"Oh Samantha, I really relate to your situation and I appreciate your emotional expression of your frustration. I often feel that way, expletives included!
But wow, Fred, I love your response; '"Finding meaning in life" is…"
"I have felt uncomfortable surrounded in a room of "faith" and sometimes I do feel sad because it has distanced some people from me. I also understand what you are saying about "holiday blues." A few friends of mine and I, people…"
"I thought this was very well said. It's true. As a child I believed what I was told. I had no beliefs of my own. It took a long time before I could undo what had been done. Also, I hate to say it, but my mom felt that religion was so important.…"
"I think it is comforting to believe in an after life when people you love have passed away. I had to consciously stop those thoughts.
I also started to watch my language; I don't say "Oh God!" anymore. I actually say, "Oh…"
"I did not change any of my deeply held "beliefs" as far as humanism and my liberal agenda is concerned. What I did have to think through is the superstition I had. For example, being raised as a reformed Jew, I had to purge the idea of the…"
Hi all,I am thrilled to a part of the American Humanist Association. My ethical society, The Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island is an affiliate of the AHA, so if there is anyone on LI looking for Humanism, we are at www.ehsli.orgWe also run a secular Sunday children's program, in case that interests anyone with kids. See More
Unless you were raised by atheist parents, you probably had some recovering to do when you left religion. The purpose of RR is to provide a landing place for people when they jump from religion. With local support groups throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Australia, and real-time resources accessible to everyone, RR is where to turn when faith has lost its luster.See More
The American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers in the United States. We work to promote humanism--the idea that you can be good without a god.See More
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its 8000 good friends.
A group you may like is “ORIGINS” (Origins: Universe, Life, Humans, Evolution, Religion..... ) with its 120 discussions and numerous video films.
One discussion (over 65 posts) is "Proud to be Atheist".
There's much to feel good about
because atheists and humanists hold the intellectual and moral high ground that is far removed from the pathetic superstitious god believers who grovel like slaves to a narrow-minded controlling clergy and their imaginary beings.