"Good post, Ray. I agree.
We're living in a necrophilic society and we need to live in a biophilic world. Love of life has to overcome love of death and machines.
Here's a song that brings this out. Just being alive in all that counts;…"
"I like to blow minds. Just having fun. "I found the Lord." What a crazy idea.
There's a septillion worlds. To think that a all-might celestial being would listen to my picayune yearnings is nuts. You does God do when two people on…"
"Life can be tough, as humans we do feel powerless at times in this big cruel world. You have to believe in yourself. When you think you cannot do something, overwrite that thought with a "how can I do it?" approach. When you have negative…"
"Olivia, I'm a member of two Humanist Groups. We're growing really fast. There's plenty of people of like mind. Plus, that "fellowship" stuff is nothing more than mutual reinforcement of obvious delusions. Somebody who thinks…"
"I think one benefit we gain from throwing orthodox religion in the garbage is a feeling of tolerance. If you want to screw platypuses, go right ahead. Just leave my platypus alone.
So Kaida, if praying to some deity makes you happy and secure, go…"
"Kaidabear, is Olivia's answer a little closer to what you were looking for? I think it helps a great deal to remember that all those times you thought God was helping you out, it was really just you all along. You were functional before all by…"
"Okay you defiantly get it. I'm stuck in the in between place here. The 'well it was you all along', and still combating the "you can't do anything without gods help' mentality still floating around in my head. I was…"
"Loss of a strong support system has been one of my biggest hurdles. Not just a support system in God, but also a support system in my Christian friends. In Bible study, we got "deep" into the issues of life and always prayed together. I…"
"I think you guys are not understanding what I was looking for here. I don't need something to new to worship. I don't need the 'anti-depression' speeches. I'm asking how former Christians, who are used to reaching out to a…"
"I wonder if having a look at pantheism might help?
Perhaps it is a bit like walking out of the house you grew up in, leaving your parents behind. So here you are in your new house, but you are unsure how to decorate it, what style of furniture to…"
"Right on, Lisa.
It kinda sucks when you realize you are all alone. But you're not alone. Every one of us is in the same boat.
Here's a paragraph from Mirror Reversal on this. I wrote this in 2005.
“I see everything in terms of…"
Greetings, Kaidabear! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus for a year. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Hi Kaidabear in California, and welcome to this great meeting place
where religion is recognised for the superstition and people-control fraud that it is and for its inexcusable 2000 years of oppressing women
--- and that God and gods are merely fictions inside human heads.