Posted: Feb 03, 2011 10:54 am
by Spearthrower
Lion IRC wrote:
Loke wrote:So, how many people have you successfully de-converted from their old beliefs, ideas or religions? Any?
I can say I have de-converted a total of zero people.

(Poll runs for 14 days- I'm aiming for at least 50 votes!)

Since the thread topic is "How many people".............

I have deconverted quite a few. Although not single-handedly of course but as part of a team effort.

Once the people I have deconverted realize that their belief system is such a small minority view compared to the rest of humanity and that their faith lacks the supportive elements of other belief systems (such as monotheism with its Torah, Bible, regular organized weekly assembly, etc) they begin to open up.

These people I have deconverted eventually admit that their previously narrow-minded, short-sighted belief about divinity, the soul and the afterlife is far too restrictive for minds such as human beings have. (A bit like having a Ferrari to take for a test drive and being told you mustn't exceed 10 miles per hour and can only drive in a straight line).

This is already in the dictionary as 'conversion' rather than 'deconversion'.