"Thank you all so much for your replies - apologies for my absence I have been snowed under with my degree these past couple of weeks. To Gallup's Mirror, I actually found Christopher (of whom I have been a long term admirer) to essentially…"
"I suggest you start with Christopher Hitchens, who often made similar comparisons between totalitarianism and the premise of the Christian religion. His personal horror at the concept is the reason why Hitchens described himself as an anti-theist…"
"Steady! After a lifetime of indoctrination we can feel weightless and untethered over on this side. But it doesn't sound like you need much help. You've thought about it. You can't unthink it (in the absence of more evidence to…"
"My early transition points, from a weak belief promoted by my family to, 'I just can't get there from here!', seem to be the following:
1) my sister died when she was 4.5 years old at xmas time, after spending most of her childhood in…"
Right, where to begin? Born and raised a (Catholic) Christian, confirmed etc I was, until recently, content to believe that there was some higher transcendental being watching over us/putting challenges before us/being there for us in times of need. For most of what has so far been a short life I took comfort in this, without ever having a shred of evidence or a religious experience to support this belief. I'm perfectly happy to admit it was blind faith, a result of my schooling and…See More