Introspection (Why I am Atheist)




INTROSPECTION

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In this short series I take an introspective look at my three decades as a practicing Evangelical Christian and discuss my crisis of faith which ultimately led me to renounce my past religious beliefs and learn to live life beyond the absence of faith.


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4 comments:

  1. Wow...I can't believe you have had no comments. How long has this been out there for people to review? It is lonely being an atheist, especially in the USA. Not many of us, we are not popular. I believe most people just don't want to deal with thinking about the nature of existence, nor analyze how their religious dogmas square up with observable reality. It is easier to just go with the flow. Anyhow, just wanted to let you know that there are others who out there, like you, coping with living in the ongoing Dark Ages of the human experience.

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  2. Thanks. Actually, I received tons of comments on this series when I published them as articles. I use Disqus, so all the comments show up on the actual threads. But Disqus doesn't work on individual pages that aren't part of the blog content, so you're the first to post on the actual page instead of the article, which you find after clicking the link. So thanks for the support!

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  3. I agree with Rider in the storm. The biggest criticism I get about my Atheist views is from people who can't or won't deal with the possibility of there not being an afterlife. My family used to try to blackmail me by asking if I just didn't want to see them again when we all die. I also notice if you question a believer long enough, they're sure to call you names before more than even two or three sentences have been exchanged on the subject of the afterlife. Ain't that open-minded?

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  4. I observe extreme emotional investment on both sides of the argument. My family is a mix of Lutherans and Neo-Catholics. The holidays are a hoot. I cannot fathom why the beliefs of early man have previaled so long. I assume there is a brain chemistry imbalance reponsible for this mental illness called religiosity or even extreme atheism. (humor) A good dose of metaphysics always calms me. I like to put Decartes before the horse, so to speak. Also, Life of Brian seems to fulfil my religeous needs.
    "Brian: ...Will you please listen? I'm not the Messiah! Do you understand? Honestly!
    Woman: Only the true Messiah denies his divinity!"

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