"When folks tend to proselytize, and hand me written material with god stuff I hand them a copy of one of my favorite poems:
Out of the night that covers me,Black as the pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may beFor my…"
"I'm in the USA and the designation of "atheist" seems to conjure up something equivalent to the devil, Hitler, Mussolini, or any other unsavory historical figure. I have, like you, found it easier to say that I'm simply a…"
I'm a professional musician and I play harp and piano and gig/write and arrange music for a living. A great deal of classical music which was written by major composers is considered sacred music, such as "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" or the choral work in Beethoven's 9th Symphony. I don't have a problem listening to or playing such music. It's the creation of the music that I'm interested in, not what it may have represented centuries ago in which case was often commissoned by the…See More
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I'm 59 years old, a professional musician: Classical pianist and Celtic and classical harpist. B.M. of Music, M.M. of Music and B.A in Physical Science. I live in New England with my husband, two cats and a dog. I grew up Episcopalian and searched for the "right" religion all of my life. When I turned 50 several circumstances in my life led me to realize that I no longer believed in a supreme being. I still continue to study and read and stay open-minded about most things.
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