"Belle, you are so right! Every person I've met since owning my atheism has helped me to balance the strengths of AA and recovery with my inner compass. It is so important for me to hear other people say that we should hesitate before giving all…"
"This Sunday will be our fourth meeting and we will have a business meeting to discuss which modified steps best fit, and the format for the meeting. The other fellow who helped start this put something in place to get us started. And even with the…"
"Hope I hit "reply" in the right place. First, thank you Aim, Ken and Belle for your thoughts (my apologies Aim, I was new to the site and somehow didn't see your reply).
I've ordered "Waiting" and look forward to…"
"Belle, you are full of resources, links, and suggestions - wow! Thank you.
Everyone, please know that I will read everything and I already SO appreciate everyone's thoughts and sharing. I am not the best at replying. So... this is all great…"
"I wanted to share my blog, which is public. I started it as a way to work through my PTSD, writing about current issues, therapy, revelations. Recently I've started a second thread, which goes back to the beginning of becoming a park ranger…"
"So grateful for everyone's input so far. For a start, my anxiety had become debilitating, and I've been working hard on rearranging my life to minimize difficulties. From a place of not being constantly triggered, I have started so very…"
"Belle, you wrote, "But if you have let go of your faith I know you've reached a level of intellectual honesty that means you understand that this is your one and only life." It's odd, I had heard that it isn't unusual for a…"
"Oh my goodness, Belle, thank you for writing back! I will re-read and better absorb your post.
For any of you, here is what I'm wrestling with when I say my healing has stalled. I haven't been able to hold down a permanent job, what does…"
"Hello. I'm brand new to the site, and want to add some thoughts and questions. First, I'm very interested to know if Ken has any updates or insights since writing the original post?
I've been going to AA for awhile, sober 10 months. I…"
"Hello. I just joined this group. I was officially diagnosed with PTSD about a year and a half ago, after pretty much figuring it out myself. I was a first responder and six years ago experieced "too much."
I have an excellent therapist,…"
Former law enforcement park ranger. Raised an absolutely remarkable son who has completely surpassed me in living a holistic, compassionate, and realistic life (so proud!). I have led an adventurous life, wow! And now I blog about it at TheRangerChronciles.com. It is my therapy, because my PTSD had reduced my life to a pretty humbling and boring existence. What is most important to me right now? Finding expression in my writing; my relationships with my son, daughter-in-law, nieces and nephews; my therapy; and creating a path back to a rural area (more nature).
Why are you here?
Recently accepted that I'm an atheist. I lost my religion several years ago, and until now just sort of put the whole thing on the back burner. Coming to terms with my lack of faith, I am desperate to find other like-minded folks, and learn how they cope with life's struggles.
Why you left your religion.
Considered myself "spiritual but not religious." The aftermath of surviving traumatic events on-the-job included a complete loss of belief that there is anything benevolent out there. It isn't that I'm angry or bitter or blaming, I just feel I've experienced proof that there is no God, Universe, etc.
How did you hear about Think Atheist?
web search: atheism and trauma
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