in order to leave this world a better place for our children, and those who live here even when we are gone.

  • chologudoski

    Really good docu! I appreciate his honesty and thoroughness. Very informative!
    But I apologize. I’ll still continue to pray and preach the good news with power.
    I believe where Chris began to turn away from Christianity is when his prayer life began to fall apart. That convicts me myself, just having to watch this docu after National Day of Prayer May 5. That’s why our hearts are beginning to be wax cold and start to lose faith and fall into doubt and unbelief. that’s why we no longer see the power of the Holy Spirit move in our lives and in our churches. that’s why we can’t see no further than ourselves sorting through all these issues in life. that’s why we no longer see miracles, i mean MIRACLES! I’m from the Philippines, and at this very moment I can tell that over there and in a lot of 3rd world countries, the supernatural is still in effect, and its almost normal: divine healings, demonic oppression and deliverances, powerful conversions, etc. the bible speaks about this stuff, no matter how much you’ll try to argue that my Bible is all pieced up. And this is real stuff, kid you not!
    More into the truth of my Bible: its prophesies about Jesus and the end of days are accurate. 70% have already been fulfilled to the letter, are more accurate than the prophesies of nostradamus, and 30% are still pending.
    What about Jesus’ Resurrection? without this fact, my faith and everything i live for is in vain. what do you have to say about that? I believe, and faith has not failed me, that The Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in me. I can’t deny, that when I was bound in sin and about to take my own life 7 years ago, I called the name of Jesus and he saved me, gave me new life, hope, peace, joy, delivered me from perversion, depression, smoking, drinking, you name it. it was tangible. Saw the same thing happen in alot of other people at my church, being delivered of drug addiction and alcoholism on the spot. my own girlfriend was a witch, and had her own dealings with the demonic. and we preach that if it happenned to us, he can do the same to you. you can say it was psychological all you want. That’s up to you.
    I challenge all who are atheist, agnostic, or anything else, to ask God to reveal himself to you in a way more than you were brought up with, more than how you may know or may have known him already. i think the only hindrance why people don’t want to boldly ask God and seek him for themselves in such a manner is when they realize my God is real, they have to repent, and they can’t do what they want to do. but in the same token, if you turn over your life to him, he’ll really help you out. don’t go Chris’ testimony and make it an excuse to not ask, seek, knock for yourself. My bible promises, and my life proven, he’ll be found by you if you seek and seek with all your heart.
    signs and wonders, from the old testament to asuza street, will not guarantee that you will turn your heart to God. allthroughout history, God’s been reaching out in love powerfully, but in spite we opt to complain, doubt, disbelieve, and even rebel. if you seek with all your heart, that means to do so with the intention to surrender, to give right of way when he comes. that’s what I did when I had nothing else to live for. surely enough, he showed himself to be a God of wonder, of love, of power, one I can trust. only reason i know, beyond all lack and absence of evidence or gaps in history and all that, that he is indeed real, Biblically, Jesusly.
    And he loves us all!
    Please dont think that I am offended in any way. I count it a great opportunity to speak my testimony. you can answer in the name of scientific research, or of Chris or any other good men. I speak in the name of Jesus, name above all names.

    • http://www.facebook.com/malaysia.palmer Malaysia Palmer

      Amen!!! My prayer is that the Holy spirit comes in full power over everyone that watches this film!!! And I pray for a change of hearts to everyone that reads your testimony!! Let their hearts burn with fire for the true and pure power and LOVE of the only true God!!! God is love and he just wants to Show love to his people. Not religion. Jesus is real!!! Amen.

  • chologudoski

    Really good docu! I appreciate his honesty and thoroughness. Very informative!
    But I apologize. I’ll still continue to pray and preach the good news with power.
    I believe where Chris began to turn away from Christianity is when his prayer life began to fall apart. That convicts me myself, just having to watch this docu after National Day of Prayer May 5. That’s why our hearts are beginning to be wax cold and start to lose faith and fall into doubt and unbelief. that’s why we no longer see the power of the Holy Spirit move in our lives and in our churches. that’s why we can’t see no further than ourselves sorting through all these issues in life. that’s why we no longer see miracles, i mean MIRACLES! I’m from the Philippines, and at this very moment I can tell that over there and in a lot of 3rd world countries, the supernatural is still in effect, and its almost normal: divine healings, demonic oppression and deliverances, powerful conversions, etc. the bible speaks about this stuff, no matter how much you’ll try to argue that my Bible is all pieced up. And this is real stuff, kid you not!
    More into the truth of my Bible: its prophesies about Jesus and the end of days are accurate. 70% have already been fulfilled to the letter, are more accurate than the prophesies of nostradamus, and 30% are still pending.
    What about Jesus’ Resurrection? without this fact, my faith and everything i live for is in vain. what do you have to say about that? I believe, and faith has not failed me, that The Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in me. I can’t deny, that when I was bound in sin and about to take my own life 7 years ago, I called the name of Jesus and he saved me, gave me new life, hope, peace, joy, delivered me from perversion, depression, smoking, drinking, you name it. it was tangible. Saw the same thing happen in alot of other people at my church, being delivered of drug addiction and alcoholism on the spot. my own girlfriend was a witch, and had her own dealings with the demonic. and we preach that if it happenned to us, he can do the same to you. you can say it was psychological all you want. That’s up to you.
    I challenge all who are atheist, agnostic, or anything else, to ask God to reveal himself to you in a way more than you were brought up with, more than how you may know or may have known him already. i think the only hindrance why people don’t want to boldly ask God and seek him for themselves in such a manner is when they realize my God is real, they have to repent, and they can’t do what they want to do. but in the same token, if you turn over your life to him, he’ll really help you out. don’t go Chris’ testimony and make it an excuse to not ask, seek, knock for yourself. My bible promises, and my life proven, he’ll be found by you if you seek and seek with all your heart.
    signs and wonders, from the old testament to asuza street, will not guarantee that you will turn your heart to God. allthroughout history, God’s been reaching out in love powerfully, but in spite we opt to complain, doubt, disbelieve, and even rebel. if you seek with all your heart, that means to do so with the intention to surrender, to give right of way when he comes. that’s what I did when I had nothing else to live for. surely enough, he showed himself to be a God of wonder, of love, of power, one I can trust. only reason i know, beyond all lack and absence of evidence or gaps in history and all that, that he is indeed real, Biblically, Jesusly.
    And he loves us all!
    Please dont think that I am offended in any way. I count it a great opportunity to speak my testimony. you can answer in the name of scientific research, or of Chris or any other good men. I speak in the name of Jesus, name above all names.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justus-Bowman/1527226912 Justus Bowman

