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Responding to 'God Bless You' and 'I'll Pray for you'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janelle Campbell Dec 17, 2010. 66 Replies

I'm new here and there is a lot of possible reading.  My interest was captured by a topic looking for responses to the famous, "what if you're wrong" question and I have posted there. I am interested…Continue

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Janelle Campbell replied to Matthew Vaughan's discussion 'Responding to 'God Bless You' and 'I'll Pray for you''
" I read this amazing essay Dan Dennett wrote while in the hospital and he sums it up quite well. http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/dennett06/dennett06_index.html"
Dec 17, 2010
Greg A Stratton replied to Matthew Vaughan's discussion 'Responding to 'God Bless You' and 'I'll Pray for you''
"yes, i agree, this place is kinda hard to figure out... although im not a big social network guy either.."
Dec 16, 2010
elaine kilshaw replied to Matthew Vaughan's discussion 'Responding to 'God Bless You' and 'I'll Pray for you''
"See you around. Your input is great and would have been sorely missed."
Dec 15, 2010
Matthew Vaughan replied to Matthew Vaughan's discussion 'Responding to 'God Bless You' and 'I'll Pray for you''
"Awe thanks Elaine but, you know what, I've changed my mind.  Despite my difficulty with the structure, there is just to much interesting stuff going on so i'll probably see you around after all."
Dec 14, 2010
Matthew Vaughan replied to Sadly 'M' iCantSay's discussion 'I DON'T recommend "coming out" if you're ...' in the group Coming Out Godless: What's Your Story?
"  I greatly admire your courage and look forward to your input here.   I wish you peace, happiness and freedom but always remember... Atheism has no creed that you must obey and no ideology that you can betray so, if you need to;…"
Dec 14, 2010
Matthew Vaughan replied to Sadly 'M' iCantSay's discussion 'I DON'T recommend "coming out" if you're ...' in the group Coming Out Godless: What's Your Story?
"OK you are obviously very passionate about your beliefs and that is commendable.  There is also some truth in what you say, people do have to stand up for their beliefs but there are many ways of doing so and one step in that direction is to…"
Dec 14, 2010
Matthew Vaughan replied to Sadly 'M' iCantSay's discussion 'I DON'T recommend "coming out" if you're ...' in the group Coming Out Godless: What's Your Story?
"It's a good list but I think it worth mentioning that, in relation to point three, it is very much about context. OK, ritual group prayer and denunciation is pretty off the mark but, fasting and chanting can be very grounding, mind clearing and…"
Dec 14, 2010
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Coming Out Godless: What's Your Story?

We all come from different backgrounds & have different reasons for identifying ourselves as atheist or agnostic.Whatever your story is, we'd like to hear it. Please share & encourage others who are considering "coming out"!See More
Dec 14, 2010
elaine kilshaw replied to Matthew Vaughan's discussion 'Responding to 'God Bless You' and 'I'll Pray for you''
"Mathew, Great to have known you and maybe will find you on another forum.   'bye and , be good'. My way of saying goodbye.  "
Dec 14, 2010
Matthew Vaughan replied to Matthew Vaughan's discussion 'Responding to 'God Bless You' and 'I'll Pray for you''
"Thanks all for your responses, I have found this an interesting discussion.  I am sorry to say that I will no longer be posting here, not because of the people, who have in the main been lovely and made intelligent points.  But for…"
Dec 14, 2010
Matthew Vaughan replied to Matthew Vaughan's discussion 'Responding to 'God Bless You' and 'I'll Pray for you''
"Hi Denis, I think that I have caused some confusion here because I am strugglng with the structure of this forum.  I posted two reply's but somehow they did not appear in their right places.  The first one says basically what you…"
Dec 14, 2010
Matthew Vaughan replied to Matthew Vaughan's discussion 'Responding to 'God Bless You' and 'I'll Pray for you''
"Perfect, I would say 'God Bless you' myself just to see it;-)"
Dec 14, 2010
Matthew Vaughan replied to Matthew Vaughan's discussion 'Responding to 'God Bless You' and 'I'll Pray for you''
"This is far and away my favourite response so far and I hope you don't mind if I use it."
Dec 14, 2010
jharbs replied to Matthew Vaughan's discussion 'Responding to 'God Bless You' and 'I'll Pray for you''
"I just flail on the ground and scream " Im melting Im melting!""
Dec 13, 2010
Greg A Stratton replied to Matthew Vaughan's discussion 'Responding to 'God Bless You' and 'I'll Pray for you''
"Well, if it's a client or a borrower, (in the mortgage biz), then i am a camillion... i know i know... but if i was'nt i would not be able to pay my bills.. Now, in a common discusion, i simply laff @ them then say.. oh oh your serious...…"
Dec 13, 2010
Kerri replied to Matthew Vaughan's discussion 'Responding to 'God Bless You' and 'I'll Pray for you''
"I say,  "Blessed Be", which is Wiccan for "right back atcha!" and they go away satisfied.  And since Wiccan is the antithesis of Xtian, i'm satisfied as well.  Never suffer a witch to live.  Makes me…"
Dec 13, 2010

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Atheist
About Me:
My loves are: Family life and parenting, good company, reading, walking, gardening, international traditional music and dance.
Oh yes and a damned good argument!
Age
41-46
Why are you here?
For a variety of reasons, I have spent most of my life trying to believe in God in one form or another and, despite sincere attempts, have failed. I have recently concluded that I am, and in fact always have been an Atheist but at last, I have decided to do something about it. Having read the compelling arguments postulated by Dawkins, Hitchens, Dannet and Harris (among others) I have concluded that it is time for Atheists to GET NOISY! I hope to exchange ideas with like minded people and sharpen my own arguments and opinions in discussion and debate. It has been said that co-ordinating Atheists is like 'Herding Cats' but it is also true that Lions live in Prides. I believe that Atheism is on the move and I want a peice of the action.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
My cultural background is Christian and for a while I was involved in a 'born again' Christian church (a sad and fear filled epoch in my life). I have flirted with Islam, Paganism in various forms and finally the likes of Neil Donald Walsh (Conversations With God). Whilst I respect Walsh's Love/Fear philosophy, I see no reason to ascribe it to a supernatural entity and found that, although his core philosophy makes some sense, I just couldn't believe it came from anywhere but his own head!
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