First post, and hello to all of you. I've always known which side of the fence I sit on with the topic of faith/religion, but I've been very selective with whom I share it with. Over the last couple…Continue
"Matt, it occurred to me recently that one reason people MIGHT tell their children the SANTA legend is to interest them in Christmas. I'd never considered how Santa is a mythical fellow who listens to your thoughts, watches your deeds and…"
"It helps to know other atheists and talk about your shared feelings. Your wife may well follow your lead, if she's the kind of woman who thinks independently.
I'm sure every one of us knows your concerns...give it time. There are a LOT of…"
"I have my Christmas tree up, too! It is something I grew up with and enjoy to this day. I have purged mangers and other particular decorations, but I love my tree and other, more secular decorations, foods, and traditions."
"What a bunch of assholes. Seriously. This has nothing to do with political affiliation as it does with being respectful when others speak. Oh wait.. they're politicians. Nevermind... it's their job to obfuscate whatever the highest bidder…"
"Had to do this one with some fish that got flushed. Sorta cheated on this one though because my son watched Finding Nemo and immediately told me that they were returned back to the ocean. As for other animals though (like in the wild), I've…"
Father of 3, married to a critical thinking theist. Odd situation, but it works. Play guitar, loud mouthed, opinionated but not afraid to listen and learn, proudly a member of the Green Party, and absolutely abhor human suffering be it real life or for profit (looking at you entertainment industry). Staunchly against mainstream media (tv, news, radio), believe firmly in supporting local business before supporting big business and I hope to one day see confirmation of intelligent life outside this planet to silence the stupid people in charge of this one.
Why are you here?
Where else we got to go? :p
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
My father was a presbyterian minister before I was born and even he was disillusioned with the church. He encouraged me to have religion in my life, but on my terms. I did as a child. He passed away when I was 10 from muscular dystrophy, and the church never flinched a muscle to help us. Every interaction I had with a church since then has been negative.
Every interaction with overly zealous religious people has been ridiculous. I became a critical thinker in my teens and have found myself understanding the world, our species, and the universe itself on a level that religion would have held me back from indefinitely.
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