Just thought I would share how interesting it is to make decisions without god.  I was raised to believe that you sought god's advice for every detail of your life.  For example, you did not buy a toothbrush unless you had heard from god as to what color it should be.  Now that major decisions are being made in my life, it's scary.  It's scary because I don't consult any god.  I do what seems best for me with the occasional piece of advice from friends.  It is just as liberating as it is scary.  Anybody else feel me?

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Comment by Kimberlee Williams on June 15, 2011 at 4:30pm

You're so right!!  It is scary because we can't use those cop-outs but it is so freeing!!  And its true that every day we write a new page in our own book!!! It's good to be reminded of this.

@Ally-get that hot pink toothbrush girl!!

Comment by Navitta Nelson on June 15, 2011 at 1:15pm

I can relate.  The one thing about knowing there is no God, is all your choices are on you.  You cannot blame use God as an excuse "it was God's will".  When you don't believe in God you cannot cop out by saying "well, I'm gonna leave it in God's hands".  You are totally accountable, and that can be a scary thing at times.

 

But the liberating part is, knowing that you have the power to make changes and no entity has already determined your path.  Having the power of change and not predestination, is a wonderful thang, lol. 

Comment by Ally on June 13, 2011 at 11:29am

Hot Pink! Sweet! - makes me want a new toothbrush. I agree with everyone else = Well Said D Bookworm! Kimberlee, I was't brought up religious, but I did have a deeply entrenched "Fear of Mom" - Liberating yourself from any authority is scary and exciting, but wow the rewards!

Congrats, taking resposnibility means you get all the "credit" too! ;)

Comment by Kimberlee Williams on June 12, 2011 at 7:19pm
Wow D.!!! You put that so perfectly!!!  I love it!!  Thanks...
Comment by Kimberlee Williams on June 12, 2011 at 7:18pm
DECIDED, I'M GOING WITH THE HOT PINK TOOTHBRUSH!!
Comment by Kimberlee Williams on June 12, 2011 at 7:17pm
Sunshine, I agree!  it is liberating to follow my own desires and beliefs.....
Comment by coffeycake on June 12, 2011 at 1:08pm

Hi Kimberlee! I understand where you're coming from. It's odd that my mother raised me Catholic but wasn't herself particularly religious, whereas I latched onto religion from a very early age. I think now it's because my family dynamics were all screwed up and I wanted someone to love me unconditionally, even if I had to delude myself.

Anywho, I understand that it's scary and liberating at the same time. I think liberty in and of itself is pretty scary. Being all "free" and shit makes things complicated and sometimes dangerous, but that's the price we all pay for living our own lives and generally being AWESOME.

Do what is meaningful to you. And always, always buy the hot pink toothbrush. :-P

Comment by Kimberlee Williams on June 11, 2011 at 8:29pm
Hilarious Antonio!!  But so true!
Comment by Antonio Chambers on June 11, 2011 at 7:11pm
Sure It's scary. it's all a part of the human experience. Making decisions should be rational, logical and in some cases emotional. Consulting a deity that does not exist is a deluded decision. Making choices in life does feel scary at times but be at peace, as you will not be judged for the decisions you make. Would a loving god really burn you in hell because you bought a prius instead of a hummer?

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