Shanika's Blog (6)

Where do you get your morals/ethics?

Someone proposed this question to me today, and I had kind of a hard time answering it. I said something about it being based on what works best to preserve and create good relationships with others. The person then asked me where that comes from. I said it's the way I was taught, the way I grew up...but I'm an adult now, so what is it based on?

He asked me is it ever okay to lie. I said it's okay if for self-preservation in desperate situations or the preservation of…


Added by Shanika on May 4, 2010 at 7:34pm — 13 Comments

Video to "ALL have been indoctrinated

This is the video that I mentioned in my other blog:

Added by Shanika on May 3, 2010 at 11:51pm — No Comments

ALL have been indoctrinated

Hey guys,

I just had a brief convo with a friend on facebook (who of course is a believer ;-)) He posted a video of a little girl who is three years old. The child is praying and there's an adult encouraging her as she prays.

I usually don't comment on stuff like this but, I did. I wrote, "Thoroughly indoctrinated...but she's cute." He replied that ALL are indoctrinated, just by different things and information. Hmmm...just wondering what you guys have to say about…


Added by Shanika on May 3, 2010 at 7:46pm — 7 Comments

Somebody Help! I've been so Sheltered!

I didn't realize just how sheltered I was all these years until I walked away from religion. The shit was a crutch!!! (Excuse the scurrilous

It's been over a year now of freethought, and I'm definitely happier now, and I FEEL the freedom!

But EVERYTHING, and when I say everything I mean E- VE- RY- THING , was about God and church before this. I was even taught to ask God what I should wear each day (because "You never know, they'd say, "You…


Added by Shanika on April 27, 2010 at 7:43pm — 14 Comments

"Can you do me a favor? I just want you to pray about it."

The conversation takes place between me and someone I've been friends with for the past 5 years. We were discussing some issues that I've been dealing with that have been difficult. She's a Christian, (like the majority of my friends). I know she loves me and cares about me, and she's always been there for me when I needed her but things got a bit unnerving for me when she wrote " Can you do me a favor?" I knew it was coming. "I just want you to pray about it" Here's how the conversation…


Added by Shanika on April 19, 2010 at 12:46pm — 31 Comments

"You HAVE TO believe in SOMETHING"

I can't understand why believers insist that you have to believe in something in order to have a good life.By something, of course, they mean a "higher power", something "higher than you". Smh. I just had a phone conversation with my aunt. I was speaking to her about an issue in my marriage that her and I had discussed earlier. She went on to advice that my husband and I believe in a higher power. I told her (again) that I don't believe in a deity or a higher power, nor do I subscribe to any…


Added by Shanika on April 15, 2010 at 5:21pm — 18 Comments

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