I know that you know that your faith is no longer defensible. Our recent celebrity deconvertant obviously thinks the same way. 

I know that you know that you are reduced to throwing out hollow decoys like Evolutionary Creationism and Non-Literalism to attempt to deflect the huge amount of ordinance coming from the New Christadelphian Atheists.

I know that you know that it's not working. You are making no impact on the brotherhood. Look at our page view numbers; they have gone off the chart. Only six months ago we had 3,000 per month and now we are almost six times that number. Your page views are so small that the only time you get many visitors is when we link to you. Your comments are few and far between and even then it's you writing, not your readers.

I know that you know that your Christadelphian leaders like Bramhill and Long and the CMPA etc., are impotent when faced with the disintegration of their religion. They can't even stop the Logos from altering the Statement of Faith to outlaw you guys. They can't help you and they won't.

A lot of you are doing practically nothing for the religion anyway; because you can't stand the company of those who attack you. What kind of life is it for you to be esoteric Christadelphian apologetics for a religion of old people who think that you should be disfellowshiped for your "funny ideas" ?

You believe in Evolution; they don't. We deconverts all believe in Evolution and we rejoice in the advancement of human understanding of life and of our wondrous universe. Rational thinking and reason are our creed just as it is your creed. We know that's exactly what you believe and we love and admire you for it.

I know that you know that it is soon going to get a hundred times worse for you when you-know-who follows through on his promise to tell you what he thinks in greater detail.

Why cheer that great brother from the sidelines? He's drawn a line in the sand and the sensible thing to do is to step over that line and support him.

But believing in magic invisible people in the sky is just plain foolish.

The only reliable way to understand our world, is to overcome the natural propensity of our cognitive bias's to corrupt our thinking and to guard against them by the utilisation of empirical data, precision definition, peer review and free and open debate with those within our community who challenge your positions. In this respect you have failed lamentably and the result is the recent debacle where one of your own consulted with the Christadelphian Unbelievers rather than yourselves. That catastrophe must surely motivate you to change your methods and to not fear utilising the scientific method in its widest sense when examining your own beliefs.

Recent events have shown how easy deconversion is. There is no need for people to go into crying fits over leaving. It's like pulling a bad tooth; better out than in. You will be better out than in. It's a lot of fun and you are not giving up eternal life because that was never going to happen anyway.

I know that at least one or two of you must be very close to the "But then, quite suddenly, I could not think of a good reason to believe any more" stage. We need another quick celebrity resignation to follow through on what has been achieved. We've got some resignations in the pipeline; but we need to follow up with another big one to keep the momentum going. 

Please be honest with yourself and be honest with your brethren and sisters. If you are now just "going through the motions" of being a Christadelphian Theist (as I know that some of you are) have the nerve to stand up for what you believe and "come out" and tell us all what you really think.

But I repeat what I have said elsewhere. If you are married to a CD; be extremely careful that you don't do something that you will live to regret. Put your marriage first and stay in the sect if you think that might be prudent to placate your spouse.

“There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. Almost inevitably some part of him is aware that they are myths and that he believes them only because they are comforting. But he dare not face this thought! Moreover, since he is aware, however dimly, that his opinions are not rational, he becomes furious when they are disputed.” - Bertrand Russell

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