Thursday, November 10, 2011

I am an Atheist

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If you are here from Google, or if you are looking for information about atheism OR if you are an atheist. OR if you are looking for information about people who are atheists.

I am a full-on, no holds barred, non-agnostic atheist. The type that does not hold to anything supernatural. No devils, no destiny, no crystals, no chakras, no dream reading, no telepathy, no tongues, no candles, no singing, no spiritual warfare or end-of-times fears, no fasting, no prayer, no meant-to-be, no ashes and mumbled words, no need for intersession of any kind.  No spirits, no afterlives, no auras, no foot massages or body work, no universal life force, no feng shui, no alternative medicine, nothing.

No ESP, no tarot, no spiritual connections of any kind, no supernatural power of any kind, nothing paranormal, nothing metaphysical, no angels or demonic beings, no telling the future, no astrology, no secrets or hidden things, and no need to figure out why a "loving" deity would allow or create such pain and hatred in the world.

No special rituals. No special books. No special clothing, chants, incantation, laying on of hands, no internal powers, no esoteric knowledge, no herbs or spices, no substances of any kind. No hidden beings. No secret handshakes. No secret words to utter. No faith. No special days of the year. No secrecy at all.
Just the wonder of what IS.
And I DO mean the wonder.

It is an act of sublimity to look at our earth, at our solar system, at our cosmos and see it through the eyes of AWE, rather than through eyes that call it a miracle, finger-snapped into place by a deity.  Instead, the vastness, the magnificence, and the incomprehensibility of it washes over me like a total sacred experience. I feel connected to it. I am a part of it. I am star stuff.  The wonder of that never ceases to move me.

Our family is very science-oriented, specifically astronomy. Our opportunities to see deep space objects, to follow the movement of planets in our solar system, comets, and other objects help to support the "all natural" paradigm. The beauty of the natural works is truly without peer.

With the oncoming winter, the sky is darker earlier. Take this opportunity to get outside under the night sky and see what you can.  

Having rejected all religious dogma and all supernatural deities of all kinds, I can honestly say, the world makes sense! No need to rely on "faith" and accept "mysteries" that defy logic, ethics, and integrity.

I have been talking with a Christian friend who is moving down the path towards a more liberal and questioning way. He has struggled with this for at least a year or more and is now beginning to realize that the "truth" as he knew it doesn't work for him anymore. I truly delight in his transformation. He has become a happier and more kind person.

So, if you are here looking for a kindred, like-minded person, WELCOME.


  1. Hear hear! Glad to be among your ranks - best wishes and carry on!

    1. Welcome and THANKS for commenting!

  2. It has always annoyed me when people assumed that Atheism meant something bad or when the word *secular is interpreted to be absolutely the same as Atheism which is then equated with Satanism, or anything else deemed a threat to certain dominant religious paradigms.

    You have every right to believe or not. And you are supposed to have the same status and civil rights and freedoms as any other American.


    1. I'm still waiting for your coffee cake!

  3. This article is fantastic. However, so sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you just summed up zen in a nutshell. Nicely done by the way! ;)

  4. Thanks, Carrie Bea, I appreciate you reading my blog!!!!


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