Hello Members:During loss and tragedy, theists will often say "you are in my thoughts and prayers" to express their support and compassion. What is a good expression for an atheist? Could it be "you…Continue
"Another word-play: god is not a noun but a verb.
OK, if god is a verb, then god is action. I interpreted that to mean god, as a noun, does not exist. When I feel the soft breeze of spring, or the warmth of the sun, or the joy of being with…"
"Kelly, I like our response. I especially like the words of encouragement. A friend lost his job 15 years ago and he was devastated. I told him he had great skills, in fact, his skills were so great that his employer was obliged to hire a novice to…"
"That reminds me of the word "praexis" of years ago, from the Buddhist tradition, I think.
Thought without action is useless.
Action without thought is chaos.
Thought with action is praexis (and it was spelled…"
"Once a preacher noted that love is a verb in a sermon I heard. A parishioner said that he didn't love his wife. The preacher said love is a verb. Love her. This has stayed with me. Simply put he was right. Respond with love you won't go…"
"Back in 1987, I had a terrible loss. Although I had many friends and a few close friends, I still felt alone and lonely. My one good friend heard the news. She saw me at our club, took me aside and asked, "Wanna go see a movie?" I said,…"
"It kind of depends on the situation, loss of a loved one, lost a job, or diagnosis of a serious illness.
I use phrases like "You're in my thoughts.....Hang in there.....you're a strong, I know get through this....please let me know if…"
"An email I just got from the Secular Coalition of America said it all. Its header read as follows: Thoughts Prayers Action Thinking about taking action may be helpful to the action, but by itself, it accomplishes nothing. …"
"Good point on prayer motivation. I have brothers who are fundamentalists and want me to conform to their belief. A bother told me that he will pray so hard for me that my hair will catch on fire. I am in quiet disbelief. -Doug"
"Ever notice that those who would pray for you have "special favor with god?" My friend tells me that and does so in those very words. Of course, he has a transplanted liver so I'm guessing he knows god had to kill someone in order to…"
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