    Concerning “2.1 Deconversion: Prayer”: I suppose it’s convenient to say, “God can’t be right, but this human that told me he tested something is; that’s only logical!”. I’m not disagreeing with your new lack of faith, and I understand where you’re coming from on plenty of it so far, but it disgusts me how readily atheists will refuse the truth of God but accept the truth of men.

    I suspect an obvious response is “Why, we can’t question everything; we’ll go crazy!”. I don’t disagree.

  • Leelee8080

     Thank you for this! I have been waiting for someone to make some sense of these burning questions and I really have been glues to this and I must say, you explained this perfectly.

    • Clint8403

      he does not, lots of questions, and the presentation is opinionated to the max

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  • World Of Trollcraft

    What a very sad video. Oh man what a waste.

    You claim you knew God, felt the presence of God, spoke in tongues & saw visions.  

    You were bent on prayer and God answering your prayers.

    You were baptize as a child

    You were taught about God by your church / family and friends.

    Then as you got older you started to question your beliefs when God did not live up to your expectations.

    You never fully read the bible till you were an adult and even then you say you skipped parts.

    ***You never knew God.***

    When you read the NT did you not see the signs? An intelligent man as yourself couldn’t even see behind the words what the true meanings are.  And all these years you were brought up as a christian from a very young age.

    How many (if any) christian faiths did you look into? Just the one your parents guided you through? Did you try other christian faiths? Not all believe the same as each other. As an example – Some believe Jesus is the Son of God others believe Jesus and God are the same (are One)., Some Christians believe there is a time for war and a time for peace. Some believe Christians should not be involved in wars no matter what the reason where they use the commandment ‘Thy shall not kill’ (or murder). Did you check out all other faiths or were you brought up just on the one belief.  If so there’s your reason why you ended up doubting and giving up on God. It wasn’t because of the professors even if you never ever met the professors you speak off never had anyone to talk you into believing there is no God, you would of still came up with the same answer. That God doesn’t exist. Why? Cause you never knew God at all.

    You were tricked into thinking that presence you felt that voice you heard, the visions and even angels of light and the speaking in tongues was from God.

    When God created the Angels he made them perfect. The angel Lucifer was the bringer of light Gods right hand Angel though God already knew how Lucifer would turn out from the day He created him. Confused? Don’t be.

    Lucifer as you would know became the devil.  He didn’t need God He wanted angels to follow him instead of God and be his own God. So the war in heaven between Jesus and Satan began & Satan was thrown down to this earth to live out the rest of his existence where his time is short and he will do his best to turn man away from God.

    If he can convince man that he doesn’t need God he has done the job.  Just like God, Satan to works in mysterious ways, he can talk to you inside you head, he can show himself as an Angel of light and he can cause people today to speak in tongues & deceiver believers by using false prophets.  He will use anyone to convince another that God isn’t real or to follow the wrong path.  Many many Christians living today from different faiths think they are on the right road many will be surprised come judgement day.

    Satan is the GREAT DECEIVER and he got you good.  But you wont believe that, you have found another path to be the truth and nothing but the truth.

    • swan

      his point is the ideology  of religion is forced onto u early if ur parents are religious and the child never really has a say they just follow orders until u are brainwashed into thinking the supernatural exist…it wasnt until he was not a vulnerable mind that he saw the flawed thinking put into religion or the belief in a god..there is no immortal being and u will nerver achieve this by dieing this is idiotic people tell u these stories to make dieing easier for u…i am not afraid of death it is the toll u pay for living and doing all the wonderful things that come with life..cant have one without the other….plus y would u want another life if u have to make up this other life because the first is crappy…..if there is a hole in the boat u dont make another hole u fix the first one… 

    • Shut up

      How does one decide what to believe?  How dare you tell him he didn’t know god.  You’re just like every other stupid fucking brainwashed christian.  IF god created us so intelligent then he would understand when we questioned him because of our intelligence.  And if he is omniscient then wouldn’t he know everyone that is going to become an atheist?

    • Shut up

      How does one decide what to believe?  How dare you tell him he didn’t know god.  You’re just like every other stupid fucking brainwashed christian.  IF god created us so intelligent then he would understand when we questioned him because of our intelligence.  And if he is omniscient then wouldn’t he know everyone that is going to become an atheist?

    • LJ

      You might be surprised yourself come judgement day.

      You’re basically saying God created Satan knowing he would reject Him.  So either God created Satan to introduce evil into existence, or God created Satan to test his creation.  If so, Satan cannot be punished for what he was created to do.  Confused?  Don’t be.

      That being said, I am a believer in Christ, but not of illogical religious views such as the ones you’ve repeated above based on your interpretation of Peter, Isaiah, and Revelations.  Lucifer, if you read the verses, refers to a Babylonian King and his fall because of pride.  This tale has been told many times before the bible, in Greek mythology.  Google “morning star” “Phaëton”, it’s all there, and it’s where the story comes from.

      Wake up dude and follow Christ’s teachings about love.  Leave your judgement day condemnations and devil legends at the door.  Peace out.

    • LJ

      You might be surprised yourself come judgement day.

