Anyone who's ever had occasion to attend a 12-step meeting (polite invitation from the local magistrate, polite eviction notice from local spouse, etc.) will have run face first into "the God thing"…Continue
I've posted an essay at a website called Everything2 about my experiences as an atheist in AA. Entries of this form are called nodes, and make judicious use of interconnecting links to other nodes on the site. To get the full experience of this kind of writing, click on some of the links that interest you for a quick look, or to bookmark for later reading.http://everything2.com/user/thalio/writeups/12-step+programI hope…See More
"I haven't seen the image on stained glass. However, Hitchens's visage did appear on a grilled cheese sandwich I made yesterday, and in a water stain down in my recently flooded basement. Miracles, of course."
Anyone who's ever had occasion to attend a 12-step meeting (polite invitation from the local magistrate, polite eviction notice from local spouse, etc.) will have run face first into "the God thing" there. It is possible to take advantage of 12-step principles without the God concept or any other mystical belief system. There is an essay on one atheist addict's experience here: …See More
"So much in one word. I find myself tending to agree with men like Paul Tillich when they speak of God as the "ground of being" or as being itself, then go on rightly to criticize "theistic theology." But why call it God? Why not…"
"Hello to all. Had this thought today, and this seemed the ideal place to share it--
"The only thing God can do that Nature can't is to justify the certainty of beliefs that are not demonstrably true."
I look forward to meeting you…"
"I won't try to define Truth, but I'll say this about it. The Truth doesn't give a crap what you believe. And the people who appear to be obsessed with what you believe? Clearly they haven't been hanging out much with the Truth."
"Siddhartha was a man who was, no doubt, like all others in that he was in some ways of his time. He appears to have had trouble with the idea of female monks, for example. But he was a radical empiricist, and he seems to have championed this as much…"
This is the place to post that hilarious irreligious YouTube video, an irreverent, anti-religious cartoon, or other humorous bit of media. Posts that do not reflect an atheist/irreligious theme will be deleted. (Don't make me go Old Testament.)See More