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05-05-2017, 12:08 PM
RE: What was your path to Atheism?
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05-05-2017, 12:12 PM
RE: What was your path to Atheism?
I was raised Irish Catholic (so did the whole praying on rosaries thing and prayed to dead saints Hobo ), then spent a short amount of time in high school as a witch Tongue My godmother is a witch, so I got interested in that type of thing as a teenager. I just did love spells mostly, never turned anyone into a frog or anything Wink

Then in college, I started hanging out with some pretty hardcore Christians and got really into that level of Jesus freak crazy. When I actually read the New Testament in its entirety, I got to the part about the dead saints getting up out of their graves and marching around the city...my reaction Shocking WTF is this bullshit they've been feeding me for years???!!!! Hobo Anyway, that (along with the hate, misogyny, and control that was spewed by my church) was my catalyst for pulling myself away from my belief system.
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05-05-2017, 12:14 PM
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(05-05-2017 12:05 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Nihilism and existentialism. Nietszche, Sartre, Camus and the like when I was 14yo. Good times.

GirlyMan.... Kinky.... yea... just keep talkin dirty to me big boy. Tongue

lol I was into all that too as a teen, was the only good part about being a teen I think >.> I rather enjoy existentialism though.

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05-05-2017, 12:15 PM
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(05-05-2017 12:14 PM)JesseB Wrote:  
(05-05-2017 12:05 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Nihilism and existentialism. Nietszche, Sartre, Camus and the like when I was 14yo. Good times.

GirlyMan.... Kinky.... yea... just keep talkin dirty to me big boy. Tongue

Did you read the part where I was 14, pedo?

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05-05-2017, 12:21 PM
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(05-05-2017 12:15 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(05-05-2017 12:14 PM)JesseB Wrote:  GirlyMan.... Kinky.... yea... just keep talkin dirty to me big boy. Tongue

Did you read the part where I was 14, pedo?

did you notice that back then I was too? Tongue

and you aren't 14 now, now are you. Weirdo.

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05-05-2017, 12:24 PM
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Nihilism ect is sexy. That was my point. Nihilism = thought porn. Thought porn FTW!

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05-05-2017, 12:24 PM
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I read Nietzsche and Bertrand Russell in my freshman year of college, and that pushed me permanently over the edge. But I was already on the edge by then anyway. I had figured out years before that most of what the Catholic religion had taught me was pretty silly.
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05-05-2017, 12:28 PM
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I was raised Presbytarian, but by the time I reached my teens I was an atheist. At 17 I read the Tao Te Ching and instantly converted to Taoism -- it just rang so many bells for me. Off and on throughout the years I took my Taoism more and less seriously. In my 40s I embraced Hinduism in the form of the goddess Kali. A couple of years ago I faced a decision. To learn more about Hinduism or not. But figuring out what to take and what to throw away would depend upon reason. So I decided to skip the middle man and just depend upon reason. That led me to give up my belief in the goddess Kali.
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05-05-2017, 12:31 PM
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(05-05-2017 12:28 PM)big green mouth Wrote:  I was raised Presbytarian, but by the time I reached my teens I was an atheist. At 17 I read the Tao Te Ching and instantly converted to Taoism -- it just rang so many bells for me. Off and on throughout the years I took my Taoism more and less seriously. In my 40s I embraced Hinduism in the form of the goddess Kali. A couple of years ago I faced a decision. To learn more about Hinduism or not. But figuring out what to take and what to throw away would depend upon reason. So I decided to skip the middle man and just depend upon reason. That led me to give up my belief in the goddess Kali.

The goddess Kali is a bad-ass goddess, though! A while back, there was a photo in some thread here of a Kali Barbie doll. I don't know if it was real or photoshopped, but it was pretty cool. I wish I could remember what thread that was in, but maybe someone else will.
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05-05-2017, 12:39 PM
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(05-05-2017 12:28 PM)big green mouth Wrote:  I was raised Presbytarian, but by the time I reached my teens I was an atheist. At 17 I read the Tao Te Ching and instantly converted to Taoism -- it just rang so many bells for me. Off and on throughout the years I took my Taoism more and less seriously. In my 40s I embraced Hinduism in the form of the goddess Kali. A couple of years ago I faced a decision. To learn more about Hinduism or not. But figuring out what to take and what to throw away would depend upon reason. So I decided to skip the middle man and just depend upon reason. That led me to give up my belief in the goddess Kali.

Love Kali, she's one of my faves from Hindu mythology Thumbsup
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