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« Reply #1: September 08, 2010, 10:55:34 pm »

1) Is your atheism simply a nonbelief in the literal existence of deity/ies, 2) but you believe in spirits or Spirit? 3) Do you believe in the supernatural? 4) What is your understanding of how magic works?


1)  Yes.  I've seen no evidence of any entity that would lead me (based on the experiences of others) to believe it was a god.
2)  Can you define spirits/spirit?  I sense the beating heart of a place.  I don't believe my surroundings are sentient, but I believe things exist at the corners of our understanding because I've experienced them.  Or think I have.  Or whatever.
3)  I believe in things that can't be readily/easily seen by humans.  I'm not sure they're "supernatural".
4)  Don't know, don't care.  Don't even know/care if it works.  I do it to feel a little more in control when there's no control to be had.  Even if it's ultimately just a thought exercise, it helps me figure out and relate to my world.

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I think my personal idea of witchcraft would fit pretty well in an atheist framework, but I've never had reason to explore it. 

The witchcraft I practice has little to do with my spirituality.  They're connected only because everything in my life is connected to everything else, but either could exist independent of the other.

Brina
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