Greg Marshall
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John Kelly commented on Greg Marshall's blog post 'The Thing I Miss Being An Atheist'
"I think it is awesome you used the word "Backsliding"."
Nov 28, 2011
Greg Marshall commented on Greg Marshall's blog post 'The Thing I Miss Being An Atheist'
"I'm not backsliding into religion if anyone is worried :) I've worked hard for ten years to remove much of the religious influences that have been embedded in my (our!) lives.  This is one feeling /process/tradition that is still a…"
Nov 28, 2011
Cristynfaye commented on Greg Marshall's blog post 'The Thing I Miss Being An Atheist'
"I'm totally there with ya.  The community, the coming together when a tragedy strikes or even in celebratory times, it's something that feels very natural in a church.  When you remove yourself from your beliefs, you also remove…"
Nov 28, 2011
John Kelly commented on Greg Marshall's blog post 'The Thing I Miss Being An Atheist'
"Greg, I agree with you that for many people religion helps facilitate some things that basic belief systems don't.  People in a religious setting can experience heights of all kinds of feelings that come only from filtering reality…"
Nov 28, 2011
Greg Marshall commented on Greg Marshall's blog post 'The Thing I Miss Being An Atheist'
"I need to clarify... (and I am still clarifying in my mind so help me here) Love and compassion are human emotions and do not originate in the church.  As an atheist I have those emotions and occasionally the need to process loss.  The…"
Nov 28, 2011
Ceci commented on Greg Marshall's blog post 'The Thing I Miss Being An Atheist'
"so do you still find, as an atheist, this system of lies and fake beliefs "comfortable"? are you really jealous/envious of your religious friends while you see that they are victims of a fraud? do you think that that "process"…"
Nov 28, 2011
Robert Karp commented on Greg Marshall's blog post 'The Thing I Miss Being An Atheist'
"Could you expand on this? Why is religion, in your view, necessary for a process?"
Nov 27, 2011
Greg Marshall posted a blog post

The Thing I Miss Being An Atheist

Coming out as a atheist has been good for me.  As I worked on removing the illogical religious parts from my life, the world just started to make more sense.  The last few years, the world has been in a much more logical order for me.  Even those items I don't understand are not understandable in a logical way.I do miss on some level the love and compassion found in the religious people during times of tragedy.  I feel this sometimes as a deep ache in my "heart."I had a friend commit suicide…See More
Nov 27, 2011
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"Welcome to the Think Atheist community Greg!"
Nov 2, 2011
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Nov 1, 2011

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Atheist
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41-46
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Married
The religion you left
Christian, Catholic, Was never a part of one
Why you left your religion.
I was never very religious. It always seemed wrong. The last ten years I finally "solved" religion for myself and came out of the closet as an atheist. I'm happier and now am working to remove the remainder of the religious entanglements out of my life.
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The Thing I Miss Being An Atheist

Posted on November 27, 2011 at 7:58pm 7 Comments

Coming out as a atheist has been good for me.  As I worked on removing the illogical religious parts from my life, the world just started to make more sense.  The last few years, the world has been in a much more logical order for me.  Even those items I don't understand are not understandable in a logical way.

I do miss on some level the love and compassion found in the religious people during times of tragedy.  I feel this sometimes as a deep ache in my "heart."

I had a…

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Welcome to the Think Atheist community Greg!

 
 
 

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