      You’re basically saying God created Satan knowing he would reject Him.  So either God created Satan to introduce evil into existence, or God created Satan to test his creation.  If so, Satan cannot be punished for what he was created to do.  Confused?  Don’t be.

      That being said, I am a believer in Christ, but not of illogical religious views such as the ones you’ve repeated above based on your interpretation of Peter, Isaiah, and Revelations.  Lucifer, if you read the verses, refers to a Babylonian King and his fall because of pride.  This tale has been told many times before the bible, in Greek mythology.  Google “morning star” “Phaëton”, it’s all there, and it’s where the story comes from.

      Wake up dude and follow Christ’s teachings about love.  Leave your judgement day condemnations and devil legends at the door.  Peace out.

  • World Of Trollcraft

    What a very sad video. Oh man what a waste.

    You claim you knew God, felt the presence of God, spoke in tongues & saw visions.  

    You were bent on prayer and God answering your prayers.

    You were baptize as a child

    You were taught about God by your church / family and friends.

    Then as you got older you started to question your beliefs when God did not live up to your expectations.

    You never fully read the bible till you were an adult and even then you say you skipped parts.

    ***You never knew God.***

    When you read the NT did you not see the signs? An intelligent man as yourself couldn’t even see behind the words what the true meanings are.  And all these years you were brought up as a christian from a very young age.

    How many (if any) christian faiths did you look into? Just the one your parents guided you through? Did you try other christian faiths? Not all believe the same as each other. As an example – Some believe Jesus is the Son of God others believe Jesus and God are the same (are One)., Some Christians believe there is a time for war and a time for peace. Some believe Christians should not be involved in wars no matter what the reason where they use the commandment ‘Thy shall not kill’ (or murder). Did you check out all other faiths or were you brought up just on the one belief.  If so there’s your reason why you ended up doubting and giving up on God. It wasn’t because of the professors even if you never ever met the professors you speak off never had anyone to talk you into believing there is no God, you would of still came up with the same answer. That God doesn’t exist. Why? Cause you never knew God at all.

    You were tricked into thinking that presence you felt that voice you heard, the visions and even angels of light and the speaking in tongues was from God.

    When God created the Angels he made them perfect. The angel Lucifer was the bringer of light Gods right hand Angel though God already knew how Lucifer would turn out from the day He created him. Confused? Don’t be.

    Lucifer as you would know became the devil.  He didn’t need God He wanted angels to follow him instead of God and be his own God. So the war in heaven between Jesus and Satan began & Satan was thrown down to this earth to live out the rest of his existence where his time is short and he will do his best to turn man away from God.

    If he can convince man that he doesn’t need God he has done the job.  Just like God, Satan to works in mysterious ways, he can talk to you inside you head, he can show himself as an Angel of light and he can cause people today to speak in tongues & deceiver believers by using false prophets.  He will use anyone to convince another that God isn’t real or to follow the wrong path.  Many many Christians living today from different faiths think they are on the right road many will be surprised come judgement day.

    Satan is the GREAT DECEIVER and he got you good.  But you wont believe that, you have found another path to be the truth and nothing but the truth.

  • World Of Trollcraft

    What a very sad video. Oh man what a waste.

    You claim you knew God, felt the presence of God, spoke in tongues & saw visions.  

    You were bent on prayer and God answering your prayers.

    You were baptize as a child

    You were taught about God by your church / family and friends.

    Then as you got older you started to question your beliefs when God did not live up to your expectations.

    You never fully read the bible till you were an adult and even then you say you skipped parts.

    ***You never knew God.***

    When you read the NT did you not see the signs? An intelligent man as yourself couldn’t even see behind the words what the true meanings are.  And all these years you were brought up as a christian from a very young age.

    How many (if any) christian faiths did you look into? Just the one your parents guided you through? Did you try other christian faiths? Not all believe the same as each other. As an example – Some believe Jesus is the Son of God others believe Jesus and God are the same (are One)., Some Christians believe there is a time for war and a time for peace. Some believe Christians should not be involved in wars no matter what the reason where they use the commandment ‘Thy shall not kill’ (or murder). Did you check out all other faiths or were you brought up just on the one belief.  If so there’s your reason why you ended up doubting and giving up on God. It wasn’t because of the professors even if you never ever met the professors you speak off never had anyone to talk you into believing there is no God, you would of still came up with the same answer. That God doesn’t exist. Why? Cause you never knew God at all.

    You were tricked into thinking that presence you felt that voice you heard, the visions and even angels of light and the speaking in tongues was from God.

    When God created the Angels he made them perfect. The angel Lucifer was the bringer of light Gods right hand Angel though God already knew how Lucifer would turn out from the day He created him. Confused? Don’t be.

    Lucifer as you would know became the devil.  He didn’t need God He wanted angels to follow him instead of God and be his own God. So the war in heaven between Jesus and Satan began & Satan was thrown down to this earth to live out the rest of his existence where his time is short and he will do his best to turn man away from God.

    If he can convince man that he doesn’t need God he has done the job.  Just like God, Satan to works in mysterious ways, he can talk to you inside you head, he can show himself as an Angel of light and he can cause people today to speak in tongues & deceiver believers by using false prophets.  He will use anyone to convince another that God isn’t real or to follow the wrong path.  Many many Christians living today from different faiths think they are on the right road many will be surprised come judgement day.

    Satan is the GREAT DECEIVER and he got you good.  But you wont believe that, you have found another path to be the truth and nothing but the truth.

  • Andy Bailey

    Congratulations on a well thought approach and calm approach to such an issue it is ashame that there is no calm decision due to aggression on both sides.There is no greater pursuit than that of truth.Just one aspect to note that received little attention was that of Religious Experience. Though Freud notes that there are cases where naturalistic or psychological can explain these experience. Swinburne notes that the shear number of people who experience this notes consideration.

