Atheists on Interfaith site?

RJM

God Feeds the Ravens
Admin
Messages
9,283
Reaction score
2,181
Points
108
I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians
-- Ghandi
 

Namaste Jesus

Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai
Moderator
Messages
3,829
Reaction score
1,177
Points
108
Location
Between Celestial Planes
Well, I myself am put off by the way some church structures and individuals conduct themselves and the way religion is sometimes taught, but I've never let that sway my faith and belief in God. As for atheists on I.O, seems counter-intuitive to me, but as long as they are not deliberately disruptive and constantly shouting there is no god at every turn, I don't have any particular problem with it.
 
  • Like
Reactions: RJM

RJM

God Feeds the Ravens
Admin
Messages
9,283
Reaction score
2,181
Points
108
Trolls are trolls, whatever they profess to believe, or not believe, imo
 

Cino

Big Love! (Atheist mystic)
Admin
Messages
3,644
Reaction score
1,966
Points
108
Location
Germany
First of all, thanks for having me.

There are many kinds of atheists, just as there are many kinds of believers.

I'm perhaps a strange kind of atheist, one who found out he has no God through dedicated spiritual exercises and ritual.
 

Craz

Well-Known Member
Messages
242
Reaction score
118
Points
43
Location
Somerset- England-UK
First of all, thanks for having me.

I'm perhaps a strange kind of atheist, one who found out he has no God through dedicated spiritual exercises and ritual.

Beautifully expressed, Cino.
I think your expression just about sums up my experience.

I felt I knew God via the experiences I had when I sincerely began my conscious search for 'the absolute truth'.
Without going into details here, my belief collapsed when I realized that, that which I was experiencing was not God or some supreme ideal.

I remain in awe of existence with the same intensity as I believed in God.
Most of the people I know are God believers and most of our conversations are just as deep as when I was a believer.
My closest friend is a non-denomination fundamentalist Christian who absolutely believes that Jesus is the only way. This does not stop us having hours long discussions of what scriptures mean.

Happy Jewish new year.
 

Cino

Big Love! (Atheist mystic)
Admin
Messages
3,644
Reaction score
1,966
Points
108
Location
Germany
I remain in awe of existence with the same intensity as I believed in God.
Most of the people I know are God believers and most of our conversations are just as deep as when I was a believer.
My closest friend is a non-denomination fundamentalist Christian who absolutely believes that Jesus is the only way. This does not stop us having hours long discussions of what scriptures mean.

Happy Jewish new year.

Happy holiday to you, @Craz!

Being in awe of existence. That captures it perfectly. And is in the spirit of the time, as well :) Thanks!
 

Aupmanyav

Search, be your own guru.
Messages
2,108
Reaction score
687
Points
108
Location
New Delhi, India
I remain in awe of existence with the same intensity as I believed in God.
I never believed in God with the same intensity. I was always a doubter who abandoned his Gods but did not need to abandon his religion. Surely, I am in awe of existence, of universe and of human psychology. What all images it paints for us!
 
Top