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Good day all,
New guy here, I go by Laars.
I am/was a sometime Buddhist - lapsed in the moment, but Atheism has been more on my radar lately. Especially during and after the US election where it was crammed down our throats.
I was not raised with religion, and I "chose" Buddhism...it made the most sense to me as to what I might ascribe to were I to "practice". However I have had my share of difficulties with it, too. Some judgmental types who would tell me how I should practice.
Anyway, here I am, and I look forwards to some lively discussions. Thanks.
Selina I was never really indoctrinated. Around 1961 I was 6 years old. My stepgrand mother suggested that my parents introduce us to religion. Anyway, we went to the sermon and then the children went to Sunday school. I had no idea who jesus was, I had heard about baby jesus. Anyway to make a long story short, the teenager doing the Sunday school class showed me a picture of a hairy guy in one of my grand mothers dresses and said HE LOVES YOU. I freaked spewed lots of bad words and was kicked out of Sunday school. That was the moment that I new there was something wrong.
Selina, that story is 69 years in the making. I started out protestant Episcopal, went agnostic, embraced Hinduism, dabbled in paganism and the occult, went Buddhist, then went anti-theist. To quote the Dead, what a long, strange trip it's been.
do any of you guys have a story on becoming a theist to atheist. I am doing an anthology on stories of people becoming atheists.
I would like to learn about this.
A I was looking for this! I'm reading up on Buddhism and the central ideas of it really resonate with me in a big way. I love meditation and yoga as well and I hope to find tons of insight on here.
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