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Out of the mouths of Babes.

Started Dec 23, 2010 0 Replies

At lunch today I overheard my 8 year old grand-daughter explain to her 7 year old brother that "Christ died on the cross for our sins."  Like it was truth.  My grandson decided Spiderman was…Continue

Science vs Religious thought

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kirk Holden Dec 19, 2010. 14 Replies

Let me make this simple if I can:I am not a scientist.  I read a lot of science.  I don't understand all of it completely but I believe it is true and rational.  I have seen things on TA that have…Continue

Personal definitions

Started this discussion. Last reply by luvtheheaven Dec 18, 2010. 18 Replies

I have seen discussions on what the word 'atheist' means. My POV.  I don't believe in god or gods the way I don't believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Prop Man, Sasquash, Fairies, or magic.  I…Continue

Religion for the Homeless = Death

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yahweh Oct 24, 2013. 8 Replies

A 70 year old man froze to death in the old car he was sleeping in.  He was nobody and a drunk who did day labor. He was called Grandad.. I knew him because he and other homeless people hang out at…Continue

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Yahweh replied to Cathleen Sessions's discussion 'Religion for the Homeless = Death'
"Same as starving children in 3rd world countries. No faith means no food for them!"
Oct 24, 2013
Heather Spoonheim replied to Cathleen Sessions's discussion 'Religion for the Homeless = Death'
"That's why I'm saying it should be a community, not just religious community, effort."
Oct 24, 2013
Physeter replied to Cathleen Sessions's discussion 'Religion for the Homeless = Death'
"If the Christians have any sense, they'll provide all those things too. So yeah...it's a complete toss-up whether or not they would really provide those things."
Oct 24, 2013
Kairan Nierde replied to Cathleen Sessions's discussion 'Religion for the Homeless = Death'
"So, what are you hoping they'd say? It's just religious for a polite 'thank you.'"
Oct 23, 2013
Heather Spoonheim replied to Cathleen Sessions's discussion 'Religion for the Homeless = Death'
"If a religious organization provides shelter and wants to spread their message in return, I don't see a problem with that - as long as they are footing the bill.  To them, their message is part of healing the homeless - perhaps a way to…"
Oct 23, 2013
Daniel Patrick Day replied to Cathleen Sessions's discussion 'Christmas culture vs religion'
"I looooove christmas! But I do try to say holidays or X-mas."
Jul 5, 2012
Laura Jones replied to Cathleen Sessions's discussion 'The Tell-Tale Brain' in the group Read Atheist
"I just finished the section on phantom limbs and brain plasticity.  I'm really enjoying it so far.  Hoping to get some more reading in later today.  But first I have to a) get off the laptop and b) figure out how to get the cat…"
Mar 27, 2011
Cathleen Sessions replied to Sam Watson's discussion 'Freemasons... Just a fraternity?'
"You have to believe in a Supreme Power of some sort.  You just have to believe in some higher power.  It could be physics as no one will ever ask you.  However most of the rituals in the US have distinctly Christian flavor.   The…"
Mar 22, 2011
Cathleen Sessions replied to Spencer's discussion 'Acceptable Myths?'
"Oh, and I like the fact that Spiderman and all the Super Heroes are more real and interesting to my Grandson than Jesus.  When I tell him Spiderman isn't real he just doesn't believe me."
Mar 6, 2011
Cathleen Sessions replied to Spencer's discussion 'Acceptable Myths?'
"My, lets make childhood sterile and non-magical at all.  Children like these things and then they learn to a) question the story and b) not to accept without proof what and adult says.    My grandson sometimes while playing thinks…"
Mar 6, 2011
Cathleen Sessions replied to T A A's discussion 'What percentage of Think Atheist members are Humanists?'
"If you agree that Humanism is defined thus: A secular ideology which espouses reason, ethics, and justice, whilst specifically rejecting supernatural and religious dogma as a basis of morality and decision-making.   Then yes I am a humanist."
Mar 6, 2011
Cathleen Sessions replied to Joshua's discussion 'Bible Prophecy, what is you're view on Bible prophecy'
"Why don't they make prophecies something you can check.  I prophesize that in April of 2011 there will be much more rain and less snow.  That is practically guarenteed. "
Feb 14, 2011
Cathleen Sessions replied to Richmond's discussion 'Reasons for being atheist.'
"The nice thing about being over 50 is really not caring what other people think about you, your opinions or your way of life.    I have finally achieved the place where I can live my life as I want and ignore those who don't like…"
Feb 12, 2011
Cathleen Sessions replied to Richmond's discussion 'Reasons for being atheist.'
"Okay I am a Happy Atheist.  I came to Atheism through a long thoughtful path.  I am not angry.  I just realized one day there was no god.  Not emotional but reasoned after much reading.  I can say it is logic because I am…"
Feb 12, 2011
Cathleen Sessions replied to Richmond's discussion 'Reasons for being atheist.'
"I was not hurt or insulted by religious people.  Hypocrisy is a human condition.  Biologically we need to be part of a group and my church really wasn't anti-intellectual and really did believe in science.  I did not become…"
Feb 12, 2011
Cathleen Sessions added a discussion to the group Read Atheist
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The Tell-Tale Brain

