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About HolyGoat

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    I was a christian for 25 years. Now I am a secular humanist and an atheist. I believe that human can, and has, learned to be good and godless. In fact, we are better now than we ever were.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    I am the author of my own destiny
  1. Life update: my wife and I are moving to the lovely Vancouver Island, as soon as I can land work there.

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    2. Margee


      It is so beautiful there!!Good luck!!

    3. hereticzero


      Gorgeous place.I think you will love it there.

    4. HolyGoat


      Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan. Wherever I can get work really. I have spent a lot of time in that area and it is easily one of my favorite places on earth! Just never had a reason to live there before.

  2. I rescued an orphan kitten the other day. He's adorable!

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    2. yunea
    3. Lilith666


      Ohhh, where did you find him?

    4. HolyGoat


      I found him at under some board at the yard where we were storing our backhoe for a few weeks at work. Alberta is pretty cold this time of year and I figured he probably wouldn't last long.

  3. I received a blog response from a theist to my most recent post over on Good and Godless entitled "A Leap of Doubt" from a guy who runs blog about christianity called 1 John 1:4. The series he responded to my post in is described as: I guess I should be be flattered that my ideas are considered "current thoughts and ideas that represent the opposite." Here is the link to his response: https://1john1v4.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/a-leap-of-doubt-revisited/ Anyway, I thought I would share with everyone!
  4. From what I remember growing up in the church, EVERY generation is told that they are the chosen generation when they are young. I know that I was constantly inundated with adults telling me that ours would be the generation to change the world. We were the ones who were supposed to reignite the flames of passion for jesus across the country. We would usher in a new spiritual awakening. Just a few months ago, when I was still working with the youth group at my old church, the leaders would tell the kids that they would change our town and that god had promised they would be the driving force b
  5. Blah...being an atheist is really overwhelming me right now. I need to learn when NOT to discuss religion on facebook. Pro tip: never.

    1. hereticzero


      A whole lot of stupid going on on Facebook. Sometimes I feel the same way.


    2. FreeThinkerNZ


      Walking away can be powerful sometimes

  6. It has probably been said before, but it can't be said too mant times: you are not alone! I know how it can feel that way, especially if everyone around you still beleives. That is where I am at as well. I just hope we can be of support and encouragement to you!
  7. I was always fascinated by the idea of "the fear of god." I know that christians like to pretend that when they say fear, they really mean awe, but when actually looking at how they (and I used to) think, act and pray, it is obvious that it is just plain old, garden variety fear. Fear that the monster they read about in the bible, the one whose actions they ignore, explain away, or defend when it makes them uncomfortable, will torture them for something they had absolutely no say or choice in. It's a wonder, even as liberal a christian as I was, that I never committed suicide from the she
  8. Fuckin' grown-ass men talkin' about fairy tales like they're real. *sigh*

  9. Ok, so it is an unknowable force. Then it really was very much how I thought for the latter few years of my 'christian' faith.
  10. I too found myself drawn to panentheism, even for a number of years when I was still a 'christian,' I more or less believed in something very much resembling it. I can't say that I still do, but I did always find the idea to be the most rational god suggestion. On a side note, would one who ascribes to panentheism assert the universe = god, as in the sum total of physical laws and their practical results is that which we call god? I merely ask because I was never really able to divorce religion, or even spirituality, from the supernatural and the above proposition makes little room for
  11. I too never had much of a music filter. Music content never bothered me if I liked the sound. The only real exceptions were songs that seemed to be pretty overtly blasphemous. "Take Me to Church" by Hosier comes to mind. Loce that song now though. Actual tastes have changed very little though. I still fins myself listening to bands with some overtly christian lyrics because I always liked them, like Switchfoot, Relient K, Future of Forestry, etc.
  12. Welcome Hunter! My advice, in the most general of terms, would be to ask as many questions as possible. Everyone here, while having different opinions, are an invaluble source. Glad you found your way here!
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