Political Wrinkles  

Go Back   Political Wrinkles > General Discussion > Religion & Philosophy
Register FAQDonate PW Store PW Trivia Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Religion & Philosophy Discuss My spirituality and why I can never TRULY be a "hardcore" atheist at the General Discussion; My spirituality and why I can never TRULY be a "hardcore" atheist - YouTube My spirituality and why I can ...

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-19-2013, 05:24 AM
Kizzume's Avatar
Meow.
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tacoma, WA USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,270
Thanks: 1,960
Thanked 2,002 Times in 1,182 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Kizzume Send a message via MSN to Kizzume Send a message via Yahoo to Kizzume Send a message via Skype™ to Kizzume
Default 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.
__________________

A philosophy I'm trying to adopt is: Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.


Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Kizzume For This Useful Post:
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-19-2013, 05:44 AM
Pretty Flamingo's Avatar
English born and bred.
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: London, England
Gender: Female
Posts: 8,682
Thanks: 5,664
Thanked 4,310 Times in 3,074 Posts
Default 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.
__________________
.
A lie can run around the world before the truth can get its boots on.
Watt, James
.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Pretty Flamingo For This Useful Post:
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-19-2013, 02:23 PM
mlurp's Avatar
INDEPENDENT
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Some Place
Gender: Male
Posts: 30,837
Thanks: 15,034
Thanked 8,246 Times in 6,460 Posts
Default 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.

__________________
"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation... One is by sword... The other is by debt."

John Adams 1826



Life is to valuable to waste so moral up and live life right.

Cause with Jesus, you can live on after the Judgement.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mlurp For This Useful Post:
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-19-2013, 03:17 PM
rivrrat's Avatar
Queen of Awesomeness
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Virginia
Gender: Female
Posts: 15,833
Thanks: 3,272
Thanked 10,469 Times in 6,020 Posts
Default Re: My spirituality and why I can never TRULY be a "hardcore" atheist

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pretty Flamingo View Post
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".
__________________


Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.

Gypsy Soul Memories
Scuba Diver Life
My YouTube Channel
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-19-2013, 03:32 PM
mlurp's Avatar
INDEPENDENT
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Some Place
Gender: Male
Posts: 30,837
Thanks: 15,034
Thanked 8,246 Times in 6,460 Posts
Default 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.
__________________
"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation... One is by sword... The other is by debt."

John Adams 1826



Life is to valuable to waste so moral up and live life right.

Cause with Jesus, you can live on after the Judgement.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-19-2013, 07:21 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Gender: Female
Posts: 7,655
Thanks: 1,084
Thanked 1,426 Times in 1,113 Posts
Default Re: My spirituality and why I can never TRULY be a "hardcore" atheist

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pretty Flamingo View Post
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!

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.

Last edited by sky dancer; 05-19-2013 at 07:31 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-19-2013, 07:44 PM
saltwn's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: in the natural state
Posts: 55,750
Thanks: 40,893
Thanked 20,707 Times in 14,399 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to saltwn
Default Re: My spirituality and why I can never TRULY be a "hardcore" atheist

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kizzume View Post
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.
__________________
On the other side of fear lies freedom.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to saltwn For This Useful Post:
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-20-2013, 06:24 AM
Kizzume's Avatar
Meow.
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tacoma, WA USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,270
Thanks: 1,960
Thanked 2,002 Times in 1,182 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Kizzume Send a message via MSN to Kizzume Send a message via Yahoo to Kizzume Send a message via Skype™ to Kizzume
Default 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.

__________________

A philosophy I'm trying to adopt is: Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.


Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Kizzume For This Useful Post:
Reply

Tags
and, atheist, can, hardcore, never, spirituality, truly, why

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0