That was a beautiful introduction, and I too am curious, like Amber Kost, if you are actually English or American? I look forward to your contributions, especially from a Swiss perspective. I'm curious about how atheists are getting…"
"Thank you all for the thoughtful response. My daughter has been doing very well. She had a two-phased brain surgery (132 electrodes were implanted in and around the motor-cortex so the neur team could locate seizure focus and map her brain.)----- in…"
"If they are praying for me because of an illness or an unfortunate event, I say "thank you".
If someone told me that they were praying for me, so I don't go to Hell.....then, I'd probably tell them to go to Hell! LOL :)"
"Thanks for starting the thread. I don't have any suggestions to add, as I think the suggestions that I would have posted, are already mentioned.
A funny little story.
At my husband's grandfather's funeral, the pastor went on and on…"
"Does anyone know of any politician that has had the gumption to come out and say they don't believe in God?
Let me rephrase that. Does anyone know of any politician that has had the gumption to come out and say they don't believe in God,…"
"I cannot ever remember having faith. I think that when I was very young, before I was teenager, I may have thought that God was all that was good in the world. Whatever that means. Like I said, I was very young. LOL By the time I was in my…"
"I think you're correct in the assumption that the prayers offered to you and your child were honestly kind, if not altogether misguided attempts at solace. At the same time I believe you were justified in graciously accepting their offering…"
"First let me say I hope your child recovers well and soon....if she hasn't already, and the unicorn answer was classic! I must use it some time. In this part of the world people offering to pray for you is almost de rigour. I just say…"
Ahh, what a relief it is to be here!In my everyday life, for the most part, I keep my atheism to myself. Since we all know that, for the most part, voicing a non-belief in God can invite misunderstanding and hatred.I'm lucky enough that my husband, parents, and only sibling (brother) think that religion is a bunch of B.S..Recently, due to my daughter's severe illness (uncontrolled seizures), I received an outpouring of well-wishers praying for us. To those people, I always responded graciously…See More
You have written a very good introduction about yourself.
From one atheist to another, welcome to Atheist Nexus. Do visit often, join in as much as you want, .... and enjoy good company.
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