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'I­'-theism

Anonymous
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I sometimes find that Neo-paganism is a stepping stone for Christians on their way to Atheism.  Certainly, one of the most monumental moments from my early days was letting go of the Christian belief -- not in the idea of God or prayer, but in context of my relationship to the world. Prime example:  If we reincarnate, my mother isn't "my" mother.  In Christianity, she only has one go around, and I am her child.  She may not be my mother next time, and I might not be her son.  Severing the thoughts of "my" from "mother" hurt a lot.

For some, which questions they have to rephrase in their spiritual journey lead the down other paths.  Steven Hawkins is an atheist, and it seems because he has convinced himself that reality is perception, perception is quantifiable, and thus reality is quantifiable.

Magus Peter Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan, recently described Satanism thusly: "Since the universe is indifferent to us, we Satanists choose to establish our own subjective hierarchy of values withourselves as highest among them. Thus atheism moves to what I call 'I­'-theism, where we are each our own "gods." We accept the full range of human emotions as healthy"

rom this microcosmic evaluation of Atheism's spectrum, we can determine that religions purpose is to provide us a framework for the our worldview.  Where some believe there must be a source (God), we seem to acknowledge curiosity (magic), and others' don't want to reconcile the differences between reality and their framework (make-believe).


Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 23, 2015 at 4:09 AM
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Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Feb. 23, 2015 at 4:14 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 23, 2015 at 4:16 AM
In the morning I wake up
And in the night I sleep
Since the day that I was born
Repeat, repeat, repeat
Brought to this life
Born to this life
Where was I before?
Non-existent? Not at all?
Will I ever know?

Today is my birthday
And I get one every year
And some day...
Hard to believe
But I'll be buried six feet underground


At some random moment we will all know the answer. I'm just going to enjoy the time I have here.
MysticRainbow
by on Feb. 23, 2015 at 4:16 AM
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I must be tired. I couldn't understand a damn thing I read.
SissyAnn141
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2015 at 4:21 AM
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        Sad  😔

white_wolf454
by Ruby Member on Feb. 23, 2015 at 4:24 AM
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bump for me to come back to when i have had sleep

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Feb. 23, 2015 at 4:40 AM

CRAZY OR CUCKOO GIF

SissyAnn141
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2015 at 4:46 AM

BUMP!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 23, 2015 at 5:26 AM
Who wrote this?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 23, 2015 at 6:15 AM
Here's the bit you exempted from Necrono's thoughts.

Hawkins' aliens are a threat because, without make-believe, they have a ravenous agenda; without make-believe, they have no moral. LaVey, however, says they could have a moral, because they might choose to. To this end, the threat of our world relies on the existence of make-believe.

http://goddessplace.ning.com/m/blogpost?id=2201681%3ABlogPost%3A36715
BatmanWondaWomn
by on Feb. 23, 2015 at 6:18 AM
All I read was that next time around you may not be her "Son".. You know this site is only for women?
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