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Kizzume 05-19-2013 04:24 AM

My spirituality and why I can never TRULY be a "hardcore" atheist
 

It's the "connectedness" that most atheists just don't seem to have a grasp of.

Pretty Flamingo 05-19-2013 04:44 AM

Re: My spirituality and why I can never TRULY be a "hardcore" atheist
 
I feel so connected with God in my synagogue services and that carries me over week by week. I find personally the most contented people I know are those who believe in God. Not the necessarily observant in terms of religious practice, but certainly the believers are content. The non-believers are cynical beings, always searching but not sure what they are searching for. They are also mixed up, but that is my personal opinion and may not sit well with others.

mlurp 05-19-2013 01:23 PM

Re: My spirituality and why I can never TRULY be a "hardcore" atheist
 
My faith while it has many questions, which can wait to be asked if the need arises with our Lord Christ, is founded on things in my past till today.

There is deep feeling if I can use that to explain that makes His love most worthy,
The peace of mind I have in my life while this world is in chaos is from Jesus.

All I can say is life is good knowing my love, greatfulness is for & from Him. If only others would accept our Lord in their lives this world would change in big ways.

My God Bless each as they accept Him as their savior. Also I pray our Lord would bless all so that they might come to realize He loves & care about all of life on this 3rd stone from the sun.

I also feel one day if other life some what like our own is found, it would have a similar Bible as with us.

:jesus

rivrrat 05-19-2013 02:17 PM

Re: My spirituality and why I can never TRULY be a "hardcore" atheist
 
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Originally Posted by Pretty Flamingo (Post 560720)
I feel so connected with God in my synagogue services and that carries me over week by week. I find personally the most contented people I know are those who believe in God. Not the necessarily observant in terms of religious practice, but certainly the believers are content. The non-believers are cynical beings, always searching but not sure what they are searching for. They are also mixed up, but that is my personal opinion and may not sit well with others.

Which god?

Anywho, no, atheists are not all cynical beings. And no, we're not "always searching". And no, we're not all "mixed up".

mlurp 05-19-2013 02:32 PM

Re: My spirituality and why I can never TRULY be a "hardcore" atheist
 
To each their own ideas as God, the Father gave each the free will of choice. The choices one makes decide their future once the day of judgement comes...

So believe or not in what you want to believe in and do what you want to do. Come one day each will know the real truth.

sky dancer 05-19-2013 06:21 PM

Re: My spirituality and why I can never TRULY be a "hardcore" atheist
 
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Originally Posted by Pretty Flamingo (Post 560720)
I feel so connected with God in my synagogue services and that carries me over week by week. I find personally the most contented people I know are those who believe in God. Not the necessarily observant in terms of religious practice, but certainly the believers are content. The non-believers are cynical beings, always searching but not sure what they are searching for. They are also mixed up, but that is my personal opinion and may not sit well with others.

Sure enough!:thumbsup

There certainly are cynical believers. Believing in an eternal hell is one of most cynical beliefs there are. Some concepts of God are cynical. Thinking people of other religions are insincere is cynical. Thinking that God is somehow outside yourself is cynical.

From your post, it sounds like you think that non-theists are cynical, and that faith is impossible unless means faith in God. What about those of us who have faith in goodness? Any path that brings out the best in someone is a sincere path of spirituality.

saltwn 05-19-2013 06:44 PM

Re: My spirituality and why I can never TRULY be a "hardcore" atheist
 
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Originally Posted by Kizzume (Post 560719)
My spirituality and why I can never TRULY be a "hardcore" atheist - YouTube

It's the "connectedness" that most atheists just don't seem to have a grasp of.

Yes there is a connection and I've mentally explored the "cell theory" you speak of since I was a teen. Music can be a spiritual thing whether religiously or not. I also know there's a spirituality beyond organized religion from my own experiences as a child growing up near a forest. Life is amazing. Questions keep us alive, I think. Never stop questioning. :)

Kizzume 05-20-2013 05:24 AM

Re: My spirituality and why I can never TRULY be a "hardcore" atheist
 
Followup: I wasn't expecting coming out of the spiritual closet to be such an attitude-changing thing.

Positive changes in attitude are virtually always a good thing. I still see everything I did, but my attitude about it is different. I now see myself as doing what I'm supposed to be doing: Being myself and learning about myself and the world around me.



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