One thing that we need to do as Atheists is find a way to build a community. How many people don't really believe in God but still go to church just so they have a place they belong, a sense of…Continue
We are a varied lot of people here with many economic and political beliefs. The one thing that unites most of us is are disregard for religion. Some will be more equipped to answer this question…Continue
"Here is my dilemma. My sister in law was the only help I got in taking care of my wife. For the last couple of weeks she came to the house and spent the day with her while I was at work. She is a very nice person but she is a born…"
"Welcome Amanda . Sorry to hear about what you are going through. I am not the person with cancer that brought me to this group. I was the husband of a woman who fought breast cancer for 4 1/2 years. You probably…"
In order for secularism to develop into a culture it would appear that it needs to offer the same social benefits as church attendance. I think it would be wonderful if it involved organizing around childrens education. Maybe some kind of…"
"I have found that a community does exist for atheists but it is not just one community that agrees about everything. For example, there are the science fiction clubs that have mostly atheists in them, or the golfing on Sundays clubs, or the computer…"
"@RobertPiano: I agree to an extent. I would rather have people in my life who TRULY care, not who pretend to. I can count those who do on less than a hand. The rest really could care less. It's a very hard lesson to learn that "You"…"
"With the recent loss of both parents the last thing I wanted was the hollow solace of the deluded, especially from the less experienced. I was always a "people person", but being older, now I prefer interpersonal quality over…"
You are likely experiencing SO many emotions right now I don't want to even begin to try to empathize because I DON'T know or understand your pain and all you have suffered. I do however understand pain and suffering. And…"
"H Mike, I'm sorry to hear about your wife. I lost m partner to breast cancer and I know how hard it can be to watch your love die slowly. I don't know that a community would have really helped me, however. My friends helped me,…"
One thing that we need to do as Atheists is find a way to build a community. How many people don't really believe in God but still go to church just so they have a place they belong, a sense of community that makes them feel like they belong.My wife died 2 months ago after a long battle with cancer. Going through the dying process, especially over many years, is already tough for atheists because everyone is praying for us, and all their prayers are with us. To prevent fights we have to grit…See More
Thank you Robert. I wish my husband Todd would talk to someone, but he just says he's fine. As for me, I'm trying to not think in terms of expiry dates. It's just so hard in the bc community's "be happy or die" and emphasis on "spirituality." The one atheist thread on breastcancer.org just degenerated into anti-religion jokes.