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Came out to wife, but not to kids - Help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edison Sullivan Jul 7, 2013. 15 Replies

I am Jewish, come from a religious family, I am married for over 10 years to a religious Jewish woman, and we have children. After being a skeptic for the past 2 years, I finally came out to my wife…Continue

Meaning after religion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luara Sep 8, 2013. 64 Replies

For those of us who were religious before becoming atheists, you understand how religion gave us meaning. If you follow the rules (especially in Judaism where there are many) and learn the right…Continue

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Luara replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"The question of whether hunter-gatherers and other early societies were philosophers and whether the average person worried about the meaning of life is hard to assay with no surviving written materials, but I wonder if the question even would have…"
Sep 8, 2013
Anthony Jordan replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"Sierra: I am a firm believer that whatever we find to be purposeful and that also makes us happy, such as doing good for others or what have you, is real purpose, real meaning. I do not believe in any way, shape, or form, that purpose must come from…"
Sep 6, 2013
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"My remarks were not intended to apply only to hunter-gatherer societies, but also to agricultural and commercial trading societies where the majority of the population remained poor or enslaved. The notion that hunter-gatherers led an idyllic…"
Sep 6, 2013
Luara replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"That we are able to contemplate a purpose or meaning for life beyond the bare struggle  to maintain it is the signal luxury we enjoy in modern times. This might be true of peasants, but not of hunter gatherers.  According to a…"
Sep 6, 2013
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"Throughout most of the world for most of history the vast majority of people have had to work hard merely to stay alive. Thomas Hobbes described it in a famous passage of Leviathan as a life of "continual fear, and danger of violent death; and…"
Sep 6, 2013
Anthony Jordan replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"The great Robert Byrne once said: "The purpose of life is a life of purpose". What did he mean ? My idea is that he meant by that, that anything you do that makes you happy and that is purposeful, such as volunteering at a soup kitchen or…"
Sep 5, 2013
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Sep 5, 2013
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"nature lovers saved me. believers or non btw.."
Sep 4, 2013
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"find outlets.. they're plenty. skate. exercise. yoga. drink water instead of soda. . . . change. watch a bluray or two. marvel. CG stuff.. inspriing"
Sep 4, 2013
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"dang glich.. see this:http://apostasynow.net/2013/09/02/apostasy-now-episode-2-tombstone-da-deadman/best. very well said. ex xtian / muslim .. both! ?"
Sep 4, 2013
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
Sep 4, 2013
Madhukar Kulkarni replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"Purpose of life is a recurring theme for discussions here and it will continue to be so because one discussion is not enough for constantly emerging new answers. In the context of the universe, our life has no meaning. This is a fact accepted by all…"
Sep 2, 2013
Tom Sarbeck replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"Mathew, you're right; priests should (in theory) be the most unhappy under this paradigm. That's the theory. Test it. "
Aug 16, 2013
Tom Sarbeck replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"Idaho, a few words from a song in the Broadway musical Camelot are apropos. In words I don't remember, they said that for a short time there was an ideal place. It seems like making a watermelon garden was, for a short time, your…"
Aug 16, 2013
Idaho Spud replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"I like your answer Edison."
Aug 15, 2013
Idaho Spud replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"I like your answer Linda."
Aug 15, 2013

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At 2:57pm on July 1, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi  Mordie   
Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 
You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 800 discussion topics and 3860 members.

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