  • Andy Bailey

    Congratulations on a well thought approach and calm approach to such an issue it is ashame that there is no calm decision due to aggression on both sides.There is no greater pursuit than that of truth.Just one aspect to note that received little attention was that of Religious Experience. Though Freud notes that there are cases where naturalistic or psychological can explain these experience. Swinburne notes that the shear number of people who experience this notes consideration.

  • Michael Zirconi

    The guy is a brilliant thinker – now!

  • Anonymous

    If you say that you were a true Christian and now you turned your back on life, you are reserved unto death. You were not saved. No one is saved until it is over. Your fruits do not show that you understood or still understand the teachings of Christ. You are in a fearful position brother. Jesus is real and you’ll find out.

  • Ijbeacom

    Thank You for this documentary…it parallels in many ways my own journey from being raised a Christian, to enrolling in University and studying the physical sciences.  There is one thing a rigid ideological belief system can never contain, and that is a highly curious mind!  Keep up the good work!  Ian

  • Aaronandmim

    watch a testimony called a glimpse of eternity by Ian Macormick a man stung more than 5 times by a box jellifish.he gives his pesonal testimony of jesus christ and saviour. after a life and death experiance. there are two kingdoms at work on earth.a kingdom of darkness ruled by satan and a kingdom of light ruled by god. before you go and get yourself cought in this mousetrap remember jesus never said life would be easy he never promised his follewers a bed of rosses in fact the oposite.but what he did do was to give his life as a ransome for sinners he didnt just say he loves us he proved it by his sacrifice on the cross his blood flawless and without sin was shed so the children of darkness might become the children of god washed clean god doesnt want to remember our sin he sacrificed his son so that he could remember our sins no more and keep us with himself forever.god is light and in him is no darkness at all.soposing there is a god would you hate him or would you love him.im no perfect christian but it is the blood and testamonies that overcome these troubles god forgives us and salvation is a free gift given to all who would acsept the trade His life and death in place of your own. be carefull jesus warned us of the end times when we live in a fallen wourld where people would prefer darkness rather than light.the truth is Jesus himself .the truth is he loves you and the truth is He holds the keys of hell and death and noone can snatch us out of his hand.

  • Contact

    Asking / praying Christ into your heart is not taught in scripture as the way to be saved.

    Acts 2:38 – 47 is a good starting point showing how people were converted, according to the scriptures, faith in Christ and the message of reconciliation.  Read from Acts 2:22 regarding the message one must believe and understand to come to faith in Christ.

  • Clint8403

    As a believer who has never experienced anything on a real spiritual level, I would like to say something. First I believe, Second all the stuff that is supposedly leading up to the return is actually happening here and now, I can find this stuff, in life and the bible, and third I think no man should can know God fully, but we can know Jesus and follow him in the ways he taught. We must realize anything here dealing with man or (the human shell) as I call it will pass away, so why must we question stuff that is neither here nor there. You really want to question something try starting with what happens after death, then you might end up on the right path, focusing on that which we are not able to explain that actually matters. I prefer to stick with do to others as you would have them do to you, and LOVE. How could this go wrong?????? to me the real message is these two things period.

  • Clint8403

    Man, why do we keep getting stuck on all this crap, it is made of man, so it does not matter what one thinks or another, the spiritual, motives, and principles are what matter. Call yourself what ever you want, do any activities that you prefer, but we must follow the simplest of realities. Love everyone equally and respectfully, and treat people the way you want to be treated, Man, so many times we see people do stuff, we ask on some level if that was me how would I feel about it, and above all if someone did that exact same thing to them, would they react pleasantly, Then why the hell in the first place did they do it. Never fails every time you treat people the same as they treat other’s, and its to prove a point they always act like the worst thing in the world just happened. Maybe we should just stick to teaching logic period, stop letting kids learn the hard way, explain all the angles, take you time and teach them, you might just find in the end you did good, REMEMBER if it is of man and causes anything negative, it really does not matter, and that goes for both sides, THE WAY I SEE IT!!!

  • Clint8403

    Man, why do we keep getting stuck on all this crap, it is made of man, so it does not matter what one thinks or another, the spiritual, motives, and principles are what matter. Call yourself what ever you want, do any activities that you prefer, but we must follow the simplest of realities. Love everyone equally and respectfully, and treat people the way you want to be treated, Man, so many times we see people do stuff, we ask on some level if that was me how would I feel about it, and above all if someone did that exact same thing to them, would they react pleasantly, Then why the hell in the first place did they do it. Never fails every time you treat people the same as they treat other’s, and its to prove a point they always act like the worst thing in the world just happened. Maybe we should just stick to teaching logic period, stop letting kids learn the hard way, explain all the angles, take you time and teach them, you might just find in the end you did good, REMEMBER if it is of man and causes anything negative, it really does not matter, and that goes for both sides, THE WAY I SEE IT!!!

  • Ruggtony1018

    Wow… almost the exact experiences I had growing up in my Christian
    family and church. Great job on the videos man.

  • Brian Arand

    I’m also a computer scientist with a graduate specialization in artificial intelligence. And I just had to tell you how much I appreciated your object-oriented approach at explanation. And the music selection! Was that Nobuo Uematsu’s One Winged Angel I heard? Bravo!

  • Brian Arand

    I’m also a computer scientist with a graduate specialization in artificial intelligence. And I just had to tell you how much I appreciated your object-oriented approach at explanation. And the music selection! Was that Nobuo Uematsu’s One Winged Angel I heard? Bravo!

  • SimpleServant

    It always amazes me that the tangible, most convincing, INDISPUTABLE evidence of the existence of The Creator Of All Things is always overlooked, ignored,  and disregarded, especially by atheists, but also, by and large, by believers as well. Prophecy. The theory that scripture was written by primitive people for WHATEVER reason doesn’t explain how those primitive people could have possibly predicted so many future events, so accurately…even events taking place in our present time. Some prophecies require our modern day technology (electricity, communication networks, international electronic banking, etc.) to even be possible! All the Atheistic documentaries, youtube videos, blogs…I have yet to come across one that even MENTIONS prophecy, let alone CHALLENGING or DEBUNKING the fulfillment scriptural prophecy.  I believe this is due to the fact that there just simply isn’t any room for debate when it comes to prophecy: It was said…later it happened. How does one argue sch a thing

    • Anonymous

      There is nothing to challenge. There is no prophesy that is above random noise, luck, or coincidence.

