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Is there such a thing as a BORN AGAIN ATHEIST?

I just realized my conversion to Atheism sounds a lot like many stories people tell about how they became a Christian. They often feel a renewal of their lives, a rebirth. Spiritually, they become Born Again. The same thing happened to me, only in reverse. On September 20, 2001 I had a spiritual awakening when I became an Atheist. It was like the world opened up to me and I understood there was nothing left for me in being a Christian, I felt reborn. Does that make me a BORN AGAIN ATHEIST?

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  1. No kidding, you can buy the t shirt at Cafe Press. I order my Charles Darwin t shirts there.
    I prefer to call it liberation, however. A good site run by nice people is http://exchristian.net
    (Right now, wearing one saying “Darwin Is My Home Boy”)

  2. You have your free will. I doubt you had a personal relationship with Jesus, because you just do not let Him down and become an atheist after you have done business with the Truth.

  3. I’m not sure that the term “born again” is generally used for atheism, but it is very common to become an atheist and experience an epiphany like the one described if you were raised in a religious household.
    Try visiting the forums at http://www.atheistthinktank.net/ if you’re curious about other peoples’ conversions to atheism.

  4. Born again athiest, huh? Well evidently you still have some lingering religious thoughts if you are comparing yourself to a born again Christian. I would say that you are more agnostic than athiest.

  5. I suppose in theory one could be a “born again atheist”.
    However, there is far too much of a religious connotation to the phrase “born again” to pair it with the term “atheist” in any context except for an ironic one.

  6. You can be anything you set your mind to. If you feel you were ‘born again’ then you were, there are no official rules for atheists.

  7. There was nothing left for you in being a Christian?
    I’m afraid it sounds like you were never one to begin with. When you have truly experienced a conversion by Jesus Christ, you don’t go back.
    That’s what false converts do.
    Please, consider this website.
    livingwaters.com

  8. Everyone has a vacuum. Life doesn’t seem to have much sense. If there is a God, why doesn’t He get in touch with you?
    If there isn’t one – well, we’re just super animals, that’s all!
    Of course, God is trying to get in touch with us. That accounts for people feeling empty, and they try and fill that void with other things, such as money, success, sport, alcohol, drugs, etc, Of course, there is nothing wrong with these things in themselves, but they will not fill that void which everyone has.
    God made us to live in relationship with Him, but something went wrong and sin drove a wedge between Him in His holiness and us in our sin. But Jesus Christ, God’s Son, died to deal with the problem of our sin. This He succeeded in doing when He died on the cross of Calvary some 2,000 years ago. He is alive today and He is coming back to this earth. When He comes again He will rule with righteousness and authority.
    In the meantime, you are still, in God’s sight, in your sins, until and unless you acknowledge them to Him and put your trust in Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour; for He died for you.
    When you do this, everything changes. You become a new person, and you will have new desires, new power, new purposes, new peace, new potential and a new destiny – Heaven.
    If you are sincere, why not read God’s Word, the Holy Scriptures? For example, John’s Gospel chapter 7 verse 17 tells us that anyone who is ready willing to do God’s will, will find out what he ought to do. In chapter 20 v 3 of the same Gospel, we are told that the Gospel was written so that “we might believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and that believing we might have life through His Name.”
    This life is real. As the Lord Jesus said in John’s Gospel chapter 10, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” How does that compare with your life today?
    His life is eternal Life, and it starts when we turn from our sin and put our faith in Jesus Christ alone as our personal Saviour and Lord.
    That’s a lot better than just empty religion. You may have had enough of religion, but knowing Jesus Christ personally as a a living Saviour and Lord is altogether different. It’s real.
    Why not read John’s Gospel for yourself and discover the different Jesus Christ can make in your lives.
    God bless you!

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