I am definitely in favour of the separation of church and government.
that the religious fundamentalists will no longer have a place at the table within our new presidential administration.
Many of the Catholics in the U.S. who promoted kindness and love went out the door when the child sex abuse scandals hit and the church did nothing about it. The ones who are left are OK with the extreme hierarchical structure of the system that led to all those priests f*cking little boys. Basically they're the same as Protestant fundamentalists.at least in my very biased and limited sample size, I was quite dumbstruck -- because to me it felt like American Catholics support everything Christianity originally promoted ... kindness, love, support, sociality .... you know. Nothing like those fundamentalist Evangelicals.
Biden is also too much of a traditional politician to let his religious views interfere with his political views.Biden is Catholic -- and pro-abortion (amongst other things readily deemed "un-Christian" by some; yes yes I know, technically he's not pro-abortion, he's pro-choice).
I was brought up Lutheran I never believed in the fairytale. there is confirmation where you are supposed to drink wine as Jesus’ blood eat a wafer as his body. That’s barbaric even in symbolism. I think he was a nnice Jewish prophet and what they did with his name is oppressive. Would he really have approved? my sister says I’m going to hell for not accepting Jesus as my savior. ironic thing is after some exploration, dna tests my son says my father is completely Jewish. His parents came to the US during the war. I think religion causes more wars than good. Don’t you think the people who do the good would have done it anyway with or without religion? we’re just born good people then get corrupted? I’ve been discriminated for not believing and am used to it. My Father died practicing another faith lol it explains a lot of his behavior. I have cptsd and suffer from trust issues. I have changed my diet to vegan plant based I will never eat an animal again and feel at peace doing that. I buy sustainable products and do what I can to bring joy and love into the world. if there is an all powerful god he certainly isnt very nice letting so much pain and suffering happen in this world. Peace and love to youI just though about to create this thread because many of us has been manipulated with religion and spirituality, and our trauma is related with it. For instance, myself. I am a former member of an Eastern cult based on ascetism and surrender everything to god (mind, body and wealth) in order to sa ve my soul and «transcend» Coercitive techniques where used as food and sleep deprivation, social isolation, meditation, study and hypnosis, trance induction stages, as manipulation tools, between others.
I never have been a beliver, neither before the cult. After the experience, I have traces of paranoia and psychopathy.
Anyone relates? Any thoughts?
How do you leave now without gods to protect, guide and help you?
(This thread it does not have the intention of attacking any believer, just to drag the attention to the non believers)
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Hi!! Just want to tell you I was vegetarian for 12 years and, although it was nice feeling at the very beginning, it wasn't any good for my health. It sicked me completely. Regards.I have changed my diet to vegan plant based I will never eat an animal again and feel at peace doing that.
I'm with you. I was born an atheist (everyone was) and I've just never been presented with convincing evidence to make me change my position.There is not god.