Author Archives: xdelph

It Felt As If I Had Been Held Hostage By a Ghost

When I was 15, my English teacher told me that she expected to see my name in print someday. Flippantly, I muttered something about the Obituary columns, but her comment stuck. Writing has always been my outlet of choice, so … Continue reading

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broken link

Dear Religious Establishment, I didn’t realise when I joined you that I actually walked through a Bad Gateway. My Search Engine was faulty and did not provide me with enough choices. When I joined you, my Home Page was fairly … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Table

emblems of utmost love are withheld   because you examined us and found we were different DF

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Sure and Certain Hope

In the beginning was The Word. Our Shared Hope is that The Pope is the Antichrist The Jews are chosen Evolution is a lie You don’t have a soul The Lord cometh quickly and we might have salvation Vain, sinful … Continue reading

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Ten Years On

It’s nearly 10 years since the day I realised I’d had enough. I stood on the station platform on the way home from the meeting, one grey English summer afternoon, and knew for certain that I wanted nothing more to … Continue reading

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I Was a Thinking Child

I was brought up in a Christadelphian household, my father converting my obedient and unthinking mother before marriage. His parents were devout Christadelphians, my grandfather converting my previously-Catholic grandmother before marriage. Sundays were horrid. Like other posts on this site, … Continue reading

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‘It’s not About Theological Correctness’

The Power of Redemptive Love My story with the Christadelphians centres round the fact that in 1994 I ‘married out’ to a Christian whose doctrinal beliefs in some areas are not quite the same as my own, and as a … Continue reading

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I’m Not an Angry Atheist, Merely a Disappointed One

I was born in the winter of 1972, first son to two teachers. My parents and my grandmother had been instrumental in the setting up of an ecclesia, purchasing and converting an old mill built on the edge of a … Continue reading

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I Chose The World

A round peg in a square hole …… where do I belong and what is my purpose for being? I grew up feeling like a round peg in a square hole. For me, this was probably the primary reason I … Continue reading

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I’ve Made a Better Choice

My Dad became a Christadelphian when I was 4. We’re from Washington DC, and his whole family was Catholic. My parents were a big drug infested mess when I was born, so I guess when my dad finally found the … Continue reading

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