Hello fellow atheists (yes I describe myself as Buddhist, but I regard Buddhism as a philosophy and a path to clear-mindedness, not a cult that worships an invisible, imaginary superbeing). Former…Continue
"I agree that morality isn't derived from an external source, but must disagree with you when you say life has no meaning. Life has whatever meaning that WE choose to give it. Sure, certain individuals may choose to view their lives as having no…"
"I think all of us wrestle with reality of the finite nature of our existence, especially in terms of how it relates to our connections with the people we care most about. As someone stated elsewhere in this thread, one positive aspect of our limited…"
"First, welcome from another fairly new member!
Second - great topic!
I was raised a catholic and did buy into the whole "eternal paradise after death" nonsense for quite some time.
As far as dying goes, I look at it…"
""Give me a f---in break" . Nice - so that's how a "good christian mother" speaks to her son (or anyone for that matter)? My mother (a devout catholic herself) would also drop the f bomb quite frequently; hypocrisy at…"
"Hello and welcome, Autumn. Great intro!
Yes, atheism is a lonely road, but I honestly believe that there are a lot more of us out there than the current statistics indicate. Social and family pressure are, I suspect, keeping a lot of atheists…"
"I grew up in Georgia (the US state, not the former soviet republic:-), so I know exactly where you're coming from. My wife and I live in Richmond VA now, which isn't much better (and often worse, if truth be told). I try to see it as…"