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Okay, my real answer...

 

I am Wiccan, but in an atheistic sense. I do not worship Gods or Goddesses. I don't even worship nature. I honor respect and care most about nature, even revere it, but I don't call anything that I do worship.

 

I also have Taoistic tendancies, but from a philosophical standpoint, not a religious one. This meshes with my Pagan/Wiccan beliefs.

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I'm only comfortable calling myself an atheist on this site. My dh and children know that I'm an atheist but I don't make it a point or even feel the need to say "I am an atheist" to those around me. The only reason we even question god is because a belief in god has been around since ancient times. What if I'd never heard of god? What would I look up at the sky at night and think if I had never heard of god? What would I think about a beautiful field of green grass decorated with a various array of flowers, if I had never heard of god? A tree that stands tall, all the geometric shapes in nature?

 

I'd probably just look up and think one of two things..."What an amazing earth on which I live, I haven't a clue how all of this happened but I think I'll try and find out how." Or "What an amazing planet I live in, I don't know how or why I am here but I'm going to enjoy the ride while I am." And no one would say that I was against god, or evil, or didn't have anything, or was a sinner, simply for stating either of those and that is how it should be now. As of now, choice two is where I stand.

 

If no one on earth had ever heard of god, it wasn't even a question and someone asked "What are you?" I would say, "I'm a wife, mother, and home educator...and you?" No labels, no need to even have them, we would just simply be.

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I consider myself to be pretty much an Atheist, with leanings toward philosophical Taoism and Confucianism. I also like some Buddhist philosophy.

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Wiccan Freemason.

 

Sounds like a contradiction, but I believe in a divine source - about which I can say nothing intelligent. Because as soon as I say what it is then it is not then it can't be the source. When the source manifests as the Gods and Goddesses, then I can start hanging attributes on them. (So when asked if I believed in a Supreme Being, I can answer yes.)

 

I guess it could be thought of as Qabbalist in the sense of Kether, Chochma, Binah. Sort of. Maybe.

 

 

I make every effort to be kind, generous, noble, accepting and understanding. And of course I fall flat on my face regularly. Now that I am not a Christian, I feel as if I have permission to make mistakes without the fear of eternal punishment, and the responsibility to put right what I made go wrong.

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I'm an Atheist, but I don't like that word. It has been so stigmatized that it almost sounds ugly. So I consider myself a non believer in the supernatural. Granted, I'm not absolutely certain that there is no God. And I'm secure in the fact that I might be wrong(pretty certain that it ain't the one in the Bible). However, there is more evidence against there being a God than there is for one. My big question is, why do we have all of these planets and ONE(that we know of)has life? If I were God I would have populated all of them.

 

What I do believe in are dreams. I think after we die we go into an eternal dream state...like the Matrix or something. To me that explains near death experiences.

I think human beings are so highly intelligent that we have to figure out a way to explain everything. I guess that is our big thing. Really, I no longer care what happens when I die because my need to live in the moment surpasses that. Me, I love the fact that I evolved from this world. We are natural fixtures of this planet...So, if anything, nature and the universe are my gods. I revere them highly.

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B for Beelzebub! Next time, try Allah.

 

Or Abbadon. At the very least, it's a fun word to say.

 

Abbadon.

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Atheist with a decidedly Wiccan bent. And once I'm out on my own, I'm becoming a fully-fledged Wiccan - it's what I feel most comfortable with. My only obstacle is my parents...

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I'm more or less an atheist. While I can't absolutely prove that no

higher power exists, I am convinced that if such a power does exist,

it is either indifferent to the fate of human beings, or it is downright

malevolent towards them. Either way, if it did exist, I would have

no reason to worship it.

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I am agnostic, but greatly attached to Buddhism (those who've read up on Buddhism will see the irony of that statement :Hmm: ).

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I am an athiest, but I find some of the Buddhist and Hindu teachings are useful for developing a calmer state of mind.

 

The "gods" in these traditions I see more as visualisations of personal qualities or psychological states... or whatever!

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Sort of agnostic pagan though I've been intersted in Wicca, Druidry, Heathenry, Taoism, Native American spirituality, LaVeyan Satanism and Chaos Magic at various stages.

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I'm more or less an atheist. While I can't absolutely prove that no

higher power exists, I am convinced that if such a power does exist,

it is either indifferent to the fate of human beings, or it is downright

malevolent towards them. Either way, if it did exist, I would have

no reason to worship it.

 

What he said

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