"Thanks Sac', that was a fun story. I too think that the little ritual of invoking the housekeeper spirit triggered an unconscious memory. Those rituals can be useful as long as we realize that they don't correlate with reality,…"
"Somebody I knew put up some video monitors of his father. He keeps track of what they show via his PC.
That might be a way to preserve his wish to be independent, yet you would know if he has an accident. "
"Thanks for the advice. In the end he will be his own worst enemy. His falls will most likely do him in. He can still drive but often calls me to get him a loaf of bread and drive 15 miles to bring it to him. I let it go to machine and ignore the…"
"That's one of the problems right now. He is fighting like hell to avoid going into an assisted living place and making bad decisions all along the way. He can't think properly and he falls down way too much. Being aware of his own falling…"
"You are right Freethinker, but it is hard to help him. He gets angry easily and finally told my son in law that he cannot remember anything from one day to the next. Right now he has given notice and is supposed to be out of his place by the end of…"
"I few years ago I was missing my 5 lb. hammer. It was not in the usual spot where I kept it. Then I remembered I had it on the porch recently, but it was not there now. That made me think the neighbor kid stole it. I looked for this hammer several…"
"Here is a personal experience of the weird and also what it really meant. My wife moved out the beginning of April and got her own apartment. That put me into a big major cleaning mode, mostly to have something to do and deal with this. I discovered…"
"This same thing works for me and has for many years. I used to believe that it was my guardian who was actually my spirit helper. Now as an atheist I see it to be a trigger or link to my subconscious. I no longer do this openly and instantly as you…"
"With something you lost, you probably do know where it is, somewhere in your mind.
When I lose something, it often helps to replay in my mind scenarios where I was interacting with it. Where do I see myself putting it? Aha!
"Could well be a trigger! I usually check my e-mails and forum posts for spelling... check again and the moment I hit the Send button I see the mistakes! Or I phone after a search: "Do you know where....?" And there it is, right in front of…"
Let me start from far away. Before I became an atheist (during my childhood), I actually believed in housekeeper spirit - a silly thing that comes from times before slavian countries adopted christianity. As saying goes, if you'll ask this spirit about something you've lost, you'll find it immediately.When I grew up, obviously, I've stopped believing in something like this (goodbye Santa and Jesus). But, lately a most interesting story happened. Basically, I forgot where I put my ancient mp4…See More
"Maybe I misunderstood you but you said:
"Perhaps one reason why I've never been a believer, is that accepting that idea of a protective father-like Being watching over me, would be quite alien to me."
Which is exactly what I said. You…"
"You're not an atheist then. If you think that god doesn't exist because you didn't have a caring father in your life - you should reassess your life. This is not reason for not believing in god, do not bring atheism down to a personal…"
"I'm sorry, but this argument is flawed. You have to know bounds of time and space, you have to know what is beyond time and space, you have to know why there can't be any sentient being, why immaterial things have to be outside time and…"
I'm not sure how this is needed, but oh well. Just another random guy. Feeling like an atheist, being an atheist, wanna have more atheist friends so we all can broaden our horizons and discuss interesting topics.
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Sacreligious, welcome to Atheist Nexus. Glad to have you join in our discussions ... there are many different Groups and Forums about topics that may interest you. I look forward to learning about Kiev, Ukraine from your perspective.