What's been really troubling me recently is this right/wrong/good/bad/evil/other stuff. After reading a couple of posts here today, which is just so refreshing - having been desperate for this sort of naturally based world view for such a long time now - being surrounded by Theists friends and family!!!
Anyhow, it was a relief today reading that there is no good/bad etc. Because really when we look at it, we just are here... and it's a simple as that. Then I go into my 'real' life here, and get caught up with being influenced by all my Theist thinking locals, and totally end up feeling like there is in fact a right and wrong and I'm in the wrong and god dam I better try and be good!
So now we can start again, with the premise that right and wrong don’t exist. Great! That feels better. So if this is the case, then why am I so opinionated about what should and shouldn’t be happening around the place???
OK. So I must have developed my own value system, based on my upbringing, cultural education, schooling, life experience etc. I realise that we are fully caused, but it does make life very difficult. I would much rather if it were in fact designed well from the start, so that I didn’t have all this clearing out of old washed up behavioural patterning and have to re-think all my neural networks to make more sense based in the reality of all things.
Why did I have to end up being caused to be living with and around so many theists! Thank God I’ve been guided to the light in arriving here… thanks Naturalism Facebook group :)
So now I know that there is no ultimate right and wrong etc… it’s going to take me ages to sort out all my values from scratch.
Can anyone give me any tips?
What are your values? And why? What do they do for you? How are they helpful to your life? Do they help you meet your needs? If so, what needs do they meet?
There that may help in my unravelling of this storm of upset in my head!
Thanks in advance…