Benjamin Warren

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Featured | 2 comments

Benjamin Warren

Name: Benjamin Warren Born: 1986 Location: Carbondale, IL Organization affiliation: President of Southern Illinois University Carbondale Secular Student Alliance Label: Atheist Former Religious Affiliation: Christian – Disciples of Christ My story: When I first came to SIUC, I noticed there were no organizations in place that catered to non-religious students. I sought to change that and established a chapter of the Secular Student Alliance on campus. My goal was to create a place for like-minded individuals to share their ideas and to provide a community where secularists could...

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Drew Schlueter

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012 in Essays | 0 comments

Drew Schlueter

Name: Drew Schlueter Born: March 7, 1980 E-mail: dalkuvel@yahoo.com Location: Peoria, Il, USA Label: Zen practitioner, atheist, Humanist Former Religious Affiliation: Lutheran Christian       My Story I was raised in a church-like environment. My father was a Lutheran and when my mom married him she converted from being a Baptist. So, being raised Lutheran, which is like being raised Catholic but with way less guilt, I did the whole Catechism thing at twelve or so. I believed it all, too. I remember feeling so connected to God at that age, to the idea that there was...

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Mike Haynes – Springfield Area Free Thinker

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in Featured | 2 comments

Mike Haynes – Springfield Area Free Thinker

Name: Mike Haynes Born: August 11, 1963 Location: Virden, IL Organization affiliation: Springfield Area Free Thinkers (Springfield, IL), Abraham Lincoln UU Congregation Humanism Discussion Group Label: Atheist Former Religious Affiliation: Baptist My Story: I’m a computer programmer, currently living in Central Illinois with my wife and two dogs. I’m 48 years old. Married for 28 years. I grew up in a Baptist home in a small Southern Missouri town. I gave up on Christianity in my mid-twenties when I started thinking and reading the Bible and couldn’t make sense of it all....

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