Anne

Female

Milton, FL

United States

Profile Information:

Your Religious Status
Atheist, Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic
About Me:
I am an artist and poet. I volunteer a lot for hospice and am studying to be a social worker to deepen my work with the dying and their families. I perceive a deep interconnectedness with all that is without believing in a supernatural being. There is so much that is wonderful about nature and even more that we simply do not yet understand which may seem like something mysterious. I love to immerse myself in silence, in music, in poetry and art which is where I experience profound beauty which feeds my inner depths. I am a great lover of books particularly philosophical works and scientific theory.
Age
36-40
Why are you here?
I presently live in a cultural wasteland in the deep South surrounded by Evangelical Christians who are not inclined to think or suffer those who do. I am seeking a place in which to breathe in the cool air of rationality with intelligent beings.
The religion you left
Catholic
Why you left your religion.
It is easier to tell you why I left than why I allowed myself, raised without religion, to get tangled up in it. I was Wiccan for many years. I studied Buddhism. I was a Roman Catholic nun for 10 years but never believed in a deity. I longed for community and the aesthetic beauty of the monastic tradition. I thought that my personal philosophy about the nature of existence was broad enough not to be constricted by the narrow dogmas of the Catholic Church. What can I say... I was wrong. I prefer freedom of thought and movement to aesthetics. I continue to practice zazen but am not a theistic Buddhist.
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Coffee or a drink

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  • Gregor Basić

    Nice video, wished I could write poems like that :)
  • Moe Abou-Salem

    Interesting profile. I loved the music. Do you have any favourite bands?? I also like dark, gothic and ambient music!! I am currently interested in Icelandic music =)

    What about philosophical and scientific books?? I am currently finish one of my favourite books by Carl Sagan - Billions and Billions. 

     

    Cheers,

  • Kevin Longmore

    A very interesting page - wish I was creative