    • Anonymous

      There is nothing to challenge. There is no prophesy that is above random noise, luck, or coincidence.

  • Anonymous

    How do I know if i am not just a computer simulation? Answer: it doesn’t matter. If we are merely programs in a computer, what difference does it make? Do we not still love and feel pain?

  • Anonymous

    How do I know if i am not just a computer simulation? Answer: it doesn’t matter. If we are merely programs in a computer, what difference does it make? Do we not still love and feel pain?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LGNUBPPCT6QPOJ4ARPCUEXWGQ humbleforest

    Dear Global Friends,

    Whether one believes in GOD or any religion is not important. The significant point is how much does one believe in one-self in the purification of moral values, where love, care and share among one another as a One Civilised Mankind to be living together as a One Global Family.

    Whether it can happen to be real or not, lies in one’s faith, sincerity, wisdom, determination
    and moral values.

    Whether
    one believes in GOD or not is not important.

    The
    important point is , one is judged not by what one believes,

    but by what one has
    done. The standard of judgement is the same for
    all living under the sun.You are what you are by your practices.

    It is the same for all who believe or do not
    believe.One’s conscience and one’s deeds are one’s
    witness.The Natural Law of Retribution judges all in fairness.

    No one will be able to evade this
     “ Universal Law. ”
    Retribution
    is the proof of reincarnation.Reincarnation is the proof of
    retribution.Do not wait until it is too late to believe it.Good
    or bad deeds is one’s life’s end proof.They are recorded onto
    the lines of one’s bothpalms, as proof. This is just a small
    part of thespiritual proof. The main part is our inner “ light
    ”,
                   
    it is judged by the Supreme Almighty to see whether

    it is bright or dim, pure or
    impure.

    Believe
    it or not leaves it to one’s faith and wisdom.

    __________________________________________________

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LGNUBPPCT6QPOJ4ARPCUEXWGQ humbleforest

    Dear Global Friends,

    1st
    type of Atheist…
    is
    one who uses the word blindly or follow blindly,
    just as to
    protect or make an excuse of oneself for personal gain , egoism ,
    fame , power , greed and glamour. It shows that one does not fully
    understand about nature
    and spiritual knowledge because one’s potential
    capacity of one’s mind is less than five percent
    developed. So
    the human mind of spiritual knowledge of comprehension of God or
    demi-gods, or even fairies is very, very,very limited. This is
    due to one’s pure-self which is covered
    with the past and present sins.This
    type of atheist may be a hindrance to society and may mislead or
    cause confusion to the innocent ones.
    2nd
    type of Atheist…
    knows
    how to behave positively without going against the law
    but have
    self-esteemed     and is strongly attached to worldly material things.He
    may be of curiousity and chasing after illusiveproofs. But he
    does things fairly and moderately.His emotions are not stable. As
    stated from aproverb, “ curiousity kills a cat ”.This
    type of atheist is arrogrant and at times he may isolate
    from
    others who are              better than him.Moderately he does his own way.
    3rd
    type of Atheist…
    knows
    how to cultivate one’s inner and outer-selfmorally and practise
    calmness meditation. These two methods are of                              paramount importance to
    oneself because they help to liberate one’spure-self. One has
    no strong desires for these materialistic things.                                       One may isolate
    from others, but does not hate, disturb or cause any harm to
    others.
                          
    One may be in harmony to society and at
    times volunteer to help the society.                         No doubt that one does not
    believe in the existence of GOD,fairies and devils but one does
    respect them justlike to human beings irrespective of races as
    well as to nature.
    One does not pollute and contaminate the land,
    sea and space.
    One is in line with moral values and nature.This
    type of atheist is better than those religiouspersons whose heart
    is empty of love for othersand always claim one’s religion is
    the most correctand supreme. If one’s thought still remains an
    inorta of
    imputrity then one is within the realms of samsara,
    one of the
    31 planes of the “Three Worlds”of reincarnation.

    4th
    type of
    Atheist

    A 4th
    type of Atheist who has gained his
    enlightenment in
    receiving his Universal wisdomof ” spiritual knowledge ”
    which supersedes humanknowledge of comprehension requires a basic
    condition
    to fulfill his attainment of this Cosmic
    Consciousness through “Morality” and its Natural Way

    in calmness meditation as
    well.

    Inorder to attain this spiritual knowlege heneeds to fulfill the
    conditions of self purification in one’s body,
    mind and soul in
    practising daily moral values with a compulsory
    in calmness and
    stable meditation. They are inseparable.
    There must not be a single
    impurity of tangible or intangible
    issue in his
    thought. It should be totally
    pure to
    liberate one’s pure-self
    out of the 31 planes of samsara
    or the “Three Worlds” of reincarnation. This indeed is a true
    and pure moral cultivator who detaches all
    worldly desires and can perceive in comprehension of nature

    and the world beyond.

    Then he becomes a non-atheist.

    Whether
    one is an atheist or religious, or anon-religious, The Supreme
    Almighty still loves all.HE does not discriminate any but is
    discriminatedby many. Whether one believes in HIM or not,
    HEstill delivers many things for humans, animals.sea-creatures
    and plants to survive
    through
    many millions years until today.

