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Sacred: Is there such a thing in atheism?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 18, 2013. 19 Replies

As a ex-christian, I fully acknowledge that my language is still fully immersed in religious vocabulary. Words like 'bible'  'holy'  'sacred'   'blasphemy' 'heresy' still paint my conversations, but…Continue

Tags: words, ex-christian, beauty, language, vocabulary

Metaphysics = Non-Atheism?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud the Wonderer Sep 20, 2013. 8 Replies

Does liking and believing some aspects of what is known as 'metaphysics/new age '  make you less of an atheist? I mean I don't believe the missing part of the Cosmos is god. I think, however that it…Continue

Tags: age, philosphy, quantum, physics, new

Atheist Pagan, Artistic Soul, Nice to meet you!

Started this discussion. Last reply by AgeOfAtheists14 Feb 23, 2013. 6 Replies

Hi all!I'm Ronni and I'm an Atheistic Pagan (feel free to message me if you have questions as to how I walk that path), I am somewhat in the closet and somewhat not.  I love to write and read, listen…Continue

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Bud the Wonderer replied to Ronni's discussion Metaphysics = Non-Atheism?
"Many aspects of quantum physics have been 'co-opted' by the New Agers, who have substituted some of the science behind its rational with metaphysical mumbo-jumbo. The people who accept their 'new' explanations and linkage are…"
Sep 20, 2013
Kacie Tsao replied to Ronni's discussion Metaphysics = Non-Atheism?
"I suppose you can be an atheist without being a skeptic or a rationalist, though that would put you at odds with a lot of atheists who are those other things. Metaphysics is interesting, and I like some of the ideas in the way that I like…"
Sep 19, 2013
Loren Miller replied to Ronni's discussion Metaphysics = Non-Atheism?
"Offhand, I'd say that's the understatement of the day!"
Sep 19, 2013
Craigart14 replied to Ronni's discussion Metaphysics = Non-Atheism?
"I think I'm with you on this one.  Philosophy and theology seem to share a fundamental dependence on conditional statements that aren't grounded in the natural world."
Sep 19, 2013
Loren Miller replied to Ronni's discussion Sacred: Is there such a thing in atheism?
"At least there you're talking about something concrete, which can be observed, studied and evaluated for its value.  Dogma or doctrine which is written in a vacuum and has no objective referent is an entirely different matter.  We are…"
Sep 18, 2013
jay H replied to Ronni's discussion Sacred: Is there such a thing in atheism?
"Jonathan Haidt uses the term sacred in 'The Righteous Mind' in a psychological sense that does not necessarily involve deities. It is more the way that the person views something. Sacred is something we view as in need of profound…"
Sep 18, 2013
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ronni's discussion Sacred: Is there such a thing in atheism?
"I don't know if Buddhism holds anything as sacred, but when I was reading about world religions I saw Tantric Buddhism was the only one that regarded sex as a positive influence. "
Sep 18, 2013
k.h. ky replied to Ronni's discussion Sacred: Is there such a thing in atheism?
"I often call my self a heathen."
Sep 17, 2013
Patrick F replied to Ronni's discussion Sacred: Is there such a thing in atheism?
"At least that is how I have always seen it...but I also think it is more a philosophy than a religion....I am not now nor have I ever been a Buddhist, though."
Sep 17, 2013
Greg replied to Ronni's discussion Sacred: Is there such a thing in atheism?
"Patrick, Thank you for reminding me of that. I had forgotten it was as you described. Too much caffeine, brains ping-ponging inside my skull."
Sep 17, 2013
Chad Kreutzer replied to Ronni's discussion Sacred: Is there such a thing in atheism?
"Buddhism often seems to be used as an "add-on" philosophy. I know some atheist buddhists, and I also know some christian buddhists."
Sep 17, 2013
Patrick F replied to Ronni's discussion Sacred: Is there such a thing in atheism?
"Buddhism says gods are unnecessary for enlightenment but does not say they do or don't exist...it is non theistic."
Sep 17, 2013
Greg replied to Ronni's discussion Sacred: Is there such a thing in atheism?
"How so?"
Sep 17, 2013
Patrick F replied to Ronni's discussion Sacred: Is there such a thing in atheism?
"Buddhism is non-theistic, but not necessarily atheistic...."
Sep 17, 2013

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What does it mean to be an Atheist Pagan?

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 7:58am 7 Comments

Hey all!

It's been a battle, having this as an identity. People think its a contradiction of terms. Atheist and Pagan, like the two can't coincide, like they are .... mutually  exclusive or something. Well, I'm here to say they are not. Cause first off, no one said that being a pagan required you be a polytheistic believer or a wiccan dual theistic believer. There is no template, there is no dogma, there is no book except what you claim as your own. For me, being a pagan is…

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Coming out as an Atheist to my mom.

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 5:56am 4 Comments

Greetings fellow non-theists!

First thing you gotta understand about this coming out story is that BOTH of my parents are ordained Christian ministers. Second you gotta realize that I already came out to her as a bisexual, a bit before I was ready, but at least I'm out now, even though it felt wrong, because I feel more .... homosexual than bisexual, but that's beside the point.

I am friends with my mom on facebook, since she lives in a different state. And we…

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At 1:23pm on February 22, 2013, kara said…

Hi Ronni! Thanks for friending me. Look forward to learning more about your path toward atheism and your pagan influences.

At 10:12pm on February 20, 2013, Brent Feeney said…

My pleasure! =)  Hope the rest of your week goes well.

At 10:18am on February 19, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Ronni
Nice to have you with us. Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace--common sense and freethinking wisdom--that unites non-believers and students of the cosmos like you and us. 
You are invited to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 750 discussion topics and 3780 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin 
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At 10:24pm on February 18, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings Fellow Texan! Welcome to the site!
You might be interested in the group Texas Heathens.

At 9:37pm on February 18, 2013, Brent Feeney said…

Welcome aboard! =)  Hope all is going well with you today...

 
 
 

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