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So lonely as an atheist...

I've been an atheist less than a year, and I have to say that it has been one of the loneliest of my life. Even surrounded by people, I have never felt more intellectually alone. The closest thing that I have to spirituality is an awed feeling of the universe, its beauty, and our place in it. But yet I'm not surrounded by anyone that I can physically see or touch to share that feeling of awe with, without invoking a god that I do not believe exists. There is no way that I can, or would, go…

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Added by Shamari on December 3, 2011 at 8:54pm — 16 Comments

Distressed With Religion

My mom and I had an interesting discussion yesterday. It centered around the fact that she couldn't believe I was an atheist (my stepdad had outed me to her when she came back from work after he found out Sunday so thank him for that). To be fair, it wasn't a totally horrible discussion. My mom and I hardly talk like that with each other at all, so it felt intimate in a way.



But she kept bringing faith into the picture. What was really heart-breaking was when she said that if it… Continue

Added by Shamari on June 29, 2011 at 10:20am — 4 Comments

My Story As An Ex-Fundamentalist!

I decided to go ahead and formally introduce myself to the community-so, HEY everyone! Nice to be on here :) I'm 20 years old, and can honestly say that my life up until now with religion has been TERRIBLE. Until january of this year, I was a very convinced fundamentalist Christian (surprise-surprise ;). I was convinced that Jesus Christ was lord and savior, the earth was 6000 years old, and that the earth would be ending soon. I know, I know, foolishness. But I never actually asked myself the… Continue

Added by Shamari on May 7, 2011 at 8:30pm — 18 Comments

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