I have been attending my local Unitarian Universalist church for some time ever since my friend Helen introduced me to it, I believe that there is wisdom, truth and knowledge to be found in all of the world religions and practices even if its just a small sliver of each and I enjoy engaging in and attending various ceremonies and celebrations when the church hosts them whether its the Christmas Pageant at the end of the year or a drumming circle or a Wiccan festival of lights.
I also have randomized ritual days where I spend the day doing various things such as reading, burning candles, incense and sage, spirit dancing, meditation, Yoga, walking on the beach, whatever I can do to connect to my Inner/Deeper Self better and of course Improve myself and also to connect to nature.
When I mention my so called spiritual ideas and practices to the church, they just say, well you are a spiritual Atheist, no big deal...when I mention it to the majority of my Atheist contacts they think I am either Agnostic or confused which I am neither.
I am not only a strong Atheist but I am also a skeptic and a materialist but coming from a Pagan background I do still believe in ritual to calm myself once a week (The whole day) and various tecniques to follow through on this idea and so I am confused as to whether or not I can be spiritual and an Atheist or rather whether I should be, because I know you can, I am but should I be, should I find a different term to describe myself?
do I sound like some kind of ...I dont know, what religion out there is non theistic and allows me to connect to my inner/deeper self and nature and engage in various ceremonies and practices, I have always just said I am Eclectic....
I explored Pantheism a bit but they believe in God and I dont. Semantics perhaps?
I dont know.