Hello again Chris. I have to tell u (sadly) I can count how many laughs Ive had recently and I cherish each opportunity to do so so Thk U for that! I laughed (with u) as I read ur latest post msg to me. Man do I relate. However talking to my "fam" is impossible. They are JW cultists...hardbodied. The have (and this isnt a jab) lost their ability to reason or compute logically. Very frustrating but since my dating and practically non-existent social circles are absent I keep my energies on my troubles and dont bother much with them or theirs if I can help it (which thkfully I can bcuz I dont live near them anymore). Thk god (lmao just a lil jokie joke...gotta laugh at this stuff sometimes or we will lose our freethinking minds).
To go a step further, for me its more than "why don't you believe", as though I've rejected something (which in a way I have) but its bigger than that. I am not saying "get out", Im saying there is nothing to invite IN, or UN-invite, in the first place, except the belief of simple and sad minds that are too fearful to deal with life on life's terms. I may not like a given truth but I would rather deal with it than live in the dark.
What really irks me these days is wasting even one more precious second of the only life I will ever have listening to why I should believe this entity exists & why I should 'return' to some imagined being. Religion has done all the damage to my life I will allow. Any further damage will have to be done WITHOUT my consent.
I was lucky enough to grow up in a family of mostly atheists. Most of the trouble I run into is among friends and people I know from school. When I was in high school it was especially bad, to the point where people thought I was a devil worshiper or practiced voodoo because they didn't understand atheism. I have lost a few bible thumping friends, because I can't be near them without being told how much of a heathen I am, but I have also learned to avoid the topic.
Thanks, Chris! I agree, I can definitely relate to what I've read on your profile, especially your fear of the loss of logic. I also am relieved to finally have found a place where I can express my beliefs without being told I'm going to Hell. haha :)