5 comments on “Alone?

  1. (as you are writing about solitude, loneliness… i’m going to add something… because it is important. i’ve been a non-believer for a long time. at the beginning of my journey of divine truth discovery… i would let everyone know about my views. (the shock and awe approach!). then, as i got more comfortable with myself, my purpose, values, and self-worth, i became less agressive, less combative.

    still, i tell people who i am. but i’dont’t feel the need to “convert” them… in person… as i use to. the internet and other venues exist for more combative discourse. overtime i have been able to built excellent relationship with some very believing christians.

    and i have found that the more they believe… the more curious they are about how a non-believer sees life, death, the world. but again… caring is important. i (we) are after all the ones at odd with the multitudes.not wrong, just at odd.

    http://www.ANaturalPhilosophy.com

  2. I have been fortunate to connect with a meetup group in my area for freethinkers, atheists, and non-believers. the group was started because some of my friends wanted the community of church, but with out the religion or god (obviously). it’s nice to have a community of like minded people to get together with. we aren’t of the same backgrounds, or ethnicities, and our religious backgrounds vary between total atheism and training for evangelical pastorhood. we have a myriad of reasons for becoming non-believers and that’s what makes our group so rich! we have monthly lecturers on various topics. one of our members went undercover at some “pray away the gay” camps. we’ve had authors who are writing books nearly proving that there most likely was no jesus.

    anyway, my point is, because there are so many of us out there, there might be a meetup in your area too! check meetup.com!

  3. Within the Jewish community, tehre is a movement that was started in the 60’s that embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines the celebration of Jewish culture and identity with an adherence to humanistic values and ideas. (i.e. it strives to keep the good stuff – comunity/tradition/cultural heritage). Do you see potential for a similar movements geared at recovering Christians?

    I feel more comfortable calling myself an atheist than a Humanist Jew for various reasons, but the movement is an interesting way to provide a unified voice/patform to atheists born within the Jewish community . . . ..

    http://www.shj.org/believe.htm

  4. Pingback: Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury (Raise the Double Standard!) « Atheist Mom

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