Hi there everyone! A friend of mine linked me to a news story that was on here a bit ago, and I figured I'd check the site out a bit more. I'm hoping that a site like this, I'll find more people…Continue
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Reading these over the past couple of days, and sort of looking inwards on myself for the first time in a long time, I think I understand what it is that's going on with…"
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"I think it's important to be able to seperate respect for an individual and supporting the belief system they have. They are not mutually exclusive. When you speak to your friends who hold religious beliefs the best way to…"
"Hello Nicholas and welcome to TA! Talking with your unbelief with friends and family who believe is difficult. You should take your time, do it at your own pace, and reach out from us if you need help or advice. I applaud your courage!"
"Hey, welcome first of all. I guess it is a nice thing to have the power to believe and have faith in something that doesn't exist. But then again they should have the same respect towards you and your beliefs. Maybe some new friends will do it"
"I guess this touches on one reason why many atheists are down on religion. Now, I make no statement on your friends or on their respect for you as a person, but if atheism was respected in your cultural circle, why would being openly atheist…"
"Hello Nicholas. Just read your post. I think that the views people take and the degree to which they take them is a key point here. Some people come across as being what you might describe as militant Atheists. Maybe they have an extremely negative…"
"That's my bad for not being entirely clear, there.
I'm starting to slowly let my religious friends know of my beliefs. Some are more than ok with that, and some have stopped talking to me. Really there's only one…"
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First of all, I would like to make a clear distinction between religious belief (specifically theism) and religious people. Our philosophy tends to be something along the lines of, "People…"
""...and my religious friends don't know I'm an atheist."
Do you mind if I ask why not? Normally I don't ask, but if you know of their philosophical/ religious views and show them respect, why not provide tem the same…"
I'm a 23 year old out on a journey to find myself. I moved from the California Bay Area to Seattle, Washington, having never been to Washington before. I've been here for a little over a year now, and I'm loving it to no end. Meeting people is a little sparse, but hopefully in time that'll change.
Why are you here?
Most of my own personal views have been attacked so many times, that I've stopped discussing religions with people all together. Most of my own beliefs have been attacked by atheists, and so I'm trying to find some like minded people out there, hopefully. Not starting an argument would be nice as well.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
I could no longer force myself to believe something, that for so long I had no belief in. I hold no hatred or ill will towards religion, but refuse to believe it myself.