"this is almost my situation verbatim. I connected with your statement about "On an internal personal level, the day I left the faith was the happiest of my life." Yes, I felt so free, now I just feel alone. I have a non religious buddhist…"
"I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter and some Dan Dennett...their work on consciousness is amazing...basically, figuring out how to create competences from "dumb parts"...and the theory of consciousness as an emergence of various…"
"i'm reading Letters to a Young Contrarian now. Good stuff, real personal, obviously. But also liked god is not great. recently bought Portable Atheist, lots of good stuff in there. Several essays from great minds; David Hume, Salmon Rushdie,…"
Recovering from the side effects of Christian fundamentalism is not easy.•The ongoing fear of Hell•Rejection from family members•Ongoing guilt•Loss of communityIf you can relate, join.This is not a debate group.See More
Hi, and a friendly welcome to Gary A. Poche.
Very glad to have you here among the sensible, rational people of this world.
This is the great Nexus meeting place with its thousands of bright people like you who recognise religion for the superstition and brainwashing fraud that it is---
and that gods exist only as fictions inside people's heads.
originator of the busy discussion group
"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its over 240 discussion topics.