My Q&A with @LindaLaScola via @RationalDblog

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Earlier in the week Linda LaScola of the Rational Doubt blog published my piece on how I came to realize I was an atheist.  Today she has published the Q&A, delving deeper into how I let go of God.  Check it out!


4 thoughts on “My Q&A with @LindaLaScola via @RationalDblog

  1. You wrote: “I wasn’t afraid of death, I was afraid of life.”

    I think that is so true for many of us who were once Christians. Plus, you hear over and over to not be of this world, and despise the “flesh”, as you are supposedly always warring against it. For the most part, it was hammered into me to be anti-this life. As a Christian, I never felt comfortable in my own skin. Christianity taught me that human love was never enough. That any good we ever did was to always be credited to Jesus. What a price to pay to feel acknowledged by a supposedly loving creator.

    I was a deist after I left Christianity. I wouldn’t consider that lazy atheism, but rather a stage of the deconversion process. I went from Christianity to deism, deism to agnosticism, and agnosticism to atheism.

    Glad your story is getting out there. Hope you’re having better days. 🙂

    “Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.” ~Joseph Campbell

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      • I haven’t read the comments yet, but I don’t think people will take offense to it. At the time of my questioning, which was over 15 years ago, I wasn’t privy to all the information and support groups that have exploded over the last decade. I had zero support, and at the time, I never knew or had met an atheist. So I needed to take it in stages as my questioning matured. I really like your closing sentence:

        “I just needed to let go of needing a god to explain how life began.”

        DeWitt: Can we get a Darwin?

        Darwin. 😉

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    • For me Deism just means that God (if there is one) does not intervene in ones life. Thus, prayer just involves slowing ones self down (like counting 10 or more) before taking an action. It never involves asking for anything since it will never be given to you.

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