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« Reply #18: January 11, 2009, 06:08:30 pm »



To give an idea of why I don't see myself as being religious...

My being an atheist doesn't give me any priorities in life, or any codes.  I form those myself- as indeed do many religious people.  The point being that the atheism isn't telling me what I should do.

Being an atheist doesn't require me to do anything *at all* that I wouldn't be doing anyway.
I don't really need to go to meetings to discuss how there's no god.  It wouldn't be a terribly long discussion.  I've met people who can talk for hours about nothing, and I don't find it interesting.

I have a friend who is atheist - we've known each other since we were about 7.  We don't talk about atheism or religion a lot, unless it's come up in the news, or someone has said something ignorant, etc.  There's not really much *to* discuss.

Where religion has this *stuff*, I don't have any of that *stuff.*  I'm not going to a building to sing about how there is no God/s.  I'm not spending time meditating on the nature of deities that don't exist, etc.

In short, there is an absence of religious activity in my life.  I'm really not sure how I can be called religious when I don't believe in any deities, any 'this is the True Path', or believe that I am called on to do anything in particular.
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