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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Walton Sep 24, 2010. 4 Replies

Here's what I am dealing with.I have been on a long road to recovery from faith.  I know, it's a cliche to refer to myself as a recovering Catholic/Christian, but if the shoe fits...Perhaps not…Continue

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Sentient Biped commented on Andrew Seymour's blog post "Spiritual but not religious" is just a landmark on the road to atheism.
"That account of the New Mexico spiritualists is hilarious!"
Oct 7, 2012
Jerry Wesner commented on Andrew Seymour's blog post "Spiritual but not religious" is just a landmark on the road to atheism.
"I've lived about an hour from Santa Fe (the real one -- New Mexico) for decades.  It, and northern New Mexico in general, has been a center for the "spiritual but not religious" since the sixties.  Vague women in filmy…"
Oct 7, 2012
Glen Rosenberg commented on Andrew Seymour's blog post "Spiritual but not religious" is just a landmark on the road to atheism.
"The amorphous of all amorphous words, also ambiguous-spiritual. I agree with Loren's definitions although there are probably others. If I am in a serious conversation with someone who uses that term I will ask for their definition. Deism is the…"
Sep 30, 2012
Sentient Biped commented on Andrew Seymour's blog post "Spiritual but not religious" is just a landmark on the road to atheism.
"Your comment about spiritual being a catch-all term has some merit.  If we did a Kinsey-type scale for the spectrum of religion-atheism, with 100% religious belief being a "10" (say, Mohammed Atta or the followers of Jim Jones)…"
Sep 30, 2012
Loren Miller commented on Andrew Seymour's blog post "Spiritual but not religious" is just a landmark on the road to atheism.
"My objection to the word, "spiritual" is simple.  Its root word is "spirit," to which I say, WHAT spirit ... and for that matter, how is "spirit" to be defined?  Ultimately, there is no more spirit than there…"
Sep 30, 2012
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"Spiritual but not religious" is just a landmark on the road to atheism.

Recently, a CNN article talked about the danger of being spiritual but not religious.Here's the article:  http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/29/my-take-im-spiritual-not-religious-is-a-cop-out/Does the danger exist because some of us are still entertaining world views not based in reality but in hopes and (pipe) dreams.Is spirituality just a catch-all for an emotionally charged, wishy…See More
Sep 30, 2012
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"Hi Andrew, I noticed you're local. I can relate to your story and wanted to wish you well and check in to see how you're doing in the journey. Also, there's a new Recovering from Religion Meetup getting off the ground in Chicago you…"
Feb 20, 2012
Andrew Seymour commented on Yusuf Said's blog post Creationism seems to be general knowledge for the uneducated
"A friend of mine responded to the following question:   "ID believers: who designed the designer?" Her response: " There are a few questions we leave to faith, that the designer always was.("I AM") and I believe there…"
Jun 1, 2011
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Something funny and corny as can be....from my church, HTC

So, there is this link that was posted on Facebook by a fellow member of my church. I am a nonbeliever, as you might guess, but I support my wife's decision to believe. Also, I have learned you just can't fix believers' belief systems with logic. But, if you want a good laugh, here's the link to a really funny dance celebration of jesus....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KX2-J6uS-o&feature=share
May 10, 2011
Andrew Seymour commented on Hazel H.'s blog post An atheist in a Catholic country
"Hazel: I cannot know what life is like in the Philippines, but I spent much of my life of 36 years as a Catholic/Christian until recently.  De-converting was a wake-up call for me to address life and nature as it is without an anthropomorphic…"
May 4, 2011
Andrew Seymour commented on Sentient Biped's blog post Waiting for my Mother's death
"Dear Sentient Biped: That is a heart-wrenching story. I am sorry that you have had to deal with this. It sounds like you have been holding off on telling her about your stance toward the idea of a god, which must be a huge challenge. If anything,…"
Mar 27, 2011
Grace Fitzpatrick commented on Andrew Seymour's blog post My wife is a believer, what to do?
"I think you are on the right path.  My dh was an atheist and I was an Xian when we met.  He played it cool and his rationalism eventually won out over my irrational beliefs.  You cannot "argue" anyone out of beliefs they…"
Mar 14, 2011
matt warren commented on Andrew Seymour's blog post My wife is a believer, what to do?
"although we have no kids (she is a 4 and hopefully 5x cancer survivor) I find myself in a similar situation. I call it my personal darwins dilema. I have read those books and seen the vid and she , I know wont touch them. luckely she is a scientist.…"
Mar 14, 2011
Andrew Seymour commented on Andrew Seymour's blog post My wife is a believer, what to do?
"Joel: I have read the first three books that you mentioned, but I will give the others a look, too.  Thank you for the suggestions!"
Mar 14, 2011

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"Spiritual but not religious" is just a landmark on the road to atheism.

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 10:29am 5 Comments

Recently, a CNN article talked about the danger of being spiritual but not religious.

Here's the article:  http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/29/my-take-im-spiritual-not-religious-is-a-cop-out/

Does the danger exist because some of us are still entertaining world views not based in reality but in hopes and (pipe) dreams.

Is spirituality just a…

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Something funny and corny as can be....from my church, HTC

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 5:57pm 2 Comments

So, there is this link that was posted on Facebook by a fellow member of my church. I am a nonbeliever, as you might guess, but I support my wife's decision to believe. Also, I have learned you just can't fix believers' belief systems with logic. But, if you want a good laugh, here's the link to a really funny dance celebration of jesus....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KX2-J6uS-o&feature=share

My wife is a believer, what to do?

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 2:26pm 5 Comments

I came to atheism after much inquiry, self-reflection, and rational thought, at the end of last year.  My wife and I married in a Protestant church 3 years ago, after I thought I had a personal revelation, which was, in effect, a realization of my own potential to take control of my life.  I was raised Catholic, and went through all the hoops/sacraments.  I am now engaged periodically in an uncomfortable discussion with my wife as to how to raise or 2 children.  I am of the opinion that the…

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At 5:31pm on February 20, 2012, Disillusioned Drew said…

Hi Andrew, I noticed you're local. I can relate to your story and wanted to wish you well and check in to see how you're doing in the journey. Also, there's a new Recovering from Religion Meetup getting off the ground in Chicago you may be interested in. Take care.

At 5:08pm on September 28, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Andrew and welcome to this great meeting place with its thousands of freethinking friends who recognise how religions continue to deceive and control vulnerable people beginning with innocent children.

Terry Meaden
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