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I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 12. 26 Replies

I stopped keeping the sabbath (church, ministries) but i still feel anxious about doing stuff on saturdays (going out, attending birthdays, watching movies) even a simple walk in the park is…Continue

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Joan Denoo replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"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…"
Oct 12
Tom Sarbeck replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"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…"
Oct 12
Compelledunbeliever replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"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…"
Oct 12
Donald A. Miller replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"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…"
Oct 11
Joan Denoo replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"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…"
Oct 9
Tom Sarbeck replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"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…"
Oct 9
Joan Denoo replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
""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…"
Oct 9
Grinning Cat replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"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…"
Oct 8
Frankie Dapper replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"Larry, even then it does not work as long as the god is omniscient knows you are fake-assed punk."
Oct 8
Larry Wayne Jewell replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"Convenient of them, but only works when we have one paradigm to work with. As soon as we get more information than they can wave away their system collapses. "
Oct 8
Larry Wayne Jewell replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"Cthulhu's Corollary to Pascal's Wager: What if you pick the wrong god? "
Oct 8
Loren Miller replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"Or, in other terms:"
Oct 8
Grinning Cat replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"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?"
Oct 8
Tom Sarbeck replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"Larry, the Catholic schools my dad sent me to answered "Which god is the right god?" by saying the Catholic god is the only god. When a god is the only god, it can be a real SOB. IMO, it was."
Oct 8
Larry Wayne Jewell replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"How do you know you're pleasing the RIGHT god by keeping the sabbath or doing anything else some long dead person has said you should do? "
Oct 8
Grinning Cat replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"Reposting: (this should also apply, with suitable modifications, to religions in general if you take the root of the tree far enough back in human social evolution)"
Oct 8

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I am a former SDA and am now atheist. Im struggling with old SDA habits such as eating "clean" and sabbath keeping. currently having anxiety/depression problems and flashbacks

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At 8:33am on September 18, 2018, Loren Miller said…

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.

 
 
 

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