No, he didn't grow up and become cynical.
He just grew up.
“Think twice grew up and became cynical…”
Not cynical at all, really. It gave me a great understanding into how people approach their religion. It hurt at the time, but I never regretted it or wished it hadn’t happened. And it didn't turn me into an atheist - but it made me start analyzing the claims of religion more. That's what made me into an atheist.
Obviously it’s not possible to prove every religious person is as fervent as I was, or that they don’t actually have a direct line to a deity… but I actually find myself less cynical than some atheists I know. Many of them think that all religious folks are lying through their teeth about believing in God – that the religious leaders of the world are just con artists, and the followers just brainless sheep or using their faith as an excuse for their behavior.
But I remember how I believed and how it felt. I wasn’t lying when I heard God – at least, not consciously. But my experience taught me that at least sometimes when that happens, the person is just listening to themselves. So when someone says “God wants me to do XYZ,” I interpret it as “I want to do XYZ, and I’m convinced that God wants the same.” What XYZ are is a reflection of the character of that person, not God’s will.
So, if you don't get the result YOU think you should get with God or the world, YOU SIMPLY DISBELIEVE GOD? So, does this mean YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN SATAN EITHER?
If you understood the war between good and evil over mankind (read Genesis), then you would know that when you are obedient to the Word of God, knowingly, GOOD THINGS ALWAYS HAPPEN AND YOU WILL BE BLESSED. But, when you are disobedient to the Word of God knowingly, YOU are allowing Satan to persuade you to do things you might not normally do. God not only speaks to people, SO DOES SATAN. You have to discern who is who. How is that done? STUDYING SCRIPTURE AND KNOWING WHO THE ENEMY IS.
I am sorry you are cynical, but that is exactly what Satan wants you to be. So, you are ALLOWING by your own choice to serve Satan, even if you THINK you are a good person. NOT serving Jesus Christ/God IS serving Satan, knowingly OR unknowingly. Without Jesus Christ, YOU ARE NOT A RIGHTEOUS PERSON. Good and righteous are 2 different things. Look them both up and decide what you want to be by your own choice in the free will God gave all mankind.
The moment you being serving God, is the moment Satan makes you his target. KNOW THE WORD OF GOD as a sword to defeat Satan. THAT is all it takes: THE WORD OF GOD and JESUS CHRIST as your personal Savior. W/O Jesus, you cannot talk to the Father.
you know this because everyone is a grownup from where your at
"So, if you don’t get the result YOU think you should get with God or the world, YOU SIMPLY DISBELIEVE GOD?"
Um, no. Did you even read my response? I specifically said: " And it didn’t turn me into an atheist – but it made me start analyzing the claims of religion more. That’s what made me into an atheist."
The faulty and illogical claims of religion made me into an atheist, not that I discovered my conversations with God were only with myself.
"GOOD THINGS ALWAYS HAPPEN AND YOU WILL BE BLESSED."
I am not a Christian, but if I was I would not follow Prosperity Gospel as you seem to do. Bad things happen to good people all the time.
"I am sorry you are cynical"
Again, did you even read my post? Don't apologize for my (lack of) cynicism - apologize for obviously not reading what I wrote and then acting like you have great advice for me.
"Good and righteous are 2 different things."
Sure, I agree. There a lot of extremely (self-) righteous theists who are evil people. And lots of good people who are humble and not theistic.
I'd take "good" over "righteous" any day, because righteousness is closer to zealotry than humility.
"W/O Jesus, you cannot talk to the Father."
Even with faith in Christ, I never heard from God. At least not in any way distinguishable from hearing from myself. If you want to play the "You were never a faithful Christian" trope, well, there's not much I can say since you're convinced you know me better than I do. I don't agree.
When I'm in a troubled state of doubt as to how to react to something stressful, I ask myself: " what would Love do now?"
From Neale Donald Walsch
The “machine” that you will not be allowed to be hooked up to, is called a dialysis machine…when signing these documents consider asking for an exception for dialysis… In England, you wave your rights to dialysis, because when your kidneys fail and you are facing imminent death, you will be considered, “not of sound mind”…dialysis can prolong a productive life for years, but under the UK form of discussion, dying of kidney failure is “painless” and living on dialysis, “excruciating”…
…probably one of the most costly and routine services being billed to Obamacare…
 May 22, 2016 at 7:16am
I care not…
[-1] May 22, 2016 at 7:15am
…no matter what faith or beliefs you have, in the end they are yours…church leaders may interpret scripture and tell you what to think, but in the end, they are only Your thoughts and beliefs…
…woe to the Christians who hear Jesus Christ’s Commandments and says that hate and separation IS Love…”Judge Not!” becomes, Jesus WILL judge you into “Eternal Damnation” and WWJD becomes, I’m not Jesus…
I AM Jesus…
…and I AM Born Again
 May 22, 2016 at 6:53am
I AM Jesus…
…and I AM Born Again
 May 20, 2016 at 7:32am
…imagine being anyone in Clinton’s “upper echelon” today…
May 20, 2016 at 7:12am
…BDS should ask himself, “why do I call myself good?”, as his Lord and Savior has done….
 May 17, 2016 at 5:58am
…so he lied to the American people with his pledge
 May 17, 2016 at 5:55am
…Trump can and will win the General election…just ask Glenn Beck…