    They are air, water, sunlight, cosmic energies,

    sea and land creatures,
    crops, minerals
    as well as many seen or
    unseen objects.
    Only the
    ignorant, selfish, egoistic, stubborn,

    greedy and deluded humans are disobeying and

    destroying what HE has given.
    Mankind
    can only destroy the environment
    but they cannot replace back to
    her original state

    __________________________________________________

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LGNUBPPCT6QPOJ4ARPCUEXWGQ humbleforest

    Dear Global Friends,

    1st
    type of Atheist…
    is
    one who uses the word blindly or follow blindly,
    just as to
    protect or make an excuse of oneself for personal gain , egoism ,
    fame , power , greed and glamour. It shows that one does not fully
    understand about nature
    and spiritual knowledge because one’s potential
    capacity of one’s mind is less than five percent
    developed. So
    the human mind of spiritual knowledge of comprehension of God or
    demi-gods, or even fairies is very, very,very limited. This is
    due to one’s pure-self which is covered
    with the past and present sins.This
    type of atheist may be a hindrance to society and may mislead or
    cause confusion to the innocent ones.
    2nd
    type of Atheist…
    knows
    how to behave positively without going against the law
    but have
    self-esteemed     and is strongly attached to worldly material things.He
    may be of curiousity and chasing after illusiveproofs. But he
    does things fairly and moderately.His emotions are not stable. As
    stated from aproverb, “ curiousity kills a cat ”.This
    type of atheist is arrogrant and at times he may isolate
    from
    others who are              better than him.Moderately he does his own way.
    3rd
    type of Atheist…
    knows
    how to cultivate one’s inner and outer-selfmorally and practise
    calmness meditation. These two methods are of                              paramount importance to
    oneself because they help to liberate one’spure-self. One has
    no strong desires for these materialistic things.                                       One may isolate
    from others, but does not hate, disturb or cause any harm to
    others.
                          
    One may be in harmony to society and at
    times volunteer to help the society.                         No doubt that one does not
    believe in the existence of GOD,fairies and devils but one does
    respect them justlike to human beings irrespective of races as
    well as to nature.
    One does not pollute and contaminate the land,
    sea and space.
    One is in line with moral values and nature.This
    type of atheist is better than those religiouspersons whose heart
    is empty of love for othersand always claim one’s religion is
    the most correctand supreme. If one’s thought still remains an
    inorta of
    imputrity then one is within the realms of samsara,
    one of the
    31 planes of the “Three Worlds”of reincarnation.

    4th
    type of
    Atheist

    A 4th
    type of Atheist who has gained his
    enlightenment in
    receiving his Universal wisdomof ” spiritual knowledge ”
    which supersedes humanknowledge of comprehension requires a basic
    condition
    to fulfill his attainment of this Cosmic
    Consciousness through “Morality” and its Natural Way

    in calmness meditation as
    well.

    Inorder to attain this spiritual knowlege heneeds to fulfill the
    conditions of self purification in one’s body,
    mind and soul in
    practising daily moral values with a compulsory
    in calmness and
    stable meditation. They are inseparable.
    There must not be a single
    impurity of tangible or intangible
    issue in his
    thought. It should be totally
    pure to
    liberate one’s pure-self
    out of the 31 planes of samsara
    or the “Three Worlds” of reincarnation. This indeed is a true
    and pure moral cultivator who detaches all
    worldly desires and can perceive in comprehension of nature

    and the world beyond.

    Then he becomes a non-atheist.

    Whether
    one is an atheist or religious, or anon-religious, The Supreme
    Almighty still loves all.HE does not discriminate any but is
    discriminatedby many. Whether one believes in HIM or not,
    HEstill delivers many things for humans, animals.sea-creatures
    and plants to survive
    through
    many millions years until today.

    They are air, water, sunlight, cosmic energies,

    sea and land creatures,
    crops, minerals
    as well as many seen or
    unseen objects.
    Only the
    ignorant, selfish, egoistic, stubborn,

    greedy and deluded humans are disobeying and

    destroying what HE has given.
    Mankind
    can only destroy the environment
    but they cannot replace back to
    her original state

    __________________________________________________

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LGNUBPPCT6QPOJ4ARPCUEXWGQ humbleforest

    Dear Global Friends,

    The
    Mind,
    the
    Self,
    the
    Ego
    can never realize the Truth.

    The
    limited can never expound the Unlimited.

    The
    Mind and its highest thought and idea can

    never
    describe nor imagine the Truth

    A
    thought or idea is based on what is known.

    The
    known cannot describe nor know the Unknown.

    Truth
    can only be realized by taking the inward journey

    of
    meditation.

    Truth
    is realized through understanding and through

    understanding
    only will there be Freedom.

    The
    Heart must be filled with Love.

    Without
    Love there will not be true realization.

    Truth
    is not the word truth.

    Words
    are merely forms of expression.

    Discover
    the essence or meaning of the words.

    Divine
    English message 443-P

    ______________________________________________

    The
    search for Truth can never be found

    in
    the material world.

    To
    succeed in this journey, one must

    search
    inwards for one’s “
    True-self ”

    also
    known as the “ True Heart

    The
    first step is to discover the “False-self

    You
    will see the false more clearly once

    you
    understand your
    reactions, feelings

    and
    thoughts to surrounding situations.

    Man
    and his relationships with others

    are
    important as, ..if he observes his behaviour ,..

    he
    will begin to understand himself.

    Relationships
    when viewed properly

    is
    a true mirror.

    Divine
    English message…441-Y

  • Psychocceramic

    At 1:01 you claim you were saved many times….. a man in a burning building is only saved once… unless he decided not to be “saved and walks back” into the burning building. 
    Once you truly accept Christ you are saved…. and only once do you need to be saved….unless you choose to walk away. it is not a daily or weekly thing… of waking up and saying Jesus save me i am Yours… It is once and done. 

  • Your Lord

    Welcome to the real world , I’m glad that your saved now 😀 
    Go live life to the max now you have been missing out allot! and never be ashamed to enjoy life again, cause I will come over and kick your ass all over the place if you do so 😛 😀 😀 

  • Tonsta76

    Evolution!…ur kidding “God used evolution” thats all i needed t hear to have made my mind up on this video, all i can say is u got fooled or found a reason and a way to leave the Christian life u had chosen. 

