|Almon (Corky) McCann|
1947 - 2016
It is with much sorrow that we report the recent death of Almon (Corky) McCann on 5th February 2016 following a long battle with cancer. He was 68 years of age. Almon was the founder of this website in 2008 and also the founder of the Facebook Ex-Christadelphians group, which now numbers approximately two hundred members.
There have been Ex-Christadelphians for over a century and a half, but Almon was the first person to define them as an entity and to organise them to support and empower themselves to present a united opposition to the beliefs and practices of the Christadelphians. He also helped many hundreds of people to deconvert and to adopt rational thinking in place of the indoctrinated superstitious and fideist beliefs of the Christadelphians.
Almon was truly the founder of the Ex-Christadelphian movement. Without his work we would have remained a scattered group of individuals, shunned, judged and mocked by the Christadelphians. Thanks to him we have united to support our members and to take the argument to the Christadelphians as we explain to them why they most certainly do not possess The Truth.
I learned a great deal from Almon, but the greatest lesson that I learned was that we cannot deconvert Christadelphians; they have to deconvert themselves. We have to patiently outline our case as best we can and then wait until they figure out for themselves that what they believe does not make any sense.
That's what this website is all about. We give Christadelphians the reasons why they should stop believing and to start thinking critically. We give them the confidence that they are not alone with their doubts about their own faith. We have trodden that path before them and discovered to our joy that it leads to a wonderful place where the shackles of childhood indoctrination and religious dogma fall away, and our minds are finally free to follow truth wherever it may lead.
On behalf of all Ex-Christadelphians I say "Thank you Almon." We will miss you terribly and we sorrow that we will never meet your like again. You were an elder statesman in our Ex-Christadelphian community and we will miss you as a beloved father and friend - but NOT as a Brother in Christ! :)
Almon is survived by his wife, Roberta Joan Green-McCann; her daughter, JoAnn Stout (Kenny) of Macon; children, Ellen Brooks, Nancy Fulmer, Daniel McCann, Melody Carson, Philip McCann; his brothers David McCann, Terry McCann and Philip Andrew “Andy” Miller; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Our condolences go to them all.