I was reading a few threads and blogs around here and a few stumble sites and started to think, i don't miss god!
is this a natural feeling or do some of us struggle with our heart ties to the religion we left. it has been about 6 years for me since i called myself a christian and about 4 since i came to realize i was an atheist. my personal story has seen me go through an angry divorce, find a wonderful new partner and realize how much different my life has become without a god figure telling me what is expected of me.
i thought i would feel more of a loss than i have, but I guess the realization of the resolution of many many years of doubt and unanswered questions have brought me to a place where i am quite ok without that seemingly all-encompassing figure looming just out of reach and just out of sight, watching, waiting to strike... and we wonder why the world is full of people with mental issues... but that is for another time.
Have any of you found yourself missing god? i miss some of the people i used to hang around with, but i don't have many of them left in my life as they find "other" things to do when i call.
please, let me know what you have felt, thought and experienced as i think a discussion like this could be very helpful for the younger atheists struggling in families that attack all of their new found thought processes and struggle with, perhaps, guilt for leaving "the truth" they knew.