Right? Still can't fathom how anyone can read the bible and take it seriously. The cosmos is beautiful and amazing without the need to invoke a creator. I say the creationists underestimate the scope and grandeur of the cosmos.
I cannot say I ever had the AH HAH moment. But always thought that my beliefs should always be questioned and examined. But started that examination with a vengence after reading "The Pagan Christ" by Tom Harpur. Since that time have pretty much deconstructed my belief system.
yes, it is... my parents are still catholics, but nowadays i can't justify any believer who has at least a high school qualification, because it's a nonsense. when i talk about religion with someone who believes in god, i feel like i'm an alice in wonderland where everything is upside down, where i am the bumptious who pretends to know everything. this is simply surreal! religion causes lasting mental harm.
Thanks for the welcome! Denver huh, I have a friend in Divide, down the road from you. I however am really down south from you in fact I'm down under as I'm in Auckland, New Zealand... Spent a fair bit of time in the US though and have family and friends there... Cheers
thanks and nice to meet you and actually that date has not been confirmed yet because i was looking for "jesus" to help me quitting smoking marijuana but since i've been looking into stuff for myself i've been doing a better job with willpower so once my system i clean i will make my trip back to my recruiter so i would say sometime at the beginning of the year
I just realized you're from Denver, so you already knew it's a totally different ballgame from good ol' Alabama.
I know what you mean with the whole communicating with God thing. I work for a small restaurant here that is owned (and largely staffed by) very conservative Christians. It gives me a really good way to analyze all the stuff being shoved down their unsuspecting throats. I keep my views largely to myself, as I don't want to find myself in a negative work environment (just got out of one).
I know one of the girls prays. A lot. I think she may actually get into a meditative state while doing it, and takes the clarity gained from that as "speaking to God", which at least gives some sort of introspection. As for the rest of them, I have no clue.