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10-03-2016, 07:19 AM
spiritualism with no God
I believe in universal laws such as gravity and cause & effect. I think science is the most important form of perpetual growth and advancement. I also believe that questioning ourselves is proof that we are greater than ourselves, and that that greatness is connected to others and that it is unlimited. I do not consider that as a god, and definitely not the God from the Bible. It just gives us the opportunity to use our will to survive, continue to improve ourselves and enjoy life as we know it. I was raised Catholic and still read the Bible and in awe that people actually believe the fables.
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10-03-2016, 07:42 AM
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10-03-2016, 08:59 AM
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(10-03-2016 07:19 AM)spiritualatheist Wrote:  I believe in universal laws such as gravity and cause & effect. I think science is the most important form of perpetual growth and advancement. I also believe that questioning ourselves is proof that we are greater than ourselves, and that that greatness is connected to others and that it is unlimited. I do not consider that as a god, and definitely not the God from the Bible. It just gives us the opportunity to use our will to survive, continue to improve ourselves and enjoy life as we know it. I was raised Catholic and still read the Bible and in awe that people actually believe the fables.

You don't need that antiquated word rooted in superstition. You don't need to call it "spiritual" at all. I have a "WOW" deep sense of appreciation for lots of thing like my mom, my cat, a pretty sunset, ect ect ect. But nature and the universe are not all pretty all the time, and the destructive side like volcanos and black holes, also make me go "WOW" too. The word "spiritual" is old and we don't need to use it.

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10-03-2016, 09:01 AM
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10-03-2016, 10:25 AM
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10-03-2016, 10:27 AM
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10-03-2016, 11:39 AM (This post was last modified: 10-03-2016 12:08 PM by Bucky Ball.)
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(10-03-2016 07:19 AM)spiritualatheist Wrote:  I believe in universal laws such as gravity and cause & effect. I think science is the most important form of perpetual growth and advancement. I also believe that questioning ourselves is proof that we are greater than ourselves, and that that greatness is connected to others and that it is unlimited. I do not consider that as a god, and definitely not the God from the Bible. It just gives us the opportunity to use our will to survive, continue to improve ourselves and enjoy life as we know it. I was raised Catholic and still read the Bible and in awe that people actually believe the fables.

Not sure what "spiritual" means for you then, but welcome.
What a coincidence. Just referenced this in a post.
So was Bonhoeffer .... a "spiritual atheist"
http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...#pid171915

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10-03-2016, 11:45 AM
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10-03-2016, 04:52 PM
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Good to have you aboard. I too have a spiritual feeling at times, a feeling of awe, about nature and assign it to a spirttual base, though I threw out God a long time ago
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10-03-2016, 04:58 PM
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I would say I am more of a spiritual atheist. I follow a yoga practice and adhere to many of the principles. I think there is a spirituality to the practice, but for me, it is not in a religious sense. It's more a time for me to connect with myself, to kind of just be, to use the poses as a metaphor for life, to use meditation to relax. But I typically light candles, burn incense, and have a peaceful space to do all of this in when I am not at the studio, so I guess that is kind of my own sacred little space. I don't believe in any gods (Hindu or otherwise) but I do enjoy the stories.
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