  • Brado800

    Do i need to download anything to be able to watch this? It just stays a blank screen along with about 50% of other videos on this site.

  • Curt Qualls

    Show me a Christian that has experienced Sahasrara…..I have and I am not religious…God is within and without

  • Curt Qualls

    Many Atheists are limiting themselves in using only a part of their minds. They cannot develop higher consciousness. Their internal dialogue limits them. Chris only knew the Judeo Christian view of a seperate God. He has never “stopped the world”. He does not understand the power of his own ego. He is a victim of a blind religion. A religion that offers only death as a path to Oneness. You don’t have to die to see the other world….Just wake your consciousness…release the DMT and get out of your linear time frame…Love is purely rational.

  • Anonymous

    Eloquently and elegantly explained, and very human. I admire the openness with which the narrator imbued his presentation of what must have been a rather tumultuous emotional experience.

    The style is balanced and tends strongly towards the impartial. There is no clumsy rhetoric used to persuade at the expense of factual exploration. Various sources for one’s own further reading are provided for both sides of the coin, so to speak.

  • Info4wt

    The reason Christians fall away is because we don’t exercise our faith by doing the things Jesus did, (Faith without works is Dead) If the bible was a cook book on baking hundreds of assorted types of bread and you knew all the different recipes, but never actually baked bread, does that make you a baker??? NO. If the bible was any one of a hundred various trades, and you knew the theory, but never put it into practice, are you a trades person??? NO.
     Jesus cursed a tree in front of the apostles, WHY? simply to share with them that if you feel intimidated to pray over people for healing, “PRACTICE over a plant”, “No one will see you”, Better still get two or more to pray in HIS name. Watch it Grow!! 
    Look, even a Greeny who is an  Atheist has more faith than a lot of Christians, why because they know the plants will respond to them, and they don’t even have the holy spirit, “Getting the idea”, RELEASE the Holy Spirit, Through LOVE in the name of Jesus, if you HONESTLY want health and growth in the plant, or healing, good health and Spiritual Growth for your family or neighbour, You can only do it because you care and love them, how many times does it mention that Jesus had Compassion for them,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    do it in the name of LOVE, and GOD IS LOVE. 
    Don’t be like a end of a river or creek where the water becomes stagnant, in other words don’t just receive love, let it flow through you, Basically when Jesus died here on the earth, that gave LEGAL GROUND for his spirit to remain on the earth, “remember the holy spirit never showed up until the Lord was taken up”. ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE, ask Jesus into your heart, then release the Holy Spirit in his name through love. if you want to build on your faith you can only EVER do it by, PRACTICE.
    Finally, a lot of churches will only let either the elders or healing teams the laying of hands over the sick, not allowing the congregation to actually place there hands on people limiting there spiritual potential, so if this is you, simply ask the Lord Jesus to lead you to another church or opportunities to develop healing that FLOWS through you. Remember the same spirit that rose Christ Jesus from the grave DWELLS IN YOU! So let it FLOW….PRACTICE. May God Bless you all.

  • Semprefigo

    As a life long atheist I have often been perplexed by the religious mind.  Thank you for your outstanding documentary.  I now have a much greater understanding of how difficult it is for someone who’s mind has been intellectually hijacked by religion to escape from the childhood brainwashing that ruins the lives of so many millions of children in the world.  I commend you for your courage to face your doubts in pursuit of truth about life and the universe based on evidence.
    I look forward to the next installment of your fantastic video series.  Bravo.

  • Acquavallo

    I can’t believe how foolish christians are, almost half the Bible is literally plagiarized from mesopotamian mythology.

  • Grandachieverapril1

    Did you ever think that maybe you have gone into a “dark night of the spirit”?   I found that a “dark night of the spirit” is a way some Christians explain the seeming absence of God after living a quite active Christian life.  A Christian who has developed a close relationship to Jesus, the son of the living God,  can even come to feel the complete absence of Jesus after having felt or been in His actual presence.  St. John of the Cross 1542-1591 was such a Christian as was Mother Theresa of Calcutta.  I once attended a Christian denomination which taught on the dark night of the spirit. In my experience, Assembly of God churches do not acknowledge the experience called dark night of the spirit.  Perhaps a survey of the material others have contributed to the discussion of the “dark night of the spirit” could bring you to a different resolution to your discussion.  The material, in my experience, is very difficult to “wrap your mind around”.  However, St. John of the Cross was able to write some beautiful poetry that, even when translated into English from the original Spanish, may bring you a sense of peace and relationship you haven’t experienced for a while.  I would challenge you to read The Spiritual Canticle, by St. John of the Cross.  The translation I have in my library can be found in The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross, by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. and Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D.  copyright 1991, published by Institute of Carmelite Studies.  I pray that you are prepared enough to withstand the rigors such a study is most likely to throw your way.

  • Aaron

    Thank you for this series. I have gone through a very similar history. Now, I feel as though I live under the Spanish Inquisition. I was a radical prayer, student of the word and active witness. I accumulated a well read theological and devotional library. I converted a few people. I was witness to a few healings. I was baptised in the Spirit. I helped plant a house church. I went on mission trips. I was even a fellow classmate and aquaintance of Joel Shrum, who was recently murded by Al Qaida for proselatyzing in Yemen.

    I loved God sincerely for years. But after fearlessly examining the apologetic arguments for my faith, I found serious problems emerge that I never noticed before. So I read up on the findings of science and archeology. Obviously the Bible was wrong on numerous counts.

    I kept record of my own experiences and answers (or lack thereof) to prayer. Over time, unmistakable patterns emerged in every aspect of my walk with God. God was a living creation of my own mind: an imaginary friend. And imaginary friend I had vowed to love and serve “by life or by death.”

    I even read “The science of God” which was mentioned in this video. I wish I could meet this guy.

    Rather than be angry at this figment of my imagination, I was just disappointed at my having been duped for all my life. I refocused my passions on learning about what and who we are as humans, where we came from, the complex nature of morality and human thinking, and of course, embracing my “carnal” side with utmost joy and guiltlessness.