A Neuroscientist's Quest for what makes us Human by V. S. Ramachandran.  I am in the middle of this book right now and it is facinating.  This is readable science without dumbing down.  If you wonder where we got our humanity from if it wasn't God, this postulates the evolutionary path through neurology of how humans developed a unique intellect from our primates with out having an 'intelligent designer'.  For anyone interested in science and the brain and how and who we are. See More
Feb 9, 2011

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Your Religious Status
Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic
About Me:
A librarian with 8 cats, one dog, 2 grandchildren, 2 Twenty-something kids and one SO living in one house. I am totally nuts.
Age
53-58
Why are you here?
I had my epiphany of that there was no God as I was going in for major surgery with the chance of not coming back. Knowing for certain that there was no God comforted me. That was 10 years ago and I have been happily non-religious ever since. And I haven't started drinking blood yet.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
I just couldn't rationalize the mythology. I read alot and I've read the Bible. It just doesn't make sense to me.
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Cathleen Sessions's Blog

I Like Christmas

Posted on December 22, 2010 at 11:00pm 2 Comments

I was sitting in my office today.  I was alone as almost everyone else has taken off for the holiday.  I had  Pandora on Christmas music.  I listen to a lot of Baroque, Renaissance, medieval, celtic and new age music anyhow and that was the flavor of my Christmas music.  I also had Trans-Sibrian Railway and Manheim Steamroller.  I really enjoyed it. 

 

I like Church.  I don't mean the religion.  Or The Church. 

 

I like the Christmas Service Happy Music…

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Supernature is FUN!

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 1:37am 3 Comments

When I was a child I was a bit fanciful. I remember my mother on several occasions explaining the difference between 'real' and 'pretend/imagination'. And speculating about things was fine, playing was fine, but in reality I would not be able to fly off the roof with my umbrella like Mary Poppins and if I got hurt she would kill me.

I love to read. It comes with the whole librarian thing and I have been reading since I was 4. I do read a lot of non-fiction; history, medicine,…

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My car runs on magic

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 1:48am 7 Comments

I decided my musings are more Blog worthy than Forum worthy.

As far as I am concerned, my car runs on ritual magic. I basically know how it works and I used to be able to do things to to engine but now they are computerized and more complicated. I put gas in my car, I turn the key and it runs. A matter of faith.

I take it to the Car place when the lights come on and tell me to 'change oil' or 'check tire pressure'. I know what these mean and could posslibly do…

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At 10:35pm on November 8, 2010, Cathleen Sessions said…
I live in a very Christian/Right-wing community. There is a 10 foot lit up cross on one of the hills. Private land so what can you do? I don't mind people practicing their religion until they assume, impose on me. I don't show up on door steps at 9 AM on a Saturday morning to explain mythology and delusion to my neighbors but I fell Like it is time to try.
At 10:31pm on November 8, 2010, Cathleen Sessions said…
I am a very closeted atheist in my community. My family is really non-religious. My children have both side that they are 'really athiest' though one daughter identifies as a pagan and the other as a Buddhist. My SO believes in 'something'.

I took my kids to church, but did something right because it didn't take. I think rational discussions at home helped them make their own decisions at about 14. And I encourged them to think for themselves.
 
 
 

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