"I tell myself a story about myself; some call this a "racket." The story and racket work to paint a picture of who I am in my brain, my self-concept. If I believe the noise, I live to that image. I thought that racket this morning when my…"
"Cu, was it a block in your brain or an emotional need that slowed your separation.
I ask that for two reasons:
1) It wasn’t a block in my brain; I was leaving behind what had been a kind of safety net. I had been taught to ignore…"
"Sometimes it takes time to break completely free from religion, this is normal. I could not say aloud that there is no god for some time after I knew I was an atheist. Evidently there was some block in my brain that saw some sort of seperation. Just…"
"1. You FEAR?
2. Something BAD?
3. Do something WRONG?
Jandell, you set yourself up to fail existence! That is like looking in a mirror and saying "I'm fat!" One says that out of a lack of body image and never will see themselves as…"
"I think he does indicate people die
1. because of they own religion and people die
2. because of the religion of others.
3. he doesn't deny people the right to refuse, he gives people the right to choose.
4. people kill others…"
"Joan, in three sentences /?/Jim Huber seems confused.
1) He doesn’t distinguish between people dying because of their own religion or because of the religion of others, as if suicide and homicide are the same.
2) He denies people the right to…"
""People are dying, now, as I type, because of their religion, or because of somebody else's religion. There are people refusing medical treatment because it's "against their religion." "There are people killing…"
"An omniscient god might still accept someone "faking it until they make it".
"Mystic atheist" Jim Huber has a critique of Pascal's Wager that's worth a look, specifically clarifying that it calls on you to do more than…"
"Paraphrasing Richard Dawkins, what if all those good Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Jews, and others are all wrong, and only making the Great Juju at the Bottom of the Sea madder and madder?"
Greets, Jandell, and welcome to Atheist Nexus! Regarding your struggles with religion-induced habits, you may wish to consider the organization: Recovering From Religion. They've helped a lot of people, and I'm sure they'd be glad to lend you a hand as well. In addition, the gang here I'm sure would be glad to offer all the assistance we can, including yours truly.
Please have yourself a GREAT time here, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.