    But by the time I realised I was not a theist, my wife had already taken my kids and left me under ambiguous and false pretenses. We we “unequally yolked.” She couldn’t handle maintaining a relationship with a man who didn’t agree with every aspect of her worldview. What the Bible said about marriage didn’t matter enough to her.

    Now my kids are growing up in an environment I know next to nothing about. They have no father. She rarely lets me speak to them on the phone. And I am tormented constantly with desire to be with them.

    My life has been devestated by people’s religious beliefs of myself and others. I don’t know if I will find my way through this. I can find solace in myself and the wonders of the universe. But the loss of my children is a black hole that seems inescapable.

    If you are a blind faith believer, you are hopelessly lost in intellectual darkness. But there will always be the few and fearless open minded thinkers who find their way out. May those few find strength within. May they somehow overcome human ignorance and thusly possibly save our human race on its evolutionary journey ahead.

  • Joseph

    You’ve lost your soul buddy…

  • Berny

    Wow I think this is great for Christians, Thank G-d I’m a Jew :)

  • Shelby

    Hey. I hope you still read these. I just wanted to let you know, this documentary changed my life. I mean, not single-handedly, I was already struggling with feeling like I was constantly making excuses for God. And it was my biology class that really got the ball rolling. But this documentary helped shed some light on what I was feeling, helped organize in my mind what I was experiencing. It’s been about two months since I watched this, and I’ve changed a lot. I’m still changing in big lurches and jolts. Most of the changes, like being able to understand what a way wider variety of people think, are really wonderful. I’m working on subduing the changes that I don’t like, haha. But I had to come back and say thank you, and say I wish you all the best, and say that if there’s any way you can chat sometime, you should let me know.

  • Richie

    Cant stand religious people. They are imposible to argue with, they never answer questions with facts or truths and instead choose to blabber on about chapters from the bible or some other nonsense.

    “No one is saved until it is over. Your fruits do not show that you understood or still understand the teachings of Christ. You are in a fearful position brother. Jesus is real and you’ll find out”

    Some one further up the page wrote that ^. This is exactly the type of SHIT i am talking about.

    Fuck christians and their nonsense. It actually annoys the fuck out of me.

  • Jonathanlavray

    Great documentary, but first of all, he claims that we live in a “deterministic universe” several times. This would then mean that there would be no room for a God to change things. However, determinism hasn’t been proven yet and might never be proven. Einstein believed that God throws dice, others don’t. Second, the Mistakes of Moses segment says that God would allow an immoral man to get into heaven for belief in him. I understand that this is rediculous, but many believe that God has a different set of ways to judge morals, and it is briefly talked about in an earlier segment of the film. I am not a theist and I appreciate this video for its information, but do wish it were  more objective at times.

  • gallantgesture

    Ephesians 1:4 says that God picked His believers before the foundation of the world. The Apostle Paul was Saul a murderer of Christians and became the most prolific author of the NT, C.S. Lewis had been a avowed atheist but died the most prolific Christian author of the 20th century. It is at His appointed time that He reveals Himself to us. God don’t make mistakes and if He’d picked you as one of His flock you will be. Just the fact the He picked His believers tells you that some people He just don’t wan, therefore, you never were a Christian n the first place.

  • http://www.facebook.com/clarence.leblanc Clarence LeBlanc

    Amazing video. I’ve often debated religious people but could never understand why they always jumped to the next safe place. The Christian weak link is the bible. It is so obviously a political work of man. After watching this video I realize some religious people should remain religious. So many could not handle the freedom or the fact their parents were wrong…all these people lied. For those like Chris, purely intelligent people…most will find their way like Chris. That being said. She this video to 50 20 year olds…the 10 who would realize on their own there was no God at 40….would be freed much sooner.

  • http://www.facebook.com/clarence.leblanc Clarence LeBlanc

    Does anyone know if he sold this to any network?

  • Vanessa Davies

    It’s not a case of parents and teachers having lied to their children. They mean well, and truly believe that they are teaching their children what’s best for them. When a child grows up and discovers a different world to the one described by his parents, it may be troubling and disillusioning, but surely we shouldn’t hold our parents’ ignorance against them?

  • Miche2k

    Try Ayahuasca, that will provide some insight. I had the equivalent of a near death experience and witnessed the birth of me from a disembodied spirit into human form. When I got back from the retreat I broke my neck to go to church, and I now pray every night. No joke, all the things you don’t get in normal reality you sure as heck get when you are taken into the expansive universe. It was daunting, we are created and we can never be uncreated, ever. I mean, get your head round that… Beautiful head cluck.

  • Mirrebex

    This inspired me during my deconversion the first time i watched it and continues to inspire me today.

  • eric

    its blows my mind now how Atheists bash Christians all day, and assume that Faith=Ignorance, the Bible is truth, the problem is it has been translated from an ancient language that doesn’t mesh with our bland modern english, and things of Gods nature are outside of words. My mom is an open, honest, agnostic, hippie. At 19 read the bible to disprove it. The fact is the Bible is full of prophecy that continues to hold true to this day, specifically pertaining to the Jewish people. Also, Isaac Newton (genius) was a devout Christian who spent his last day in a loony bin because he was convinced there was some crazy code in the original text of the Bible and it drove him bonkers. He believed the “Bible Code” was the key to the future, and more important than his discoveries of the mechanics of the universe and the force of gravity .http://www.bibleprobe.com/biblecode.htm …dont try to become God-like. It makes you crazy

    • eric

      at 19 “I” read the bible to disprove it, but the prophecy cannot be ignored.

    • Amanda

      I think that is a gross over generalization. My whole family consists of devout Christians, just because I don’t count myself among them doesn’t mean I bash them. I don’t have any friends, actually, who bash at all. I’m sorry for your negative experiences though, I can see how that may have distorted your view.